Once you have decided to start watching videos on your computer, you simply need to decide on the player that you are going to use to do this. These players all differ in the number and the variety of codecs that come with them, but the good news is that most of them have the divx codec either already implemented in them, or they offer the ability to do this for free. All in all, whichever of these you choose, you will have no problems that might arise if you didn’t have divx codec. Because free video players can do pretty much anything that the paid ones can, we will focus on the free players here which you may download for free and start using.
The first player that we would like to introduce is GOM player. It is a player developed by the company from South Korea called Gretech Company. In South Korea, this player is by far the most popular and we are seeing more and more people here and in Europe switching to it. The main advantages of GOM player are that it can play pretty much any type of a file you can think of and also the ability to go online and download the necessary codec if the file cannot be played. It is also great at doing subtitles as it will support almost all of the subtitle formats. On top of all that, we like the design and the bear paw for a logo.
Of course, we simply have to mention VLC player. VLC player is definitely one of the most amazing players out there as it is a completely open source media player that can be configured by anyone. Of course, you can download the official version from their website and experience why it is one of the best media players out there. First of all, there are very few, if any formats that are not supported by VLC. There is a saying that if VLC can’t play it, nothing can. Sometimes you get a feeling that if you put an old cassette next to a computer with VLC installed, it would start playing the cassette. Also, if you want to rummage through your software, it is extremely adaptable and versatile that you will have tons of fun with it.
Finally, there is the BS Player which has been one of the most popular choices for people who do not wish to pay for their media players ever since it came out. It is pure vanilla. It does everything that you might need and it will do it well. However, it will not bend over backwards to surprise you. BS player is simply a safe bet.