videoLAN client (VLC)
Multimedia players are used to play multimedia files, DVDs, audio CDs, video CDs, streaming media and web video. There are various multimedia players that support the different audio formats, video formats and streaming formats.
The VLC Media Player - the abbreviation is derived from the former name VideoLAN Client (VLC) - is one such player that can be downloaded as freeware and includes codecs for a wide variety of media and compression formats.
In addition to the wide range of media, the VLC media player supports almost all audio, video and streaming formats and can be played with all popular operating systems. The list of supported media formats includes AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DivX, DTS, FLAC, FLV, MIDI, MKV, MOV, MP3, MPEG, MXF, OGG, WAV, WMA and WMV. There is hardly any video file format or audio file format that cannot be played by VLC multimedia player. The VLC media player works under all popular operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and also smartphone operating systems such as Android.