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It takes excellent functionality, varied customizing options and the ability to play almost any format in order to survive in today’s highly competitive media players market.
When there are so many applications playing your movies out there, VLC, despite of its simple interface, has managed to gain and preserve its popularity.
As soon as you dig deeper into its features, you begin to understand why.
With a bit of patience and curiosity, you will discover that VLC is a reliable media files manager, that you can customize the layout or even change the skin, and very important, that you have the possibility to perform sensitive adjustments for a perfect movie watching or radio audition.
There is no point talking about advanced features until you make sure that incompatibility issues are at minimum, and VLC Media Player can play most codecs with no codec packs needed.
Flexibility is another word which perfectly describes this media player. It plays everything, from files and discs to webcams, devices and streams.
It runs on all operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix) and it can do media conversion and streaming.
Advanced options include a 12-band equalizer, cropping, color, geometry, AtmoLight and other adjustment possibilities.
You just need to explore a bit more under the clear-cut, simple design, and you’ll find the hidden features of this amazing media player.
Changes between VLC Media Player 2.8 and 3.0.0
Don’t be intimidated by the surprises that VLC Media Player can reveal; the application is extremely user-friendly and it won’t complicate things unless you want to explore its advanced features.
Platform support changes:
* 3.0.x will be maintained as a LTS (best-effort basis, mostly for security) that will be the last working version for quite a few systems.
Indeed the 3.0.x branch will contain the last releases running on:
- Windows XP, Vista, and the servers equivalent of those Windows versions
- macOS 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9, iOS 7 & 8
- Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.0.x & 4.1.x
- Compilers before gcc 5.0 and clang 3.4, or equivalent
Stick to the simple interface and use basic, intuitive commands and you’ll have a reliable and easy-to-use media player just for yourself.