VLC is a free and open source media player and streamer developed by the volunteers of the VideoLAN community. It can read almost all media files, CDs, DVDs, network streams, capture cards and other media formats.
The VLC website says: “VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.”
Wikipedia says the following about VLC Media Player: “VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a free and open-source, portable and cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone, Android, Tizen, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. VLC is also available on App stores such as Apple’s App Store, Google Play store and Microsoft Windows Windows Store.”