VLC is a media player that plays all types of video and audio files.
It is a long time since Microsoft Windows Media Player was the most popular media player. Currently there are a multitude of media players that outperform Windows Media Player. Despite its popularity, Windows Media Player is not the most advanced media player more in its category, so it is good to use other alternative better developed.
VLC software is a powerful multimedia player, which is able to play video file and music without having to install any additional codec, which makes it perfect to install and use without any extra configuration. This ease of use, has made this multimedia player one of the most popular software within its category. This is not casual, because in addition to its ease of use, added to the low use of PC resources, allows this software to be installed on any type of machine, either actual, or older.
This lightweight player, supports a wide variety of input formats such as: DVD Video, SVCD, Digital TV VCD, etc. Emphasizes the ability to play the file directly from the web: HTTP, FTP, UDP, RTP, etc., This allows us, for example, enter a Youtube URL and view it from VLC, being able to apply all the features available in this software. For example, we can easily capture an image of a Youtube video thanks to the support of video production through HTTP protocol.
About video and audio formats support, we can say that this program supports almost any multimedia format. We can mention some of them: DivX, MPEG 1-2-3, H. 261, MKV, Real Video, MP3, MIDI, DTS, and many others.
This program comes with a number of features that make it highly recommended. For example automatically supports subtitles, without having to configure anything in the options menu. It also supports multiple audio tracks on videos, so if we're watching a movie that contains different languages audio tracks, we can change from one language to another with a simple combination of keys or using the mouse.
The simplicity of use of this software does not necessarily imply that it is a simple software, on the contrary, as it have a multitude of options that we can configure to suit our taste. By default it shows a basic configuration with a few options that we can modify. If we want to, we can display the advanced settings and see all the available options.
For those who like to “play” with the image of the videos, this software has some filters and effects that allow us to modify the video in several ways: adjusting hue, brightness, contrast, sepia, color threshold, rotate, etc. One of the effects that draw the most attention, is the one that allows us to convert the video image into a puzzle, where each piece of the puzzle is a piece of video, and we will be able to move the pieces to solve the puzzle. Another interesting filter is the one that displays the video in ASCII format, getting this way a very particular image.
Of course we can also modify audio filters and modify: bass, treble, mids, etc.
Without a doubt, this software, which began as a university project, it has become one of the most widely used media players in the world, and this is due to the large number of integrated features, its ease of use and the price, which is free. In addition it can be installed on Windows, Mac and Linux Computers.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is VLC downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of VLC.
As for Windows 64-bit, this software is compatible with:
Windows 10 64 bits, Windows 8 64 bits, Windows XP 64 bits, Windows Vista 64 bits, Windows 7 64 bits.
Here you can download the 64-bit version of VLC.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, it is compatible with Windows 64-bit, in the following link you can download the 64-bit version.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 3.0.11. For Windows 64-bit the version we offer is the 3.0.11.
- Is VLC free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to VLC?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.