VLC media player is a portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
It supports an extensive range of formats without the need for additional codecs.
It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
- Support for input media: UDP/RTP Unicast and Multicast, HTTP / FTP, MMS, File, DVD, VCD, SVCD, DVB, MPEG encoder, Video acquisition (V4L).
- Input formats: MPEG, ID3 tags, AVI, ASF / WMV / WMA, MP4 / MOV / 3GP, OGG / OGM / Annodex, Matroska, WAV (including DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52, Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash).
- Support for Blu-ray discs.
- Fast decoding on multi-core, GPU and mobile hardware.
- Opens professiona, HD, and 10bits codecs.
- Decoders: MPEG-1/2, DIVX, MPEG-4, XviD, 3ivX, H.264, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DV, Cinepak, Theora, H.263 / H.263i, MJPEG, WMV 1/2, WMV 3 WMV-9 / VC-1, Indeo Video v 3-5, Rado Video.
- Subtitles: DVD, SVCD / CVD, DVB, OGM, Matroska, Text files, Vobsub.
- Filters: Deinterlace, cropping, image wall, image adjust, rotate/mirror, logo overlay, magnification, image distortion, bluescreen, RSS/Aton feeds.
- Outputs: Native, X11, XVideo, SDL, Framebuffer, ASCII Art.Audio
- Decoders: MPEG Layer 1/2, MP3, AC3 – A/52, DTS, LPCM, AAC, Vorbis, WMA 1/2, WMA 3, ADPCM, DV Audio, FLAC, QDM2/QDMC (Quicktime), MACE, Real Audio, Speex.
- Filters: Visualization effects, equalizer.
- Outputs: Native (OSS, ALSA), S/PDIF (OSS, ALSA), Multi-channel (OSS, ALSA), SDL, ESD, aRts, JACK.
- UDP Unicast / Multicast, RTP Unicast / Multicast, File, HTTP, MMSH.
- Send DVD subtitles..
- Send SAP announcesInterfaces and control
- Qt4, Skins, Web, Telnet, Command line, Infrared.
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