Gosh !! This media player is not playing this video format. I know this will be quite annoying when you see such error on your computer screen.
The reason is simple increasing Internet speed has evolved media data transfer online with no limits. Along the sidelines, data file has been made so small with latest compression format(Divx,Mp4 etc).. (Divx Video embedded in Web or Blog?)
Hence forth, we need one solid media player which can play anything when you throw at it. Don't be surprised VideoLAN has released VLC 1.0 after a decade of developments it has made to it.
You must have experienced or tried out VLC player before and most probably you might have experienced some bugs too.
After working on users feedback, VideoLAN team has released final ver of VLC 1.0
Some of the highlighting features of VLC 1.0 are :
- Instant pausing Video or audio while playing (bug in previous versions)
- Independent of systems codecs to support most video types
- Playback for zipped files
- Frame by Frame support
- High Definition videos codecs for Blu-Ray PCM and True HD
- New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, ...)
- New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, ...) and major improvements in many formats...
- Live Record video or Audio on fly (even encrypted ones)
- New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
- Customizable user interface
- Video scaling in fullscreen
- AirTunes streaming
- RTSP Trickplay support
- Better integration in Gtk environments
VLC Media player Playback Features -
Fig: Input formats for various Platforms (operating system)
Fig: Video codecs supported on various OS
Fig: Audio codecs supported on various OS
Fig: Supported Sub-title formats
If your excited about this player and like to download it for free (open source, GPL)
There is another Media player, K-Lite Codec which is most familiar supports all kind of compression codecs (audio and video).
K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codecs are required to encode and/or decode (play) audio and video. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the Internet.
Again its open source program, you can download it for free.
I strongly believe your long search for Media player which can play all latest Audio and Video Codecs (All Latest compression formats). Time to enjoy, watching your favorite movies on your PC.