VLC media player

VLC media player

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Capable of playing a myriad of formats, including DVD and Blu-Ray, VLC Media Player is undoubtedly the star software for playing audio and video files. Free, open source, without advertising or tracers, this multiplatform nugget has everything to please because it is complete and very easy to learn. A safe bet to download without hesitation!
Why download VLC media player for Windows?
VLC media player is undoubtedly the best open source multimedia (audio and video) player. Resulting from the VideoLAN project, this software was initially developed in France by students from the Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Free, this cross-platform solution without ads or trackers is available for Windows (32-bit, 64-bit or ARM 64), Mac, Linux and as mobile applications for iPhone (iOS) and Android. Note that it is also possible to download VLC as a Windows application for computers and tablets.
VLC 4.0 interface - February 2019 © VideoLAN
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VLC media player: for whom and for what?
The main function of VLC Media Player is to allow the playback of videos (if necessary its subtitles) and music. Its main advantage lies in the fact that it is capable of reading an impressive number of formats without the need to install additional codecs.
In addition to playing audio or video files on the user's computer, VLC Media Player is able to play DVDs, Blu-Rays, VCDs, audio/video CDs as well as receive network multimedia streams via other protocols broadcasting such as TCP, UDP, HTTP, FTP or Direct Show. The user can thus play videos or web radios as well as streams from webcams for example.
New in VLC version 3.0.4: Fixed bugs Improvements to several features including compatibility with ChromeCast.
The main audio/video features of VLC media player
VLC media player supports high definition and benefits from numerous hardware acceleration possibilities, in particular via the as well as optimization for multicore systems (for decoding codecs such as H.265, H.264, WebM or the XVid).
Note in passing the management of subtitles independent of the definition of the video content as well as the addition of filters to improve video quality with, among other things, the removal of noise, flat tints, playback rate conversion or stabilization .
VLC: UI Overview
VLC has a minimalist interface to play an audio or video file with ease: navigation buttons (play/pause, next or previous track, stop), repeat and shuffle.
In addition, it is configurable at will with the addition of the playlist, advanced controls (recording, capture, looping and frame-by-frame) or via an interface without control buttons. Advanced users can even configure their own toolbars using a dedicated editor.
For bespoke customization, VLC supports skins to download online or create by yourself with VLC Skin Editor creation software.
VLC_Skins
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VLC media player extensions
The media player has two types of extensions, the first aims to retrieve video, audio and subtitle content from the web and the second offers the possibility of accessing additional contextual information. Among the most popular are, for example, VLSub to automatically download subtitles or Resume Media to resume playing a video.
VLC: Compatible audio and video file formats
Audio
VLC media player supports the following formats: MP3, AAC (.m4a, .mp4 and .3gp), Vorbis (.ogg), AC3, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, MPC, WavPack (.wav), Mod (.s3m, . it, .mod), APE, MIDI etc.
Video
On the video side, the player signed VideoLAN can do almost everything: MPEG 1/2, DIVX 1/2/3, MPEG-4 (ASP and AVC), DivX 4/5/6, Xvid, H.261 , H.263 and H.263i, H.264, MJEPG, WMV, QuickTime, Digital Video, VP3, VP5, VP6 or even RealVideo.
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Some keyboard shortcuts for VLC
- "Space": Play / pause;
- "N" / "P": next / previous in the reading list;
- "Shift" + "Left arrow" or "Right arrow": go back or go forward 5 seconds;
- "F": full screen display;
- "H" / "G": delay / advance the subtitles.
In practice: getting started with VLC media player
Because it is open source, the VLC player offers countless features that it can sometimes be good to master. Thus, it is for example possible if you have to watch several videos one after the other, you will be able to create a personalized playlist. Moreover, if you watch content in the original version and not in French, it is possible to load a subtitle file and adjust its synchronization with the audio stream.
If by chance the media you are reading is not of good quality
sound, it is also possible to boost the volume to 200%.
How to change the graphic theme of VLC?
How to create a playlist on VLC?
How to enable 200% sound boost on VLC?
How to load a subtitle file on VLC?
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subtitles on VLC?
How to adjust synchronization of audio and video on VLC?
How to adjust volume between different media on VLC?
How to save a video modified by filters on VLC?
How to avoid stuttering on a video on VLC?
In practice: video, and beyond
More than just a video player, VLC media player is capable of managing a whole lot of media. Thus, for example, it will be possible to use it to subscribe to a podcast feed and even to listen to web radio. But what is probably the most impressive is that all of these features are arranged in a clear and light interface.
How to listen to the radio in VLC?
How to subscribe to podcasts on VLC?
How to apply a filter to video on VLC?
How to download and install an extension for VLC?
In practice: What advanced uses of the software?
Did you know that VLC media player allows you to convert a
video or audio file? Moreover, aficionados will even be able
to record with their webcam as well as their screen.
The clever ones will also find a tutorial to save
directly locally a video from YouTube.
How to record with your webcam on VLC?
How to convert an audio or video file with VLC?
How to Change Audio Track in VLC?
How to split a video into screenshots on VLC?
How to record your screen with VLC?
How to use VLC to record a YouTube video?
What software as alternatives to VLC?
Users who are not convinced by the VideoLAN software can also download the following applications:
GOM Media Player
Available on Windows (64-bit version), Mac and Android, GOM Media Player is a video player supporting many formats and capable of playing damaged files or files being downloaded. This free solution brings its share of innovative features such as support for 360° videos or advanced search for subtitles.
Plex Media Server
Compatible with Windows (32-bit version), Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, Android, iPhone (iOS) and some NAS servers, Plex is free software for playing content from a Plex media server. Including a streaming service, it simplifies the creation of a multimedia library and also offers a paid license unlocking additional features.
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  • Category: Media
  • Platform: Windows
  • Developer: VideoLAN
  • File Size: 31.40 MB
  • Downloads: 0
  • License: Free
  • Last Update: September 17, 2022
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