VLC is a free, open-source multimedia player that is capable of playing most file formats, DVDs, CDs and even stream media from one computer to another. VLC has many useful features such as playlists, skinnable interface (themes), video recording, free online radio and much much more. VLC is 100% free thanks to an open-source distribution that allows anybody to download and redistribute the software. Download VLC Media Player now and change the way you watch your favorite movies and videos forever!
VLC is famous for its ability to read almost any file format without needing any extra codecs or plug-ins. Simply load your movie/video/song into the program and click play. The media player interface is very easy to use and can be customized to fit your needs. You can go as far as removing all the toolbars and leaving only the screen which can be controlled entirely by keyboard shortcuts that are entirely customizable as well. There is almost no limits to what VLC player can do and if you are looking for an easy to use, highly customizable, feature-filled media player then you VLC is definitely going to fit your needs.
VLC is one of the most light-weight video/audio players that currently exist. It only takes seconds to open it up, load a video and hit play. When it comes to playing HD video, VLC Player does it perfectly without missing a single frame. In contrast to its light-weight feel, VLC player is packed up with useful features. And let's not forget, it is all 100% free thanks to an open source distribution.
VLC Media Player is a long-time open-source favorite, and the latest version is also the first to be out of beta development. It's not the only option for free video playback, but it's one of the best, and the feature updates in version 1 make it well worth the upgrade.Seth Rosenblatt (cnet.com)