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A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression by Cliff Wootton

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Windows Media

22.1 Why Choose Windows Media?

If your target audience is entirely Windows based, then it is a very easy decision to go with this player. It will deliver everything you want to do if you are deploying a video-led service or implementing something that integrates with the media center products.

22.2 WM10

If you predominantly use Windows-based machines in your organization and you are sure that your end users also use them, then Windows Media is a good choice. Microsoft goes to great lengths to ensure that the media player is available when you install the OS and that the performance is as good as possible.

There are commercial downsides to using Windows Media, but the upsides in a controlled and closed Windows-based environment ...

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