VLC vs WMP - Facts

In the world most of user using VLC media player to play Video, Music.There is some facts on VLC Performance that the VLC media player is use high CPU than Windows Media Player(WMP).Thats true.

VLC vs WMP (CPU History)
A small test is taken using VLC ans WMP on this file http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoB_050ojtA
Some Info of this File
Complete name                  : E:\Video\DIL IBADAT REMIX.FLV
Format                         : Flash Video
File size                      : 20.7 MiB
Duration                       : 4mn 57s
Overall bit rate               : 581 Kbps
httphostheader                 : o o.preferred.del01s01.v21.lscache2.c.youtube.com

Format                         : AVC
Format/Info                    : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                 : Main@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC         : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames      : 3 frames
Format settings, GOP           : M=1, N=30
Codec ID                       : 7
Duration                       : 4mn 58s
Bit rate                       : 456 Kbps
Width                          : 640 pixels
Height                         : 360 pixels
Display aspect ratio           : 16:9
Frame rate mode                : Constant
Frame rate                     : 29.920 fps
Original frame rate            : 29.917 fps
Color space                    : YUV
Chroma subsampling             : 4:2:0
Bit depth                      : 8 bits
Scan type                      : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)             : 0.066
Stream size                    : 16.2 MiB (78%)

Format                         : AAC
Format/Info                    : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                 : LC
Codec ID                       : 10
Duration                       : 4mn 58s
Bit rate                       : 117 Kbps
Channel(s)                     : 2 channels
Channel positions              : Front: L R
Sampling rate                  : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode               : Lossy
Stream size                    : 4.17 MiB (20%)

This file played using VLC Media Player you can see the task manager graph which is showing CPU uses during played this song.Which is around 50% CPU uses during playback.
CPU Uses of VLC media player on P4 Processor
This file played using Windows Media Player you can see the task manager graph which is showing CPU uses during played this song.Which is around 25% CPU uses during playback.
My Choice
The windows media player or classic media player is best if you are using p4 or below processor which is uses half CPU instead of  VLC Media player.But Windows media player is not play some files like MKV, MKA, OOG files you should install K-Lite codec pack and apple QuickTime.

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