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Alternatives to popular music/video programs
« on: June 03, 2005, 12:21:50 PM »
Are there are [free] alternatives to the following programs available?


  • Quicktime
  • Realplayer
  • WinAmp



If yes, where do I obtain them and how well do they function? I only need to be able to open files that use the extension normally reserved for use by that program, not any of the additional functions.

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Re: Alternatives to popular music/video programs
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2005, 02:38:12 PM »
I think this will make me look really stupid, but I might have missed your question... Aren't all of those programs you have listed free? (Probably missed the question... lol )

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Re: Alternatives to popular music/video programs
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2005, 02:48:04 PM »
These programs are indeed free, but I know there are alternatives available that will play these extension. I do not like to have Quicktime on my system installed as it is too dominant. Realplayer is considered spyware and I am not very fond of WinAmp.

I once came across a website that had alternatives to both Quicktime and Realplayer, but I seem to have misplaced the bookmark or lost it.

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    Re: Alternatives to popular music/video programs
    « Reply #3 on: June 03, 2005, 03:00:34 PM »
    Heres' a replacement for the realplayer virus.  :-X
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

    I haven't used this one so I can't comment on it.
    http://www.codecguide.com/download_qt.htm
    « Last Edit: June 03, 2005, 03:15:56 PM by Fed »

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    Re: Alternatives to popular music/video programs
    « Reply #4 on: June 03, 2005, 03:57:43 PM »
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    Heres' a replacement for the realplayer virus.  :-X
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

    I haven't used this one so I can't comment on it.
    http://www.codecguide.com/download_qt.htm


    Both programs work like a charm. Thank you.

    Would you happen to know a good alternative to WinAmp as well? Or a .MPC to .MP3 converter.

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      Re: Alternatives to popular music/video programs
      « Reply #5 on: June 03, 2005, 05:01:30 PM »
      Again I have no idea if this is any good.
      http://www.foobar2000.org/index.html

      You might find something here too.
      http://lists.gpick.com/