VLC Player – Is it better than Windows Media Player?

VLC player is a media player like Windows Media Player. It is highly portable, cross platform and streaming server. It is available for more than a dozen operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS, BSD etc. It supports a huge amount of audio and video formats including MPEG, DivX, mp3, ogg, DVD, VCD, FLV etc. If you want to see a complete feature list of VLC player, you can see it here.

I had been reading about VLC player but today I decided to download and try it. It’s about 9.25 MB in size (I downloaded the Windows version). The first thought that came in my mind after launching the player was that it was so light that it almost instantly flashed up while Windows Media Player takes a while to startup on my old PC. And then I didn’t have to install the codec packs seperately to run particular media files that donot run on WMP without the required codecs. Its video quality is also really good. Still to test the advanced features but I would recommend everybody to try VLC player atleast once. It costs nothing, you only have to download and install it and start playing your videos.

Please let us know your experiences about VLC player.


VLC Player comes in with a lot of skins. You can select and download the skins here.


Download VLC Player from here.

Direct Windows Download Link Here.

You may also be interested in a free video converter tool.