VLC Media Player Portable

VLC Media Player Portable

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 88 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.5
File Size:
24.06MB
Date Added:
July 28, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,880,864
Downloads Last Week:
15,317
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

VLC Media Player is an open-source program that enables you to play all kinds of media files on your Windows computer. Its intuitive interface provides access for users of all experience levels to a whole host of features, and it even includes a nice set of editing tools.

Pros

Versatility and accessibility: You'll quickly find what you're looking for when you first open this program. Many file types are supported, and you can find all kinds of tips and insight provided by other users in the Help forums. Beginners will have no trouble accessing the basic features of this program, and more advanced users will find all of the fun features they enjoy experimenting with, as well.

Editing suite: You can adjust multiple aspects of your video files through this app. In addition to the general features, like cropping, or adjusting aspect ratio, zoom, and brightness, this program also allows you to add effects and adjust the coarseness of the film grain.

Cons

Help issues: While there is extensive documentation in the Help documents provided with the app, they are mostly written by other users, thanks to the nature of the open-source software. This doesn't have to be a drawback, but it can mean that they're a little technical and could be hard for an inexperienced user to follow. The Help files are also universal to VLC Media Player programs for all platforms, but each platform has a slightly different interface and set of controls, so directions written based on one platform might not be exactly what you need if you're working with a different one.

Bottom Line

VLC Media Player contains a lot of great features, and because it's an open-source program, it's completely free. It's also updated frequently, so even if the exact feature you're looking for isn't there now, it likely will be in the future. Whether you're just looking for a way to play movies on your computer, or you want a more advanced tool, this program is worth taking for a test drive.

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