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VLC Media Player 2.1.2 (32-bit)

By VideoLAN.org  (Open Source)
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Taking Video Snapshots With VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is the most popular and robust multi format, free media player available. The open source media player was publically released in 2001 by non-profit organization VideoLAN Project. VLC Media Player quickly became very popular thanks to its versatile multi-format playback capabilities. It was aided by compatibility and codec issues which rendered competitor media players like QuickTime, Windows and Real Media Player useless to many popular video and music file formats. The easy, basic UI and huge array of customization options have enforced VLC Media Player’s position at the top of the free media players.

Flexibility

VLC plays almost any video or music file format you can find. At its launch this was a revolution compared to the default media players most people were using that often crashed or displayed “codecs missing” error messages when trying to play media files. VLC can play MPEG, AVI, RMBV, FLV, QuickTime, WMV, MP4 and a shed load of other media file formats. For a full list of compatible file formats please click here. Not only can VLC Media Player handle loads of different formats, VLC can also playback partial or incomplete media files so you can preview downloads before they finish.

Easy to Use

VLC’s UI is definitely a case of function over beauty. The basic look does however make the player extremely easy to use. Simply drag and drop files to play or open them using files and folders then use the classic media navigation buttons to play, pause, stop, skip, edit playback speed, change the volume, brightness, etc. A huge variety of skins and customization options mean the standard appearance shouldn’t be enough to prevent you choosing VLC as your default media player.

Advanced Options

Don’t let VLC Media Player’s simple interface fool you, within the playback, audio, video, tools and view tabs are a huge variety of player options. You can play with synchronization settings including a graphic equalizer with multiple pre-sets, overlays, special effects, AtmoLight video effects, audio spatializer and customizable range compression settings. You can even add subtitles to videos by adding the SRT file to the video’s folder.

Summary

VLC Media Player is quite simply the most versatile, stable and high quality free media player available. It has rightly dominated the free media player market for over 10 years now and looks like it may for another 10 years thanks to the constant development and improvement by VideoLAN Org.

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Technical

Title: VLC Media Player 2.1.2 (32-bit)
Filename: vlc-2.1.2-win32.exe
File size: 22.98MB (24,097,311 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: December 10, 2013
Author: VideoLAN.org
www.videolan.org
MD5 Checksum: B91FE1536AB4D680DDD77469EA3FD4BF

Change Log

# Audio output:
- Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed
- Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
- Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external
- audio devices on OS X
- Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused
- Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS
# Demuxers:
- Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing
- Various WMV playback improvements and fixes
# Decoders:
- Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding
- Fix playback of some HEVC samples
# Video filters:
- Fix crash on deinterlace selection
# Qt interface:
- Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed
- Improve A-B loop control
- Fix album art update when changing media
# Mac OS X interface:
- Add a language option in the interface
- Option to control VLC's iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find
- Iix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks
- Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working
- Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking
- Fix crash when closing window without decorations
- Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled
# Win32 installer:
- Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update
# Translations:
- Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer, Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations