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Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jun 5, 2016
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VLC Media Player Review

Fernando Ortega
Editors' Pick

A versatile open-source video/media player

A review of VLC Media Player by Fernando Ortega

VLC is a favorite of ours among open source media players. Not only is it fast and compact, but it brilliantly displays video files with very little need to download additional codecs. Users can interact with VLC by normal mouse buttons or with the mouse wheel to control volume.

While playing back videos, you have the option of speed controls and live recording of video streams. It also comes packed with skinning support. Skins can be downloaded from a variety of sites on the web.

New features are released constantly and with newer versions of VLC Media Player, the program will, by default, attempt to download the newest version with your permission. Among the supported video formats like DivX, XviD, AES3, MKV, it also supports playing back of compressed ZIP files!

VLC Media Player is certainly among the very best of media players, be it open-source, commercial or shareware.

VLC Media Player can play DVD video and play bluray video.

VLC Media Player features and highlights:
  • 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 and MANY more
  • Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix
  • Completely Free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking
  • Media Conversion and Streaming

VLC Media Player is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from media players without restrictions. VLC Media Player 2.2.4 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This VideoLAN client software is filed under:

  • VLC Media Player Download
  • Freeware Media Players
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this VideoLAN client software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from VideoLAN Organization.

VLC Media Player has been picked by our editors as excellent.
VLC Media Player has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested VLC Media Player 2.2.4 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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