In only a few years, our computers have gone from just practical text-based machines to full-fledged multimedia entertainment extravaganzas. These days, chances are your computer doubles as a full-fledged media player with music, videos and even full-length movies.
But, there's just one problem. Depending on where some of your music or videos came from, there's a good chance that your computer might not be able to play every file.
That means that sometimes your home videos, like baby's first steps, graduations or weddings, just won't play on your computer. That can be irritating, especially when you want to show them off to friends and family, but hang on.
This is a problem because in the wars over formats, some music players and video cameras record their files using software that's unique to one brand or another. Sure, QuickTime and Windows Media Player come preloaded on most computers, but unfortunately, they don't play every file type.
Now you could hunt down and install players for every single format you might ever want to play. But who wants to go to all that trouble?
There's a way that you can watch all of your home videos and play movies and music to boot. All you need is a program that can handle nearly every media format.
And don't go reaching for your wallet, yet. One of the best ones is absolutely free!