I had recently given my laptop to the HP service centre in Peters Road for complete service. HP service centre in Chennai unlike the service centre in Bangalore is very friendly and keeps you UPDATED. Two things every customer wants from every service provider.
I hate going to a service centre that gives irresponsible answers with the most ridiculously languid expressions. The service centre in Chennai understands that Indians are still not out of the cracked version software mode where almost every customer who walks in definitely possesses some third-party software on their desktops or laptops.
Apparently, using media players like VLC, KM and other third-party players of this type will not make you eligible to get your sound drivers repaired within warranty. Instead, drivers crashing on laptops that use third-party media players are always repaired out-of-warranty.
So those of you who are using VLC, use it at your own risk. However, I did pose the question that legal players such as windows media player and real player do not allow you to play all file types, so which player are we supposed to resort to? There is a media player brought out by codec that lets you play all file types available on the planet. I have still not tried it. Do let me know if it works!