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VLC Media Player: The Cone Knows Its Formats

Aug 18, 2010, 20:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Germain)

"In the world of media player applications, the little orange traffic cone that VLC uses as its icon signifies ease of use, a deep set of features, and the versatility to play almost anything you can throw at it. After a quick and painless setup, playing video and audio files along with Internet radio and podcasts in this hassle-free app is what Linux computing should be all about.

"The world of open source software has ample choices for editing and manipulating audio and video media files. But when you just want put your feet up and relax, fewer really ideal options are available. One solid choice is the Gxine is a media player (See my review here). But an even better pick is the VLC Media Player.

"The VLC Media Player is a cross-platform media player that runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, BSD, Solaris, QNX and PocketPC"

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