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(n.) A viewer for all types of audio and video data streams located in the Accessories directory of Microsoft Windows. If the drivers are loaded for a particular media type, such as Video for Windows (.avi), this applet provides a way to view and hear a stream of data. This is an easy way to access any type of multimedia on a Windows-based system. Version 5.0, released in 1998, plays a wide variety of file types, including MPEG, MIDI, and compressed video for the web.