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If it's a video or audio file then chances are VLC can play it. Everything VLC needs to play media files is contained within which means no outside codecs are needed. This makes it one of the most hassle-free music players as it can play virtually anything as soon as it's installed. See More
VLC is the best one, the most mporant thing that it is do is supporting IP TV See More
The Oracle PhD's Experience
This is the one player I've found that has extremely broad codec and container support, a reasonable amount of settings to manage, and above all else, fast and crisp thumbnail seek previews. I can do without all the hotkeys and skins other players offer to get those needs met in abundance. See More
Peter J. Mello's Experience
basically takes over mpc hc with active development See More
Something I did not encounter often is the fact, that GOM Player has some magic trick up its sleeve. It mostly allows to rename the currently playing files and sometimes I can even move them. I cannot really tell how that works, but it does (playing from UNC network paths here (ntfs, windows)). See More
Windows is no longer supported since 7 January 2016. Development of this product has been stunted since 29 April 2005 anyway. New features added since then have been insignificant and very difficult to spot. As such, it does not live up to the modern standards of video playback. See More
Before being discontinued, it was possible to unlock QuickTime's recording and editing features by purchasing a QuickTime Pro license for 29.99$. Similar to VLC media player, QuickTime Pro can record video and audio directly from microphone, FireWire camcorder and iSight camera. Non-linear video editing, (e.g. cutting, trimming, resizing, flipping, or rotating video frames) is possible. See More
QuickTime comes with the ability to encode video using Apple's implementation of MPEG-4 Part 2 (aka MPEG-4 Visual) or MPEG-4 Part 10 (aka H.264). These encoders were once the fastest in the market. But speed came at the cost of low quality. The competitors (e.g. DivX, DivX Plus, x264, ffmpeg, Xvid) all produce higher quality. In addition, since 2005, computers have become more powerful, so encoding speed is no longer a concern. See More
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