The most powerful and popular media player right now
Plays all types of video and audio files
Some options require some advanced knowledge
VLC Media Player is a fantastically easy to use media player that will take up hardly any space on your computer. It has a simple and intuitive interface, suitable for beginners and advanced users alike. It includes basic playback options, easily accessible and without convoluted menus, plus advanced options too.
Virtually any you might have now or in the future. VLC Media Player has its own complete package of codecs, so you don’t need to download them separately to play any files. As far as video goes, it can play AVI, DivX, XviD, WMV, MP4, and MPEG, among others; and as for audio, it plays MP3, OGG, FLAC, APE, WMA, and many more.
VLC Media Player can play files stored on your hard disk, plus straight from any external device: hard disks, CDs, DVDs, and USB pen drives. You can still access DVD menus of course, and VLC also lets you stream online videos.
You can add easily add video subtitles: the program will search for them in the folder where you have the video saved, or you can manually insert them via the ‘add subtitles’ option.
VLC can also manage multiple audio files at once, so if a video is available in various languages, you can seamlessly switch between them.
The program lets you customize the interface, and change and move the icons around. You can also completely revamp the look with a choice of skins designed by other users.