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VLC Media player

On Tue 24th April 2012, 12:30 Jonathansays:

VLC media player is a free cross-platform media player capable of playing a wide number of formats including encrypted DVDs. The interface is minimalistic but provides buttons for standard playback functions (play, pause, fast forward etc) and offers a media library.

Predominantly, I use VLC to play DVDs when in Linux. VLC is, however, also capable of showing TV from a compatible TV card and media can also be streamed to other VLC clients (particularly useful if the World Cup is on and your company only has 1 TV aerial and lots of employees wanting to watch over lunch).

For me, VLC's greatest feature is its ability to play a wide variety of formats (DVDs, MOV, MPEG, AVI, Flash, MP3, OGG etc) meaning I'm rarely caught at a loss with a stray video or audio file.



Operating System: Windows, Linux
Tested on: Windows XP, Windows 7, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Sabayon Linux
License: GNU GPL v2
Cost: FREE

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