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VLC Media Player
Member Name: Edwardb92
VLC Media Player
Advantages: Feature rich
Disadvantages: None come to mind
VLC is a freeware media player designed for almost anything, i initially downloaded this after i first got an .MKV file (Blu-ray) and was unable to play it with either Windows media player or the 3rd party software i had at the time which i cannot recall. After reading reviews online VLC seemed like a safe bet and i didn't realise at the time quite what a good piece of software it would be for me.
VLC really is a great piece of free software, it plays almost any film file extension meaning where before you may need different types of media player for different extensions it can all be covered by one, i have as of yet never found something that cannot be played by VLC, i even gave it a damaged file and it cached it and got it to play in minutes. VLC can also play other files, including music, this is great for those iTunes haters. As everyone knows iTunes can be pretty annoying and VLC provides a decent alternative, although it doesn't have a library format such as iTunes it has other features such as you can change lots of things on the music like the bass and choose the output type dependent on what room you're in for example dance-hall etc. VLC also unlike others doesn't ask you to always be downloading new codecs and other things like this and easily completes tasks with minimilastic processing power being consumed allowing it to be used on low spec machines as well as the top end power PC's.
In conclusion if you're looking for an effective multimedia player then i would definitely have this as your first choice! I cannot even think of a paid piece of software that is better than this freeware and it's so easily available and low demanding anyone would be stupid not to have it if you watch films on your PC.
Summary: Great piece of multimedia viewing freeware
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