VLC Media player defines itself within its name. As the name suggests it is a media player which runs various media files on its platform. VLC media player was first launched in February 2001 about 14 years ago and ever since then, it has been upgrading and making the application all more user friendly and robust. VLC Media Player better known as VLC is a very widely used, freely accessible media player. VLC is an open source media player. VLC comes with a whole lot of features and most strikingly it comes without a price tag. It is one of the very few media players which is available on almost every platform which is used nowadays. Its popularity is largely own to its feature of supporting multiple types of files and feasibility in its service.
What Makes VLC Special?
The first speciality of VLC is its Flexibility. VLC possess various striking and high end features. Sound of the video can also be increased up to 200% thereby allowing the speakers to work harder but give good sound in open areas. VLC supports MPEG, MP4, WMV, FLV and a whole range of different file extensions. This gives it an upper hand over various other media players.
The speed of the video can also be managed or manipulated. Video can be played either in slow motion or in very fast as and when needed accordingly. HD files of 1080p and 4K are supported by VLC player. Even Videos with broken codec can also be repaired and played in this player.
Another feature of VLC is very basic yet very helpful. VLC allows users to put subtitles along with the video by just adding the SRT file to the video. It also allows users to manage speed with which they want subtitles to pass along. Depending on the requirement its speed can be reduced or increased. Hence, giving a lot of comfort to users.
User Interface or VLC look is very basic. Its basic appearance allows users to understand the player swiftly and become comfortable with the player. Various skins are available for this player but sometimes they are not supported by the Operating System. UI of VLC media player has almost been same since it was first launched. The basic contains 70% of the screen as video. The portion above video consists of the menu bar. Almost all the functions can be accessed from this portion. The lower portion contains a bar which moves as the video covers time. Instances of videos can be jumped using this bar. Just below the bar are buttons to stop, pause, resume, fast forward, backward etc. which increases its accessibility.
VLC media player is a one stop solution for all media player related problems. The basic UI might fool you for few minutes but its features make a mark among its users. The codec feature along with various others enhances the experience of using VLC media player. Sound and subtitles are additional features which attracts users towards this player. The various files supporting feature add to the party. VLC is a must for all the diversified devices present out there.