VLC is a cross-platform media player — and, maybe even better, video streamer.
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VLC is a media player available from an organization called VideoLAN. From their website:
Learn more about the VideoLAN project.
Our main product is the cross-platform VLC media player.
My first introduction to VLC was when I got a new laptop at work, and it didn't come with the required software for playing DVDs1. Rather than paying for something like WinDVD, a friend recommended VLC.
This is why I installed VLC on Ubuntu. I already had Totem, which does a pretty good job, but VLC does something special, that Totem doesn't do: It takes media from one format, and converts it to another format.