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Guide to the Media Player

Media Player Icon (Winamp)Your computer's media player is an application that is used to play audio and video files on a PC and mobile device. Most operating systems include a default media player, and there are dozens of free and commercial media players available including Winamp, VLC, RealPlayer, QCD, iTunes, Quicktime, xine and more. Most media players rely on the presence of the correct codec to decrypt and decompress media files.

This guide compares and reviews some of the best and most popular media players, provides tips on how to install, configure and use them, and shows you how to access online services like Shoutcast.

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