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VLC Media Player

  • Simple, fast and powerful Media Player
  • Play any video and audio files
  • Never download a codec again
  • Play any broken and corrupt videos
  • Free full version
Compatible with Windows XP SP2, 2000, Vista, 7, 8
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“Overall, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it.”

Features

Simple, fast and powerful Media Player

VLC brilliantly meets the needs of the average user, but offers all the advanced features of professional software. The quality of audio and video playback is excellent. Very little to complain.

Play any video and audio files

VLC plays everything: Files, Discs, DVD, Webcams, Devices and Streams. It supports almost all existing formats including Flash.

Never download a codec again

All the codec needed are included, and when using VLC is not necessary to install any additional codec. DVDs and CDs can also be played without a hitch.

Play any broken and corrupt videos

Having trouble playing some old or damaged videos? VLC Media Player will play partially corrupt and broken videos.

Supported Formats

Video formats

Flash FLV, MPEG-1/2, DIVX (1/2/3), MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4, H.261, H.263/H.263i, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Cinepak, Theora, Dirac/VC-2, MJPEG (A/B), WMV 1/2, WMV 3/WMV-9/VC-1, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DV (Digital Video), On2 VP3/VP5/VP6, Indeo Video v3 (IV32), Real Video 1/2, Real Video 3/4

Audio formats

MPEG Layer 1/2, MP3 - MPEG Layer 3, AAC - MPEG-4 part3, Vorbis, AC3 - A/52 (Dolby Digital), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus), MLP/TrueHD, DTS, WMA 1/2/3, FLAC, ALAC, Speex, Musepack/MPC, ATRAC 3, Wavpack, Mod (.s3m, .it, .mod), TrueAudio (TTA), APE (Monkey Audio), Real Audio, Alaw/µlaw, AMR (3GPP), MIDI, LPCM, ADPCM, QCELP, DV Audio, QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime), MACE
Compatible with Windows XP SP2, 2000, Vista, 7, 8
ProntoDownload distributes Open Source software via a download manager install system. This software may be available free elsewhere. Additional software may be offered in opt-in ads.

Review

The VLC media player plain and simple the best player of video and audio files available. The new version 2.0 adds interesting innovations, improved interface, optimized video and audio quality, support for Blu-ray and even a greater number of supported video formats.

VLC can read any format. Free, open source and multi-platform, VLC provides high quality playback, can read corrupted or incomplete files, and includes many additional useful features. Perfect for beginners and advanced users, it is an essential add-on for every PC.

What is VLC

VLC is a media player for listening to music, watch videos downloaded from the Internet, movies and play any type of audio and video files. It supports almost all existing formats (MP3, AVI, WAV, DVD, MKV, FLV, FLAC and many others). All the codec needed are included, and when using VLC is not necessary to install any additional codec. DVDs and CDs can also be played without a hitch.

VLC Pros

VLC additional features

Compatible with Windows XP SP2, 2000, Vista, 7, 8
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Media players comparison

RealPlayer

More original content, but too slow and uses of a lot of system resources:

VLC has a more sparse interface than RealPlayer, which greets users with a screen full of content and is well organized. Also VLC lacks the ability to download videos from YouTube, that is possible in RealPlayer. But the startup speed of VLC is light years faster than RealPlayer, which is painfully slow to start. The small footprint and quick startup is an exclusive prerogative of VLC. The sheer amount of system resources needed by RealPlayer makes it unusable in low-end machines.

iTunes

Very well organized and it looks good but it is too heavy and supports only a few formats:

Compared to VLC iTunes menus are organized in a much more intuitive and appealing way. Both in iTunes and VLC it is possible to create playlists and to manage multimedia libraries, but VLC is easier for the user. iTunes is required to synchronize your computer with any Apple device. But the lack of flexibility in reading format, long installation (as well as upgrades) and the massive use of memory makes VLC a better choice.

GOM Player

There are many similarities and some fundamental differences:

GOM and VLC media players are two very similar players. Like VLC, GOM Player also reads many formats, has a low requirement of system resources, lots of options and the ability to play movies incomplete or corrupt. Gom Player includes only a few effects for video.

In conclusion, the VLC media player is definitely an essential application on any computer. VLC is free, brilliantly meets the needs of the average user, but offers all the advanced features of professional software. Its open source nature means that constant updates and improvements are available. The quality of audio and video playback is excellent. Very little to complain, except perhaps a certain austerity in the appearance and navigation.

Compatible with Windows XP SP2, 2000, Vista, 7, 8
ProntoDownload distributes Open Source software via a download manager install system. This software may be available free elsewhere. Additional software may be offered in opt-in ads.