Windows-based media player with limited interface?
April 27, 2005 2:03 PM Subscribe
Recommendations on a free, lightweight media player (video, audio) that can run on a very slow PC running WinXP attached to a TV?
posted by aberrant to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
The PC has a VIA chipset and TV-out @ 640x480; there's no monitor or keyboard (I'm controlling it via remote). WMP is too complicated at such a low resolution; so is iTunes.
What I'm really looking for is something with an interface as simple as Windows Media Center
that will allow me to select and play songs and videos (from a server in another room, across a wireless network) with as few remote actions as possible.
The solutions I've found are either too graphics-intensive (no DX9 here; it's a 4 MB video chip) or not simple enough. Tivo-like functionality is not needed; I just need to play mp3s and videos that are stored on a server and shared to this box across a network.
Oh, and it should be free. :)