We have just reviewed one of the first video converters that is supporting the new webm format. The conversion creates videos with the extension .webm and it is only natural to try and play it on the installed video player.
Chance is the video player does not support webm out of the box, at least not in its current installation.
There are actually only a handful of solutions currently available to play webm videos on the local computer system.
We would like to review two different options to play webm videos and would encourage anyone to comment if they know of another way of playing webm files on the computer systme.
VLC Media Player: The VLC Media Player 1.1.0 Pre-Release candidate for Windows supports the webm video format. All it takes is to install the video player to play webm videos on the PC. The version is currently only offered for Windows. It is likely that webm support will be added to all supported operating systems in the final version of VLC 1.1.0.
K-Lite Codec Pack Beta: Not everyone likes to install codec packs but the K-Lite Codec Pack is one of the first to include a webm video decoder. Installing this decoder will add global support for webm video to the Windows operating system.
Do you know of another option to play .webm videos? Let us know in the comments.
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