The most common and powerful multi-format, free media player available is VLC Media Player. VideoLAN Project, a non-profit organization, published the open source media player publicly in 2001. Thanks to its flexible multi-format playback capabilities, VLC Media Player rapidly became very popular. It was aided by compatibility and codec issues that made this useless for many popular video and music file formats with competitor media players including QuickTime, Windows and Real Media Player. The quick, straightforward Interface and enormous selection of customization options imposed the role of VLC Media Player at the top of the free media games.
VLC plays almost any format you can find in the video or music directory. This was a breakthrough at its release compared to the standard media players that most people used when trying to play media files that often crashed or showed "codecs missing" error messages. VLC is capable of playing MPEG, AVI, RMBV, FLV, QuickTime, WMV, MP4 and other video file formats shed. Click here for a complete list of compatible file formats. Not only can VLC Media Player accommodate thousands of various formats, but VLC can also playback partial or unfinished media files so that you can preview downloads until they begin.
Easy to Use
The UI of VLC is definitely a case of beauty use. But the simple look makes the game incredibly user-friendly. Use the classic media navigation buttons to run, pause, interrupt, skip, adjust playback rate, switch volume, brightness, etc., to easily drag and drop files to play or open them using files and folders. A huge variety of skins and customization options means that the generic design should not be sufficient to prevent you from selecting VLC as your default media player.
Don't let the simple interface of VLC Media Player deceive you, a huge variety of player options are available in the playback, audio, video, tools and display tabs. Including a graphic equalizer with several pre-sets, overlays, special effects, AtmoLight video effects, audio spatializer, and adjustable compression settings, you can play with synchronization settings. When attaching the SRT directory to the video folder, you can even add subtitles to videos.
The most powerful, reliable and high-quality free media player available is VLC Media Player. It has rightly dominated the free media player market for more than 10 years now and, thanks to the relentless development and progress of VideoLAN Org, it looks like it can continue for another 10 years.
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