Originally Posted by Ironclaw
media player classic works for me and rules... dont need anything else... and wmv is always talked bad about....but it has good quality to my experience...
The Point is that is has nothing over alternatives, unlike WMV most of them comply to industry-standards (Mpeg4) and some are even are opensourced (XVid). So they are more compatible with other OSes and standalone Decoders, let alone the insane amount of Editing-Applications that can deal with AVI, but not WMV.
If WMV would have greatly improved quality it may be worth considering, but that aint the case - its comparable, but not better. http://www.doom9.org/codecs-104-1.htm
shows one very indepth comparison