I dont get it, why on evry x-men site every video clip is in real player. Why? that program is really enoying, i mean, now i cant uninstall it becouse some god damm thing from the unistall secion is missing and dosent even work
We (myself and the staff of Beyond Evolution) chose Real Player because it offered the best combination of quality and compression of any video format at the time and was sufficiently popular to be considered. We looked at other alternatives.
-MPEG1 could be played on any system but the video quality was poor.
-MPEG2 required that a codec be installed and the video wasn't as good as RealVideo.
-Quicktime required that a player be downloaded and video quality was poor at the file sizes we were targetting.
-DivX, XviD, etc. were not popular at the time and require that the proper codecs be installed.
-Windows Media Video was almost as good in terms of quality and compression, but the software we had to generate the files wasn't as flexible for changing resolutions, framerates, audio quality, etc.
I personally don't like Real Player either. It is rather bloated and by default it wants to install a lot of unnecessary icons, toolbars, etc. That is why in the Video Clip section I also recommend programs like Real Alternative which avoid the RealPlayer clutter.
I hope that answers your question.