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VLC media player

VLC media player is a cross-platform free and open source software multimedia player by the non-profit VideoLAN project. It can play a wide variety of audio and video codecs and streaming sources.

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.


Simple, fast and powerful

  • Plays everything – Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed – MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3…
  • Runs on all platforms – Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android …
  • Completely Free – no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.


  • Add skins.
  • Create skins with VLC skin editor.
  • Install extensions.

—  from the VLC page.

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