Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday Freebie - More Versatile Than Betamax

Got a bunch of videos on your computer? Sure, of course you do. In fact, what with all the BitTorrent movies, Comedy Central clips, and porn, I'll bet your hard drive is overflowing with video. Too bad it's all in different formats, requiring different players. It makes watching your favorites a hassle. Luckily, there is an answer, and it doesn't involve re-encoding everything. All it takes is VLC:

VLC is a media player capable of playing back just about any video file type you can throw at it. You can play one file at a time, or queue up a full play list, and sit back and enjoy an entire season of 24 without ever touching your mouse. The player is sleek and uncluttered, and while the interface is a little boring, it's just one less thing to distract you from the actual video.

And best of all (besides the whole free thing), there are versions available for 16 different operating systems! So unless you're on an Amiga or some other weird ass OS, you should have no trouble getting VLC up and running.

Check out VLC's website here, and grab your downloads here. Do it now - those Jenna Jameson vids aren't going to play themselves.

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