Do I need only one media player

  NormanD 16:03 07 Mar 2003

Hello all,
I am in the process of spring cleaning my system. At the moment I have three media players installed - Windows Media Player, Quick Time Player & Real One Player. Can anybody please tell me if I need them all, can one of these players read all formats. Can I delete two of them or is there a universal player out there that will replace the lot.
Thanks in advance

  Simon_P 16:45 07 Mar 2003

It depends what media you want to play WMP will run most but you will need real and quick for some formats.

Hope this helps

  Lead 16:48 07 Mar 2003

I survive very well on Media Player and Quicktime. Never did like Real Player - too much information was required to install it and it's very intrusive.

  zinnie 17:36 07 Mar 2003

unless you are really short of space I would
keep all three.
If you are into audio/video on the web, then
you will need them as some sites only offer you
one as the player to use.
Alas, there is no universal player.

  leo49 17:42 07 Mar 2003

Beg to differ, but Cowon JetAudio plays them all.I use the extension version which costs a small amount but it's worth it.


  NormanD 20:12 07 Mar 2003

Wow that was quick. I just went for dinner and when I got back there were four replies. Thanks for your help, I'm not short of space but I'll give the Jet Audio a try.
Thanks again

  leo49 20:16 07 Mar 2003

The free version apparently is ad-supported - not sure how intrusive they are or what form they take.


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