Windows 10: Alterative to windows media player

Discus and support Alterative to windows media player in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; For years I have used Windows Media Player. I use it to play the media stored on my PC. I like the fact that I can open it up, set it to random, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by mawallace, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. mawallace Win User

    Alterative to windows media player


    For years I have used Windows Media Player. I use it to play the media stored on my PC.

    I like the fact that I can open it up, set it to random, and it finds all the media on my PC and plays it.

    Is there any other programs that will play all music in the Windows Music folder randomly? I ask because of late Media Player has crashed on several occasions and I would like to switch.

    :)
     
    mawallace, Jun 16, 2017
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  2. TWR01 Win User

    Renamed Media Player Playlists Do Not keep the new name

    1. I am using media player 12 on Windows 10

    2. The only other players I have are Spotify (which does not see these lists) and MS-Groove (that came with the machine. Altering the name in Groove ... seems to alter the filename and then make it appear in media Player (with the new name)... but not visa
    versa

    I ran the Troubleshooter and it listed the media Player Library as Corrupt. I fixed it, but it deleted ALL the playlists from Media Player (I have to add them, or perform a "Save As" to make them reappear (after manually loading), or wait for the library
    to rebuild.

    Kind Regards
     
    TWR01, Jun 16, 2017
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  3. lack of artist backgrounds and smart dj function

    Try altering the properties on a couple of albums and see if that makes any difference ? Try opening an album in Windows Media Player and right click on album and select find album info, see if thet helps ?
     
    carman58---01, Jun 16, 2017
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  4. Alterative to windows media player

    storageman, Jun 16, 2017
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  5. BaconTime Win User
    We can try and help you with the crashing
     
    BaconTime, Jun 16, 2017
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  6. Bree New Member
    Welcome to TenForums @mawallace

    Although Windows 10 still includes Media Player, Microsoft's recommended app for playing music is now Groove Music. Open it, select 'My Music' and 'Songs' (if you wish, set a filter and a genre) then click 'Shuffle all'.


    Alterative to windows media player [​IMG]
     
  7. swarfega Win User
    VLC is a well known alternative that can play almost anything. Think about giving it a go. There;'s a desktop version and a Store version.

    Also WMP hasn't really been updated since Windows 7.
     
    swarfega, Jun 16, 2017
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  8. Berton Win User

    Alterative to windows media player

    +1 for VLC, quite useful for playing videos downloaded from YouTube and other such sites. Works with a variety of audio and video files.
     
    Berton, Jun 17, 2017
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  9. Bree New Member
    Yes I use (and like) VLC too, but @BaconTime @swarfega and @Berton - does it do what @mawallace requires?

    As far as I can see, if you run VLC and use it to open the Music folder it plays everything it can find (including in subfolders) but in alphabetical order, not a random shuffle. Is there an option I've missed?

    Groove Music does at least offer the same 'random' playback as the old Media Player (which it was designed to replace).
     
  10. swarfega Win User
    Yes it does, you can open a folder of say music and then press random button.
     
    swarfega, Jun 17, 2017
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  11. Bree New Member
    Ah, thank you - I did indeed miss seeing the option. It's on the toolbar at the bottom, I was looking in the menus at the top *Smile
     
  12. swarfega Win User
    It's really quite a feature rich program. Often over looked.
     
    swarfega, Jun 17, 2017
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  13. f14tomcat Win User

    Alterative to windows media player

    ??? Shuffle Playlist - addons.videolan.org ???
     
    f14tomcat, Jun 17, 2017
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  14. swarfega Win User
    It's built in. Shuffle and random.
     
    swarfega, Jun 17, 2017
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  15. f14tomcat Win User
    Ok! *Smile That was my 1 cents worth of knowledge of VLC, although I do love it!
     
    f14tomcat, Jun 17, 2017
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