apt install vlc would play most media files.
i used to go back to windows but haven't felt the for some time, in fact the idea of using windows doesn't fill me with confidence.
i've just installed visio on mint using wine, and its working pretty well which pretty much removes my day to day need for my windows vm at home
i do still use a windows vm at work, mainly for outlook.
the breaking point for me at work with windows was when i adjusted the screen resolution on my second monitor and it blue screened on me.