VLC Media Player is an extended DVD audio and video files player as well as streaming data from the Internet. The program deals with popular file formats as well as playing media stored on optical media. The program can also be used as a server in the local network. It supports various formats of streaming data. VLC Media Player also supports TV cards - terrestrial, cable and - the satellite. The new version of the player has been rewritten using Qt language and the creators have improved its interface.
VLC Media Player has an extensive functionality – it allows to open incomplete files (not completely downloaded from the Internet or damaged), and it also allows you to convert files into various formats. The application processes the stream transmission through a special module called transcode.
In VLC it is possible to separate the audio track from the video track. The program can serve as a proxy to connect with current audiovisual streams in the network.