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VLC Media Player 2.2.1

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Freeware

VLC Media Player is an open source video player for reproducing all kind of media files on your computer or device, and which will work especially well if you have Windows 7, XP and iOS.

Sometimes, “free” doesn’t mean “bad” and that’s the philosophy of VideoLAN (VLC). This open software can reproduce all your videos, no matter what kind of format they are in, because they will work on VLC. It will reproduce your music as well and its download is pretty easy.

It is a good complement for your computer since it is also compatible with programs like SopCast, which allows the smooth running not only of your own movies, but also high quality streaming videos. Furthermore, it is compatible with many Windows OS such as Windows 7 and XP

Media center

VLC has a great diversity of functions. It not only reproduces your videos, it also easily converts them into the format you prefer. Select the bitrate and the type of file and it’s done. You can also take screenshots and configure a shortcut to do it.

VLC Media Player reproduces music and streaming

This player allows you to select the audio channel in case your video is dual audio, and also includes an option to set subtitles in srt format. Check the preferences and the video options to change the different visuals such as brightness and contrast. Set the filters you want, hit the play button and configure your ideal way of watching videos.

VLC offers music and streaming

As a media player VLC Media Player reproduces music and streaming. Audio features go from normalization to sampling music. This makes it packed with capability since it can also record sound from a standard microphone, which is a fun thing to try. You can also set the general volume to 200%, but it may distort your sound since it does this digitally.

VLC also can stream video and audio from the Internet. Connect yourself to a broadcast channel and enjoy a whole world of multimedia content. If you can connect to a link, you can watch TV from your computer in HD quality, while it also works as a host or as a server, so you can upload or download a multimedia signal without too much trouble.

The version 2.2.0 has been designed especially for iOS7 and within the new features included are: the ability to play the videos stored in Google Drive and Dropbox via Streaming, new multitouch gestures, it has improved the process of downloading by a local network, a better organization of series's chapters, supporting new codecs, protocols and formats; and the protection of our Library with lock code.

Alternatives

Kantaris Media Player is a high quality application based on the same VLC Media Player, so it makes a good alternative. However, if you want something much simpler,Media Player Classic is a more basic tool to play videos and music.

VLC Media Player 2.2.1 Features

This program includes several features and improvements:

  • Large number of possible input formats such as MPEG, AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, WAV, FLV or Nut among others
  • Ability to export from different input media like DVD Video, MPEG encoder or TCP/RTP Unicast
  • Manage Internet radio channels and podcasts
  • More than 20 different compatible video formats
  • Capabilitie of reproducing different audio formats such as MIDI, MP3, WMA, FLAC, ALAC or Mod among others
  • Add video effects
  • Subtitles and tags are allowed in more than 15 formats
  • Transcode your videos
  • You can choose between 9 available interfaces
  • Ability of taking snapshots

If you want to read more information about VLC Media Player, you can do it here

Conclusion

VLC Media Player is a free and complete software package for playing your multimedia files and configuring the settings the way you want. Reproduce video and audio, stream your stuff and convert your files; you can do whatever you need with this practical tool.

Pros
  • Large media compatibility
  • Video streaming
  • Audio edition
Cons
  • Sometimes unstable

USER REVIEWS

VLC is one of the best media players on the market

By John Zed

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015

VLC is a free and open-source media player, with it you can play the mayority of video and music files without needing to install separate codecs, since VLC does it for you. It features fully customizable hotkeys that makes very easy to use. It supports internet streaming to listen to online radio stations or watch videos online without the need to download them beforehand, and it lets you create bookmarks for your favorite online radio stations. You can also create basic playlists with the music in your computer.

In addition to the standard playback controls, VLC lets you slowdown the video, watch it frame by frame, adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and gamma, and synchronize audio and video. It also supports subtitles through srt files, which you can customize by changing where they are shown, the color or the font. With VLC you can play DVD videos but the program lacks the ability to play Blu-ray titles.

Pros

  • No external codecs required to work
  • It has excellent playback quality

Cons

  • It doesn't support Blu-ray discs
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VLC Media Player 2.2.0 (32-bit): The most robust and popular free media player available.

By Ngunyi Kibui

On Thursday, April 9, 2015

This is an open source media player publicly released in 2001 and became very popular due to its versatile capability for multi format playback options. VLC can play file formats in Mpeg, Flv, Wmv,Mp4, Mp3, Rmbv, Avi just to name a few as practically it can support virtually all forms. Also you can view incomplete or partial downloads while downloading.

With a standard appearance, VLC is very easy to use as simply as dragging and dropping a file the classic media buttons provide a variety of options from play, stop, pause, edit, adjusting the volume, brightness just to name a few. The more advanced options include a huge variety of customization options, from a huge variety of skins, video and audio tools including a graphic equalizer with multiple presets overlays, special effects and customizable compression settings.

VLC media player 2.2.0 is a major upgrade as it supports many new devices, metadata, formats and improves most of the current ones in line with preparing with the next generation codecs. It is supported by virtually all popular operating systems in the market, but this version of VLC is compatible with versions of Windows 7 and higher, Android jellybean and above for android devices.

Pros

  • Low resource usage without compromising performance
  • Amazingly easy to use Interface
  • Lightweight applicationmaking installation easy and non space intensive
  • compatibility with the different media formats

Cons

  • High capacity in crashing rate.
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Play all media file types with VLC Media Player 2.2.

By Gfx Sine

On Thursday, March 26, 2015

How many times have you encountered the message “Windows media player cannot play this file”? I bet, many. Windows media player users frequently encounter file format issues and it sucks not being able to play unsupported files. Having tried a considerable number of media players, I must say VLC Media Player 2.2.0 has worked 99 percent of the times with a diverse range of file extensions. Whether it’s a .wmv file or an .mp4 file or any other file format, VLC Media Player 2.2.0 supports a wide variety of media file formats.

The compatibility and support for different file formats is a huge plus point for VLC Media Player which means that one media player can work for all your media files. VLC Media Player is stable and runs smoothly and seamlessly without causing any latency issues. The player is quick, light, and its all-in-one package allows users to enjoy different file types at the convenience of a single player. VLC Media Player easily replaces default stock media players that come with the operating system such as Windows Media Player.

Pros

  • Support for wide range of audio and media files
  • Light, fast, and hassle free
  • One media player for all file formats

Cons

  • The user interface is rather dull
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