VLC is a free open-source media player that supports a wide range of video formats. Click on the button below to download and you’ll be watching videos on your computer or phone in less than two minutes. Click the DOWNLOAD button to go directly to the VideoLan website.
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VLC is often described as the “only media player you’ll ever need,” but is it really that good? In my opinion, it is. I began using VLC in the early 2000s when downloading TV and movies was first becoming popular. I’d burn the files to discs and would often have trouble playing the files on Windows Media Player. A friend suggested that I download VLC and that it would solve all my issues, without having to download a codec or figure out what codecs are.
I downloaded VLC and was thrilled that it worked with all different types of formats, read burnt CDs and DVDs, had no trouble with subtitles, and was really easy to use.
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Since then, it’s one of the first programs I download when I get a new computer. So, what is it about VLC that makes it so great? The first thing is that VLC is 100% free. There are no premium versions with additional features. Just a free download and you’ll be able to watch videos, webcams, stream, record your screen, listen to music, and more.
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As an open-source program, developers can create downloadable plugins and extra features for the software. Among other things, this allows it to easily integrate with other programs and online video services. There are plenty of customization tools that can be used to adjust the video or audio playback.
There are also a variety of skins that you can download to personalize the look of your player. Plays nearly every video and audio format. Boost the volume to 200%. Can search, download, and install subtitles. Create a playlist. Play ZIP files without unpacking them. Can play torrent files while they are still downloading. Search for and add album covers. Even with all the above, VLC isn’t perfect.
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Some of the advanced tools, such as converting a file from one format to another or recording your screen are more difficult than they should be. One of the great updates to VLC is the subtitle search function.
To find subtitles, open VLC and click on VIEW > VLsub. This will open a window where you can enter in the show or movie name, season and episode, and language. VLC will come back with a bunch several options, you can click the DOWNLOAD button and it will download and install the subtitles. Fill in the VLsub information and VLC will find subtitles for you. One of the good things about the VLC Media Player is that uninstalling it is just as easy as installing it.
There is no adware or bloatware that comes with the software, so all you need to do is use the Add or Remove Program feature and it will completely remove the entire program. Yes, it is 100% free. There are no hidden costs, premium members-only benefits, or ads.