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Media player

A Media player is a piece of software tailored for playing back different forms of multimedia file formats.

Formats that are generally played back by a competent Media player include DVD, CDDA, MPEG video, DivX, MP3, Karaoke (*.Kar), Ogg-variants and FLAC. Generally speaking, the more formats it can play, the better it is. Hard-to-get-at formats like QuickTime using the Sorenson codec are less common in media players.

A good media player will look up titles and song names from an online database such as CDDB or FreeDB.

A good media player will playback both files stored on the users hard disk and media streams[?] provided through the Internet and is therefore often seen as a companion of the web browser.

An free code[?] media player is uses the GNU License and the file format, specially in the internet media streaming is not owned ( itīs not propietary).

There also exist hardware media players, such as MP3 players.

Media Players

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