VLC Media Player is a universal player that can play almost any file format that is currently: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, H.264, MP3, OGG and other, regular DVD and VCD discs as well as music. One of its features is the ability to play almost any type of video streaming, including the transport stream from the satellite receiver. This is done by encoding a unique player, which does not require any codecs to play videos.Starting with version 1.1.0 has been added to the video hardware acceleration through the graphics card for Windows Vista and 7 (DXVA2, Windows XP is not supported), as well as between Linux (VAAPI).In addition, the increase of modern and container format support improvements in audio support, improved performance by removing unnecessary components, plus optimizations for modern processors, enhanced functionality by allowing the use of additional modules, and also made many other changes.
Another thing that is implemented in the VLC media player is a collection of programmers innovation produce IL codec to decode the digital video stream OpenMax, HD DVB subtitle support, integration with the Windows 7 Taskbar, access to the online CDDB database, which stores information about audio CDs, as well as the possibility make extensions to the language Lua. Besides the mentioned codec support AMR (Narrow Band), Windows Media Voice / Speech, Atrac1, Indeo5, VP8, WebM mediakonteynera and SFTP protocols. Thanks to the optimization of code that can improve application performance and lower consumption of system resources.
VLC allows you to watch DVD-drive, capture video from various sources and convert it to various formats, create snapshots, listen to internet radio, and play the file is corrupt or Damaged. Unfortunately, starting with version 1.1, released from SHOUTcast streaming player module. The reason is the demand for his removal company AOL, which has the rights to this technology.
The main feature of VLC Media Player:
- Free to edit playlist.
- Ability to view nedokachanyh, damaged or "clear" video.
- Supports UDP, RTP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP, IPSec and SSL / TLS. See IPTV.
- PNG Decoder.
- Video and audio filters.
- Lots of additional plugins.