VLC Media Player is an open source video player for reproducing all kind of media files on your computer or device, and which will work especially well if you have Windows 7, XP and iOS.
Sometimes, “free” doesn’t mean “bad” and that’s the philosophy of VideoLAN (VLC). This open software can reproduce all your videos, no matter what kind of format they are in, because they will work on VLC. It will reproduce your music as well and its download is pretty easy.
It is a good complement for your computer since it is also compatible with programs like SopCast, which allows the smooth running not only of your own movies, but also high quality streaming videos. Furthermore, it is compatible with many Windows OS such as Windows 7 and XP
VLC has a great diversity of functions. It not only reproduces your videos, it also easily converts them into the format you prefer. Select the bitrate and the type of file and it’s done. You can also take screenshots and configure a shortcut to do it.
VLC Media Player reproduces music and streaming
This player allows you to select the audio channel in case your video is dual audio, and also includes an option to set subtitles in srt format. Check the preferences and the video options to change the different visuals such as brightness and contrast. Set the filters you want, hit the play button and configure your ideal way of watching videos.
VLC offers music and streaming
As a media player VLC Media Player reproduces music and streaming. Audio features go from normalization to sampling music. This makes it packed with capability since it can also record sound from a standard microphone, which is a fun thing to try. You can also set the general volume to 200%, but it may distort your sound since it does this digitally.
VLC also can stream video and audio from the Internet. Connect yourself to a broadcast channel and enjoy a whole world of multimedia content. If you can connect to a link, you can watch TV from your computer in HD quality, while it also works as a host or as a server, so you can upload or download a multimedia signal without too much trouble.
The version 2.2.0 has been designed especially for iOS7 and within the new features included are: the ability to play the videos stored in Google Drive and Dropbox via Streaming, new multitouch gestures, it has improved the process of downloading by a local network, a better organization of series's chapters, supporting new codecs, protocols and formats; and the protection of our Library with lock code.
Kantaris Media Player is a high quality application based on the same VLC Media Player, so it makes a good alternative. However, if you want something much simpler,Media Player Classic is a more basic tool to play videos and music.
VLC Media Player 2.1.3 Features
This program includes several features and improvements:
- Large number of possible input formats such as MPEG, AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, WAV, FLV or Nut among others
- Ability to export from different input media like DVD Video, MPEG encoder or TCP/RTP Unicast
- Manage Internet radio channels and podcasts
- More than 20 different compatible video formats
- Capabilitie of reproducing different audio formats such as MIDI, MP3, WMA, FLAC, ALAC or Mod among others
- Add video effects
- Subtitles and tags are allowed in more than 15 formats
- Transcode your videos
- You can choose between 9 available interfaces
- Ability of taking snapshots
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VLC Media Player is a free and complete software package for playing your multimedia files and configuring the settings the way you want. Reproduce video and audio, stream your stuff and convert your files; you can do whatever you need with this practical tool.
- Large media compatibility
- Video streaming
- Audio edition
- Sometimes unstable
Everything you need to play your audio and video files in just one software
By Adam Nikki
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014
VLC Media Player is one of the most useful video players of the market. The great advantage of this software is that it can play almost every kind of video file, from the most known such as MP4, or AVI to other less common like MOV or FLV. In addition, you can use it like a music player since it also reads many audio files. However, the most noticeable features are that it is completely free. You don't have to pay anything when you download it, and it is constantly upgrading to add new formats, and better quality.Even though VLC is quite simple to use, you can do much more that what you think. You can also change the format of a video or audio file into another you want, record your voice if you have a microphone or even retouch the audio like if you were a DJ. Moreover, what I've found as the most useful of this software is that you can set the volume to 200%. This is very useful since lots of content you download have a low volume, and if you don't have speakers it is very difficult to listen to, and even if the sound distorts a bit, you can listen to your files quite well.
- It supports several audio and video files
- You can set the volume to 200%
- Sometimes, the audio can be a bit distorted
Watch and Listen to Various Multimedia Types with this Powerful Tool
By Ivy May Palomares
On Thursday, April 10, 2014
On my free time, I am fond of watching tv series or movies using my PC. Though there are several media players to choose from, I only stick to VLC Media Player. This media player was developed by VideoLAN Organization and through the years, they made sure that they update and fix issues with the previous version to maintain their top status in the market. This application comes handy when you want to play movies, video clips or music files. It can manage and play various formats like FLAC, AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV and many more.
With other media players that I tried before, there are instances where it will crash when I am in the middle of watching a movie. I never had this problem when I use VLC Media Player. Aside from the fact that it is free, it is also compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows 2000 and even IOS which makes it even better.
Its simplicity and stability are just some of the factors why I like this media player. I have not tried playing music with this application but in case I do, I believe I will not encounter any problems whatsoever. Though I have not fully utilized all of its functionalities, the fact that it suits my needs is more than enough for me.
- It is available as free download
- It can play different formats
- Its functions are easy to use
- Has organized and simple interface
- Not as user-friendly like other players
- Some options may confuse beginners
- Cannot decode Indeo Video 4/5 format
- Maybe difficult for first-time users
Your home cinema is ready to shine with this fantastic cone
By Will Terry
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I remember that computer age when you needed to install a codec in order to play a video you get from a friend or from a DVD. With VLC Media Player all that now belongs to the past since it plays any file I tried without a problem. This audio and video player has become very handy since all the basic functions that other applications could offer are included in this as well. Additionally, since it is an open source program, the community around it tries to keep it updated with new features and functions, collaborating with the official developers.
VLC is more than it can be expected, I can use it not only for my local videos but I can also play streaming videos. With the new browsers some people may think that this is not necessary, but counting with a good audio configuration and my own made settings for VLC, video and audio looks simply great.
The thing I think I like the most is the high number of features the application grants. The first time I tried it I thought that other player were much better than the simple cone application, but I couldn’t be more wrong. VLC can manage your videos, songs, and play online radio stations, all of this without taking into account the advanced functions it hides. Take a look at this application and discover a new way to play your multimedia files.
- It plays all the files you need
- Support for video and audio streaming
- Advanced configurations and functions included
- High resolution formats are well-played
- It can’t play Blu-ray discs at the moment
- It can have some issues with the performance
- Interface too simple for most users
- I had some issues with the sound sometimes