Compare Video Software

avi playerBuckle your seat belts, because we’re going to jerk you back some twenty years to trace the history of the impressive AVI player.

Developed by Microsoft for use in their Windows PC architecture, the formal name for the AVI container format is Audio Video Interleave (Interleave because the video and audio are bound together in chunks) and is identified by its file name extension .avi. Microsoft had long seen the world of video as its entrée into the living room by creating an AVI movie player that would blend together computing and television. Although Apple was already ahead of the game, incorporating video into computers with its QuickTime technology. The question was, would AVI video players help Microsoft catch up?
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Before getting into details and the differences between Microsoft Windows Media Player (WMP) 12 and RealPlayer one thing is clear they both deliver high-quality audio and video. Deciding which media player is right for you depends on what you want it to do. One media player offers a bit more customization of controls and a store, while the other player has more media-centric features. Here are some considerations to help you determine which media player is best for you.
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Apple and Oranges

RealPlayerPutting RealPlayer up against iTunes? Are you crazy? Comparing the perceived might of Apple’s iTunes with RealPlayer hardly seems like a fair comparison. The deeper you dig into RealPlayer; the more interesting features you find.

As in the natural world, there likewise exists an “ecosystem” (a now hackneyed term) of interdependent technologies. It merges information, entertainment and commercial demand for services with hardware and software, driving growth. Apple has been criticized for building a closed system, a so-called “Walled Garden” where their hardware is optimized for their software. Like it or not, this seems to be working very well for them.
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