VLC media player Review

VLC media player 2.0.8    Feb 5, 2014 release

License: Free
Language: English
OS: Win 2000 / Win XP / Win Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 / Win
Size: 21.9 MB
Developer: Videolan
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by SoftwarePuppy Dec 9, 2013

Editorial review

VLC Media Player is for opening the most popular video and audio file formats, converting and editing them. It is small in size, can stream video, record audio, supports subtitles and has a clear eye-soothing interface.


VLC Media Player is a multipurpose program that opens following audio and video formats without any codec packs. It freely plays MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3, DVD, Audio CD, VCD, AVI, ASF, WMV, WMA, MP4, MOV, 3GP, OGG, MIDI, MKV, WAV, FLAC and FLV. In case you are willing to play a lesser known format, you have to download additional codecs and VLC player will open your file without any hassle. Aside from playing files offline, it can open YouTube videos if you have Internet connection and can copy-paste a link to the desired video. VLC Media Player also converts files: from video to audio (MP3, FLAC, WMA, OGG), or from video to video (WMV, MP4, MPEG).

VLC Player is compatible with following OSs: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The program has comfortable to navigate interface where all the options can be easily found, therefore it is very easy to use and you will not have any troubles getting used to it. Not only does VLC Media Player support a plenty of formats, it allows recording audio and saving it onto your PC, moreover, it lets you view images, use hotkeys, adjust interface (download and add skins or add more buttons, change their shape, choose where you want instrument panel to be), synchronize tracks and add subtitles.


  • Supports the most popular audio and video formats;
  • Has simple and adjustable interface;
  • Supports subtitles;
  • Allows converting files and recording audio;
  • Small in size (about 22 MB).


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If you are looking for a multipurpose program that can help to create and organize playlists, play as many file formats as possible and convert them, VLC Player is for you. This is a universal all-in-one software tool that is a powerful player, editor and converter at the same time.

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