Playing videos is not a problem on modern computers and mobile devices if the right software is installed. One freeware for playback is GOM Player, which not only plays normal videos, but also 360° VR videos.
Simply playing video files is possible with many players. The GOM Player also brings a replay function and can create screenshots. Moreover, the playback speed can be controlled and you can use video effects. If you are not satisfied with the default interface, you can customize it as well as the filter controls.
For 360° videos, even more dimensions come into consideration for playback. Here, GOM Player also allows you to view the video from left, right, up and down, as well as all around, which can be controlled with the keyboard or mouse.
GOM Player supports the most popular video formats and containers, which include AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, and MKV. In addition, the media player can handle MP3, AAC, WAV, and OGG audio formats as well as SMI, SRT, SUB, VOBSUB, VTT, DVB, and TXT subtitle formats.
Even though GOM Player supports many video formats, it can still happen that rare codecs are not included. If this is the case, the media player searches for the missing codecs and leads to the appropriate download page.
Watching videos on the go
If you prefer to watch videos on your smartphone or tablet while on the go or on the sofa, you can install apps for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. These are available for download free of charge from the Apple and Google stores.