When it comes to video files, nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Thankfully, VLC Media Player offers a one-stop solution for the file-format problem. The program supports playback of OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, DVD, and a whole slew of other file types. This latest version makes a number of fixes that should make VLC Media Player run more smoothly, plus a slew of feature tweaks for better overall functionality.

Also this week we have the latest version of TypeStyler, the stylized text and font creation tool with an intuitive interface and tons of useful features. Our game this week is Vendetta Online, the expansive space combat MMO that challenges you to captain your own ship and explore the galaxy.

Don't forget to check out our iPhone apps of the week!

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.