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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great video player but keeping WMP for music"

    April 16, 2012  |   By codemancjackson

    Pros

    Almost every video ever made will play on this player and it can automatically update for the codecs it needs for other unplayable files. Plays DVD disks which WMP does not.

    Cons

    Quite a learning curve on this product i keep a bookmark on a website to remind myself how to do some of the more complicated functions on this. its powerful and very flexible but not very user friendly. also is almost useless for playing music no library to use on this. it can play music but really is out classed by WMP in this area.

    Summary

    very powerful video player with surprising options and functions. easy to use for playing video just set the video format to always open with this and double click and it just works. hate it for music guess i just like WMP for that better. it can convert video and stream online video but its pretty complicated for most PC users. overall solid product will be keeping it for my video playing needs.

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