VLC is a powerful media player, playing most of the media codecs and video formats out there, including Flash, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG. It also plays DVDs, VCDs, and CDs.
What's more? With this program, you will be able to adjust the colors of a video, even rotate, crop, and add text as you are playing the video. If you're just looking to convert an audio file from one format to another, VLC can do that as well. It has your media needs covered!
Video formats: Flash, FLV, AVI, 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 1/2/3/9, VC-1, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DV (Digital Video), On2 VP3/VP5/VP6, Indeo Video, Real Video 1/2/3/4, and More!
Audio formats: MPEG, MP3, AAC, Vorbis, AC3 - A/52 (Dolby Digital), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus) 3, MLP / TrueHD, DTS, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, Speex, Musepack / MPC, ATRAC 3, Wavpack, Mod (.s3m, .it, .mod), TrueAudio (TTA), APE (Monkey Audio),Real Audio, Alaw/µlaw, AMR (3GPP), LPCM, ADPCM, QCELP, DV Audio, QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime), MACE, and More!
"[...] the only option for free video playback, but it's one of the best... Users can now get frame-by-frame advancement, granular speed controls allowing for on-the-fly slower or faster playback [...] a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it."
Here are some of VLC Media Player's notable features:
- Play Flash, DVDs, VCDs, CDs, Blu-Ray
- Tons of Customizable Skins to Choose From
- Fine speed controls for slower or faster playback
- Blu-Ray and HD audio support
- Play Any Video or Audio File
- More than 1 billion downloads!
- Rated #1 Multimedia Download & Hailed as "Simply the Best Multi-Format Media Player" by Softonic