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Old 17th October 2007
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IMHO the terms "pro" and "professional" have been degraded in the media and marketing texts and currently bear absolutely no meaning.

For proper video playback without long delays and constant trouble with codecs we need to say good-bye to DirectShow. However, at the moment none of the alternative implementations – ffmpeg, videolan, TCPMP – are particulary usable. One can make them work, but the result will be far from pleasing experience. At least under Windows these programs function buggy (crash often) and are not user friendly.

It would not require to write alternative video player for Windows completely from the ground. By this player I mean standalone program, like (old) Winamp and Foobar2000. FFdshow is already quite stable and easy to use. The same (very good) ffmpeg core could be made into a normal Windows program.

But I'm not a developer so I might be wrong about how easy/hard it really is.
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