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Most Popular Desktop Video Player: VLC

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Not all video players are alike. Some offer more features and tweaking options to make your videos look great, while others boast speed and stability. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best desktop video players. Now we're back to highlight the winner.

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