VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
VLC plays absolutely anything. It supports an enormous number of multimedia formats, and does not require you to download additional codecs. VLC features a complete streaming server, with extended features like video on demand, on-the-fly transcoding, granular speed controls, frame-by-frame advancement and more. It can also be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
VLC Media Player now features fully customizable toolbars, customizable Skins, supports playback for broken files as well as zipped files, and so much more.
What's new in version 2.1.0, highlights:
- With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.
- Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.
- It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
- Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers [full release notes]
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.0 | 23.2 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 20.3 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.0 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 22.0 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.0 for Linux | VLC 2.1.0 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website | VLC 2.1.0 Announcement