VLC Media Player – also called, much more simply, VLC – is an exceptional media player to say the least. It allows you to play all major formats of multimedia files, both video and audio, without the slightest problem and does not require the installation of external codecs. Furthermore, it is extremely easy to use and works on the main operating systems of the desktop world: Windows, macOS, Linux. There is even a mobile version available, which is compatible with Android and iOS / iPadOS.
What more than anything else I would like to emphasize is that with VLC you can do almost anything: you can play both files locally and streamed content, you can watch DVDs, you can record video streams being played and much more. No problem, then, with regard to playlists, movies with multi-track audio and content in HD, Full HD and UltraHD / 4K resolution (provided that the computer has adequate hardware): VLC is able to manage everything in a flawless. You can even apply real-time effects to the videos you are watching. Each setting can also be customized down to the smallest detail, in order to satisfy even the most demanding users.
In short, everything you could want from a VLC video player has it and offers it totally free. The software, then, is open source and can count on a large user base that allows you to easily resolve any doubts related to its functions.