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Tesseraction
Apr 5, 2009


Apparently a more recently-updated MPC is MPC-BE "MPC Black Edition" which last released December 27 2019. Apparently it has been experimenting with VR support? It looks interesting but unless your current video player isn't doing something correctly I'd leave this for enthusiasts.

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Fart of Presto
Feb 9, 2001


Pillbug

I have been using this fork of MPC-HC for a while.

Latest release was on March 23: https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases

I'm not sure there is anything different from the original MPC-HC other than continued maintenance and bug fixes.

Toast Museum
Dec 3, 2005

30% Iron Chef


I've been using PotPlayer for a while now. I like the interface way more than VLC. The only issue I have with it is that the installer offers AV software.

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



is there a way that i can make VLC always open up the same size (like, as an example, 800x600, or whtever)

the reason i ask is i am capturing video at x1080 and then when i open the file in VLC it basically puts a massive VLC blob on my screen that i have to organize and continue

im working in 30 second (game capture) segments so this gets kinda tedious and i couldnt see an option to that effect


altho as im writing this post i suspect display fusion can help...

Weedle
May 31, 2006



Statutory Ape posted:

is there a way that i can make VLC always open up the same size (like, as an example, 800x600, or whtever)

the reason i ask is i am capturing video at x1080 and then when i open the file in VLC it basically puts a massive VLC blob on my screen that i have to organize and continue

im working in 30 second (game capture) segments so this gets kinda tedious and i couldnt see an option to that effect


altho as im writing this post i suspect display fusion can help...

tools > preferences > uncheck "resize interface to video size" in the interface tab

Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



Weedle posted:

tools > preferences > uncheck "resize interface to video size" in the interface tab

tyvm

(i did go in and set a trigger in display fusion to center the window at 75% but your solution is the one i want)

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Fart of Presto posted:

I have been using this fork of MPC-HC for a while.

Latest release was on March 23: https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc/releases

I'm not sure there is anything different from the original MPC-HC other than continued maintenance and bug fixes.

Yeah the clsid fork gets regular updates for the upstream LAV filters (which are what does the real work) and misc small bug fixes. That's the one to use ever since the previous MPC-HC maintainers quit.



MPC-HC isn't being "actively developed" because it's done. The bug list is miniscule. Until some new video format comes out, or MS decides to change up how video output works in windows yet again, it doesn't need any active development.

VLC is way more of a moribund project IMHO. It looks more active from the outside because they occasionally push a new Pratchett-themed version name, but there are a lot of unfixed bugs. They've got bugs in their ffmpeg implementation that are long-ago fixed in core ffmpeg. For a long time I liked VLC on laptops because it had the lowest CPU overhead, meaning less CPU fan noise in the background. But I've gotten frustrated with all their unfixed bugs -- that VP9 thing hits a whole lot of videos from youtube.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



Huh, Edge Chromium blocks downloading releases from the clsid MPC-HC fork "because it could harm your device."

I'm too lazy to look into it more.

astral
Apr 26, 2004

Out there.


Thermopyle posted:

Huh, Edge Chromium blocks downloading releases from the clsid MPC-HC fork "because it could harm your device."

I'm too lazy to look into it more.

Digital signature issue, I'd guess.

Lambert
Apr 14, 2018

Happily Shilling for China!



Fallen Rib

Thermopyle posted:

Huh, Edge Chromium blocks downloading releases from the clsid MPC-HC fork "because it could harm your device."

I'm too lazy to look into it more.

This happens with brand-new releases only a few people have installed (the latest version came out just a few hours ago), it's a feature of Windows and has nothing to do with clsid specifically. Happens with all kinds of less popular utilities. This typically resolves itself in a few days, as more people install the program and the signature is marked as being as "trustworthy" by MS.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



If you hate installing and uninstalling things, I think all the video players mentioned in the thread (except CCCP which is a codec pack with a video player) can be downloaded and used for any length of time using the PortableApps launcher.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



Looks like VLC is installable with the new winget package manager from MS.

Gromit
Aug 15, 2000

I am an oppressed White Male, Asian women wont serve me! Save me Campbell Newman!!!!!!!


Many years ago I had a home theatre PC and when I tried some different media players, Zoom Player (http://www.inmatrix.com/) was the only one that didn't stutter so I ended up buying that and have used it on my main PC ever since (I retired my home theatre ages ago when I got an NVidia Shield).

HalloKitty
Sep 30, 2005

Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast


Thermopyle posted:

Looks like VLC is installable with the new winget package manager from MS.

Isn't that the "not really a package manager" that just installs, doesn't maintain, upgrade or uninstall?

HalloKitty fucked around with this message at 10:42 on May 24, 2020

Ynglaur
Oct 9, 2013



HalloKitty posted:

Isn't that the "not really a package manager" that just installs, doesn't maintain, upgrade or uninstall?

For the moment. It's in alpha, after all.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



HalloKitty posted:

Isn't that the "not really a package manager" that just installs, doesn't maintain, upgrade or uninstall?

Well it just came out in alpha.

Anyway, does anyone know how to make Edge Chromium Dev open instead of just plain old Edge when I "Continue on PC" from Edge on my android phone?

astral
Apr 26, 2004

Out there.


Thermopyle posted:

Edge Chromium Dev

I hope you disabled data collection 'through controls available in the Previews', but even then I still like the bit about 'privacy and feature settings may not work as intended':

quote:

1.2.1. Data Collection for Previews. Previews may not have included, reduced, or different security, privacy, accessibility, availability and relatability standards relative to commercially provided services and software. For Previews covered under Section 1.2, privacy and feature settings may not work as intended, and the Previews may not work with other Windows privacy settings, including the diagnostic data settings for Windows 10. Data collected from your use of the Previews, including diagnostic, technical, error reports, crash dumps and other related data from your devices running Previews may be used, stored, processed and analyzed to keep Windows and the Previews up to date, secure, and operating properly. It also helps us improve Microsoft products and services and may be used for any other purpose described in the Microsoft Privacy Statement. If you disable data collection through controls available in the Previews, we may continue to collect diagnostic information about the download, the installation and removal of the Previews and “basic” data as described in the Windows Diagnostics section of the Microsoft Privacy Statement. The Microsoft Privacy Statement (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=521839), and this paragraph, applies to Previews under Section 1.2.

spincube
Jan 31, 2006

I spent so I could say that I finally figured out what this god damned cube is doing. Get well Lowtax.


Grimey Drawer

I've lately spent my time in lockdown ripping my music CD collection to FLAC, as a 'once and for all' kind of thing. For the sake of speed I've so far focussed on getting everything ripped and stored in the standard albumartist\albumtitle format, with coverart; but now that I'm done, I'd like to meddle with the tags and the directory structure so that everything's 'just so'.

So, I'm looking for something that can bulk-edit FLAC metadata, and build a directory structure around the metadata - so I can fix up my genre tags, putting an album's release year into its directory name, get rid of (Disc 2) in favour of continous track numbers, and so on.

I'm not bothered about retrieving & applying metadata from Musicbrainz or wherever, and Windows' 'right-click->Properties' option just doesn't feel powerful enough. Does a tool like this exist, now everyone's streaming instead?

c0burn
Sep 2, 2003

The KKKing


Foobar can do all of that

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

It's something MediaMonkey can do. Though I'm not sure if the free version lets you pull information from databases or if you need an add-on.

The only thing that I needed to modify was downloading an add-on to to add leading zeros to the track number so my car could sort 01, 02, 03, etc instead of 1, 10, 11, 2, 3, etc.

It's been forever since I used it, but MP3TAG is a barebones system that does only the one thing.

https://www.mp3tag.de/en/

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



astral posted:

I hope you disabled data collection 'through controls available in the Previews', but even then I still like the bit about 'privacy and feature settings may not work as intended':

No, because I'm auditing it's data collection.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






Slippery Tilde

spincube posted:

I've lately spent my time in lockdown ripping my music CD collection to FLAC, as a 'once and for all' kind of thing. For the sake of speed I've so far focussed on getting everything ripped and stored in the standard albumartist\albumtitle format, with coverart; but now that I'm done, I'd like to meddle with the tags and the directory structure so that everything's 'just so'.

So, I'm looking for something that can bulk-edit FLAC metadata, and build a directory structure around the metadata - so I can fix up my genre tags, putting an album's release year into its directory name, get rid of (Disc 2) in favour of continous track numbers, and so on.

I'm not bothered about retrieving & applying metadata from Musicbrainz or wherever, and Windows' 'right-click->Properties' option just doesn't feel powerful enough. Does a tool like this exist, now everyone's streaming instead?

I used easytag to sort out my collection recently. I was using the linux version but its identical on windows

Lambert
Apr 14, 2018

Happily Shilling for China!



Fallen Rib

c0burn posted:

Foobar can do all of that

Yep, best tool for any job.

spincube
Jan 31, 2006

I spent so I could say that I finally figured out what this god damned cube is doing. Get well Lowtax.


Grimey Drawer

Wow - plenty of responses. Thanks all, I'll give them a shot.

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008



You know how you can just hit the Windows key and start typing the application you want to quickly find/launch it? My computer stopped doing that.

Windows key opens the start menu, but typing doesn't do anything (search field does not appear). What's going on here? It affects every user on this device.


False alarm. Just had to restart. I thought I already tried that solution but I guess not

Mak0rz fucked around with this message at 02:46 on May 26, 2020

Submarine Sandpaper
May 27, 2007



You got binged

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



Next time you can restart the start menu. https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-10-a.html

Sri.Theo
Apr 16, 2008


Does anyone here know how to get an iCloud calendar to sync with Outlook.com/Outlook app?

I use Microsoft's apps for email and calendar and would prefer to see everything in there.

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.


So the (default, because gently caress that I use Open Shell) windows 10 start menu is an "experience" now? Lol yeah I guess you could say that.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Hey at least the start menu opens at all most of the time when you click on it now, unlike the first couple years of Windows 10's life where it sometimes wouldn't

HalloKitty
Sep 30, 2005

Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast


A truly sad state of affairs.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



I realize it's a clone of a lot of things that came before it (Alfred, Wox, etc), but the new launcher that comes with PowerToys is a very fast replacement for some usage models of the start menu.

My main problem with it and the other similar solutions: remembering to use it.

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

Ha! Too true for my addled adhd brain.

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beuges
Jul 4, 2005
fluffy bunny butterfly broomstick

Thermopyle posted:

I realize it's a clone of a lot of things that came before it (Alfred, Wox, etc), but the new launcher that comes with PowerToys is a very fast replacement for some usage models of the start menu.

My main problem with it and the other similar solutions: remembering to use it.

Yeah, not sure why binding it to Win+R to replace the built in Run dialog isn’t possible

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