Initially, development of the French students - now it develops the forces have numerous independent developers from around the world, thanks to the efforts which transformed into "multimedia processor" for various purposes. About a few, less popular, but often - useful features of the media player will be discussed in this publication.
Conversion of media formats
VLC includes the ability to convert multimedia files between a very large set of supported formats. Use this feature to reduce the resolution on your phone\tablet, preparation of the files under playback device special arrangements, or just to trim the audio from the video.
The feature is available through the menu Media - Convert/save. It's simple - choose the file format and where to save the result.
In VLC you have the option to arrange to stream video\audio on the Internet or local network. A function available in the menu of Media - Stream. Specify the file - button Stream. All computers in the local network and the Internet can view your stream, if you have access to your PC.
You can use VLC to record the actions on the screen - for example, record the process of installation\configuration of any apps for Youtube. Available in the Media menu to Open capture device. Next in capture mode, select the Desktop.
Control playback from your browser
VLC has a built-in mini HTTP server, disabled by default. With it, you will be able to remotely access the player via the web interface. This will allow you to remotely control the playback of the video\audio. There is software for your Android\iPhone, that functions as a remote control for VLC, and these apps use the web interface of VLC for their work.
All there is to view the podcasts. Need in the View menu to select the Playlist. In the list of sources - Internet.
Online radio stations - great variety and offer us music for every taste. Is accessible through menu File-open URL.
All for today. If you have additions, please write in comments.