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VLC Media Player 2.1.5VLC Media Player for Windowslatest version: 2.1.5

VLC Media Player for Windows description and functions

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VLC Media Player: features and functions.

Multimedia player with built-in codecs

VLC Media Player is a freeware audio and video player, which can be used as a server for audio\video internet broadcasting (supports IPv4 and IPv6 protocols). Installation of additional codecs is not required for playing multimedia files, they are already built-in the program. VLC player can play DVD, not coded (without DRM) stream video (IPTV) and internet radio. The program can also record stream video and audio on the computer. VLC plays garbled and damaged files, for example files with damaged indexes.

The program was created by students from Paris, and at the present moment a big number of developers work on it, they frequently release new versions of the player with different improvements.

The new version of VLC Player includes a lot of improvements of audio\video decoders. In particular new formats: VP9, HEVC. There were also improvements of audio\video output and a lot of bugs fixed in the new version of VLC Player.

Supported formats

Input: UDP/RTP unicast or multicast, HTTP, FTP, MMS, DVD, VCD, SVCD, Audio CD, DVB (Linux only), Video acquisition (V4l and DirectShow), RSS/Atom feed.
Digital formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, QuickTime, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAVMPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB.
Compressed video files: Cinepak, DV, H.263, H.264, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, Sorenson (downloaded from YouTube), Theora, VC-1, VP5, VP6, WMV.
Subtitles: DVD, SVCD, DVB, OGM, (partly) SubStation Alpha, SubRip, (partly) Advanced SubStation Alpha, MPEG-4 Timed Text, text files, Vobsub, MPL2, teletext.
Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, MACE, MP3, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, Screamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA.

Streaming output formats

Container formats: ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, Ogg, Wav, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), MPJPEG, FLAC, MOV.
Video formats: H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, VP5, VP6, Theora, DV.
Audio formats: AAC, AC3, DV Audio, FLACMP3, Speex, Vorbis.
Streaming protocols: UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP, RTSP, MMS, File.

 

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