Versatile New Player Takes Digital Multimedia World By Storm
06/29/2009

A recently released and updated version of an already popular media player is currently surpassing expectations and overtaking competitors to become one of the most respected media installations around.

Online PR News – 29-June-2009 – – New York, 29th June 2009 — Watch out kids, there’s a new player in town. A recently released and updated version of an already popular media player is currently surpassing expectations and overtaking competitors to become one of the most respected media installations around.

VLC media player is a free and easy-to-use multimedia player that has recently been released in a new, combined format allowing greater flexibility and sophistication than ever before. The brainchild of a group of Parisian students, VLC media player was originally conceived as a VideoLAN project to develop a computer program to stream video. However, with a core team based in France and developers from 20 countries supporting the VideoLAN project, the VLC player has since advanced far beyond its humble beginnings. While the original program consisted of two separate programs, one focusing on client-end media and the other directed towards server-end streaming, the most recent incarnation has combined these two components into one functional and simple client-based player – making it more efficient and more comprehensive than ever before.

A multimedia player has become one of the must-haves on the majority of computers, as more and more users demand versatile and sophisticated means of media downloading and performance. As standard, computer users now demand software that will enable them to play music, watch movies, download TV shows, create or play video presentations, edit audio files, and more. While there are many alternatives in the highly competitive media player universe, VLC offers a wider variety of features than many of its competitors. The multimedia player offers support for a comprehensive range of almost every audio and video file in existence, while the video player will stream videos, download shows, and allows users to decode VCD and DVD content without the need for a third party decoder. The player is also able to rip multimedia files to be saved in another format, play unfinished or damaged video files, and with the use of its firewire connection it can even stream video that has unencrypted content.

One of the most significant advantages of the VLC media player is its flexibility, versatility, and speed. Unlike many players, VLC is compatible with a wide range of operating systems including Linux, Syllable, BeOS, MorphOS, and Solaris, as well as the standard Windows and Mac formats. Its small file size allows greater speed and high performance quality, while its simple and functional format makes it easy to use and simple to install. Unlike many media players it does not notify the user of upgrades, removing the need for irritating pop-up messages and allowing the user instead to visit the website and upgrade at his/her own leisure.

So: a media player that is free, fast, and flexible? Sounds like the new kid on the block is going to be the most popular kid in school…