Download VLC media player, the best free media player available online. VLC is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, mp3, ogg) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
VLC media player is very popular software, because it is free and has all the goodness of an open source cross-platform media player. It is very useful because it possibly supports a maximum number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs, and is your best bet to get most unusual formats to play without error. VLC can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
The VideoLAN project recently released the first version of the Goldeneye branch VLC 1.0; a major release that introduces many new features, new formats and new codecs to the VLC multimedia framework and fixes many bugs. It has already clocked 13 million downloads in a few weeks. Recently VLC 1.0.1, a minor bug fix was released which has also clocked over 4 million downloads within a week!
VideoLAN software is released under the GNU General Public Licence, and can be used and distributed freely, according to the terms of this licence. VideoLAN welcomes Programmers (for developer documentations, coding), Writers (documentations, release notes, press releases), Translators (translate VLC), Helpers (answer forums and mailing lists), Designers (website, VLC design) and sponsors to support this open source software.