Store your music, videos and other files on your computer
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Having a media player that handles a world of different codecs and DRM protection right out of the box is critical when streaming websites simply won't cut it. If you need to distance yourself from Microsoft and Apple while keeping up an excellent set of playback features, Haihaisoft has you covered.
For me, using the Haihaisoft Universal Player was simple. I had some foreign indie films, mostly home-studio anime and a few live-action apartment shorts that I needed to stream, but I wanted to control the traffic flow. It's too easy to simply copy and spread the video on many of the public services such as YouTube and Dailymotion.
Don't get me wrong, reach is good. I simply wanted to make sure that most of the hits were coming from my sources before spreading it around too much. We want a bit of recognition and opinion, but past projects have been stolen and claimed by rogue YouTube accounts looking for some quick hipster cred.
The Block Capture feature did the trick. While I'm sure that someone will eventually circumvent any protection, as is the way with the Internet and human history in general, it's too much trouble for most people to go through. I'm keeping my hits, and when we're able to gauge unique reception, we'll be able to push our flow.
As a standalone player, it's surprisingly great. I thought that the days of finding new players were over in the '90s. As I mentioned in the list above, however, it handles every video format I throw at it, including downloads from torrent sites, US smartphone formats, Chinese, Japanese and Korean formats from my clients, pretty much any format that has been formally registered and a few that are completely random.
I really don't have any complaints. For someone like me with content concerns who needs control of his work, Haihaisoft has nailed it.
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