VideoLan

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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols

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VideoLan review by <span>Licex D.</span>
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El reproductor de video más versátil que existe

What do you like best?

La cantidad de formatos de audio y video que puedo utilizar en VLC es enorme, puedo reproducir audios en distintos formatos, y videos en mp4, wma, ultra HD, y muchisimo más, además de eso es un software gratuito con licencia GNU, puede ser descargado e instalado tantas veces como quieras en cualquier computadora que lo necesites. Es muy util para reproducir videos descargados de internet que no utilicen extensiones convencionales.

What do you dislike?

Puede ser un poco inestable, no reproduce listas de videos o audio, es decir, cada elemento debe reproducirse individualmente, la versión para Smartphone y Tablets es un poco anticuada y poco amigable, pide actualizaciones de manera demasiado frecuente lo cual puede ser un poco molesto, y algunos videos en HD no se reproducen correctamente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Este es un programa muy útil dado que puede reproducir archivos de audio y video de múltiples formatos, además de ello es gratuito y accesible sin ningún tipo de limitaciones, les recomiendo que lo tengan en su computadora para reproducir videos de cualquier tipo y origen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He podido descargar videos de plataformas de cursos como EDX y Coursera y luego utilizarlos en el trabajo para compartir el conocimiento con mis compañeros, tambien he podido descargar y reproducir documentales y charlas de TED Talks que son muy utiles y educativas, y videos de muchisimas otras paginas y en multiples idiomas, dado que puedo añadir los subtitulos a los videos fácilmente con un archivo con extensión txt.

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VideoLan review by <span>joe c.</span>
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The best free video player out there!

What do you like best?

I have been using this video player for over 10 years now and I have to say it's my go to movie player for all my videos. I stopped using Quicktime and windows media player because they were more difficult to use or they could not play all the files that I had wanted to play. This one is super useful and you can add subtitles to your movies when you have the subtitles files. Most of the time, this product is used for personal use, but whenever I need to play a video that isn't already on YouTube for work, I download this player. There are options for video filters, video corrections, and audio filters.

What do you dislike?

So far, there is nothing I have disliked about the VLC media player. Everything has been smooth sailing. VLC media player doesn't burn or rip CDs but that can be expected since it's just a media player. If it did, then it would be a more complete audio/video software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software easily beats out QuickTime, Windows Media Player, WinDVD, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to play interviews we have recorded at work. The benefits are that this software is quick to download and works flawlessly everytime!

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VideoLan review by <span>PJ M.</span>
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Pretty awesome Open Source video Player

What do you like best?

It can play just about anything without needing to convert it first. It is fast and efficient and can even re-encode video files into a myriad of different formats (great for quick format changes). It can also screen record your screen and record from an external device such as a camera or capture device. And it's networking tools, though I'm not an expert, are pretty powerful.

It is Open Source (meaning its free forever) which means it has a ton of extra plugins, support forums, and customization opportunities.

Though I've never used it for this, I've seen and been told that is can be used as a media library organizer as well (like an iTunes replacement).

Deployable (or portable) versions have been allowing the program to run on external drives like USB drives and CDs.

Not really much else to say, it really does what it says on their website and does it well, for the most part.

What do you dislike?

It needs some extra functionality, better interface, and fewer bugs. It still can't play some video files, nor can it play swf files, which I would really, really like.

It also is kind of intimidating to new users as it has no "introduction" screen or anything like that (not that it needs that though).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you read up online if you need help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to play, record, and preview older video file formats that we get from clients without cost or struggle.

VideoLan review by <span>JOSE GREGORIO A.</span>
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Best way to play videos from many formats

What do you like best?

The possibility to play videos from a huge amount of formats and extensions, VideoLan allows about more 130 formats and extension of music and video, besides it is free and you can install in so many computers of devices you want.

What do you dislike?

The app version is very slow and the interphase is very ugly for the user, in the pc version sometimes the software suddenly closed or stop working, and that is very annoying if your seeing a tutorial video.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a software very useful and everybody needs in their computer, video is very versatil and you can use it without restriction and play a lots of formats without plugin or additional elements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VideoLan is an excellent tool to play videos from many formats, and in the way in the company we can download a lot of videos to learn the new processes in the marketing and selling sector of construction, even we can download video from Coursera and EDX and learn new processes in Project Management.

VideoLan review by <span>Carlos Eduardo V.</span>
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Mi reproductor predilecto para ver series y peliculas

What do you like best?

VLC media player es sin duda el mejor reproductor del mercado, debido a su alta compatibilidad con muchos formatos de audio y video. Tambien cuenta con las cualidades de poder editar muy generalmente la calidad y el formato de cada archivo aceptado por dicho software.

Muchos de los otros reproductores sufren muchos contratiempos con formatos de video o con adición de subtitulos, con VideoLan, olvídate de los problemas para subtitular lo que ves, pues este reproductor se especializa en ser rápido y con muy buenas características.

What do you dislike?

Es un reproductor de mucha competencia aunque cuenta con algunas debilidades notables, como ciertos problemas de auto-cerrado del software y también se puede apreciar que deja mucho que desear la visión del diseño de interfaz. Pudiese tener actualizaciones gráficas mas seguidas y más influyentes en el proceso de reproducción.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si sientes que tu reproductor convencional tiene muchos problemas para proyectar debidamente tus videos y que necesitas una herramienta útil con fácil acceso a subtitulo y con muchas características funcionales, cámbiate a VideoLan.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Videolan es un producto hecho para disfrutar de audiovisuales y también para aprender un poco acerca de formatos y procesos de reproducción. Con este software puedo decir que deje por completo los reproductores por defecto y ahora ha mejorado mi experiencia a la hora de reproducir videos enviados por compañeros de trabajo o socios.

VideoLan review by <span>Jackie B.</span>
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Truly Seamless Mobile Media Player: Video, Music & Word Docs - on any device

What do you like best?

Our challenge was our own technology is designed to capture video content sharing from any device. Mobile devices are small screen relative to PCs/MACs and the mobile market demands speed,esp. since so much of mobile is WiFi. Any buffering at all and our audience will just stop sharing, stop viewing and move on... They also demand being able to view/share that video content "mid-view" and to start viewing on one device that would be able to continue at the exact point they moved over to another mobile device. The windows media players we were using could not adapt. VLC itself originated in France and is open source but you can license for commercial use and get the developer support for any customization you may need too. We did, then tested the end-user experience which was 99.999% flawless! Our VLC player "installs itself" even in the heterogeneous environments of PCs. The player install, being our customers 1st experience with our video content, assured them that moving from 1 device to the next would be as seamless, and it was! There's just no other truly seamless mobile media player than VLC. The end-user experience is everything when choosing a mobile media player. We've had zero problems using VLC and it's lightning fast, easy for our development team to upgrade and the global teams constantly developing this are the best in the world.

What do you dislike?

A year and a half ago, while we did build a MAC version of our VLC media player, building anything on an iPad is a totally different skillset. So we did have to wait several months for the iPad version, largely due to Apple's challenges around getting their latest iOS stable enough to develop on, though, which really wasn't anything our developers could do about..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set client expectations when Apple upgrades as the global VLC dev teams will always take several months to integrate, largely because development there is extremely complex. VLC is open source, so though there are many brilliant developers making great contributions, the testing still takes time. So, now that Steve Jobs is gone, Apple's release don't appear to be as flawless and even the extremely talented VLC developers struggle with figuring out integration. VLC truly does deliver a seamless mobile experience, lightning fast!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed the most seamless multi-media player on mobile devices we could find. we had been working with a WIndows media player but for smaller mobile devices our video content was buffering. Our target audience is impatient, and adoption was an issue. This was actually our first experience with VLC, and after literally 1,000's of test deployments with anyone we could get to try it for themselves we got 99.999% installs without any tech support calls and 100% of those viewed the full length of the video content we sent out which included moving between devices. Each time the video would stop right, then restart at the exact point it moved to the next device.

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