VLC Media Player is a free media player to play media files. It can play media files in almost every format. This includes all popular video, as well as audio file formats. Even if the file is in bad condition, it can play most of them. Apart from that, it can stream media over a network and can play those files which are still downloading on Torrent.
VLC is a powerful and renowned media player, and the fact that it can play almost anything, from files to discs to webcams, makes it one the widely used media players out there. I personally use VLC to play all media files on my system.
VLC Media Player is completely free and compatible with multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and Mac. Apart from playing files, it can also convert media in some of the supported audio/video profiles. Grab it using the link given at the end.
Play Media Files with VLC Media Player:
VLC comes with a sleek interface with all main playback controls nicely listed at the bottom panel. Plus there’s a menu bar at the top that lists some advanced options. You just have to drag and drop file to play it in this free media files. It can play audio files, video files, Disc files (DVD, Audio CD, BluRay, VCD), streaming media, and webcam recordings. You can also create playlist of your favorite music tracks and save them for quick access.
VLC Player comes with advanced features; some of them includes audio/video synchronization, graphics equalization, video compression, interactive zoom, metadata and codec information, powerful encoding, track and channel control, viewing subtitles, changing aspect ration, deinterlacing, effects and filters, and many more.
VLC can play videos with following problems:
- Videos that won’t play.
- Videos that only play sound or won’t play sound at all.
- Videos that are still downloading (like on Torrent).
- Videos that require different media players.
On2 VP3/VP5/VP6, MPEG-4 ASP, 3ivX D4, H.263 / H.263i, MJPEG (A/B), WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1, Cinepak, DIVX (1/2/3),MPEG-1/2, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DivX 4/5/6, Dirac / VC-2, WMV 1/2, DV (Digital Video), H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, XviD, Real Video 1/2/3/4, Theora, H.261, Indeo Video
MP3 – MPEG Layer 3, MPEG Layer 1/2, AAC – MPEG-4 part3, DTS, WMA, Vorbis, AC3 – A/52 (Dolby Digital), FLAC, Speex, Musepack / MPC, ALAC, ATRAC Wavpack, TrueAudio (TTA), APE (Monkey Audio), Mod (.s3m, .it, .mod), Real Audio, AMR (3GPP), MIDI, Alaw/law, LPCM, DV Audio, ADPCM, MACE, QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime)
VLC is available for following operating systems:
Windows, Syllable, Mac OS X, BeOS, Ubuntu, Debian GNU/Linux, Mandriva Linux, openSUSE, Fedora, Familiar Linux, Slackware Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, ALT Linux, YOPY/Linupy, Arch Linux, Zaurus
Key Features of VLC Media Player:
- It is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer.
- Supports lot of audio and video formats.
- Can stream over networks.
- Can convert media.
- Can take snapshots.
- It can transcode multimedia files, and save them to different formats.
- Platform independent – has a version for almost every operating System.
- Most popular for its ability to play incomplete, unfinished, or damaged video downloads.
- Also plays m2t MPEG Transport Streams (.TS) files.
- It can play DVDs.
- Play Streaming Radio and TV.
The Final Verdict:
VLC supports tons of media formats, so you no longer need to have multiple players to play different types of files – VLC can play them all. We love this fantastic free media player. This is definitely one of the best free media player out there.