VLC: The Best FREE Media Player!
VLC started as an academic project back in 1996, when the web was still in its infancy and remains today to be one of the best and most-respected open source media players in the online world. Not only is it a highly versatile multimedia player that plays DVDs, VCDs, and a host of audio and video formats, it also can work as a server, streaming on-demand and live videos.
VLC plays virtually every type of audio or video formats and files. It also works with most platforms – Windows, Mad, Linux and Unix.