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Need advice for All Video Software selection

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by preventec, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. preventec

    preventec Member

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    I am using WinXP pro and have not had time in the last ten years
    to really devote a lot of time with experimenting with all the software
    programs and now I am perplexed as to what the optimum mix of video
    software should be such as I dont know what to do with WinMedia Player,
    REAL, Quicktime, DIVX etc etc. I only rarely play a CD or DVD music
    and I keep getting conflicts as everytime I go to update one of the
    above mentioned software I have to choose which is default for what
    type of file types etc and often I am getting conflicts etc.
    Please someone that really knows tell me which to use and avoid etc.
    Thanks
    Scott in Atlanta
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  3. Ripper

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    Uninstall the lot (with the exception of DivX, keep the codec, uninstall the player).

    Install VLC and make it your default player; it should be ample for your needs.
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    Could you clarify what you mean by "the player"

    Is there a DIVX player? So Uninstall all the DIVX except keep
    the codec. Right ?

    So VLC is a video program that covers all the formats of Win Media,
    REAL, Quicktime etc etc. Good to know. I was a one time software
    developer and if I am having a hard time organizing all the video
    contestants than I guess real laymen PC users are pulling their hair
    out. Somehow that all should be managed or minimized.

    I will go google VLC and see what it is all about.
    Thanks,
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    Yes there's a separate DivX player which is an unnecessary video player they tend to bundle in when you install the codec (ie what you need to play certain divx videos).

    VLC comes bundled with all the codecs you should require, though, so that is the best route for your needs in my opinion.

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