Developed by the VideoLAN project, VLC is a free and open-source media player for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS. It is capable of playing and streaming any audio file and many video files, and even DVD movies. What makes this player unique to other players is that it is totally free, has codec's already included, and its almost limitless available features. The picture shows an example of what the VLC player looks like playing a DVD movie.
How to install VLC
To install VLC on your computer, download the installation package from the official VLC website. Run the install package after it is downloaded, and proceed through the install process.
After VLC is installed, you can run VLC and play audio or video files on your computer.