Times of Oman
Apr 30, 2017 Last Updated at 17:44 AST
Oman technology: All about VLC Player
March 26, 2017 | 7:57 PM
by Ashish Dubash
VLC can play just about any file format you throw at it.
 
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What is it:

Essentially a media player. VLC can play just about any file format you throw at it. Popular on desktop for years now, VLC provides almost the same functionality on your smartphone.

Why Download now:

VLC player is a media player with a whole bunch of inbuilt codecs. As a result it lets you play almost any file you may have on your device, without the need to install additional codecs. These include both Audio and Video. Some of the supported formats include:

Video: WMV, MPEG-4 ASP, Real Video (1/2/3/4), XviD, and MJPEG (A/B).

Audio: MPEG Layer 1/2, MP3 - MPEG Layer 3, AAC - MPEG-4 part3, and Real Audio

Additionally VLC can also read the following: DVD, Text files, Closed captions, Vobsub, and Universal Subtitle Format.

With all of these options, it’s pretty much a one stop shop for all your media needs. (Some of the above formats are platform dependant)

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Launched: February 1, 2001

Available on: Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, Solaris, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows Phone, QNX, Haiku, Syllable, Tizen, OS/2.



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