Amid all the hoopla and celebration of Apple’s App Store hitting the one year old milestone, you may have missed another momentous event. VLC media player, in development since the pixel was invented, is now at version 1.0.0. VLC is a QuickTime-like media player that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, and here and there but not the iPhone. Oh, and it plays more audio and video formats than there are celebrity attendees at the Michael Jackson Memorial.
VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
If you’re geeky about your media, you’re celebrating this momentous event.