VLC media player gives you full control of both its visuals and sounds. Adjust audio with an equalizer button on the bottom screen or access more advanced features in Compressor and Spatilizer tabs.
Looping buttons can also be extremely beneficial. They work by simply pointing at a specific spot in your video and clicking it, making loops appear automatically.
Video File Formats Supported
VLC media player supports all major video file formats and comes equipped with tools and options that make playing them on any device easy. It has an expansive codec library, while being open source makes this program ideal for use without additional codec packs needed to get maximum effectiveness out of its potential.
VLC multimedia framework features a modular architecture, making it easier to add new functionality. Comprised of more than 380 modules ranging from interfaces and audio/video outputs to scalers, encoders, decoders and filters; there is even an add-on library containing skins playlist parsers and search tools for subtitles extending its capabilities further.
VLC media player supports many popular video file formats such as MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI and MKV for online video streaming as well as media storage on hard drives or portable devices. Although each format offers some advantages over another, choosing which is best depends on your personal requirements and viewing method(s).
If you plan on watching videos on a large-screen TV, an AVI file format may be best as it supports higher resolutions. But for computer viewing sessions, smaller file sizes that provide better streaming and downloading may be preferable.
VLC Video Library Player supports multiple video file formats and is capable of playing DVDs, Audio CDs and VCDs as well as supporting streaming protocols from cameras and webcams. In addition, it converts files between formats, resizes videos as needed and crops them. Stellar Repair for Video can help fix issues related to corrupt videos or audio codecs so your videos will start playing again!
Audio File Formats Supported
VLC media player supports an impressive variety of audio files, such as WAV and AIFF files that do not compress as well as compressed formats like MP3 and Ogg. Furthermore, it can convert between file formats, for instance changing DTS files to MP3 to make them compatible with devices which don’t support DTS support or reduce bit rate in files to reduce file sizes.
This program can also handle DVD and Blu-ray discs, supporting both PAL and NTSC modes and decoding menus on these discs – an advantage over many media players that either don’t handle menus at all, or do so poorly they become completely ineffective.
VLC stands out by supporting virtually all video and audio codecs. Its main codecs, FFmpeg and Libavcodec, allow it to support most file formats found elsewhere such as DivX and WinDVD players; FLAC, ALAC and DSD high-resolution audio can even be played back with this player! Furthermore it even supports MQA audio file formats used by Tidal Masters streaming services!
VLC is open source software, making it customizable for use on any platform. Thanks to its modular design, its user community has developed extensions, skins and playlist parsers to extend functionality further. As of today it contains over 380 modules integrated into its core.
VLC media player is available on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Featuring an orange and white striped construction cone icon for identification purposes, it can be downloaded free. Besides playing video and audio files it also streams live television over an internet connection; runs off flash drives or external storage devices making it incredibly versatile multimedia program while remaining lightweight at approximately 17 Mb in size – plus can create or apply filters such as rotate, mirror, deinterlace and display walls!
Streaming Files Supported
VLC media player supports an extensive range of audio and video file formats, can play streamed content from local or network locations like webcams and streaming servers, as well as convert an incoming audio/video stream into an easily manageable file on your hard drive. Furthermore, unlike most media players it doesn’t require installation of separate codec packs for every format you wish to use due to its modular design and large open-source community that contributes to its development.
Not only can the program play files and streams, it can also record them so you can watch them later. While you could control it from its command line interface, using its GUI makes this task far simpler – record a single stream or an entire playlist easily with its intuitive user interface, then save as a file – perfect for novice users!
Another useful feature of the program is its capability of playing protected DVDs. To do this, libdvdcss must be installed – this free application decrypts region codes used on most commercial DVDs – making this feature particularly helpful when using apps such as Handbrake to rip DVDs into different formats.
VLC media player boasts an impressive assortment of extensions and add-ons beyond its core set of features, providing more “hidden” functions like tools that let you search subtitles. All available extensions can be found at VLC add-ons website.
To stream video from one computer to the next, use VLC media player’s File menu and Media to navigate directly into Stream mode. From here, a window will open that contains a textbox for entering URLs of files or streams to be streamed as well as destination folder paths by using Add and selecting folders; additionally you may adjust how much transcoding your computer performs upon incoming streams using Transcoding options. Once all information has been entered successfully and Start clicked upon you should see the video playing from another computer appear within minutes!
Recording Live Videos
VLC media player is a free and open source program which supports numerous audio and video codecs as well as many file formats, and streams across networks to convert files for playback on devices like mobile phones, tablets and TVs.
VLC media player excels not only at playing multimedia files but can also record live videos. Capturing network streams means it is ideal for documenting professional events such as business presentations, panel discussions, group conferences and company announcements.
To record live video, begin by opening VLC and loading the file you wish to record. When it has finished loading, click View > Advanced Controls for additional buttons besides standard play and stop controls. To loop a section of video, move the playhead to Point A where the loop should begin (Point A), click once on Loop (a button located above regular Play/Stop controls) and click once on Loop again (when that button has been pressed, Point A’s red dot will indicate looped content); to exit simply click it again (when ready).
If you want to capture live video from a webcam or another device, open VLC and navigate to Media > Capture Device. Within the Capture Device window, choose Desktop as your capture mode and set your preferred frame rate before naming and saving your recording file. After making all these choices, click Start Recording button and watch as a floating bar displays how long has passed in real time – keeping track of progress is just another bonus feature of VLC!
VLC Media Player’s core functionality can be further expanded through extensions and add-ons. These range from tools that help find subtitles to special effects such as video effects. A huge open-source community exists around VLC which constantly creates new add-ons for it; its website contains a list of available add-ons which can be downloaded and installed easily.