Media player

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A media player is a program or device that allows a user to play some kind of media, usually in a digitally recorded format.

Kinds of media players[edit]

Media players can include:

Video players[edit]

Video players are media players that play media in a video format (generally also including embedded audio). These include:

A movie projector or video projector might also be considered a video "player", although the word is generally reserved for software and devices dedicated to playing digital media.

Comparison of media players[edit]

Because of the wide variety of programs and devices able to play recorded media, various websites, magazines, and other sources exist that compare different kinds of media players. The following articles contain comparisons of media players:

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