Freebie Friday: VLC Media Player

vlc media player

Why use a third-party media player? Well, most people don’t really know what goes on behind the scenes with regards to digital video. There’s encoding, decoding, and transcoding along with a whole host of competing video formats (AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, etc.) and audio formats (MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, etc.) — and that’s only scratching the surface! I won’t bore you with the technical details.

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Brian Dunham is a Cisco and Microsoft certified network and systems engineer with over a decade of experience in the Information Technology field. When he is not in front of a computer he can be found out in the wilderness canoing, hiking, fishing, or camping.