- VLC media player 2.1.1 2014 Latest Version K4@S-setup.exe
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If you want to play video or music files in just about any format, VLC
media player is probably your answer.
Version 2 ("Twoflower") brings a new interface, faster decoding,
support for more formats and the ability to play HD and BluRay. It still
remains however the most stable, flexible and lightweight audio and video
player around today. While other media players will play unusual formats after
downloading a codec, or simply refuse to play things,
VLC media player handles tons of formats, from MPEG to FLV
and RMBV files. Version 2 has seen some important additions
too such as support for 10 bit codes plus multi-threaded decoding for H.264,
MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
Also useful is the fact that you can use VLC media player to preview files
you are downloading since it plays incomplete parts of video files. VLC media
player is not just for video playback however. It also offers superb
integration with video channel streaming services such as Channels.com giving
you access to channels such as ESPN, Reuters and National Geographic.
Just right-click or CMD-click on the playlist, select Services
Discovery and Channels.com.
Channels.com will then appear in your VLC media player playlist. Click on it
to reveal the the different categories of channels available. Click on the
category you want and a drop down list of all available channels appears in VLC
media player. Just click on the channel you want to watch and streaming should
begin almost immediately.
VLC media player also has great hotkey support and if you take the time to
learn the shortcuts so it can be controlled without touching your mouse. If
you're watching DVDs or video files through it, this is not an issue. For
music, it plays more or less any file and features an equalizer and playlist
creation. VLC media player isn't as intuitive as <strong>iTunes</strong>
as a media manager, but it's a much more flexible player in terms of file
formats. You can even use VLC to convert your files, and on top of all the
formats and physical media it will play, many streaming protocols and TV
capture cards are supported.
VLC media player makes it easy to add subtitles to your
video files too - just add the SRT file to the folder where
your video is kept, and it will automatically play with subtitles.
Finally, the interface in VLC media player has been somewhat improved in
version 2 although it remains strictly functional. However, you can download
skins to completely change VLC media player's appearance. The preferences menu
is comprehensive without being overwhelming, and there is extensive