VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework.
Created by VideoLAN
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, fast and powerful media player.Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix... More Info »
Completely Free, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.
Can do media conversion and streaming.
User Interface in more than 75 languages available. Space demand on hard disk: 110 MB.
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VLC Media Player (sometimes referred to as VLC, VideoLAN Media Player) was added by Mogelfar in
Feb 2009 and the lastest update was made in
Mar 2016. There is a history of activites on
VLC Media Player in our Change Log and Activity Log.
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The keyword - ALMOST everything. Note, that NOT everything. I don't like it. There are a long list of apps with more comfortable interface, and you know, I like them much more. I have VLC on my computer and realize that I never use it.
@PabloRe: Name what would be "everything" for you. It will be much more useful for this community if you provided examples (i.e. files that cannot be reproduced, missing functionalities, lack of plugins, etc).
"I don't like it/I never use it" doesn't tell us much about VLC.
And the words "I love it" means for you a lot? :)))
Well, I love it. Just had used to it and like. That all I may say. No examples of good playing would be :)))
I don't like either. The design, logo, interface - not my app...
There is a simple fact: VLC would play anything you throw at it.
Never crashed on me
Doesn't take up much resources
What more can you ask? :)
This program is free and doesn't play any tricks in terms of a silly model or anything. You just use it. Unlike other free programs too like GIMP or Audacity (well ok, less so Audacity) this program is sort of the definitive media player in my opinion. It has a lot of great customization features. My only real gripe is that they work on their mobile apps.
It plays almost everything, including DVDs. And it's free. What more could you want?
I love VLC. Still do not know why they are using a construction pylon for their logo, but VLC plays all of my audio and video. And it is 100% free. There are no more useful alternatives to VLC.
[Edited by kaiwiapa, March 08]
In terms of playing FLAC audio and high quality video files, no program touches VLC in terms of feature set and performance.
Love you dev team for giving us this versatile solution
I love this ...plays almost any damn thing
In my opinion VLC don't have an alternative. Why? Because none of the players don't offer such a wide variety of functions and stability. VLC has one of the best ratio how slow(old)computer is and how good movie can it be played.
I don't like VLC anymore :(
VLC always crashes when I try to read a CD or a DVD (at least on my notebook and on the desktop).
Now I'm trying GOM Player which is more lightweight too.
I think that GOM Player is a good alternative to VLC: it can open a lot of formats like VLC, regarding the installation it's smaller (GOM Player about 20 MB, VLC 77MB http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7497/confronto.png ).
It's a pity GOM Player isn't multilanguage :(
MPC-HC is the most lightweight though.
And is multi language!