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VLC Player

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:

vlc compatibility chart

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.

If you are interested in checking out all the features of VLC, you can visit their website at http://www.videolan.org/ [1]. If you want to skip the details and just get the program click here.