alot of people complain that vlc crashes since it's been beta forever, that mplayer doesn't work like they hope, and that Quicktime doesn't play enough formats. I found THE solution: download a plugin called Perian (google it). Perian makes Quicktime play EVERY format except wmv files. Then download Flip4Mac, which allows Quicktime to play those wmv files. If you like Quicktime, you can stop here, but personally, I do not. Full screen doesn't actually "fill" the screen, etc. So now, download NicePlayer. NicePlayer "can play all the same things that your Quicktime player can play". Therefore, if you installed Perian, NicePlayer can utilize it. The same goes with Flip4Mac. NicePlayer is a stripped down version of Quicktime that gets rid of all the ads, all the crap, and then adds amazing full screen, stretching support so that your videos fill the ENTIRE screen....and it still looks amazing! Perian + Flip4Mac + NicePlayer = the best video watching scenario. Please share your opinions. Chad p.s. if VLC works for you, then great. my point isn't to bash it. But it DOES crash from time to time for me, especially if you play the files off of an external drive. VLC always hangs whenever I try to close the video. It hangs so bad, in fact, that I have to reboot. MPlayer was a good alternative for awhile, but it's fugly, and a Linux port that is not updated as often as its Linux brother.