VLC Media Player may be considered, without a second thought, one of the best media players that is currently available forcomputer users. The tool is the one of the most comprehensive from a multitude of different players that are available on the market and the most important thing that can be said about VLC is that it is absolutely free, even if some features could be considered as premium. A tool that encompasses a series of features that VLC has and also does it as good as this one might be a paid one, but this open source application relies only on optional fan support
A good feature of the tool, that many users praise, is the ability of it to playback videos that are encoded with MKV format. This is the new standard of high definition videos and not every top video player in the market has the ability to decode it. However, this tool can do it with ease, allowing users that do not have the most powerful computers to easily play videos that run up to 1080p, in the full high definition standard. Of course, the software program also features support for the majority of video and audio formats available.
The menu options of VLC are arranged in different tabs and while navigating them, the user will be able to find all the required options. The tool’s design is rather basic as the developers aimed for simplicity and usability. However, those that want something new can easily download skins from the Internet for a custom look of the player. The Preferences menu allows the user to customize the equalizer settings or the output of the audio, as nowadays many computers have a 5.1 or even a 7.1 audio system connected to them. Movie subtitles can also be edited with ease, within the dedicated settings tab.