VLC is one of the most popular media players around. It works on most platforms and can handle almost any type of file. It's damn near perfect, but you could be getting even more out of VLC by using experimental nightly builds instead of the official version.
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VLC is already available for Windows 10, but this newly-released "Modern" beta runs on the Universal Windows Platform. That means it will get some special features, including Cortana support and live tiles, and it will be perfect for the Xbox One, Windows tablets and even HoloLens, when it's released.
The Chromecast is a pretty awesome media player that pays for itself. If you want to use it without the internet, though, you're fresh out of luck. This custom ROM can change that.
Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS: VLC is hands-down one of the best media players around and today it gets a little better by adding an in-app extensions store, playback resuming and more. More importantly, the iOS version of the app returns to the App Store.
iOS: Infuse is one of our favourite media players for the iPhone or iPad. Its latest update that makes it even more useful, especially if you watch a lot of video on your home network, or save videos to watch offline.
Mac: We were fans of Vox when it was originally released because it's a very minimal but powerful music player. Now, Vox has hit version 2.0, and it includes a handful of new features that make it easier to use as your full-time music app.
Your computer is a powerful entertainment device, but if you're regularly watching movies and TV shows using it, you need the right video player. The ideal candidate would be fast, lightweight, flexible, and able to handle obscure codecs and odd file formats. This week we're looking at five of the best desktop video players, based on your nominations.
Android (4.0+): If you tend to keep your music at Dropbox or Google Drive and you like to listen to it on the go, Beat for Android is a music player that's worth a look. The app supports playback from both services, features floating controls over your other apps, supports locally stored music and more.
iPhone: You have a pretty good selection of apps to choose from if you're looking for an alternative to the iPhone's Music app. If you're looking for something very simple but still packed full of the default app's features, Ecoute is worth a look.
Mac: If your quest for new, good music regularly takes you to The Hype Machine, save yourself a browser tab and download Plug. The app is a beautiful Hype Machine client that plays all of the latest and popular tracks, your favourites, supports the Mac's media keys, and keeps useful info in the menu bar.