VLC Media Player is a multi-platform media player and open source software that allows you to play virtually all formats of video and audio over currently used.
It supports MPEG, DivX, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, FLV, MP3, OGG. As well as DVDs, VCDs and various stream protocols. Also, if you have some file-measures, it is also capable of reading audio and video files are incomplete.
If the interface of the application you think simple, you can modify it by the use of skins. The control of VLC Media Player can also take place via the command line, telnet or a Web browser.
It is one of the players more independent in terms of platform is concerned, with versions for Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, BSD, Pocket PC, Solaris.
In Windows, Linux, and some other platforms, VLC includes a plug-in Mozilla, which allows you to see some QuickTime and Windows Media files on web sites without having to use a media player from Microsoft or Apple.
To carry out a distribution of multimedia content over the Internet is necessary to install VideoLAN Server.