Do you have non-DVD movie formats you wish to play over your television set? If you have movies in the Divx, Xvid, MKV, MOV, WMV or MP4 formats, the only way to play them over your DVD player would be to burn them to DVD discs.
That would involve purchasing a video converter program and putting up with long encoding time, not mention the cost of blanks DVD discs. It’s tolerable if you’re converting the occasional movie. What if you have a huge collection of video files in non-DVD formats?
The only painless way to play these non-DVD files easily would be through an external media player. An external DVD player can be regarded as the hardware version of versatile media players you use to play media files over your computer. They decode almost any video format thrown at them. All you have to do is plug your pen drive or hard drive into the available USB ports of the media player and you’re ready to go.
If you have a membership to a movie download site, an external media player would be the quickest and easiest way to play back your downloaded movie files. If all this excites you and you’re thinking of running out and buying the next media player you hear about, hold on a moment.
Consider these tips to help you make a wise buying decision.