VLC reads almost all music and video without codec installation. It has a wide range of supported encodings. From basic .avi to .mov, VLC is capable of playing BluRay, HD and most common video format types used on Mac – .mp4 & .mov.
VLC is a media player first and foremost. There is no library management, aside from playlists, usage of tags is very limited, no rating system and VLC is best at playing a file directly from a folder as opposed to helping the user manage or find good songs in their music library.