VLC was developed by the VideoLAN project and is easily one of the most popular programs available on the internet for good reason.

Without installing any additional codecs, you are able to play almost any media file you can throw at it. My favorite feature is the ability to cast media from VLC straight to my Chromecast enabled TV.

Loaded with tons of features right out of the box, this is probably the only media player you need to install for the rest of your life.

Reasons why VLC is lit:

  • Free
  • Open source
  • Cross platform
  • Chromecast support
  • Can convert files to different formats
  • Stream or download YouTube videos
  • Can record your desktop or webcam
  • You can create bookmarks so you can pick up where you left off
  • God tier amount of features

Download VLC here