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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>Richard G.</span>
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"VLC your best option to watch videos"

What do you like best?

I like vlc because it is a video player quite easy to use, and also VLC is able to compile several formats ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, Ogg, Wav, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3) , MPJPEG, FLAC and MOV., And is managed in many operating systems such as Windows, Apple Platform, GNU / Linux, android, among others, which is an advantage for me since I use android phone and I can download from the store applications the VLC app for this system, one of the things that I like most about this player is that I can play, convert, broadcast and record content from my computer or from the Internet.

Another thing that I like about this reproductor is that I can raise the audio a little more 100% since when downloading movies from the internet sometimes do not have good audio or the audio is very low then VLC gives me an increase of an extra positive percentage that gives me an excellent audio.

What do you dislike?

Maybe I was a little disgusted is the basic and simple appearance that it has.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn to use VLC to the maximum advantage that is a free tool and with many things to contribute.

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When working with video over IP VLC helps me to verify video multicas only connecting my computer to the shitch and opening vlc placing the routing protocol and multicas of the service that I want to verify, in the same way I have also been able to verify multicas of complete frames of several services of 36 megawatts of bandwidth.

Also when I have to show some video about any technology that I need to show in my office, getting it through vlc is the best.

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VideoLan review by <span>victoria g.</span>
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"VLC excellence in reproduction"

What do you like best?

I love VLC because it is a free browser I use it with several operating systems such as android, windows, linux, in short in all my electronic devices, besides this I am surprised by the great amount of reproduction formats that video lan provides me. I really like the option to record any video that is playing at the same time, super effective.

What do you dislike?

Videolan really seems like a great player, but if something we can improve it would be its appearance, since it is very simple and simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend videolan without a doubt, save yourself those bad moments where you can not play your videos, and feel safe to live that wonderful experience.

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

video lan helps me in the moments that I need most to see videos of urgent form that my patients send me, since these can have any format of reproduction and video lan resolves me this type of inconveniences.

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VideoLan review by <span>Manuel G.</span>
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"La calidad no tiene precio"

What do you like best?

Mucha gente piensa que el éxito de este programa se debe únicamente a que es gratis, pero obviamente esto no es así. Que sea gratis puede ayudar a que la gente lo instale en su ordenador, pero si el programa no es bueno, esa misma gente lo desinstalará con la misma facilidad. Así que la razón por la que muchos tenemos Videolan como principal (o único en mi caso) reproductor, es que es un gran programa.

Soporta todos, o casi todos, los formatos que existen en el mercado. Yo no he encontrado un archivo de vídeo que no haya podido ver en Vlc. Es extremadamente fácil de usar, se puede mejorar y personalizar con plugins descargables. Y estas son las verdaderas razones por las que hay un cono en casi todos los escritorios de ordenadores y otros dispositivos (porque existen versiones para todas las plataformas: Windows, Android, Linux, Mac,…).

Con el paso de las sucesivas versiones y gracias a esos plugins mencionados, ya no es solo un simple reproductor. Las versiones más recientesde este software también permiten realizar capturas de pantalla, o emitir en streaming, por ejemplo.

What do you dislike?

Por ponerle algún defecto, la edición de metadatos resulta un poco más compleja que en otros reproductores

Recommendations to others considering the product

Solo tienes que descargarte un simple archivo, que no contiene ads o programas adicionales, e instalarlo, para poder disfrutar del que posiblemente sea el mejor reproductor de audio y vídeo del momento. No veo motivo alguno para no hacerlo.

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Tanto en el entorno empresarial como doméstico, siempre es una ventaja poder disponer de la mejor tecnología al mejor precio (gratis).

VideoLan review by <span>Carlos T.</span>
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"No hay archivo que se le resista"

What do you like best?

Este software es capaz de reproducir casi cualquier tipo de archivo, sea cual sea su extensión, Videolan te permitirá verlo. Desde hace años es la referencia de su sector, y el reproductor de vídeo y audio imprescindible para millones de usuarios, incluido yo, que lo utilizo desde hace ya muchos años sin que me haya dado ningún problema reseñable.

Su uso es de lo más sencillo: si lo tienes configurado como tu programa predeterminado para ver videos y audios, solo tienes que hacer doble clic sobre un archivo, y el programa se abrirá y comenzará la reproducción; si no es tu programa predeterminado, solo tienes que ir al menú “medio” y a “abrir archivo”. En ambos casos no tiene complicación alguna.

Además VLC también permite grabar lo que ocurre en tu pantalla y emitir vídeos en streaming, por ejemplo. Y todo ello de forma totalmente gratuita, ya que no cobran nada por el programa, y ni siquiera incluyen publicidad o componentes indeseados.

What do you dislike?

No es fácil decir algo malo de este programa. Tal vez podrían mejorar un poco la versión para móvil, que siendo buena, no llega al nivel de la versión para ordenador.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es sencillo de usar, muy eficaz y gratis. Difícil encontrar algo mejor.

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

Más que nada, consigue ganar tiempo, o más bien evitar que se pierda, al ser un programa que no suele fallar. Si se necesita ver algún archivo, sabes que no tendrás problemas, y que no tendrás que andar buscando alternativas.

VideoLan review by <span>José María M.</span>
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"Lo tiene todo"

What do you like best?

Este programa se puede decir que lo tiene todo, y no solo porque sea capaz de reconocer y reproducir cualquier archivo de audio o vídeo que podamos tener, sino porque además resulta que es totalmente gratis. No se le puede pedir más.

Incluso puede reproducir vídeos que no están completos, y aplicar efectos de vídeo y audio a los vídeos que quieras ver.

También es muy útil la opción de convertir el formato de los vídeos por si quieres verlos en otros dispositivos (como tu smartphone, por ejemplo).

Y si quieres aumentar la calidad de visionado de los vídeos de Youtube, puedes descargarlos directamente y verlos con VLC.

Aunque su función principal, y la que lo ha convertido en el reproductor preferido de muchos usuarios (como yo), Videolan también puede grabar y emitir vídeos en streaming, o hacer capturas de pantalla.

En definitiva, uno de los mejores (sino el mejor) reproductor del mercado.

What do you dislike?

A veces (poquísimas) se queda "colgado" al reproducir algún archivo, pero se reinicia y suele solucionarse. Nada importante.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nadie da más (prestaciones) por menos (dinero).

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

Es muy fiable y sabes que no va a fallar. Así solo necesitas tener 1 programa para verlo todo.

VideoLan review by <span>Alberto S.</span>
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"Sirve para todo"

What do you like best?

Desde hace tiempo Videolan es el único reproductor de vídeos y audios que utilizo, puesto que es compatible con todos los fomatos que utilizo: mp4, flv, etc.

Pero no solo es un reproductor más. Con los años este programa ha ido incorporando características diversas entre las que podríamos destacar, por su utilidad, la función de convertir archivos de vídeo y audio a distintos formatos, de forma que no tienes que instalar software adicional para esta tarea.

También puede grabar o hacer capturas, entre otras muchas cosas.

Como ves VLC sirve para casi todo, y es uno de esos programas imprescindibles.

What do you dislike?

En el programa para ordenador (windows) no hay nada que no me guste. En la versión para tablet (android) a veces no interpreta bien los gestos en la pantalla como subir volumen, o yo no los hago bien (que todo puede ser)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Como se suele decir: no hay que confundir valor y precio, y un programa puede ser gratis como Vlc y ser de lo mejor del mercado.

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Evita tener diversas aplicaciones para realizar una misma tarea.

VideoLan review by <span>Alberto A.</span>
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"Mi único reproductor de vídeo"

What do you like best?

Después de haber probado unos cuantos, puedo decir que para mí este es el mejor reproductor de vídeos y audios de cualquier extensión (mp4, mkv, wmw, flv, ...). Es fácil de usar, ligero, y además es gratis.

A los programas para realizar actividades sencillas, lo que hay que pedirles es que no creen problemas innecesarios, y habiendo usado en miles de ocasiones VLC me sobran los dedos de una mano para contar las incidencias (solventables además) que me ha ocasionado.

Si necesitas ver vídeos sin complicarte la vida, este es tu software (no se queda colgado, no te ofrece actualizaciones continuas, no te "invita" periódicamente a donar,..., como hacen otros: cuando quieras ver tranquilamente una película, no surgirá ningún imprevisto.

What do you dislike?

Alguna vez me ha dado algún pequeño problema al añadir archivos con subtítulos, pero nada importante que no pudiese solucionar de inmediato.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Por facilidad de uso, fiabilidad y precio (es gratis) deberías elegir VideoLan.

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

Reconoce casi todos los archivos de audio y vídeo, así que evita tener que usar distintos reproductores en función del archivo que se quiere ver.

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.

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!

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.

VideoLan review by <span>Augusto P.</span>
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"El mejor reproductor de video"

What do you like best?

VLC permite abrir prácticamente cualquier formato de audio y vídeo sin la necesidad de utilizar ningún tipo de codec o extensión, con VLC puedes reproducir un vídeo proveniente de cualquier plataforma sin limitación alguna, ademas de ello en caso que sea necesario puedes añadir los subtitulos correspondientes en el idioma que desees dado que con agregar solo el archivo .txt sobre el reproductor este lo reconoce y lo sincroniza con el vídeo que está reproduciéndose. La gran gama de formato que permite hace posible que cualquier usuario pueda reproducir sus vídeos sin ningún tipo de restricción de manera muy sencilla.

What do you dislike?

Como todo programa con licencia GNU tiene ciertas limitaciones, la principal es que el algunos casos es inestable para la reproducción de ciertos formatos, sucede mucho con el formato MP3 donde el programa se laguea y no permite reproducirlos, además de ello sucede algo muy particular, a diferencia de otros reproductores de música y video, no es posible crear listas de reproducción, así que cada archivo tiene que ir reproduciéndose manualmente y de forma independiente, lo que para algunos usuarios puede ser bastante molesto.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pienso que VLC es un software que todos deberíamos tener en nuestra computadora de escritorio y tablet, puede ser que un día queramos ver o reproducir algún formato de video viejo o poco conocido y no podamos, pero con la cantidad de formatos que permite VLC nunca vamos a tener ese problema.

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VLC nos ha permitido investigar información sobre el manejo de proyectos y el financiamiento dado que en muchos casos estos vídeos son creados en formatos poco conocidos como FLV y el software los reproduce sin ningún inconveniente, ademas de ello, la posibilidad de añadir subtitulos apoya en muchas ocasiones el entendimiento de explicaciones y ejemplos mostrados en los vídeos en una lengua extranjera.

VideoLan review by <span>Connor R.</span>
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"VideoLan is good but unattractive. "

What do you like best?

I like how easy VideoLan is to work. All you have to do is drag and drop video files to the software and they will start playing. I also like how VideoLan remembers the videos that you have played in the past and saves them on a playlist for you to watch again. I also like how VideoLan works with many different file types.

What do you dislike?

The thing that I dislike the most about VideoLan is that the interface is horrible. It is not appealing to the user and seems disorganized. I would like to seem more options for saving videos in different categories such as file type. I also don't like that some of the open source settings can be hard to figure out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VideoLan is easy to implement so you can see if it will work for you. It is worth giving it a try.

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

I mainly use VideoLan as a primary media player. VideoLan is beneficial because it is compatible with almost any media file type.

VideoLan review by <span>Gladys Z.</span>
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"VLC Facil y Practico"

What do you like best?

Reproduce prácticamente cualquier formato de archivo multimedia que le arrojes. Codifica las transmisiones de salida. Reproduce radio por Internet y TV, se trata de software gratuito que además está apoyado por un competente equipo de profesionales que se esfuerza día a día por sacar nuevas actualizaciones.

What do you dislike?

no tiene efectos psicoacústicos como Trubass o iTunes Sound Enhancer, así que cuando el sonido lo requiere, cambio a Windows Media Player. La compresión, el ecualizador y el espaciador disponibles en VLC reducen demasiado el volumen en la configuración predeterminada y son demasiado complicados para la mayoría de los usuarios.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Como todos los usuarios del sistema operativo Windows terminan por averiguar tarde o temprano, el reproductor multimedia integrado en dicho sistema, el Windows Media Player, este abre los archivos correctamente, sin dar ningún tipo de error, otra de las ventajas de este programa es la gran variedad de formatos de archivo que es capaz de soportar, lo que le convierte en uno de los reproductores más completos del mercado. Cubre todos los formatos principales de audio (.mp3, .wav, .flac, .ogg etc.) y casi todos los de vídeo (.avi, .mkv, .mpeg, .mpeg-2, .flv, .mp4, etc.).

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

Un reproductor de medios versátil y gratuito que admite más formatos de archivos de video, puedo grabar y transmitir audio de diferentes videos, que realizo para presntacion con los diferentes clientes..

VideoLan review by <span>Joe L.</span>
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"VLC is one of the best media players. "

What do you like best?

VLC is compatible with almost every file of video. I have not found a video file that will not work with it. I get a lot of video file from different clients and they are never in the same file formate. VLC makes it easy for me watch the files they send me. I also like how you can store your files in a media library.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that I dislike about VLC. Sometimes I don't like how it will same your video file in the playlist. This can get confusing when I am trying to watch a group of video files back to back. I also don't like the internet section of VLC where they have radio and streaming directories. This seems like a pointless feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VLC is compatible with almost every video file. It is defiantly worth looking into if you need a good video player.

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

Video file viewing and converting.

VideoLan review by <span>Marco L.</span>
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"Best media player ever"

What do you like best?

You have almost no need to install codecs for all different kind of multimedia files. I like useful tool to repair videos, grab frames and turn them in png files, video effects live. i like that you can stream live cameras into a projector or quickly open a dvd movie. It also offers a lot of additional plugins that can add features. Another great feature is that it comes for Windows, OSX, Linux and Android. Also the vlc team makes other applications like the skin editor and tv channel manager !!

What do you dislike?

Maybe the only thing that could be better is the gui interface design that seems a bit old. Another small part of the software that i can comment is that, sometimes, additional plugons are not as updated as the latest software or sometimes they run on 32 or 64 bit only. When you add too many of them the program may result a little bit ustable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VideoLan is a great software, that's it!! IT replaces whatever media player you can use, it is compatible with multiple file formats and most important it has a lot of tools to work with multimiedia files. It can convert files to different formats, repair some features. You can grab frames from videos, play live camera contents.

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

We can display videos in class, attach a camera and show contents live. Teachers at school can easily switch from a dvd movie presentation to an attached camera live streaming.

VideoLan review by <span>Anthony R.</span>
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"Open Source, Highly Capable Media Player and Converter"

What do you like best?

VideoLan or VLC Player is a versatile media player - of all the standard video players, including DVD. But it's also an excellent converter, capable of encoding one format to another, for example, converting a file to MP4. There are versions for desktop, but also a phone app (I'm using the android version), and here, again, it's a versatile audio and video player. I play a lot of mp3 (audio) and mp4 (video) files on my phone, and I've found it to be stable and reliable.

What do you dislike?

The interface could be a bit more intuitive - the desktop version can require a bit of poking around to find certain features, or even know where they are located. I also need to learn a little more about filters and other processing that are applied by default to video playback (I prefer un-"enhanced" playback of video, just as many of us prefer flat playback of audio without "helpful" EQ).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for reliability, versatility, and the knowledge that you have a robust support community, then I recommend you try VideoLan. It's a capable player and converter that should be part of your audio and video toolkit. If you find you can't properly playback media with another piece of software, then reach for VideoLan VLC, you'll most likely be pleased to find that it plays your file flawlessly.

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VIdeoLan provides a reliable, open-source staple program for video playback. The knowledge that there is a robust open source community behind it instills confidence that it will be around and well supported because it has such an excellent following. As I work with video and audio, myself, I appreciate it as an additional production tool, at least for format conversion with a lot of control of the final export.

VideoLan review by <span>Marcel K.</span>
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"The all and everything player for audio/video files"

What do you like best?

In all the years that I use the VLC Media Player I havent had the case that that i couldnt play a video file. VLC does a great job in supporting all file formats available. This includes all audio formats. Also it is in general a very fast tool.

What do you dislike?

I really cant find any negative point about this tool. If I need to say something though, the default design is a little bit boring. But that is a really minor factor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Can recommend it to everybody who needs to watch and edit video data at their business. Especially if there are different file formats and/or the files have a high memory usage.

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

We are often receiving high memory requiring video files. With VLC you can stream the first moments of them directly during the download, if we dont need that video we can delete it before downloading the whole file. Also a nice benefit is the easy editing feature for metadata.

VideoLan review by <span>Dalibor K.</span>
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"This is video player that runs everything"

What do you like best?

It can run everything you push to it, no matter if you have codecs installed or not. Does not matter what multimedia file it is: photo, video, audio, stream, etc. Supports even teletext on video streams!

What do you dislike?

User interface is not modern, it looks like it's design has not changed for 10 years (and it didn't).

Recommendations to others considering the product

User interface might be outdated, but features and reliability are superb.

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

It allows us to install it on any PC and not worry if it will be able to play any multimedia file we send to customer. We install it on managed PCs and on Managed smartphones (Android) and so far it was able to run every supplied multimedia file, no matter what codes is used.

VideoLan review by <span>Natalya L.</span>
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"It is better to see once"

What do you like best?

- Support for rare formats (eats everything) MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3, AAC, FLAC and others;

- playback of network streams (eg radio);

- search for covers;

- Tag editor (metadata;

- Built-in file converter;

- Easily customizable equalizer, which you can either manually adjust or select one of the standard "wired" parameters;

- storing the history of running files and folders;

- can "customize" the expansion of the video file for a more comfortable viewing on your screen.

What do you dislike?

It's difficult to start:

When you first open the program on your computer, you see not a convenient interface. Despite the multifunctionality of the program, it's not easy to get to some of its features.

It's quite difficult to switch to an external audio track when watching a video, let's hope the developers fix it soon. In addition, when I started my work with VLC media player, I ran into a rather unpleasant problem for me: global control did not work, even to pause it, I had to switch to the player window and do it manually.

As it turned out, the global keys did not work, because it was necessary to configure them, and the interface can be easily changed due to the many skins for the player, some of which can be downloaded easily and quickly from the official site of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This application is worth it to spend a few minutes and study the interface, settings. But in the future you will never have difficulties with video playback.

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

Preview of video lessons. During the educational courses, we record lessons and then put them in open access. With this player you can preview the materials. The player reads many formats, even exotic camcorder formats

VideoLan review by <span>Gautam A.</span>
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"Watch Videos on VLC!"

What do you like best?

There are many things to like about the VLC such as its volume setting which is much better than other softwares that I have used for watching any video or even playing an audio. It also is compatible with the most types of video and audio files. That increases its usage compared to other softwares.

What do you dislike?

The video quality can be improved in VLC. Although its compatibility with different formats is much better, the quality of the video can still be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VideoLan is an easy tool to use with some good benefits such as volume, subtitles and all.

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

As a GTA at an university, I sometimes use VLC to show some education videos, documentaries to my class. Again, given its compatible with most of the formats, it really never creates issues in running these files.

VideoLan review by <span>John P.</span>
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"VideoLan easy to use and simple. "

What do you like best?

I like VideoLan because it is free and it has provided me the ability to play almost any video file. It also helps to optimize audio and video for different devices. You can easily use VideoLan with other streaming devices and there are multiple plugins that you can download to extend the features of the program.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the overall interface. I think that they could do some updating. I have also had problems a few times with playing DVDs. VideoLan also makes tagging video and audio files hard.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend anyone that is considering videolan to give it a try.

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

I use videolan to play different video files. I have benefited by using videolan because I do not have to download different codecs to play certain files.

VideoLan review by <span>Inga H.</span>
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"Hands down the best video and audio player"

What do you like best?

It’s compatible with literally all file types that I have seen in my life. It starts files quickly and reliably. And the best thing is that it is freeware. You don’t have to pay for it.

What do you dislike?

The feature to stream files is the only one that causes problems with my player. Sometimes it crashes it and I need to restart the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VideoLan player can be recommended from me to everybody who needs a reliable player for video and audio files. Be aware that some installers on the internet have third-party software that comes with them.

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

I use it for viewing video clips from our clients. These can be big files and I can watch them during the download process. This saves a lot of time at my daily work.

VideoLan review by <span>Juan G.</span>
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"Prueba VLC, no volverás a utilizar otro reproductor"

What do you like best?

VLC es el reproductor que utilizo para video y audio y debería ser un requisito en todas los ordenadores, incluso venir ya instalado de fábrica. Y no importa el uso del equipos, presentación de sala de reuniones, los equipos en aulas, equipos de negocio, de trabajo, en portátiles... en cualquier lugar y en cualquier equipo. Desde luego es muchisimo más potente que Windows Media Player o cualquier otro reproductor actual. Además es gratuito y la descarga e instalación es limpia, sencilla, facil e intuitiva.

What do you dislike?

Después de lo dicho antes, creo que queda claro que para mi y en mi opinión tras muchos años de uso y tenerlo instalado en todos los equipos, tanto de la organización como en los particulares, que para mi no tiene fallos ni puntos negativos. es un software increíble y deberá estar presente en todos los equipos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

como indico en el título, pruebalo, dale una oportunidad y te garantizo que no volverás a utilizar otro software para reproducir contenidos de video o audio. Vlc pasará a ser tu software en el que ver tus películas, series y canciones favoritas. No te arrepentirás si decides darle una oportunidad.

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es el reproductor utilizado en toda la organización, sin importar la función para la que este destinada el equipo en cuestión. Tanto en aulas, como en salas de juntas, como en equipos de acceso externo, en los portátiles, equipos de directivos... en todos los equipos esta presente.

VideoLan review by <span>JHONATAN JONARKIS R.</span>
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"Excelente opción para visualizar video de cualquier tipo y extensión"

What do you like best?

Utilizando VLC player puedo abrir videos de cualquier tipo o formato sin ningún tipo de limitación, estos pueden ser videos 3gp, mp4, wma, y más, incluso puedo visualizar videos en HD sí las características de mi monitor lo permiten, VLC player es un programa realmente versatil.

What do you dislike?

Puede ser realmente inestable, especialmente cuando se visualizan videos realmente pesados, por ejemplo por encima de los 2gb, otra gran deficiencia es que ajusta la resolución al monitor, y sí el monitor no es capaz de correr un video en HD, el programa en lugar de bloquearse crea un reproducción full de pixels y sin audio.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pueden utilizar Video LAN en cualquier momento o situación donde requieran visualizar un video y este se encuentre en un formato poco convencional, con toda seguridad el programa va a reproducirlo y podrán disfrutar de su video, con Video Lan en cuanto a la visualización de videos no hay límites.

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

En nuestra organización utlizamos video lan en los talleres de equipo para visualizar videos motivacionales o de auto ayuda que contribuyan a una mejor comprensión del individuo, y fomenten un mejor trato y mejor realcion con los clientes.

VideoLan review by <span>Rafa M.</span>
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"Reproductor excelente"

What do you like best?

Potente y completo reproductor de video y audio que sin necesidad de miles de codecs es capaz de reproducir contenido en alta calidad, lás ultimas versiones ya soportan 4k. Además hay que añadir como algo muy bueno la posibilidad de poder aumentar el volumen del sonido desde el propio reproductor más allá del 100% (se puede aumentar hasta el 200%), esto es muy útil cuando el sonido es muy bajo en ciertos videos. Además es muy ligero y aunque no lo parezca incluye multitud de opciones para conversión de formatos de video.

What do you dislike?

no tiene nada negativo, es elmejor reproductor de video actual en el mercado, ya sea para uso casero como para uso profesional. Es algo que debe estar en todos los equipos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

no hay que recomendar este software, quien este buscando un reproductor que le de una oportunidad y no volverá a utilizar otro.

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

Toda la organización cuenta con este software en los equipos por su versatilidad y su potencia a la hora de reproducir diferentes formatos sin necesidad de instalar paquetes de codecs de video y audio.

VideoLan review by <span>Jimi N.</span>
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"One of the most complete players I know"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent media player and multiplatform, it is open source and can play almost all audio and video formats used.

VLC will not be the perfect player, some files may be resistant but in general it is the most complete application capable of covering my needs. All this without forgetting that it offers a series of tricks and keyboard shortcuts that once dominated make their use much easier.

Supports MPEG, DivX, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, H.264 / AVC, FLV, MP3 and OGG among many other codecs and container formats, as well as Blurays, DVDs, VCDs and several streaming playback protocols. The best thing about this player is that it supports several types of subtitles.

What do you dislike?

Depending on the type of file on my machine the image is slightly distorted, the size of the screen must be changed so that the reproduction is completely clear.

I am aware that everyone knows VLC and although some prefer not to use it against other alternatives, it still seems the best option for my own experience. 99% of the videos have always been reproduced and these extras to see broadcasts via streaming or the settings for audio synchronization or subtitles are very useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an excellent quality player, which supports many codecs and formats. Which is multiplatform and in turn open source which makes it an excellent application.

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

different problems so much so that with this player you can even make certain channels or streaming type stations this makes it a product of the highest quality and perfect functionality.

VideoLan review by <span>Josue Daniel A.</span>
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" software that thinks about the community"

What do you like best?

Your VLC player has many functions and supports a lot of multimedia formats without the need for additional codecs, as well as streaming capacity which allows me to create a kind of own TV channel. The VLC media player not only plays videos, but also audio files, including Internet radio and podcasts. In addition, you can record from audio and video sources to multimedia files stored on your local PC.

What do you dislike?

There is no anonymity in any case, the server to which the browser or vlc or whatever you want to connect has the IP, The transmission user interface for technical support is not particularly simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have problems playing a media file, such as a video or melody that you have downloaded from the Internet, and can not play it on your standard media player, it is likely that the VLC media player (free, direct) will play it. and you can use it with any operating system. if you have to be careful with security since it exposes your IP.

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

With this software it is not necessary to buy any video player because it plays most of the multimedia files and allows Trasnmitir live, this has saved a little money.

VideoLan review by <span>Lucia L.</span>
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"reproductor excelente"

What do you like best?

la mejor opción para reproducción de video. Instalación sencilla, no requiere codecs ni añadir cosas como otros reproductores. Reproduce infinidad de formatos tanto de sonido como vídeo, aunque esta pensado principalmente para vídeos. Además la interfaz es super sencilla e intuitiva. también tiene opciones para convertir formatos. Incluso permite reproducir dvds y cds directamente. sin duda la mejor opción para reproducir contenidos. Las últimas versiones permiten la reproducción 4K y HDR, además de vídeos en 360º

What do you dislike?

no hay puntos negativos. es una herramienta gratuita y aporta mucho más que algunas de pago. Es un reproductor ideal para cualquier equipo, independientemente de las características del equipo, ya que no requiere muchos recursos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

recomendado a cualquiera que necesite un reproductor de vídeo de garantía y de calidad, gratuito y con infinidad de opciones y funciones mas allá de reproducir vídeo y audio

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

lo tenemos instalado en todos los equipos de la organización para poder reproducir tutoriales. Y personalmente es el reproductor que utilizo de forma casera en todos mis equipos.

VideoLan review by <span>Sameer P.</span>
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"The best Media tools the era has ever seen"

What do you like best?

VideoLan has many products which include open-source projects like VLC media player VideoLan Movie Creator and many professional tools like DVblast Multicat and x264. The best thing about VLC media player is it supports all the formats including the .flv and .dat. It contains all necessary codecs required. Switching over to VideoLan Movie creator is the non-linear editing software using libVLC under terms of GPLv2. Moreover to that it also provides students an internship opportunity at Google Summer of Codes. it is cross Platform based on VLC Framework and accepts almost all formats and the most important aspect that is cost.....oh common its totally FREE. The multicat is a package which contains all tools to easily and eefficiently manipulate mulicast streams in general.

What do you dislike?

Nothing can be completely perfect, VideoLan has tried to include all the features but it should also focus on broadcasting directly to YouTube and other broadcasting platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would Recommend VideoLan to all my colleagues as it is the leading Media Software Creator and personally I love using products of VideoLan

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

I have used VLMC(VideoLan Movie Creator) for making post-wedding shoots and VLC is used y default for media streaming.

VideoLan review by <span>george g.</span>
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"VLC is a great software for playing media"

What do you like best?

I like how VLC is compatible with a lot of different file formats. I have used many different media players and VLC seems like it is one of the best. It is so easy to upload your videos in different playlists to be able to watch them back to back.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how VLC has tried to add different features that seem to take away from the media player aspect of the software. The radio and stream directories are pretty useless. The best part about VLC was that it worked. The different internet directories seem unnecessary and I rarely use them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VLC supports a lot of file formats and I think it is one of the best media players.

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

I use VLC as my primary media player.

VideoLan review by <span>Jesus C.</span>
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"El mejor reproductor de vídeos para Windows"

What do you like best?

VLC, es el mejor reproductor de videos que podemos encontrar en el mercado. Su facilidad de uso hace que pueda ser utilizado para todos los niveles, desde usuarios noveles hasta los más expertos.

Su interfaz es muy sencilla e intuitiva. También tiene la ventaja de que ocupa poco espacio, incluye muchos codecs de video (se pueden añadir más) y sobre todo, que es gratuito.

What do you dislike?

En un principio no veo ningún inconveniente, todo positivo. Quizás revisar que algunas veces se bloquea si no tienes los codecs correctos, pero esta pasa con muy poca frecuencia.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No os lo penséis, si buscais un buen reproductor de Video....VLC es vuestra mejor opción. Fácil, rápido y gratuito.

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

En mi empresa, nos facilita mucho el trabajo en el sentido que realizamos muchos videotutoriales para los clientes, a los cuales siempre le recomendamos que usen VLC para reproducirlos. También nos ayuda que sea gratuito, menor coste para la empresa.

VideoLan review by <span>Marcos G.</span>
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"is the Swiss Army knife of video players"

What do you like best?

It plays practically any type of video file... Its amazing! When other video players just go nuts of give a weird error message, VideoLAN always plays the most rare and sofisticated files. It Even has the ability to transcode the video onto another format!

What do you dislike?

I believe the developers haven't updated it for some time... It stills plays everything you throw at it, but the UI is really old and could be much nicer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended... Even if you don't use a lot, its a must have! You never know when you are going to need it!!

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

We manage to play, check and transcode all the videos our customers and clients provide for their projects. With VideoLAN we can ensure that our videos are being exported correctly.

VideoLan review by User
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"Gratuito para ver videos"

What do you like best?

Herramienta totalmente gratuita que permite el visionado de videos en muchos formatos con opciones básicas como acelarar o ralentizar la imagen, ver varios videos en ventanas diferentes o parar la imagen con pulsar la barra espaciadora. Muy útil y disponible como aplicación para usar en el móvil.

What do you dislike?

Las capturas de pantalla son muy simples de hacer y quizás se podría mejorar para seleccionar de una forma más óptima el frame o imagen que quieres con mayor detalle y no solo parando el video de forma manual. No siempre puedes seleccionar el momento exacto del video que quieres, a no ser que ralentices mucho el video

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si realmente no necesitas una herramienta muy compleja para visionar documentos en video, esta es tu aplicación, donde podrás ver un montón de formatos de video con un solo producto.

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Al reconocer diversos formatos de video es muy útil para no tener que estar abriendo archivos con diferentes programas, te simplifica mucho las cosas tanto en casa como en el trabajo o en momentos puntuales que necesites ver un video en otro formato en tu móvil

VideoLan review by <span>Ashik C.</span>
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"VLC-Best media player ever!"

What do you like best?

VLC has many special features.It is highly customizable. VLC has excellent file format support.It supports a large number of media formats.Also it is expandable via plugins.Also it's completely free, supports almost all file formats without the need to download additional codecs, can optimize video and audio playback for your chosen device.So I love it very much than other media players available in market!Also I am getting constant updates for this product.Another specialty is that it is available in many platforms such as Windows,Linux and Android.

What do you dislike?

There are only less drawbacks for this product.Editing metadata isn't as straightforward as in some other players.Also sometimes VLC crashes.But not always.Anyway we can not point out much drawbacks as it is an awesome product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A must use media player.Very useful in the area of advertising and marketing.

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

Used for playing media files related to our business projects.Its more easier to use VLC than other media players.

VideoLan review by User
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"It's simply the best video player ever"

What do you like best?

It plays every kind of video, in every format (also music, but I use it just as a video player), and the most important for me, even if the video is corrupted or incomplete. It helped me a lot while downloading a video to check if the quality and language was the proper that I was looking for. Also the 200% volume limit it's just incredible.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the mobile app, that has nothing better that others like MX Player, but in computers it's the top 1 for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Forget windows media player, this one is free and the best in the net. You can play whatever media you want, music or videos, dvd, cd, and in every format without any prompting error message. Also you can play corrupted or incomplete videos (for example while you're downloading it). Just perfect.

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

I was a windows media player user, and when I got bored of the "incompatible format" message I discovered this awesome software, and since then I have been using it and I'm so glad with its performance and possibilities. And as I said before, one of the best benefits is that you can play a corrupted or incomplete video without lots of issues.

VideoLan review by <span>Oreofe J.</span>
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"VideoLan still has some suprises for users."

What do you like best?

Editing and Converting your file types to different formats such as Mp4, mov etc.

What do you dislike?

Having to download skins when I need them ( it should come pre-bundled with the installation file) . I also find it difficult to see an increase in the quality of my videos during conversion. Also I am not sure if currently there are features to mix or join different video files together.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It will be good to use VideoLan for a lot of quick video editing tasks. While I think the company should consider adding a screen capturing feature to future releases. Also there should be a way to synchronize information between the android version and windows version of the software. I am not certain of how this will work but if I need to work on files on my phone and my laptop, it will be good to note the different stages of my workflow while moving my files from my phone to the computer.. .

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

Converting videos taken with my mobile device in 3gp format to Mp4 format. We usually have to share converted mobile videos with clients and for some reasons, our mobile devices (phone) distorts the orientation of the video and its a big relief to know I can correct this issue with VideoLan's features.

VideoLan review by <span>Denny C.</span>
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"VLC Gets It Done"

What do you like best?

A simple interface that doesn't skimp on the features.

What do you dislike?

Although easy to use, the interface does seem a bit dated. VLC allows you to do some simple video editing and conversion, but falls short in a few areas when it comes to editing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to play any sort of media that is not natively supported by your OS then VLC is for you. If you need simple video conversion, VLC is for you. If you need to do video editing then VLC may not be the *best* tool for the job but it may meet your needs, anyway.

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

VideoLan (or VLC Media Player as it's more commonly known) plays about any type of media that you're likely to come in contact with. It also works great for converting media to other formats.

VideoLan review by <span>Karin H.</span>
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"High compatibiliy with every file format "

What do you like best?

First of all the software is free to use. And it plays nearly endless files with different formats. I never had problems with VideoLan Player not supporting a certain file that I needed to view.

What do you dislike?

Cant think of any negative point when using this product. When I need to mention a negative point its the third party software that wants to be installed with VideoLan together.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can recommend it to almost anybody because it is free and I think most of the people out there need a software with this high support of all files out there.

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

We view our video files that we do for our website and social media page. Editing the metadata is also an important factor that is done with this excellent tool.

VideoLan review by <span>Josh S.</span>
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"Truly a media Player that can handle Whatever you can throw at it."

What do you like best?

I am a media and communications director and when it comes to setting up a media player on a system that I need to just work, VideoLan is my player of choice. This software can literally take just about any media file you can throw at it and it just plays it. From video to audio and beyond it is incredible. I simply could not do my job without it.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it almost seems like there are too many features for this player. It is easy to get lost and change something you may not have meant to. It would be awesome if there were different user levels to lock out some of the more advanced features so my clients don't automatically change an important setting.

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

The need to have clients be able to play the media they need with out any issues. It just has to work 100% of the time and this media play does just that.

VideoLan review by <span>Edwar J E.</span>
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"See better with VideoLAN"

What do you like best?

I really like to use VideoLan since it is compatible with many operating systems like, windows, microsoft, iso, android, etc. is very adaptive to any electronic equipment and its software, really VLC makes my videos an excellent enough reproduction, I can regulate the brightness of the screen through this application also the audio even increase more than 100%, VLC is the maximum.

What do you dislike?

I really like this application and its functionality, but if something we can improve it would be its appearance, it is very simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Study all the functionalities of this application well since it is not only a simple video player, with it you can do many productive things, take advantage of it and learn.

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

I work in the area of ​​telecommunications and I always have to try video frames and VLC allows me to configure a VLAN through a UDP protocol solving all my problems.

VideoLan review by <span>Ayush R.</span>
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"A media player that can basically play them all"

What do you like best?

VideoLan’s VLC media player is one of the most reliable pieces of software I have on my computer. Anytime I want to play something, whether it's a video or song, I know that playing it through the VLC player will just work. I've tried playing videos in QuickTime, Windows Media Player and other popular players like that, but they tend to run into problems at some point either with file formats or lagging playback. I rarely experience those issues with the VLC player.

What do you dislike?

It's hard for me to dislike anything about this player since, as I mentioned above, it's one of my favorite programs period. There are times though when certain files are choppy or pixelated. Those files might play better on occasion through a player like QuickTime, but generally speaking, there's really nothing much to dislike about the VLC player.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would strongly recommend VLC player to pretty much anyone. Even if you don't work with video or audio files often, it's great to just use as a player while you're working on other things. You can save a lot of stress from having to deal with faulty media players out there. The fact that it's an open source program let me know that there are lots of programmers with only the best interest of the software in mind working on it.

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

I work with a lot of video and audio files, sometimes adding stock music to client videos or playing reference videos that a client will send me, so it's important that I have a media player that just works and stays true to how the video should be viewed. With the VLC player, I don't have to go searching for codecs or other players. I can just load the videos in VLC and it generally plays quick and smooth. There are also a bunch of different options that are useful like screen resizing and playlists. There's really nothing more I would want in a video player.

VideoLan review by <span>Thomas C.</span>
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"A media player that works with most video and audio file types"

What do you like best?

This media player works well with almost any video or audio file type. The interface has many features so you can set your video screen a certain size, speed or orientation. There are also audio controls so you can customize equalization. The picture quality is relatively good and videos don't take very long to load and play. As free software, this player works very well and is often updated for security and performance.

What do you dislike?

The picture quality can be distorted for certain files. If you computer is on the slow side, other players might be able to play video more smoothly. There isn't much to dislike though.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend VideoLan to anyone that has had to deal with delayed or choppy playback. You likely won't need to download additional codecs as this player works with most major video and audio files.

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

I can play media files without having to download a bunch of codecs or other extensions. I can use this player for demonstrations or displays that can be put on loop. We can watch video tutorials and instructions with clear playback and sound.

VideoLan review by <span>Parthesh S.</span>
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"Best video/audio player out there"

What do you like best?

Everything, literally everything except its symbol ;). It does support almost all the formats out there. It also has a superb feature known as sound boost, where the volume can be changed above the volume of system! This is actually a great feature as it really helps in the videos having lower sound levels.

What do you dislike?

Almost nothing. It is near to perfect and a must have software.Maybe the interface can be a bit modern and funky. It is of the classic style though

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perfect Video player. Does everything it should do, and it does really fine. Moreover it is a free software.

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

This software is used for watching videos or to listen audio. This come realy handy during presentation, thanks to huge collection of supported formats.

VideoLan review by User
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"Well-rounded reliable video player"

What do you like best?

This video player just works. I've used many players over the years and there is almost always some issue that comes up with playing certain files types and codecs or the video quality is not smooth or there aren't enough playing and display options to suit my needs. VideoLan is very reliable and works for me most of the time. It has many display and playback functions so it can do almost anything even the better proprietary players can do.

What do you dislike?

There are times when I play certain files types that the video quality is smoother in another player. I've played 1080 on a slower computer that wasn't very smooth but somehow looked better in a different player. I'm not sure what the issue was, but there isn't much else to dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

At the very least, since VideoLan is free and doesn't take up a bunch of space, so it's ready to have downloaded and ready in case your the players don't work. This player has all the features most people would need like screen resizing, repeat and playlists. Everyone should have this.

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

We can view pretty much any video or audio file that gets sent our way. If a file doesn't play, then much time can wasted like for other players, codecs or whatever add ons are needed to make it work. Or, we might have to request another file type from the sender which can make us look unprofessional and just take more time.

VideoLan review by <span>Laurent C.</span>
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"the number one video and audio players all in 1."

What do you like best?

VLC reads 99% of existing formats like mp3, mp4, mkv, audio files, video, playlist and many others. It can record video streams like Youtube and Dailymotion, it can also convert .ts files to .mp4 or the opposite for different platforms and formats. It should be noted that VLC has remained free since the beginning, but you can still donate to help them continue to make this software a must have PC / Linux / Mac / Android / IOS.

What do you dislike?

I would have liked the part of the file conversion is more advanced, I very often have a software crash when I want to convert a file ... damage.

Integrate a possibility of repairing certain files especially problematic video streams.

As it works very well, but can be a little too complicated if you want to look in the options and other settings, to advise for experienced users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VLC is so well known and recognized that I do not think I need to praise its merits, if you do not know VLC go there, it is a software to absolutely have on its toy library PC or others.

It's the Swiss army knife for video and audio.

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

No need to install multiple third-party software or tons of video plugins, VLC does it all.

It can read everything, audio, video and even images, jpeg, png. In summary, a digest of the best in one program.

And it is FREE !!

VideoLan review by <span>Cecilia N.</span>
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"Free video player that is essential for either Windows or Mac users"

What do you like best?

VLC is a free open source video player. It plays any format that I throw at it and has many options in the preferences to customize it to your liking. I utilize the hotkeys a lot when watching videos and can create playlists.

What do you dislike?

There are times I need to play video footage at a different speed. The playback controls are hard to use since you aren't given the option to specify the speed, such as 1.5x or 2x speed. I also watch video frame by frame quite often since I use videos as reference for animating and there is no way to by backwards frame by frame, only forwards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go through your preferences especially hot keys so you can customize the player so that you can watch videos more efficiently.

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

The ability to play many formats whether it be video or audio in VideoLan player. By solving these problems, I've saved time from having to download or use numerous applications. I can avoid having to switch between different programs.

VideoLan review by <span>Tim L.</span>
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"Powerful, easy to use player"

What do you like best?

I love all the easy keyboard commands! It makes it easy to access a lot of features quickly. I also love that the playlist can be a separate window, making it easier for use with a projector.

What do you dislike?

It works for playing DVDs, but it's not really a strong suit for VLC.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VLC isn't flashy, but it's not meant to be. And it's definitely worth the time to learn some of the key commands.

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

I use it to play worship songs and other videos on a projector. Having the playlist on a separate screen and access to a variety of keyboard commands means I'm not interrupting playback with mouse movements and dropdown menus.

VideoLan review by <span>Ute C.</span>
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"Fast and high compatibility"

What do you like best?

The high number of supported file formats and at the same time the easy use of this tool. A nice detail is that you can put up the volume up to the double amount with only one easy click.

What do you dislike?

Some interface skins dont work and are interrupting the player to work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Usage is recommended if you are looking for free player that can support almost any of the files that are in usage out there.

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

I watch files which are inspiring me with the things i do or use it for streaming files before i download them. Also the editing of metadata for pictures and videos of my work is an important task that i do with this tool.

VideoLan review by <span>Elliot S.</span>
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"Simple yet hugely effective media player"

What do you like best?

- Pretty much any type of file is compatible. MP4, AAC, FLAC, MP£, WMV and many more

- There is a file converter built into the programme

- Interface is very simple and easy to use

- Drag and drop files to start playing them

- Edit feature

What do you dislike?

- The programme itself does appear somewhat dated, but I guess that's in order to keep it simple

- Have had installation issues in the past

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it - every other media player will let you down in terms of not being compatible with certain file types whereas VLC will not.

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

- File conversion, in particular video files

- Taking screenshots of videos

- A universal media player across all computers in the business

VideoLan review by <span>Christian A.</span>
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"Solid and versatile software for multimedia playing"

What do you like best?

The feature that allows you to download subtitles is the best from this software: you can always get the help from the community to see your favorite shows and videos!

The software is also pretty famous for its vast files compatibility, indeed, most of the audio and video formats can be played by it.

Also useful the feature to take screenshots.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the performances are not good as they should. It freezes every now and then.

Aside from it the software is pretty smooth and nice working.

It actually is an image reader as well, but there are better options for it than this software to be honest.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it if you encounter "exotic" or non-conventional video files formats.

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

Useful to take screenshots from video files. Perfect to design out of them.

VideoLan review by <span>Antonia H.</span>
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"The allround tool for viewing video files"

What do you like best?

It can play all file formats I have ever used and know of. It is fast to open itself and to play the files you want to see and hear. And it can turn up the volume of the files up to 200% of the original volume.

What do you dislike?

Only the design makes me think about improvements this tool needs. It is only functional and offers no room for a “pretty” look. Also, at some pages that you can download it is has some third-party sponsored software that comes with the installation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommended for everyone, not only at work but also for private usage, this tool is hands down the best you can have for the features it offers.

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

At work I only use the tool to view video clips from our customers. As they come sometimes in very different formats I rely on VideoLan, because it can play all of them. Also, the edit function of the tool comes in handy when you must sort a lot of files into categories. The benefit is clearly the compatibility with all formats and that the price is free.

VideoLan review by <span>Saskia B.</span>
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"Free player for almost every file format"

What do you like best?

It is fast and reliable. I have never seen any file that VLC does not support or have noticed any crash. It is reliable to work with and completely free. I use it almost my entire life without having any problems so far.

What do you dislike?

I cannot think of any negative points for this tool. Maybe the design is not the prettiest.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This tool should be used by everyone who needs to play and edit video and/or audio files at work. It is completely free to use and is easy to handle.

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

I and some of my colleagues are using it mostly for viewing video files at work. We have numerous files coming in at some points because we arrange auditions for web spots. Also, we are using the tool for editing the video details for further information about it. Benefits are that the tool can play all files and you even can put up the volume by 200%.

VideoLan review by User in Animation
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"Always working media buddy"

What do you like best?

Whenever I wanted to watch a video file, the Video Lan Client was my first choice. Sometimes it happened that a video file would play the video source but not the audio and vice versa. Video Lan was pretty much always up to date and used the latest codecs to play the file I wanted. Also Video Lan is free to install and update.

What do you dislike?

Video Lan offers a lot - but this might be a bit too much maybe. So the only negative aspect of Video Lan I can think of is, that it offers very good features like video converting or simple editing, which nobody really knows of.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Superb software - prolly the best freeware you can find. Invest some more time and explore all the features of Video Lan, you will not regret it.

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

It is a powerful tool and certainly plays every file without any problems. I was able to use Video Lan to edit videos or convert them into other file formats.

VideoLan review by User in Law Practice
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"I have a hustle free process when it comes to playing and sharing of media online"

What do you like best?

That you can play a wide range of media files, with a wide range of video formats, unlike other media playing options. You can also share large media files very quickly using the LAN option, as such this saves times and is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

there is no option to increase or decrease volume on the upgrade of the software, if your screen is minimized even to half the computer screen. This is very inconveniencing sometimes as you have to always play media on a maximum screen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the best there is to offer, its multi format support is amazing

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

with videolan you do not need to look for other software's to supplement its shortfalls, as it rarely has any shortfalls. It supports most of the essential video formats, which this is a great benefit in using the software.

VideoLan review by User in Computer Software
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"Very powerful tools for video viewing and manipulation"

What do you like best?

VLAN can play almost any kind of video file on any platform! It handles every multimedia file you throw at it as well DVDs, audio CS, VCD and streaming protocol. You can also capture a screen recording, and when my kid was on an Internet radio show, I could listen and save the file in VLAN. You can perform a surprising amount of editing (it's more than just a player!): you can resize, change aspect ratio, crop videos, load subtitles, deinterlace, etc. I'm a big fan of open source software and love that this has such professional features available.

What do you dislike?

Has an incredibly rich feature set that most people don't know about. Can do amazing things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most people only think of it as a player but it does so much more! Even if you're just using it for video playback, it offers better controls than the default Windows and Quicktime media players. I'm very excited about the future release of their full-featured video editor.

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

Makes it very easy to work with video. Can add subtitles, crop video, etc. Can open any kind of video that people create, even people who use Mac products and thus don't understand the importance of adding a file extension that tells any OS what kind of file it is.

VideoLan review by <span>Drew O.</span>
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"VideoLan"

What do you like best?

VideoLan is an amazing piece of software. Gone are the days of odd one off media players requiring risky codec packs. VideoLan supports customization.

What do you dislike?

VideoLan's user interface is kind of boring. That isn't a big deal at all because simple can be good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VideoLan is the best player I have found. It meets all of our requirements and then some. The user interface isn't special but there is beauty in that. VideoLan can be customized to the organizations preference. There are addons, packs, and all kinds of tools that can be added but many are third party.

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

We use VideoLan to play media files such as videos, audio recordings, etc.

VideoLan review by <span>Richard H.</span>
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"The best media player, hands down"

What do you like best?

What's not to like:

- It is lightweight

- It is ad free

- It plays every format I thrown at it (besides MIDI)

- It is customisable

and most of all it's completely free.

What do you dislike?

My only two complaints and they are barely issues, is first, if you try to play a folder with non-media files mixed with media files, it will try to play all of them which can lead to annoying noises or it crashing when it tries to play a .exe file, but that's user error more than the programs fault.

Secondly, it can't play MIDI files natively which is understandable and very rarely an actual issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you specifically need a sound only player with incredibly low requirements (in which case look into 1by1), you cannot go wrong with VLC.

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

When we need to test if a media file is broken or if the issue is with the site we are trying to add it to, all it takes is a double click and we know right away.

VideoLan review by <span>Véronique D.</span>
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"VLC media est vraiment le lecteur de video n°1"

What do you like best?

Sa facilité d utlisation pour changer d audio il faux juste faire clic droit pareil pour les soutitres il permet de lire presque tous les format vidéo de quoi faire le bonne d'un fan de film ou autre a installer absolument

IL EST GRATUIT !!!

What do you dislike?

Quelque beug mais qui sont minimes car tous est généralement du faite de l utilisateurs je trouve juste dommage que cette application est pas assez travaillé visuellement le bureau fait légèrement fouillis mais sinon il est facile a utiliser

Recommendations to others considering the product

Vous vouler etre sur de lir vos video prenez VNC

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

Lir tout les formats de video que je connais

VideoLan review by <span>立丁 .</span>
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"Perfect Media Player, and More"

What do you like best?

Open source and cross platform, I've used the version for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, and it works well in all these platforms;

Support almost any video format I can found;

DLNA compatible, so I can watch movie at any device and store only one copy at server;

Other useful features makes it more than a simple media player, VLC can convert file format, convert file to stream, record screen or camera.

What do you dislike?

In fullscreen mode, the control bar is float at the center of bottom, it looks nice but the progress bar is much short than in maximum window mode, it makes me hard to locate accurate when I want jump to a specific time. makes me often quit fullscreen mode to jump time then back to fullscreen again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

VLC can play almost any common video format, under almost any common devices, and supply a lot of features than you can imagine.

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

Never need to convert format before watch them in mobile phone. If you have a server support DLNA, you even never need copy/sync the video file to your phone.

VideoLan review by <span>Kyle M.</span>
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"Awesome"

What do you like best?

This program was the only one I could find that would play every type of video file regardless of the extension or license type. It would bypass the windows credentials needed for certain DVD playback as well. Thre is a lot of customization that is possible within this program as well.

What do you dislike?

It would crash occasionally or not playback audio. I didn't have this issue continue for extensive time periods, but it was an issue I had with this program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you install it correctly and if there are any issues there is a whole community of online support for this product.

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

We're able to use this when sharing videos between platforms of our programs. It makes a very easy transitional through the programs.

VideoLan review by <span>Brandon B.</span>
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"VideoLan / VLC Viewer is a great tool for Mac and PC"

What do you like best?

There is an a lot to like here. This application can open almost any type of video file format even when others can't. It is truly the only video player you will need on any device. Also the quality of the videos it displays are amazing. It works on a desktop or a handheld device like an i-pad etc. Its really the only tool you'll need for viewing videos anywhere.

What do you dislike?

The controls are small and at times can be non responsive. This is really the only thing I do not like about the project is sometimes it can be hard to click on buttons etc / navigate around the interface, but it is fairly simple and easy to use when just loading a video to view.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a great viewer and offers a ton of files support. It can view almost any type of file and it looks good while doing so. I have never had issues with support etc and when I have had to reach out to get an idea of while a certain video file would not load support has been extremely helpful.

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

We receive all types of video files for review and VideoLAN/VLC Viewer has made our lives much easier. We can open ALL different types of files and view them well.

VideoLan review by <span>Denah E.</span>
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"Great alternative video software"

What do you like best?

I love that I'm able to view a variety of video types on this one software. It's easy to watch .mp4, .avi, .wav, etc. all in one easy location. I've encountered a lot of software that make non-mac native video types difficult, but this is perfect. ALSO! For some reason, I've found that the audio can be made a lot louder on VideoLan than on other softwares. That's a bonus all around.

What do you dislike?

I guess I dislike the fact that my files aren't all combined in one library. That makes things cleaner, but I do think the positives outweigh the negatives.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Rarely, but sometimes, I've seen the audio and video not sync up. Give it some time to load and it should be ok.

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

Sometimes I feel limited on a Mac in a PC world (even though it's less and less problematic) and this is one more way that I can feel competitive, because I'm not limited in viewing video types.

VideoLan review by <span>Madhu S.</span>
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"The ultimate video playing app"

What do you like best?

VideoLan has 7 awesome features:

1) Can play anything.

No need to worry about video formats or codecs. Just pop your video file into VideoLan and it will play it!

2) Excellent tools

VideoLan has a wide variety of tools. These include:

a) Adjusting speed - This is invaluable, especially for training videos where tutors might speak too fast or too slow.

b) Taking screen shots - Great if you need a screenshot of something

c) Rotating video - Ideal when a video has arrived in the wrong orientation.

d) Remembers place - When replaying a video, it continues from where you last left off.

e) Filtering tools: VideoLan has a selection of tools for making videos clearer. This is especially useful for watching older videos which might not be in HD. VideoLan will make them sharper.

3) Keyboard shortcuts

VideoLan has a great selection of shortcuts and you can easily add shortcuts to any feature.

My favorite shortcuts are the seek keys which make it easy to jump to a specific part of a video.

4) Great interface

The interface only displays the most common functions. Advanced features are sensibly hidden away.

5) It's free

Remarkably all these excellent features are free of charge!

6) Awesome support

VideoLan has excellent support forums, which give plenty of help. However, the app is very easy to use, so you will probably never need any help

7) Cross platform

VideoLan works on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac and Android

What do you dislike?

VideoLan has 2 problems:

1) Non silent updates

VideoLan sometimes asks to update, usually when opening the app. This is annoying as you normally want to get straight into watching a video. It would be better if you could set it to silent update.

2) Advanced features are hidden away

Some of the more advance features such as being able to rotate a video are hidden away.

On the whole this is good, because it avoids overloading the average user, but it would be nice if there was an option to move these features to a more prominent place.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent. It has everything you would want.

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

I use VideoLan for two key business functions:

1) Converting video

I frequently need to convert video files to mobile friendly formats that clients can use.

For example, I may have videos in FLAC or MKV format and need to convert them to mp4 for mobiles.

2) For watching training videos

For this purpose, Videolan helps in the following ways:

A) Adjusting speed - In the training videos, the tutors might speak too fast or too slow, so speed control is very useful.

B) Taking screen shots - I often need to take screen shots of the training video contents. This is a good way of making notes on what I am learning.

C) Remembers place - I can leave a video and then come back without having to find my place. This saves a lot of time and ensures there are no gaps in my learning.

D) Zoom: I can use Videolan’s zoom tools to zoom in content on the training videos, which is very handy, especially if there are details in the video that aren’t that clear to see.

VideoLan review by <span>Diogo V.</span>
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"The ultimate player"

What do you like best?

It simply plays everything. When others fail VideoLan doesn't. It simply works. And it's free!

You can also use it to convert videos to other formats, take snapshots for review, plays dvds, audio, you name it. And it basically runs in every platform.

What do you dislike?

The fact that it doesn't have a review system implemented. If we could place notes and eventually generate a list of annotations for later adjustments for the video project would be a great addition.

The interface could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If every other player fails. Try VideoLan. Or don't try any other player, just use videolan because it will run.

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

Playback review, testing and sometimes converting videos or audio. When a client needs to be sure the video will play in the trade show or in is laptop, we always ask that he installs VideoLan to be sure it will play.

VideoLan review by <span>Proste M.</span>
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"un lecteur de Vidéo 100% fiable"

What do you like best?

je utilise régulièrement VLC média Player sur mon ordinateur est je suis toujours satifait de se service il a toujours lu mes fichiers vidéo que se soit des filmes maison ou des vidéo téléchargées il est compétent et très utile il me permet aussi de lire des musiques .mp3 ou aute il est un lecteur de Média Trés bien

What do you dislike?

je trouve que sont menu est légèrement trop gris et que qu cela fait vite du fouillis mais si on y touches pas il est très intuitif

Recommendations to others considering the product

si Vous cherchez une application pour lire tous les média que vous avez je vous le conseil il est gratuit est efficace

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

il me permets de lire toute les vidéo donc j'ai besoin et pour mes collègues aussi il prend peut de place et est très pratique

VideoLan review by <span>Danse M.</span>
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"Freedom to transform audios and videos in different formats."

What do you like best?

I used VideoLan a few months, to be able to play videos, audios, and the surprising thing is that it works with an unsurpassed quality in this area, since it also has the capacity to convert audios and videos, in different formats.

What do you dislike?

I have no complaints about VideoLan. since I have compared their functions, and I have noticed that they are very easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very easy to use, but above all, it is very easy to install, there are no setbacks in this process and no confusion. Also, its capacity is very good to process different audios at the same time.

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

VideoLan provides the exact functions to enjoy each video and each audio, giving you the freedom to convert audios in other formats.

VideoLan review by <span>Daryl W.</span>
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"Windows Media Player, Step Aside! VLC is Here!"

What do you like best?

If I were to sum up VLC Media Player in one sentence, it would be this. "This can play anything." VLC is my standard media player and for me, it's a requirement for all computers. I don't care where either. Boardroom presentation computers, Classroom computers, Business computers, anywhere. This is definitely a default program to install on any computer just like you would Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox (just anything but Internet Explorer! LOL!)

It's 100% free and open-source so stop reading this review and go download it now!

What do you dislike?

I wish it had full Blu-Ray support. It, like many other players, can only play the Blu-Ray movie. You cannot access the Blu-Ray menu. I understand that to do this, VideoLAN would need to pay the enormous licensing cost to license official Blu-Ray support. And since VLC is free, I don't see VideoLAN getting the funding to do this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just download it. Seriously. It can play anything you throw at it (unless you are a developer creating all new proprietary video formats) and it just works!

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

With VLC being free and available on all Operating Systems. No longer will I have to worry about video files or audio files not being supported.

VideoLan review by <span>Niran M.</span>
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"One of the best video players"

What do you like best?

The thing I like the best about this software is that it supports alot of video formats. Most of the video players can only support few video formats but this software can play almost any video formats.If you are looking only for watching videos this software is really simple looking which helps you understand and get comfortable with this software really fast. All the things you look for when watching a videos are in the main page. This software also offers many keyboard shortcuts that can help you while watching videos like increasing of decreasing volume, next previous video, time,etc.

What do you dislike?

There aren't many things I dislike about this software but if i had to chose one it would be that this software needs alot of RAM memory. It is pretty heavy compared to other video players but if its a cost i would easily pay for good video quality and ease of use. Since the software is pretty heavy sometimes videos can get stuck for a while but computers with good memory wont face this problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are thinking of using this software, don't hesitate definitely try it out. It is one of the best if not the best video player out there.

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

When working with many videos and other stuff you need a software that can handle the pressure and work in any situation which is exactly what this software does. It can work with almost any videos and play it without any issues.

VideoLan review by <span>Lane W.</span>
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"VideoLan (VLC) is a Great Cross-Platform Media Player"

What do you like best?

VideoLan is a great option to uniform my multimedia files. I often use this to compress files and then open with the same program. I like that can be used across multiple platforms as well, so I can send these files to users with different operating systems.

What do you dislike?

VideoLan sometimes seems a little glitchy upon updating. I think a big reason for this is because of the difference in video and multimedia files.

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

I use VLC to uniform and compress my video flies so that they are uniform amongst each other. It is a great program to take those video clips that may be damaged or incomplete also, and then to work on fixing those issues. I then am able to send those videos out to others for editing, storing, organizing, etc.

VideoLan review by <span>Andrew R.</span>
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"The all-purpose tool for playing and converting video"

What do you like best?

I've rarely run into a media file that VideoLan can't handle. I use it often for converting video from one format to another and for playing back files that I can't seem to open with the standard players. It offers a ton of capabilities, many of which I haven't even used yet!

What do you dislike?

The interface can be a little overwhelming for those who aren't super technical. If you don't really know what you're trying to do, you may find yourself stumbling around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free! Download it and try it out.

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

Sometimes I have to work with a file that's stored in a different format than the one I need. I have been able to use VideoLan at no cost to convert or stream that file to the necessary format.

VideoLan review by <span>Danson M.</span>
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"High quality output and supports many audio /video formats"

What do you like best?

I have used VideoLan for more than 5 years now to play audio files and video files. I like its output quality for both audio and video. Its capability to convert videos to other multimedia formats such as mp3 is very amazing.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike anything about VideoLan. I have used it and compared it with others and it simply the best.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its simply the best just install it and set it as your default program for playing audio and video files. You should also try converting videos to audios which is very easy with VideoLan.

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

VideoLan is important in playing audio and video files that are available n different formats. I also use it to convert videos to audios easily.

VideoLan review by <span>Tom S.</span>
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"The best video player available"

What do you like best?

VLC does an excellent job of playing ALL files - I haven't struggled to get a media file playing through VLC. Everything runs smoothly, efficiently and importantly, it's extremely easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I do not see what there is to dislike about this tool as it does its job perfectly; allows users to play media files simply but effectively - this also includes audio files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not much more to be said for this product, if you need a software for playing media files; use VLC media player.

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

We don't get many videos through our style of business but the videos we do get tend to be enormous so we use VLC player to preview videos and make notes of the edits we need to make.

VideoLan review by <span>Nick H.</span>
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"VLC Media Player"

What do you like best?

It's a lightweight and compact little piece of software that takes up very little resources. For everything that VLC is capable of, it packs a punch for its size.

What do you dislike?

It supports a wide range of input and output, but unless you have a specific codex it will not support MKV's. The bare-bones user interface feels a little dated, but it's meant to be lightweight. You can't have it both ways.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out! It's lightweight and does the job. Honestly, it's my go to media player right now. No problems with subtitles or playing a variety of file formats, like: AVI, MPEG, WMV and MOV. Use the K-Lite Codec pack for the ability to play *most MKV's.

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

We needed a piece of free-ware that would allow us to have one universal player for all of our multi-media projects. The player had to take up a minimal amount of space and resources, but still handle a wide range of file formats. The benefits of VLC have been amazing. Everyone is unified with a single player that handles all of our needs.

VideoLan review by <span>Ligia D.</span>
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"Lifesaver"

What do you like best?

This will ALWAYS save you when no other media player does, not even BSplayer (which I have to say I also use quite frequently for leisure) plays as many files and formats as VLC does. I work as an Interpreter and Audiovisual Translator and both for my interpretation recordings (speech repositories, practicing, studying...) and for my work while dubbing and subbing this has been a great ally.

What do you dislike?

While not too often, sometimes it does not play or recognise outsourced SRT files (subtitles). But other than that, I've got no complaints whatsoever.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download it on your devices as well, the quality is much better than that provided by other media players and it just makes everything much easier: never again will you have to search for a media player that can play the specific file format you need.

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

It allows me to play all kinds of files on both my laptop and my mobile devices (my tablet and my android phones). I have yet to see if it is available for apple devices. I save so much time just going straight to it than trying to play the movies and shows i've got to dub and sub on other media players.

VideoLan review by <span>Ashwinbalaji  S.</span>
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"The best video player, Period"

What do you like best?

Super easy, plays al video formats, very intuitive and easy to use. the shortcuts are very easy to remember and volume can be amplified

What do you dislike?

the VLC Player gets frequently updated and some of these updates can cause the player to crash.. but the team fixes them immidiately

Recommendations to others considering the product

A definite yes. you cannot go wrong with it. Learn the shortcuts and makes it very fast and easy to use

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

Helps view videos seamless, irrespective of the format and has no lag. Which makes presentations to clients better

VideoLan review by <span>Friedrich M.</span>
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"Video Lan Client"

What do you like best?

Video Lan Client does not need additional codec packs like other programmes. Most video players lack support of a specific codec in video or audio. When you install VLC it will prolly just work.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, Video Lan Client is fully recommended because it does its job very well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Video Lan offers great tools as well - they are embedded in the software.

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

Mostly Video Lan Client is used as a videoplayer or musicplayer even. We used it also to do minor editings on videos like adjusting the volume or colors in a video.

VideoLan review by <span>Andrew L.</span>
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"Powerful, but difficult beyond simple use-cases"

What do you like best?

If VLC can't play it, then good luck finding something that can. It's the most universal video player I have found. As open-source software, you get a solid cross-platform product. I've never had a problem with installs, updates, or cross platform variants. I've used this system on: Many versions of Windows, several versions of Mac, Several different variants and versions of Linux, and multiple versions of Android. It's one of my default tool items that gets installed by 'default' on new systems.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is rough around the edges. It's often hard to configure the VLC system to do things like export videos that have been converted. It took forever to get an Android version, and even-so now it rolls it's own UI instead of conforming to the OS interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're dealing with odd, finicky, or potentially corrupted video files, this is one of your best bets. For video conversion needs, there are better/specific options out there with a better UI for it, but when in need, this one offers a lot.

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

We've looked into VLC for potential endpoint video playback. I've used its command-line interface to troubleshoot problematic encodings

VideoLan review by <span>Jeremy P.</span>
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"The best overall media playing software on the market."

What do you like best?

VLC is my go-to media playback software for music and video files. It's versatile enough to be something I can use on my phone or PC, and includes many amazing features that increase my productivity. If I want to watch my DVD library, I no longer need to get the disc out and risk damaging it - I can just run the ISO on VLC and I'm ready to go.

What do you dislike?

While it is very diverse software, it does have some issues. Aspect ratios can be hard to set - resulting in things like incorrect aspect ratios for when I want to grab screenshots of a DVD or video file. Text is also a bit small on the menus, and as someone with poor vision, it can be a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time to learn the software and its many ins and outs. Look up guides if you struggle with it, although the Help section is quite useful and does categorize things logically - so you may not need an external guide.

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

For any kind of video-based presentation, it is absolutely perfect. I know that it will play anything I throw at it. It also runs things quickly, so there won't be a delay from me cuing up the video file and it being played back for others to see. In using other products, like Windows Media Player, the UI can also be obtrusive and pop up on the screen - which gets in the way of the core content.

VideoLan review by <span>Luna L.</span>
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"Best media player out there"

What do you like best?

What I like the most is that it can play nearly every media file out there, no matter the format or the platform you are in, no need to download a codec pack either. It even has a mobile app to stream or store content from your computer to your mobile device.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more of them publicly, if this software if not presented to you by someone who already knows about it. More marketing or internet presence would help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a single media player for all your needs you are in the right place, I still haven not found a format the this player is not able to play out of the box.

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

Playback of any media material to internal clients and prospects alike, even use it personally. Is easy to use and also has the ability to read and use subtitle files for videos.

VideoLan review by User in Law Practice
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"VLC Review"

What do you like best?

I use VLC on a weekly basis at work. When I need to watch a downloaded video, this program always works the best. It will play my videos in high quality and it doesn't lag. I find the program to be much better the windows media player. I set it as my default video player at work.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when I try to play a video, it will be just a black screen. That also might just be my computer but i'm not sure. Also, sometimes I will get a really blurry video and no sound will come out of the video.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend this product to people I know who it is relevant for.

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

I have benefited from this video player because it makes my work easier when I need to watch a video. It's very easy to use and most of the time I can watch a video without any issues. I will continue to use the video player.

VideoLan review by <span>Akshay C.</span>
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"King of media players. Every Macbook needs this."

What do you like best?

- Plays all video and audio file formats from FLAC to MKV.

- If you use VideoLAN player app on iPad/iPhone you can watch any media format even ones iTunes doesn't support.

- VideoLAN has multiple playback speeds, ability to delay or speed up subtitles.

- VideoLAN has 200% audio levels, useful when watching videos without external speakers.

- CMD + Arrow up/down key to change volume levels.CMD + Left/Right allow scrubbing back and forth on video timeline.

- VideoLAN has free music/online radio under "Internet" below "Playlist"

- VideoLAN has addons, can be synced to services like Last.fm to give you a dashboard and data on your music preference.

What do you dislike?

- User interface of VLC is good when you are just playing audio/video but when you need to use advanced features like streaming to devices or servers its not easy to use.

- No visual controls to correct out of sync subtitles.

- Doesn't have screen capturing and voice recording.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a media creator animator or filmmaker VLC player and Handbrake are the software to keep on your Macbook at all times. Quicktime sometimes doesn't play Autodesk Maya's quick playblast renders, whereas VLC never has any problems.

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

- Playing FLAC audio a MKV file formats not supported by Quicktime Player.

- VLC Player is perfects

VideoLan review by User in Entertainment
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"AMAZING TOOL FOR PLAYING VIDEO"

What do you like best?

Video Lan is very easy to use. You can play almost any format of video. You just need to drop the file and the software will play it. You can even drop a couple of files together (video and subtitles) and the software will play them together. There is no need for set ups.

What do you dislike?

I have no problems with this software. We've been using it for some time and it works great

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it! It is a lifesaver

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

VideoLan is our main tool for playing videos. We receive videos in many different formats and before using video lan we had to download many codecs until we were able to play different videos. VideoLan is a lifesaver. You can play almost everything. It made our life much easier.

VideoLan review by <span>Jefferson A.</span>
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"Utmost Video/Audio Playback"

What do you like best?

Videolan has one of the most user friendly software for playing video and audio. Supports most of the video and audio formats. Fast start-up. Not laggy. I recommend this software for stability and ease of use.

What do you dislike?

I noticed that sometimes whenever I play a video on Videolan, the video stutters a little and then comes normal again. Maybe a bug or hardware incompatibility. Suggesting for more hardware support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For faster and easy use, Videolan is what I recommend. But if you need much less RAM to allocate more free RAM for your other apps, I suggest you the PotPlayer.

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

Whenever I play my edited videos, I always use Videolan. Just 2 clicks away and then it shows up! Very easy and lovely to use.

VideoLan review by User
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"A very versatile must have video player"

What do you like best?

Before using this player, my experience with other players was disappointing in that they were slow or could not play certain files types or codecs. VLC seems to play almost any file type I throw at it. It is a reliable go to player that has added features and tool like selection playback, random plays, equalizer and streaming. Being free is awesome. It can be pretty frustrating dealing with finding codecs and such, but VLC, as long as you keep it updated takes that frustration away.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to have it save videos or clips from videos, especially streaming. If it is possible then maybe I just couldn't figure it out. Some of the video playback quality can be choppy compared to other players.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even if you like other players, this is the one player you should have on hand just to make sure you can play something and not have to look around for codecs and such. There are times it doesn't play certain files, but that's rare in my experience.

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

Viewing video files sent from clients and not having to have clients send specific files types. We can have confidence knowing that VLC will be able to handle pretty much anything we give it.

VideoLan review by <span>Avery S.</span>
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"VLC: The Player For Everything"

What do you like best?

I love the simplicity of the interface and the wide range of formats that it supports. I haven't found a file yet that it couldn't understand. It's also cross-platform: it's one of the first things I'll install on Linux or on Windows. It can save and transcode videos and streaming media, which is a real killer feature. It probably has even more features that I don't know: I've found that it usually has what I need without me knowing it!

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have a great interface for managing a media library. That's OK by me: I use other software for sorting out music libraries by albums and artists, but I don't think it's a one-stop-shop yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's free - there's no reason not to download it. It blows me away with the number of codecs it supports and its ability to save streaming media and convert media too!

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

I use VLC to play recordings of previous talks, as well as for streaming and playing videos and music to have in the background while I work. I've used it to save a video that I would normally have streamed over and over again, which saves bandwidth and network usage in the long run.

VideoLan review by <span>Sara C.</span>
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"Must-Have for Macs"

What do you like best?

I feel that this program is able to save me from finding and downloading a myriad of other video players just to play certain files whether it is because Quicktime refuses to play for some reason or there is only a Windows-friendly version of a video. Saves me from a lot of frustration trying to find a player that accepts a certain video type.

What do you dislike?

I sometimes need a very smooth loop for animations, and a certain program I use to make Traditional Animations only exports as an .avi so I need to play on VideoLan (Or as we colloquially call it, VLC) but I often cannot get a very smooth loop going. It seems that the VLC player has a bit of a hitch and I think it would be amazing if that could be removed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend for everyone to download this software just even to have as their staple software. If I am showing a video on another computer, I almost expect them to have this player. Don't be deterred by the many options that there seems to be. It is simple to drag and drop multiple videos for you to play all at once or individually.

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

Computers save space because there isn't need to open a multiple amount of video players and in fact, videos can just be played all from one playlist, which is handy for not only saving time, but for those not very great with technology.

VideoLan review by <span>Roberto M.</span>
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"The best multimedia player"

What do you like best?

In many cases it has happened to me that with this player I have no problem opening files of different video formats. It's excellent, it gives 100% more audio to the files. It is easy to watch videos that are in double format language and subtitle.

What do you dislike?

At the time of installation, they add some unwanted program. It's silly but I really do not like it.

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

Greater compatibility with audio or video multimedia files.

VideoLan review by <span>Alexander L.</span>
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"Still free, and still the best tool for opening and exporting video in every format."

What do you like best?

The VideoLan Organization has been kept VideoLan (VLC) up to date—I've never run into a situation where I an important format isn's supported, or at least made available by the larger VLC community. VLC has also remained free over the years instead of forking off into a weaker free and better paid version. The support for various subtitle and overlay files has been really useful for viewing international files.

What do you dislike?

Every once in awhile, if you try to export a really exotic video format or convert between two unusual formats, you can end up crashing the software. This kind of problem has really been minimized over the years, and it doesn't crash any more than any other workhorse production software (like Photoshop, AfterEffects, etc.).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a lightweight but powerful video viewer, you generally don't need anything beyond VideoLan. It's a great software to keep installed and updated over time—it will generally be able to open any random video formats you run into. Very useful for marketing; mandatory for anyone in production.

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

As a marketer, I've used VLC for previewing and exporting video. This has been especially useful for downscaling video for programmatic video ad spots and for setting up webinar archives.

VideoLan review by <span>Skylar K.</span>
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"Works great for Transcribing "

What do you like best?

I use this everyday to transcribe videos. It allows me to slow down the speed of the video to .40X so I can keep up better. Its easy to use and loads quickly! I prefer this over any other video playback item.

What do you dislike?

I haven't come across something that I dislike about this yet and I have been using for over 2 months now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out all of the features it offers!

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

For my internship part of my job is to transcribe interviews that come in. It is near impossible to transcribe at full speed and allowing me slow it down helps.

VideoLan review by <span>Daniel P.</span>
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