VLC media player

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VLC media player is an lightweight, open-source multimedia player that supports nearly all digital audio and video formats (e.g. H.264 ,MKV, TS (but not from Technisat DigiCorder), MPEG-2, mp3, AVI, MPEG-4, Ogg, DivX, aac, ...). It can also transcode and convert media files, and act as a streaming server over unicast or multicast and IPv4 or IPv6. VLC does not need any codecs to work. User Interface in more than 25 languages available. Space demand on hard disk: 75 MB. For direct... More info »


Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows75 MB Disk-Usage, AndroidCurrently in Beta + TabletCurrently in Beta, Linux, BSD, Haiku


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GOM Player is more lightweight

Negative Review by Venom88 about VLC media player Also mentioning: GOM Media Player Oct 2010

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!


The only video player I'll need

Positive Review by Jynto about VLC media player Apr 2012

It plays almost everything, including DVDs. And it's free. What more could you want?