Windows Media Player, a player that comes build in with Windows cannot plays all the media format. That’s the reason, why many of you have shifted to a new and most powerful media player called VLC. VLC is a free media player and can play most of the media formats & and many of you are using it on your PC from a long time. But what to do if VLC cannot plays a media ?
So here is again a free and open source software or you can say a media player and that the UMPlayer. UMPlayer a universal media player. The most interesting thing is that, UMPlayer can handle With over 270 built-in Audio and Video codecs. It has nearly all media formats, including AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMV, XVID and many more. UMPlayer is Portable also, that means you can install it in your Pen-Drive also.
The developer team quotes that UMPlayer can also play TV / Radio cards, YouTube™ and SHOUTcast™ streams and even incomplete or damaged media files. So now no need to worry about incomplete and damaged media files which VLC and any other media players cannot plays.
UMPlayer also comes with many of the features such as skins, built-in subtitles search, audio / subtitles sync, enhanced filter rendering and YouTube™ player / recorder and many other which are also available in other media players such as playlist etc. But still the ULPlayer has a very good and a simple interface.
UMPlayer is built upon latest technologies. So while installing it detects the computer specification and according to it, the components gets downloaded. Due to this even if you are using old system, ULPlayer will not freeze your PC while playing media, which generally happens with all other players.
UMPlayer is undoubtedly a universal media player with a vast array of useful options. It is written in Qt and since it is cross platform, it is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Apple Mac OS/X, and GNU/Linux operating systems including Debian and Ubuntu.