VLC Media Player is open-source software that allows users to play any type of media. It can read several formats, including AVI, MP4, MPEG-2/SVCD/DVD video and audio streams, and WMV or RMVB movies.
VLC is the first multimedia player that has been ported on all mobile OS. Android being a mobile OS, you can run VLC on your smartphone or tablet (iPad). You can stream your video and audio files from the web, thanks to VLC's preinstalled web server.
Play anything: VLC can play almost any multimedia file (AVI, MP4, MPEG-2/SVCD/DVD video and DivX movies, MP3, Ogg) or any streaming media (Flash, YouTube videos).
Mobile version: VLC is the only media player ported to all mobile and embedded operating systems in use today.
Internet streaming: watch your favorite videos from the web directly on your computer, thanks to VLC's preinstalled HTTP server.
Multilingualism: The user interface of the player has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Free and open-source: VLC code is free software and released under the General Public License.
The VLC player has permission to read, modify, and execute files. The permission to read files gives access to files for playback by the video library, while the permission to modify files reflects the capability of loading external media formats. This application is also capable of executing programs when necessary to reproduce videos.