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Video Players:

Adobe Flash Player

plays - FLV SWF

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Plays in your browser.
Easiest thing I ever installed.

Applain FLV Player

plays - FLV

http://applian.com/flvplayer/

Doesn't have very good framerate, even when you enable Maintain framerate in fullscreen mode (CPU intensive!)
KMPlayer has better framerate.

KMPlayer

plays - 3GP AAC APE ASF AVI CDA DIVX FLAC FLV M3U MID MOV MP3 MP4 MPEG MPG OGG PLS RA RAM RM SWF VOB WAV WAX WMA WMV etc...

http://www.kmplayer.com/

Better framerate than Applian FLV Player.

Wallpaper your videos!

Press 9 while playing a video.

Or press SHIFT + ENTER to toggle desktop mode.

I guess the desktop has to be visible to use SHIFT + ENTER.

To skip to next or previous video while in desktop mode,
You hafta enable global hotkeys
(Global hotkeys work from anywhere, not just KMPlayer)
Like so:

1. Exit desktop mode.
2. click TOOLS on the bottom left of the player.
3. Then click the gear on the popup.
4. General
5. Keys/Global Control
6. Check Enbale global hotkeys
7. Add

8. Find what you want and select it and click Ok.

(Next and Previous are under Pla&yback)

9. Then press the key you want to use.

Pick something that you don't normally press in other applications.
I use key combinations like CRTL + ALT + B.

Vista or Windows 7 ?

Try this:

(from http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14482)

1. Open KMPlayer.
2. Right click on KMPlayer.
3. Video (Advanced)
4. Video Renderer

5. Overlay Mixer (Default)
    or
    DirectDraw Overlay Surface

6. Right click on Desktop.
7. Personalize
8. Desktop Background
9. Picture location > Solid Colors
10. More...

11. Red = 15
12. Green = 0
13. Blue = 15

Quicktime Player...

plays - 3GP AAC AIFF AU AVI FLC GIF MID M3U M4V MOV MP2 MP3 MP4 MPG video SND WAV etc...

Latest version at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

Using Windows 95? I think the newest you can go is qt5.zip.

Some clips wouldn't play for me until I downloaded the latest version of Microsoft DirectX from http://www.windowsupdate.com. I think this was because my Quicktime Player is configured to use DirectSound (part of DirectX) to play audio. You can also find DirectX at http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US- /aboutgfw/Pages/directx10-a.aspx

If you're using Windows 95, the latest version of DirectX you can use is version 8.0, which is here.

Windows Media Player

plays - AIFF ASF ASX AU AVI CDA DVD MID MP3 MPG MP2 SND WAV WAX WMA WMV etc...

http://www.microsoft.com/- windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx.

When I first tried to play a .wmv in Windows 95, Windows Media Player tried to download a codec. So I connected to the internet, opened the .wmv again, and Windows Media Player automatically downloaded/installed the codec and played the .wmv.


mark@chiptape.com