I get a lot of e-mails every week about how to open files. I know that there are a lot of file extensions out there and it can be difficult to find the right program to open them all. Well, today I have a program that will help tremendously, at least in the media department.
The program is called VLC player and it opens almost any video file you can throw at it! I found this compatibility list on their website:
Wow, Right? How many times has someone sent you a .avi file; you try to open it in Media Player and all you get is an error about a codec? This awesome little program will take care of all of that forever. On top of being able to open just about anything, VLC also has other features that make is a worthwhile addition to your computer’s arsenal of programs. It even has the ability to encode and stream video across the Internet for others to view.