"VLC media player is a free software media player written by the VideoLAN project. It is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats ... More

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LICENSE : gnu general public license (gpl)
OPERATING SYSTEM : os independent
C : Assembly : USER INTERFACE : gnome
win32 : Carbon : Kde : X Windows : LATEST VERSION : 0.8.6i

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Must Have For Every User On Every Platform

VLC is a complete package for audio-video needs.

Every user must have it installed to be able to play any format of audio/video

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Watch TV In Linux Via VLC

If you have a bt8x8 TV card and Video4Linux module enabled in your Kernel,

You can watch TV right from your VLC Player.

Just open VLC then Press CTRL+C....push Play.

I have a bt878 Card and Video4Linux 2 Module compiled with Kernel. It works flawlessly. If you use fedora then you can use your Infra-red remote control that came with your TV card just by plugging it in and select auto-detect in Infra-red remote control preferences.

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VLC Review

A Very affective Program for those FLV Files a must have if you love You Tube!

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VLC Covers The Breadth Of Video Formats

VLC is one audio and video player which plays the maximum number of possible media formats. Its simple and light media player application has played almost all possible formats (other than RealMedia format!) that I found.

Since its packet based it is very useful in playing partially downloaded media, like incomplete downloading video/audio conent.

Its also has a few skins to give it a new look. It can also be used to stream and capture streaming audio and video over the network.

Currently VLC is the one media player which is assocoated to all the media content in my system.

Had mentioned about VLC some time back in my blog:


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Miro Media Player Gets an Overhaul

Open source media player Miro is out in a new version 2.5, downloadable for Windows, the Mac, and Linux. Miro has long been well-liked as a way to collect and view timely video content, as well as manage video libraries. There are many enhancements in the new version, detailed here, but two of the new features that have jumped out at me as I've used the new version are audio podcasts available through Miroguide (a really nice way to navigate to content from all around the web and sample offerings that you may like), and smarter handling of BitTorrent files, especially videos.

VLC Media Player Project Puts Out Call For Mac Developers


Popular open source media player project VLC put out a call this week looking for Mac OS X developers. The team released an update solely for Mac users that includes updated libraries, buggy behavior on Power PC-based Macs, and an apology to the entire Mac community.


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Cloud Alternative for VLC?

Hi guys, can you please suggest me the best cloud based alternative for a cloud-based alternative for the VLC player?

VLC keeps stopping, skipping, stalling, freezing, etc. etc. etc. It is sucking for some reason!

VLC has been giving me a lot of problems off late. Whenever I'm watching typical DVD rip copies ~ 700 MB in size, although some of them can be as large as 1.5-2 Gb, it starts skipping every few minutes which makes the entire experience very annoying.

I have a Macbook Pro - 2Gb RAM, 250 Gb HDD which is 60+% unused. I've defrag'd my drive but that didn't help.

Any suggestions?

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