Yes indeed Sid, I suppose I am blinkered by the fact that I have Kontakt.
And a supplement to my previous post…..
I should add that even though I consider the Player to be essentially a demo version, it can load some libraries without limitation. It will clearly tell you that it is fully compatible with the Kontakt Player as most of them are commercial libraries.
The free libraries that are fully compatible with the Kontakt Player are the Kontakt Factory Selection (which is a separate NI/Native Access download of about 50 instruments) and about half a dozen free libraries that were released as promotional tools by various companies.