Why do we Offer 2 Different Video Players?
Some companies do not allow the installation of software on their network, that's why we offer the choice of different players for displaying your videos (selection of these different players can be made in the configuration section of EMD).
VideoLAN Client (VLC)
VLC is one of the most powerful video players but requires the installation (dependencies) of certain files in the system to function.
Advantages: VLC can read most codecs, video files such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3, etc. It can also read many streaming file types such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc.
Windows Media Player (WMP)
WMP does not require the installation of specific files in the system and allows EMD to operate from a USB key without any prior installation of the EMD software.
Disadvantages: WMP is more limited in playing different video formats and it cannot read streamed files such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc.
Some companies such as AIRBUS (aeronautics) or THALES (army) do not allow any installation of software on their ultra-secure network, unlike a local restaurant.
It is for the same reason that 2 different browsers are also on offer in EMD.
Contact us directly for more information on how to install EMD in a way that best suits your network restrictions.