VLC media player 3.0.18
In order to be able to fully enjoy a movie or a song, the appropriate apps must be used. Media files are in a wide variety of formats, and not all available players support them. Among the current industry giants that have built a name and reputation over the years is VLC media player, a simple-looking tool with a great deal of power under the hood.
Organize your media files smartly
On the visual side, the app remains clean, with no shiny buttons or elements to enhance the interface. However, accessing the Options menu gives you the possibility to customize the layout or even change the look entirely with the help of the downloadable content.
No matter your style, it is capable of playing both video and audio files. You can bring up the playlist editor, which can be docked or left to move around your desktop. Files can be managed from here, with the ability to simply drag required items over a selected area.
You can save configurations to play them later, combining them with music and movies. In addition, you can select one of the many available radio stations, and you will most likely stumble across the station that your frequency is tuned to.
Enhance your video and audio experience
Giving yourself some of your time, VLC media player will have you snooping around every corner looking for hidden treasures. Every button you press brings you new possibilities. A 12-band equalizer is placed at your disposal so that you can carefully adjust the frequency sliders to fine-tune the sound. You can also use one of the available presets, but without the option to save custom configurations.
The case applies to motion pictures as well, with adjustment sliders for a decent number of categories, such as Crop, Colors, Geometry, AtmoLight, and many more. You can easily switch to full screen mode for a clearer view, and there are also a few audio visualization options.
A few final words
To sum it up, VLC media player is an app with everything you need to fully enjoy your media files. Much can be said about the real power hidden beneath the simple interface, but the magic is best discovered in person. It stands for and represents the true meaning of a media player.
VLC media player Features:
- Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing …)
- Preferences improvements
- XML parsers
- Client-side SSL/TLS support
- Massive Matroska improvements
- Support for SOCKS proxy
- Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
- Support for (HE-) AAC raw-audio streams
- TiVo demuxer
- Samba (Windows shares) access module
- Dirac decoder and encoder
- PNG decoder/encoder
- Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
- Services discovery modules (SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), shoutcast)
- Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
- Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
- Image file video output (png)
- Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
- Pocket PC port
- Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
Plays Video Formats:
MPEG-1/2, DivX (1/2/3/4/5/6), MPEG-4 ASP, 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, WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1, Sorenson 1/3, DV, On2 VP3/VP5/VP6, Indeo Video v3 (IV32), Real Video (1/2/3/4).
Plays Audio Formats:
MPEG Layer 1/2, MP3 – MPEG Layer 3, AAC – MPEG-4 part3, Vorbis, AC3 – A/52, E-AC-3, MLP / TrueHD>3, DTS, WMA 1/2, WMA 3, FLAC, ALAC, Speex, Musepack / MPC, ATRAC 3, Wavpack, Mod, TrueAudio, APE, Real Audio, Alaw/µlaw, AMR (3GPP), MIDI, LPCM, ADPCM, QCELP, DV Audio, QDM2/QDMC, MACE.
DVD, Text files (MicroDVD, SubRIP, SubViewer, SSA1-5, SAMI, VPlayer), Closed captions, Vobsub, Universal Subtitle Format (USF), SVCD / CVD, DVB, OGM, CMML, Kate. ID3 tags, APEv2, Vorbis comment.