I know I can google this stuff, but this IS a discussion forum and I prefer the real-time experiences and opinions of people like you. Being new to Apple, I know that multimedia is a bit of mystery to me. On Windows, Media Player doesn't play most things, so one tends to resort to VLC. Does Apple suffer from the same "codec issues" as Windows? Do most video formats work in Quicktime, or is VLC recommended again? What are your experiences with Apple and multimedia compatibility?