Many years ago, when the average inhabitant realized his ability to acquire a seemingly archaic VCR now, many of us wondered what should be made of when choosing it.
How to choose a good media player?
A similar question is worried by a large number of people today, but only instead of a video recorder it is a question of choosing a program with which you can view video files on your computer.
It is worth noting that today the player for video viewing is one of the most popular computer programs, therefore its variations are insanely many, and not all of them are ready to give us a feeling of comfort from the movie screening. In this regard, we draw attention to the following nuances.
First, these are playable video formats. The player must be omnivorous, i.e. capable of reproducing, for example, ordinary files in avi format, video files with subtitles and audio mkv, DVD in vob format, etc.
In addition, a modern computer video player should be able to reproduce all audio tracks and subtitles, providing a choice of one of these options to the user.
The value of the media player’s ability to provide the user with the ability to adjust the basic characteristics of a picture is great. Make the video more clear or bright, remove the blackout in some areas of the picture – you will have to repeatedly perform similar actions, therefore these functions must be present and be easily accessible.
The same applies to the playback modes, i.e. the ability to change the format of the picture, depending on the features of the video and computer monitor.
A modern media player must be able to work with external gadgets, for example, an iPad or a regular flash drive. At the same time, it should ensure optimally smooth playback, without annoying picture delays and frame skipping.
The latter nuance is especially relevant, if we are talking about not the most productive computers and “super-heavy” files of HD video. In addition, you will not be prevented by the media player’s ability to turn off the computer or put it into sleep mode when the file is played.