After re-loading Windows a couple times this weekend I got to wondering. What application do people around this site use for video playback?
I've used all sorts of apps over the years, Media Player Classic, VLC Player, Real, and many others. All of them worked great for their time but usually ended up having codec problems down the line from loading the wrong codec pack or just simply becoming outdated.
One of my friends moved to South Korea a few years ago and once he sent me a video clip over yahoo I couldn't play, can't remember what type of clip it was but I'm pretty sure it was a divx file of some sort. He sent me a link to http://www.GOMPlayer.com
, which was just releasing its final Beta back then. I have not looked back. It does it all and then some, very lightweight and will play anything. No seperate codec packs and gets frequent updates in its polished and final form. It will play .mov too if you have quicktime installed, though some of the HD quicktime clips get pretty shaky.
I just thought I'd share since I was thinking all this while setting up a new copy of Windows. I also would like to hear what others are using around the world and to urge anyone to give GOM a try!