An open-source video player is a software program that can be used to play video files but developed in a way where users can use and modify the software in any way they wish. Since it’s open-source, you may find additional codecs and updates that play additional video file types that aren’t supported by the standard software. You can roughly distinguish two types of open source video players.
- And you have the video players that end-users download to their computer to play video for Linux, Windows and Mac. One of the most familiar video players is VLC Player. VLC has maintained its performance and credibility from past so many years due to its cross platform type structure. Its effective framework can play almost all popular media files. It can play everything ranging from stream, devices, webcams, discs to simple media files.