I nearly killed my WMP searching for codecs; I've been using VideoLAN's VLC media player for over a year, quite successfully, but recently it's started getting VERY buggy, eating up my CPU, randomly being a complete shit, etc etc etc. I've tried the uninstall/reinstall a few times, and it doesn't seem to have helped. Can anyone recommend a better/less buggy/less frequently retarded player?
EDIT: I INSTALLED DIVX. THE MOMENT I OPENED IT, MY CPU USE SOARED TO 100% AND STAYED THERE UNTIL I REBOOTED.