A movie viewer that supports heaps of formats -suggestions, please.

Posted on 2000-02-18
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Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I am after a single (shareware or the like) program that can handle all sorts of movie formats - mpg, avi, rm, avi etc. If it happens to be able to handle jpg etc also, that's a bonus, but I'm probably expecting too much on that point?

Anyway, I'm sick of having to open a different prog. anytime a friend sends me a video file in whatever format they have chosen. Do you know of an easy to use, multi-format movie viewer? And, a site from where I can download the prog?

Thanks very much in advance.
Question by:anthonyf
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lyonst earned 1040 total points
ID: 2535397
Hi Anthony,

Probably the best program on the WEB is called Real Player which is available for download at the following site -


It should handle all of the above formats including JPEG, MPG, AVI, GIF ...................

If you need any more help let me know.

You can also visit the site http://download.tucows.com/ which has an extensive number of downloads including Audio, Video and Graphic packages both Freeware,  Shareware packages.


Expert Comment

ID: 2540516
Best I have seen is Media Player (www.microsoft.com) comes with IE5+

Does many formats.

Author Comment

ID: 2541316
Thanks...I tried to find out from their website, but couldn't - does "real" play rm files? Actually, what ARE rm files? Thanks for your help.

Expert Comment

ID: 2543016
Yes, rm files are streaming audio and video files. The format was made by real.

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