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Streaming Video with Windows Media

Windows Media has the obvious advantage of being backed by the biggest player in personal computing. It's a safe bet that Microsoft won't be going broke or radically changing their business model any time soon. Updates to the Windows Media Player are easy and most people who run Windows have the correct player.

In our experience Windows Media performs well. Files are relatively high quality and low size.

On the downside, Microsoft is renowned for frequently changing formats and standards. As a video producer it can be difficult keeping up with the latest version. Also, Microsoft is a very proprietary format, and any platform other than Windows/IE may have problems.

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