VLC Media Player 32-bit for PC

VLC Media Player 32-bit for Windows

v 3.0.16|VideoLAN.org

Technical Details

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1
39.46 MB


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Software for free media play

VLC Media Player is a free multimedia player software for Windows. It can launch audio and video files from a simple interface. Users can stream content using the platform's streaming protocols. VLC Media Player users have access to a wide range of multimedia capabilities in open-source software, which allows for many opportunities.

Is VLC Media Player free?

VideoLAN Project, an independent non-profit organization, released the VideoLAN Client Media Player back in 2001. VideoLAN Project allows people to donate money but offers the cross-platform multimedia player free to consumers.

The media player works with Windows systems including Windows Store and Windows Phone. The software is also available on Apple platforms such as MacOS X and iOS. VLC Media Player is available for Linux, Android, Chrome and other operating systems.

What is VLC Media Player?

Once installed, the VLC player will open multimedia files in the software. To associate files with the platform, users can right-click on the file icons and hover over Open with' before clicking on 'Choose default programme'. Consumers can choose 'VLC Media Player" from the pop-up that appears.

People can set VLC Media Player to default as their default program and expect that the selected files will be opened by the program in the future. Files that can open by the media player and default to it are AAV, FLAC, MOV. MP3, MP4, MP3, MKV. MP3, MP4, MP3, M2TS. OGG. TS. WV.

There are two rows of menus in the video player. One is at the top, and one at the bottom. The bottom menu allows users to navigate the media player experience by accessing the play, rewind and stop, forward, fullscreen, toggle playlist, loop and shuffle icons.

The media's playing capabilities are controlled by the play, rewind and stop buttons. The full screen icon allows videos expand on the devices' screens. To open playlists, users can click on the 'Toggle playlist" button at the bottom. Loop function allows users to have a repetitive experience with audio or some video files.

The 'Random" button allows tracks from playlists to be played in shuffle mode. The bottom menu has buttons on the right that allow users to adjust, decrease, or mut the volume of media.

The 'Menu tab' at the top of your window opens files. Consumers can create a playlist by using the 'Open Multiple Files ...' option. To play media faster or slower, hover over "Speed" section in the 'Playback" tab. Select the preferred speed. This is either normal speed, a bit slower or faster, or much slower or faster.

You can choose which speakers the sound goes to by hovering over "Audio Device" within the "Audio" tab. This feature is required due to the number of headphones, devices and speakers people have. The 'Video tab offers several useful options, including 'Fullscreen", 'Always fit Window', zoom, and a 'Take Snapshot.

Consumers can access subtitles using the VLC player. If there is no subtitle associated with the video, the toolbar will offer the option to Add Subtitle File '. However, if there are, people can choose from the available subtitle options.

The tab 'Tools' is the most informative. It can be found in the upper bar. Consumers can click on Media Information' or Codec Information to better understand the files. Both will take them to the same window. The 'General' tab contains information about the file, such as title, publisher, copyright and so on. The 'Codec tab allows users to view the file's type of codec, resolution and frame rate.

Consumers can control playlists for audio or video files by going to the 'View tab. In this tab they can open playlists. Selecting the Docked Playlist’ function will allow users to view a list all playlists' files. This is the best option for music playlists. However, if the Docked Playlist’ feature is disabled, users can only see one playlist's files. This is more suited for video playlists.

This open-source software allows users to customize the user interface. They can either add premade skins to the editor or create their own. Extensions can be installed by users: playback speed manager and subtitle word searches.

Is VLC Media Player safe?

VideoLAN Project assures that the software does not contain spyware, ads, or user tracking. This protects the framework against intentional damages and makes it safe. To ensure safety, people should download VLC Media Player above. VLC Media Player is open-source software that allows people to modify the application's framework, which could make it unsafe.

Other media player options

VLC Media Player is superior to other media players, Windows Media Player and MX Player. Windows Media Player is free, but consumers must purchase the Windows software first. This is in contrast to the completely free platforms VLC Media Player or MX Player. Windows Media Player is proprietary software, compared to open-source VLC Media Player framework.

In terms of playlist functionality, the Windows Media Player's functionality is superior to VLC Media Player. 5KPlayer is a better media player than VLC, Windows and MX with features like drag-and-drop launching, YouTube syncisation and AirPlay broadcasting.

Many streaming and media capabilities

A media file opener is necessary to allow people to access media files instantly. VLC Media Player provides a pop-up window that allows users to launch and play any type of media, including audio or streaming. VLC Media Player's user interface is simple and allows users to quickly view media files or stream content.

VLC Media Player will notify users when new updates are available by providing consistent software updates. To ensure seamless downloading, consumers can find the 'Check For Updates ...' option under the 'Help" tab in the upper toolbar. This will allow them to download the latest updates to their devices.