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Useful for game development frame debugging. Your average user won't need this. VLC has frame advance, but it's hidden and non-intuitive; I'm not sure if VLC can step backwards, I don't think it can. So, MPC-HC is better in my book for that functionality. See More
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 you manage or find good songs in your music library. See More
The biggest issue of VLC remain the quality of its video scalers (Windows enviroment). The image is softer respect to MPC-HC + madvr or plain vanilla EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer - Windows). Also, the settings are confusing and not very well organized. See More
Low AMD-CPU usage and AMD-GPU heating. Common interface on multiple platforms. See More
VLC uses multiple libraries, and is capable of playing every format of audio, video, and subtitle, for which a public codec is available without needing to install extra files. VLC also plays many files that have proprietary or encumbered codecs. This includes H264 and H265 via x264/5. All mPEG support is included. Plays most TTS files. Supports shockwave timed image files. Eg motion comics, in SWF format. Complete support for SVCD including menus and alternate stream sourcing. Supports CD-G and -EG. Support for analogue pass through display via interface, eg camera or TV via FireWire; VHS/SVHS/DVHS via DV interface. See More