VideoLAN VLC media player

VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Company VideoLAN
  • Version 3
  • Platforms
    AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindows
  • License Open Source
  • Category Video
3.7 / 5 (1245 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Supports a large number of audio and video formats
  • Compatible with multiple platforms
  • Converts media files to a variety of audio and video formats
  • Provides a simple user interface

2. Software Overview

VideoLAN VLC media player is a popular, open source media player that runs on the Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android platforms. It can play a large array of media formats, including files stored on discs, audio and video files downloaded from the Internet, and streaming media.

VLC media player’s main function is playing video and audio files. It can read a large number of popular video and audio formats, such as MPEG, MP4, MOV, WMV, H.263, WAV, FLV, and AVI. The player can also convert media into many of the same formats that it is able to read, including the MPEG, ASF, AAC, and MP3 formats.

You can play and organize your video, audio, or image files by dragging and dropping them into the application. Once imported, you can create playlists to categorize your media content. You can also subscribe to podcasts and stream music through the application.

VideoLAN VLC media player is a great solution for home users that want to play their favorite media files. While it may not offer as many features as NullSoft Winamp, Apple iTunes, or Microsoft Windows Media Player, it can recognize and open more formats. For that reason alone, it is worth installing VideoLAN VLC media player on your computer.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.VLC - VLC Playlist
Other file extensions used by VideoLAN VLC media player:
# File Extension Name
1 .264 IP/CCTV Video File
2 .3GA 3GPP Audio File
3 .3GPP 3GPP Media File
4 .3GPP2 3GPP2 Multimedia File
5 .3P2 3GPP Multimedia File
6 .4XM 4X Movie
7 .669 UNIS Composer 669 Module
8 .A52 Dolby Digital Audio File
9 .AAC Advanced Audio Coding File
10 .ACELIVE Acelive Broadcast File
11 .ADT ADTS Audio File
12 .ADTS Audio Data Transport Stream File
13 .AIFF Audio Interchange File Format
14 .AMR Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec File
15 .ANM DeluxePaint Animation
16 .ANX Annodex Exchange Format File
17 .AOB DVD-Audio Audio Object File
18 .APC CRYO Interactive APC Audio
19 .APE Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
20 .AQT AQTitle Subtitles File
21 .ASF Advanced Systems Format File
22 .ASS Aegisub Advanced SubStation Alpha File
23 .ASX Microsoft ASF Redirector File
24 .AU Audio File
25 .AV1 AV1 Video
26 .AVCHD High Definition Video File
27 .AVI Audio Video Interleave File
28 .AX DirectShow Filter
29 .AXA Annodex Audio File
30 .AXV Annodex Video File
31 .B4S Winamp Playlist File
32 .BDMV Blu-ray Disc Movie Information File
33 .BFI Brute Force & Ignorance Video
34 .BIK Bink Video File
35 .BIN Binary Video File
36 .BMV Teeny Weeny Games Video File
37 .C93 Interplay C93 Video
38 .CAM MSN Messenger Webcam Recording
39 .CDA CD Audio Track Shortcut
40 .CDG Compact Disc Plus Graphics Image
41 .CDT CD-Text File
42 .CDXL Commodore CDXL Video
43 .CIN Delphine Software CIN Video
44 .CLPI Blu-ray Clip Information File
45 .CMV Electronic Arts CMV Video
47 .CUE Cue Sheet File
48 .DAT VCD Video File
49 .DCT Electronic Arts DCT Video
50 .DFA DreamForge Intertainment Video
51 .DIVX DivX-Encoded Movie File
52 .DTS DTS Encoded Audio File
53 .DUK Duck TrueMotion S Video
54 .DV Digital Video File
55 .DVDMEDIA RipIt DVD Package
56 .DXA Feeble Files Video
57 .EAC3 Dolby Digital Plus Audio
58 .F4V Flash MP4 Video File
59 .FLAC Free Lossless Audio Codec File
60 .FLV Flash Video File
61 .GBS Game Boy Sound File
62 .GSM Global System for Mobile Audio File
63 .GVI Google Video File
64 .GVP Google Video Pointer
65 .GXF General eXchange Format File
66 .H261 H.261 Video
67 .H262 H.262 Video
68 .H263 H.263 Video
69 .H264 H.264 Encoded Video File
70 .H265 H.265 Video
71 .HDMOV QuickTime HD Movie File
72 .HEVC High Efficiency Video Coding File
73 .IDX Movie Subtitle File
74 .IDX VobSub Subtitles Index File
75 .IFO DVD-Video Disc Information File
76 .ISO Disc Image File
77 .IT Impulse Tracker Module
78 .JSS JACOsub Subtitle File
79 .KMV Mobile DJ Video File
80 .LRV Low Resolution Video File
81 .M2A MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio File
82 .M2P MPEG-2 Program Stream File
83 .M2T HDV Video File
84 .M2TS Blu-ray BDAV Video File
85 .M2V MPEG-2 Video
86 .M3U Media Playlist File
87 .M3U8 UTF-8 M3U Playlist File
88 .M4A MPEG-4 Audio File
89 .M4B MPEG-4 Audiobook File
90 .M4R iPhone Ringtone File
91 .M4V iTunes Video File
92 .MED Amiga MED Sound File
93 .MKA Matroska Audio File
94 .MKS Matroska Elementary Stream File
95 .MKV Matroska Video File
96 .ML20 MSN Webcam Recorder Video
97 .MLP Meridian Lossless Packing Audio File
98 .MOD Music Module File
99 .MOD Amiga Music Module File
100 .MP1 MPEG-1 Layer 1 Audio File
101 .MP2 MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
102 .MP3 MP3 Audio File
103 .MP4.INFOVID Parrot AR Drone and Gyro Flyer Video
104 .MPA MPEG-2 Audio File
105 .MPC Musepack Compressed Audio File
106 .MPC Electronic Arts MPCh Video File
107 .MPEG MPEG Video
108 .MPEG1 MPEG-1 Video File
109 .MPEG4 MPEG-4 File
110 .MPG MPEG Video File
111 .MPG2 MPEG-2 Video File
112 .MPG4 MPEG-4 Video File
113 .MPL MPL2 Subtitles File
114 .MPLS Blu-ray Movie Playlist File
115 .MPSUB MPlayer Subtitles File
116 .MPV MPEG Elementary Stream Video File
117 .MT2S MPEG-2 Transport Stream File
118 .MTM MultiTracker Module
119 .MTS AVCHD Video File
120 .MXF Material Exchange Format File
121 .NSFE Extended NES Sound Format File
122 .NSV Nullsoft Streaming Video File
123 .NUV NuppelVideo File
124 .OGG Ogg Vorbis Audio File
125 .OGM Ogg Media File
126 .OGV Ogg Video File
127 .OGX Ogg Vorbis Multiplexed Media File
128 .OMA Sony OpenMG Music File
129 .OPUS Opus Audio File
130 .PAF PARIS Audio File
131 .PJS Phoenix Subtitles File
132 .PLS Multimedia Playlist File
133 .PMP PlayStation Portable Movie
134 .PSB PowerDivX Subtitles File
135 .PSS PlayStation 2 Game Video File
136 .QCP PureVoice Audio File
137 .QT Apple QuickTime Movie
138 .RA RealAudio File
139 .RAM Real Audio Metadata File
140 .RBS MP3 Ringtone File
141 .RCD KaiOS Audio
142 .REC Topfield PVR Recording
143 .RM RealMedia File
145 .RMJ Real Media Jukebox Audio File
146 .RMVB RealMedia Variable Bit Rate File
147 .RT RealText Streaming Text File
148 .S3M ScreamTracker 3 Module
149 .S3Z Compressed Scream Tracker 3 Module
150 .SDP Session Description Protocol File
151 .SFD Sofdec Dreamcast Movie
152 .SKM SK Telecom 3GP Video
153 .SMI SAMI Subtitles File
154 .SMK Smacker Compressed Movie File
155 .SON Beam Software SIFF Audio File
156 .SPH NIST SPHERE Audio File
157 .SPX Ogg Vorbis Speex File
158 .SRT SubRip Subtitle File
159 .SUB MicroDVD Subtitle File
160 .SUB VobSub Subtitles File
161 .SVI Samsung Video File
162 .TAK Tom's Lossless Audio Kompressor File
163 .TMV 8088 Corruption Video
164 .TOD JVC Everio Video Capture File
165 .TRP HD Video Transport Stream
166 .TS Video Transport Stream File
167 .TSV Digital Receiver Video Recording File
168 .TTA True Audio File
169 .TY+ TiVo Video Recording File
170 .UMX Unreal Music Package
171 .USF Universal Subtitles Format File
172 .VB Beam Games SIFF Video
173 .VID Generic Video File
174 .VLC VLC Playlist
175 .VLT VLC Media Player Skin File
176 .VMD Sierra VMD Video File
177 .VOB DVD Video Object File
178 .VOC Creative Labs Audio File
179 .VP5 On2 VP5 Video File
180 .VP6 TrueMotion VP6 Video File
181 .VQA Westwood Studios VQA Video
182 .VQF TwinVQ Audio File
183 .VRO DVD Video Recording Format
184 .WAV WAVE Audio File
185 .WAX Windows Media Audio Redirect
186 .WEBM WebM Video File
187 .WGI Wildgame Innovations Video File
188 .WMV Windows Media Video
189 .WTV Windows Recorded TV Show File
190 .WV WavPack Audio File
191 .XA The Sims Audio File
192 .XESC Expression Encoder Screen Capture File
193 .XMZ Fasttracker 2 Extended Module
194 .XSPF XSPF Playlist File
195 .XWMA Microsoft xWMA Compressed Audio
196 .YOP Psygnosis YOP Video
197 .ZAB Zipped Audio Book

Updated: October 4, 2020

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