Benefits and features of video players compatible with Windows® system
Explore various features and benefits of video players that are compatible with Windows-based system.
Video players are a kind of media player software that are used to playback video data from files of appropriate formats (MPEG, AVI, RealVideo, and QuickTime). Besides the common functions, the video players also provide zooming/full screen, audio channel selection, frame capturing, etc. Most video files have two types of file formats; a container and a codec. The container is the structure of the file. It specifies which codec’s are being used. Common types of container formats are .FLV (Flash Video Format), .AVI (AVI Format), QuickTime format (.MOV), MP4 Format (.MP4), MPG Format (.MPG), Windows Media Video Format (.WMV), 3GP File Extension (.3GP), Advances Streaming Format (.ASF), Flash Movie Format (.SWF), etc. Codec is the software used for the compression and decompression of digital video and is used inside the container. Video Players supported by Windows Operating System includes Media Player Classic, GOM Player, VLC Player, KM Player, WinAmp, RealPlayer etc.
Discussed below are some points related to the video players compatible with Windows-based system:
- Advanced features
- File formats
- System requirements
Video players supported by Windows operating system possess a wide range of advanced features like outbound streaming, skinning ability, media database, gapless audio decoding, visualizer, remote controllable, and intelligent playlists, etc. Some of the players can play damaged or incomplete video data. Many of the players automatically seek online help while encountering any problems.
Different video players support different file formats. Some players can play various formats devoid of the codec’s. The video file category also includes video project files and video information files. These categories may not contain video data. Common video file extensions are .MPG, .MOV, .WMV and .RM. The AVI format is the most common video file format supported by almost all computers using Windows and can be used by different players. MPEG format mainly used to store audio and video streams online.
The basic system requirements for video players compatible with Windows-based system are video hardware acceleration support. The downloading and installation of the software requires only few minutes. For better video experience, always do upgradation of the player software.
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