While VLC has always held the title of my preferred media player, I must admit that FF Player is a strong contender. It swiftly and reliably handles a diverse array of audio and video files. While it may not be packed with advanced functionalities, it shines in its compatibility with an extensive range of formats, provided you have DirectX codecs installed.
Using FF Player is straightforward – just drag and drop your desired files into the playlist. The playlist and video screen are both resizable with an elegant slider, contributing to a sleek user experience. Regrettably, there’s a dearth of additional skins for customization. The player, primarily a video player, was born from dissatisfaction with existing options. Many lacked essential features, while others buried valuable functionalities deep within their menus, rendering them cumbersome. Thus, I embarked on developing a user-friendly, DirectShow-based player that incorporates all the necessary features.
In summary, FF Player’s strengths lie in its formidable format support and user-friendly simplicity. However, it may not satisfy those seeking a wealth of advanced options and features. Lastly see also the BS Player as well as the XviD Codec.
Version: 0.97 (October 22, 2007)