VLC Media Player is a simple, fast and very useful software that play almost any type of multimedia files. Can play almost any type of video file, any type of movie, play discs inserted directly in computer like DVD, CD or Blu-Ray, play music and audio files.
It has included all needed codecs, just install it once and you may not need other audio or video player.
Primarily is designed to play video files. users can easily add subtitles (usually VLC automatically detects the subtitle), change aspect ration of your video, intuitive play, stop, forward buttons. Supports changing character encoding for subtitles and this feature allows to display properly the subtitle no matter what kind of language it is.
It has millions of users around the World and is one of the most popular open source software for multimedia. Initially this program was named VideoLAN.
If you have good speed for internet connection can listen online radio and music. Can be used like a streaming server on the internet.
It supports keyboards shortcuts (hotkeys) and users can customize them to access different functions (Play, Stop, Slower..) with a single keyboard press.
It supports custom skins and it has an advanced settings menu for more customizations, if needed.
Popular multimedia files that can play are DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3 and more.
- simple and fast
- high quality
- drag&drop support