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VLC Media Player

3.0.4
Fernando Ortega
A powerful media player which supports next to every type of video, audio or media file, or radio stations
A review of VLC Media Player by Fernando Ortega
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License:
Free Freeware
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Publisher:
VideoLAN | (1 more)
OS:
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, NT
Updated:
Sep 2, 2018
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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 Media Player 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 fully customizable and provides a number of themes from the web, along with numerous different settings which can be applied to audio or video playback.

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.

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
Compability and license

VLC Media Player is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from media players without restrictions. VLC Media Player 3.0.4 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).


Filed under:
  1. VLC Media Player Download
  2. Freeware Media Players
  3. Software Reviews
  4. Major release: VLC Media Player 3

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. This download is distributed as vlc-3.0.4-win32.exe and vlc-3.0.4-win64.exe.

VLC Media Player has been picked by our editors as very good.
VLC Media Player has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested VLC Media Player 3.0.4 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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