VLC Media Player

download codecThe VLC media player can be downloaded here. It is a free and open-source, well-known cross-platform multimedia player. With the framework that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. VLC is also well known with playing broken or incomplete files. Much like the KMPlayer and download GOM Player as well.

VLC Media Player

Some of the key features of VLC Player are:

  • Plays various video and audio formats (including Blu-Rays, DVDs, VCDs and streaming protocols.)
  • Supports various streaming protocols and network playback
  • Also supports an equalizer, filters as well as playback speed control
  • This player is also skinnable with a customizable interface
  • There is also basic editing features (cut, crop, merge as well as adjusting audio levels)
  • Well known and respected ability to play damaged or incomplete files
  • Also now supports extensions and add-ons
  • Available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

Install VLC Media Player

Here’s how you can install VLC Player on different platforms:

  • Windows:
    1. Download the setup file;
    2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install;
    3. Once the installation is complete, launch the VLC Media Player.
  • macOS:
    1. Download the disk image file (dmg);
    2. Double-click the downloaded file and drag the VLC icon to the Applications folder;
    3. Once copied, launch VLC from the Applications folder/
  • Linux:
    1. Open the terminal and use the package manager to install VLC. For example, on Debian-based systems (such as Ubuntu), you can use the following command:
    sudo apt-get install vlc
    1. After the installation, you can launch VLC from the terminal or from the applications menu
  • Android:
    1. Open the Google Play Store app
    2. Search for “VLC”
    3. Tap on the “VLC for Android” app
    4. Tap on the Install button
    5. Once installed, launch the VLC app from the app drawer.
  • iOS:
    1. Open the App Store app
    2. Search for “VLC”
    3. Tap on the “VLC for Mobile” app
    4. Tap on the Get button
    5. Once installed, launch the VLC app from the home screen.
See also  VLC 3D Display

How to stream using VLC Media Player

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to stream using VLC Media Player:

  1. Open VLC Media Player
  2. Click on the “Media” menu and select “Open Network Stream”
  3. In the URL field, enter the network address of the stream (e.g. http://example.com/stream.m3u)
  4. Click on the “Play” button to start streaming

Alternatively, you can also use the “Open File” option and enter a local file or disk address to play a local media file.

VLC Media Player Filters 

VLC Player provides a variety of filters that can be applied to audio and video while playing. Some of the most common filters are:

  • Audio:
    • Compressor
    • Spatializer
    • Equalizer
    • Bass Booster
    • Stereo Enhancer
  • Video:
    • Adjust
    • Crop
    • Letterbox
    • Deinterlacing
    • Geometry
    • Transform
    • Logo Overlay
    • Watermark

To apply filters in VLC, follow these steps:

  1. Open VLC Media Player
  2. Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Effects and Filters”
  3. In the “Effects and Filters” window, go to the “Audio Effects” or “Video Effects” tab
  4. Select the desired filter and adjust its settings as needed
  5. Close the window and start playing the media file to see the effects of the filter.

Note: The availability of filters depends on the platform and the version of media player you’re using. See also the HEVC Video Extension as well as the how to download movies in VLC media player as well as the issue of VLC player no video but sound as well.

Download Media Player (32 bit)

Download Media Player (64 bit)

There are others as well.

See also  MPC-HC

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(Updated: 22 Nov 2022 : version : 3.0.18)