Originally Posted by AlphaWolf_HK
Well, WMP won't handle xvid, divx, mov, rm, MPEG-2 transport streams, and a bunch of others. VLC will though. Not only that but VLC doesn't require you to install codecs for anything. It has its own internal support for tons of compression formats and containers. For that reason, VLC has much cleaner playback than just about anything.
and here it comes back to the same anti-trust BS, if microsoft would add internal support for all those codecs, they would get sued again.