VLC Media Player (64-bit) is a favorite of many video watchers thanks to abundant format support, style, and customization options. There aren't many videos this app can't play and play amazingly well. It's more than enough to be the only video player you'll ever need on your computer.
In addition to being a universal media player, this app is open source, which means you can find people who create new add-ons and builds for it, as well as create your own version. The basic version of the program is anything but, featuring playlist and streaming support in addition to the ability to play just about any video on your PC. It gives you plenty of screen real estate by placing all of the buttons on its menu at the bottom and making them small enough to be ignored. VLC Media Player (64-bit) lets you add audio and video effects as you're watching a video for extra fun -- and supports more playlist formats for easy, hands-free viewing. It even lets you create playlists on the fly and edit them from inside the app. The app supports extensions and add-ons from all over the Web if you can find them.
The standard version of the program covers most of the bases you need, though. VLC Media Player (64-bit) has consistently been one of the most popular video players for years, and that isn't changing anytime soon. It gives users more flexibility and format support than most other players and stays on the cutting edge in terms of features.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Features includes simple, fast and powerful media player, plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams, and plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, and MP3.
VLC Media Player can support almost all system, including LINUX?MAC OS X?Window, iOS, it can play video with almost all format, whether it is downloaded from the Internet, or recording by a video recorder or mobile phone, or CD and DVD disk etc. It has a good GUI but also support command line.
March 25, 2017
Version: VLC Media Player (64-bit) 2.2.4
Worked the first time with .flv files which I had tried for an hour trying to get something to open. Windows Media kept crashing and nothing else I had worked or crashed. This opened it immediately the first time and not planned to do, but it was able to open a second video while the first was playing...not bad for free!
none so far that I have expereinced
Looks great so far...opened up all my videos without crashing...i'm happy!
Just about everything on modern computers is controlled by a mouse. Not VLC. Play/Pause is a Space bar... Seriously??? And no option to re-assign it to the mouse either. I desperately tried to like it but with this "I must sit at my desk when I watch anything" attitude of the developers is just not working for me.
And yes, you can: 1. move your mouse to view cursor; 2. move it down so that the controls become visible; 3. Locate Pause button and click it; 4. Upon resuming wait until cows come home for the controls to disappear from the screen... etc. Or... Click - instant Pause, another - Resume as it works in, say, MPC-HC. MPC-HC maybe unstable at times but it's far easier to live with. In fact, the only reason VLC is on my PC at all is that it's default player for Subtitle Edit... I wouldn't bother with it otherwise.
March 20, 2016
Version: VLC Media Player (64-bit) 2.2.2
VLC Player can play squeezed (4:3 over the air digital TV or from SD recorders) MTS and TS files in the correct aspect ratio of 16:9. Cyberlink PowerDVD 12 and WMP can't. (Win 8.1 versions). The internet radio list is impressive and useful.
The skip ahead and back buttons need a 30 second forward or backward instead of just 10 second buttons.