View Full Version : Decent Media Player with FFW/REW?
07-14-2004, 04:12 PM
Anyone found a good media player compatible with BMB that will allow FFW/REW via the Firefly remote? WMP won't do it, and I'd hate to go through all the possible players on the list.
Any help appreciated!
07-14-2004, 08:32 PM
WMP should work just fine. You may want to have a look at your profile.
I use ZoomPlayer (was instrumental in creating the profile for it a long time ago...)
I know it works with BmB. Though now I have everything set up through girder.
07-14-2004, 08:47 PM
WMP won't FFW or REW at all. In fact, right in the knowledge base it says it doesn't. :(
07-14-2004, 10:58 PM
I usually use wmp (very rarely) with compressed shows so I didn't notice. I dislike WMP intensely. It's crap and can mess your system up with automatic codec downloads.
ZP works for me fast forwarding Mpeg 2. The standard version is free: I'm not 100% sure it plays MPEG 2 but I think it does (I have the Pro version)
You can give it a try.
Another option I like is the quicktime/real media alternative.
(It's a great free media player that's low on resources and plays basically everything.)
07-14-2004, 11:21 PM
Yeah, ZP appears to be THE BOMB. Thanks!
07-21-2004, 01:13 AM
I created a media console (http://phantomfox.homestead.com) based on Windows Media Player that can fast forward/rewind content that Windows Media Player will not (albeit sometimes quite jerkily). You can press the FastForward and Rewind buttons repeatedly to adjust the speed.
Even better, pressing one of the numbered keys on the remote jumps that percentage through the media. For example 0 starts at the beginning, 1 jumps 10% through the media, 2 jumps 20%... 9 jumps 90%.
Phantom Fox provides a much improved, fullscreen interface, the ability to create playlists, hidden media folders, photo viewing, and more.
You must have Windows Media Player 9.x or above and the .Net framework installed prior to installing Phantom Fox. Both are available through Windows Update.
Check our Phantom Fox Media Console at http://phantomfox.homestead.com
07-21-2004, 11:12 AM
Well, I'll take a peek at it and let you know. I'm a hard sell though :)
I didn't like BMB's video player either, so I made my own. No browsing... you have to use BMB's file browsing, but otherwise it's working for me. I'm just going to use it until I can get BM, so don't think this is a "product" or anything...
Free of course... http://www.joyfarmer.org/v-player.htm
08-02-2004, 11:05 AM
Thank god BM takes care of this. Its just like watching a captured program ...
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