Video formats supported by VideoLan VLC Media Player

Just got through with the Mid-Term examinations and the Lasallian Festival this past two weeks hence the lack of updates to this blog. A lot has been going on for me which I’d try very hard to share with you over this coming days.

To break the hiatus, I’ll answer a fellow volunteer’s question last week about VideoLan VLC Media Player; “What video formats can the VLC Player play?”

VLC Media Player

The answer is quite obvious, almost any known video format on the planet. Here’s a list from the VLC Media Player website:

  • MPEG-1/2
  • DIVX (1/2/3)
  • MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4
  • H.261
  • H.263 / H.263i
  • H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
  • Cinepak
  • Theora
  • Dirac / VC-2
  • MJPEG (A/B)
  • WMV 1/2
  • WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1
  • Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime)
  • DV (Digital Video)
  • On2 VP3/VP5/VP6
  • Indeo Video v3 (IV32)
  • Indeo Video 4/5 (IV41, IV51)

I find it strange that my friend has never heard of the VLC media player before. The only players that he know of are Windows Media Player, RealOne, QuickTime and WinAmp.

The copy I gave him will surely impress and serve him well.

Author: jhay

Owner and editor of The Four-eyed Journal. A certified geek. New Media publisher. He blogs about tech news, gadgets and social commentary.

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