Linux Video

The quintessential multimedia player


Multimedia player for all kinds of audio and video files

Includes all codecs


Some options can be complicated for inexperienced users

With VLC Media Player you can enjoy videos and music without interruptions. This powerful and multimedia player has a simple interface and is super easy to use.  It also includes advanced filters, effects, and audio and video tools, and also allows you to import and sync subtitle files.

What kinds of files can VLC Media Player play?

Basically all file types that exist right now. The player includes its own package of codecs, so you don’t need to download any separately. Among the many formats supported are:

-Video formats: .MP4, .DivX, .WMV, .MKV, .AVI, .XviD, .mpeg-2 and MPEG-4 and DVD, among others

-Audio formats: .FLAC, .MP3, .WMA, .OGG, .AAC, .Vorbis, .MIDI, .OGM, .ape, and many more

The program plays files stored on your hard disk, as well as directly from CD's and DVD's, external devices such as USB drives, and also gives you the option to stream media content by inserting the URL of any online streaming website.

Pimp your player

You can easily change the appearance of the VLC Media Player  interface with downloadable themes created by users. You also have the option to add buttons and icons and place them wherever you like.

Your video has separate subtitles or is in in various languages? No problem!

VLC Media Player can instantly detect and recognize subtitle files and apply them automatically when you start playing a video (so long as the file is stored in the same folder as the video, and has the same name). In the unlikely event that the player doesn’t automatically recognize the subtitle file, you can add it manually.

If your video includes multiple audio tracks in several languages, you can quickly switch between one track and another without having to stop the video.


VLC Media Player is a multimedia player that plays all video and audio formats, without you having to install codecs separately.


Plays audio and video
Includes codecs
Supports streaming
Add subtitles
Easy to use