- Publisher: VideoLAN Organization
- Price: Free, Open Source (GPL)
- Compatible with: Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Version: Most recent free version through direct download
VLC is a well-known and popular media player that is free and open source software. VLC plays all the popular video formats as well as audio such as MP4, MKV, WMV, MPEG, MOV, AVI, DIVX, XVID, FLV, FLAC, WAV, REAL, VOB, and Theora. It can also play DVD’s, Blu-Ray, Video CD’s, Audio CD’s, and video streams. In addition to playing video, VLC also supports playing various audio formats such as MP3, WMA, and AAC.