VLC media player is free software with a multitude of functions relating to the playback of audiovisual documents. From the Videolan project, Free software, unique et original, VLC media player is a real Swiss army knife of multimedia, usable by everyone thanks to a simple and easy interface.
The main function of VLC Media Player is to allow playback of multimedia content. Its main interest lies in the fact that it is able to play an impressive number of formats without the need to install additional codecs..
In addition to playing audio or video files on the user's computer, VLC Media Player is able to play DVDs, Blu-Ray, VCD, Audio / video CDs as well as receiving network multimedia streams via other broadcasting protocols such as TCP, UDP, HTTP, FTP or Direct Show. The user can thus play videos or web radios as well as streams from webcams for example.