VLC media player is a computer application that is used for music and video playback. It supports multiple operating systems and is compatible with various media formats, streaming protocols and optical media. It is developed as a free, open-source software by the VideoLAN project.
VLC media player offers features such as the ability to play media files without downloading additional codec packs, a simple user interface, portability, and support for skins and extensions. It also sports advanced functions such as audio and video effects, media conversion and configurable mouse gestures. The software comes with detailed documentation and help guides, especially for advanced features that require technical knowledge.