The VLC Player should play all the common videos that you want as long as you've saved them to your desktop.. (There are a few file types which it doesn't support but it does a good job on most.) Still, there will be a few occasions when anything you use won't cover everything.. Specifically, some website links try to get a specific player to play the audio video files.. Personally, I have quite a few players installed.. Each type of codec is then covered and I don't have issues.
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Some video's want me to download quicktime to play them. I have the vlc media player,i thought that it played quicktime video's. I don't use apple so why is it alot of video's only use quicktime to play them? I just feel that i have to have to many different video players on my pc. Is there really just one player out there that can handle all video or not? I even have realplayer on my pc and have not used it in 2 years. Can i get rid of it or will i run into a problem with more video wanting realplayer?