VLC media player 2.1.5 / 2.2.0-pre3
Cleverly organize your media files
On the visual side, the application stays clean, with no shiny buttons or elements to enhance the interface. However, accessing the 'Options' menu gives you the possibility to customize the layout or even completely change the skin with the help of downloadable content.
Regardless of your style choice, it is capable of playing both video and audio files. You can bring up the playlist editor, which can either be docked or left floating around the desktop. Files can be managed from here, with the possibility to simply have desired items dragged over an indicated area.
You can save configurations to play later on, having them combined, music and movies. Additionally, you are able to select one of the available radio stations provided, and it is most likely to even stumble across the one you have your frequency tuned to.
Enhance your video and audio experience
Giving VLC media player a try takes some of your time, having you snoop through every corner for hidden treasures. Each button you press brings up new possibilities. A 12-band equalizer is put at your disposal so that you can carefully adjust frequency sliders to fine-tune sound. You can also make use of one of the available presets, but with no option to save custom configurations.
The case also applies to motion pictures, with adjustments sliders for a decent amount of categories, such as Crop, Colors, Geometry, AtmoLight, and several more. You can easily switch to fullscreen for a clearer view, and there are even a few audio visualization options.
A few last words
To sum it up, VLC media player is an application that comes equipped with all you need to fully enjoy media files. A lot can be said about the true power hidden under the simple interface, but the magic is best discovered personally. It is, and represents the true meaning of a media player.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir on July 7th, 2014
Also available: Portable VLC Media Player
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- Important changes:
- The licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+, notably the streaming output, muxers and access output ones
Application descriptionVLC - the cross-platform media player and streaming server.VLC media player supports various audio and video formats (...