Simply the best free multi-format media player
We all remember the days when the Windows Media Player software, which came pre-installed on your PC, wouldn’t play the song or video clip that you had sourced. Most media players out there use a core set of pre-installed codecs, allowing you to play certain media types, usually just the most common formats. Some services give you the ability to download additional codecs, if they have been created. And then there is VLC. VLC will play almost anything you can find to test on it. It will stream live radio through the internet, it will play a long-forgotten media file lost since 1995, and it will play your DVDs. It even records!
VLC comes with a wide range of options from configuring external displays, tweaking the audio, and video looping. After more than a decade of work, VLC Media Player really does seem to handle more media types than any other single piece of software. It might not be the prettiest or the most integrated with other apps, but it will fail far less often, and to top it off, it’s completely free to download.