32 bit media players vs 64 bit

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Matrix Leader, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    I noticed that K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 32 bit is better than the 64 bit version.

    And VLC Media Player which I currently use only has 32 bit variants...

    Is there a downside running a 32 bit media player on a 64 bit OS?
     
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  2. btf-tribal

    btf-tribal MDL Junior Member

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    if you`re running x64 version of windows 7 you can do this:

    Windows 7 still uses the 32 bit version of 'Windows Media Player' even though you run a x64 build of Windows 7, there is however a way to change this and there are som advantages by doing so, among others you will be able to use your 64 bit video codecs instead of 32 bit, so you will be able to use your 64 processor.
    This is how you do!

    Open a command prompt as administrator.
    Write "unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64" without the quotes and make sure to write capital letters in capital, this command is case sensitive!
    Open the Windows 7 registry (Windows button + r, write regedit and enter)

    Go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe\

    Double click the "Path" value.

    Change the value “%ProgramFiles(x86)” to “%ProgramFiles%”

    Close the Windows 7 registry and you are done.
     
  3. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    I think Matrix is talking about VLC Media Player. I guess there's no significant downside using 32-b Media Player on a 64-b OS.
    You can still watch porns right? :Djokes:D
     
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  4. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    That's exactly why I am asking this question :D


    VLC Lets you enjoy the movie at full screen with minimal interruption from that stupid WMP progress bar :D
     
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