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VLC media player

VLC media player

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windows* mac
linux** unix

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VLC media player - originally named VideoLAN Client - is a flexible media player available for virtually any operating system including portal/handheld computers. VLC plays all of the common media formats both video and audio - and plays you DVDs and todays popular DivX and MPEG4 movies. Most streaming media is support as well including Windows Media (wmv) and QuickTime. Advanced features include playing media directly off ISO files and skinable GUI. VLC is also available as a firefox plug-in and as an ActiveX component - making it simple to view any embedded video format through your web-browser.

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VLC for Android 1.6.0
VideoLAN and the Android teams are happy to present the release of VLC for Android 1.6.0. Ported to Android 6.0, this release should provide an important performance boost for decoding and the...
DVBlast 3.0, multicat 2.1, bitstream 1.1
VideoLAN and the DVBlast teams are happy to present the simultaneous release of DVBlast 3.0, bitstream 1.1 and multicat 2.1!DVBlast and multicat are now ported to OSX and DVBlast 3.0 is a major...
libbluray 0.9.0
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