VLC on ChromeOS

VLC is considered by many as the swiss army knife of video players is finally coming to ChromeOS users. As you may well know, you can pretty much run VLC on any platform, from the PC, to Mac and Linux and to practically every mobile device. The last frontier was ChromeOS. The VideoLan team just made the popular player available now to ChromeOS users.

VLC Multimedia Player

If you’re looking for a media player that plays all media formats, then you should look into the VLC player. It’s available in Windows, Mac and Linux. It handles DVD, VCD, SVCD, Audio CD, web streams, TV cards and whole bunch more. VLC comes with every imaginable codec that’s ever built. Hence, the reason why it plays everything.

It even plays files that are damaged, missing or are broken. This open-source media player is a favorite for many. The VLC media player can be used as a server and a client. It can send and received streaming videos. If that wasn’t enough, VLC also comes with dozens of skins to match your desktop.

To download, visit VLC’s website.

Sourceforge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards

The open-source community have spoken. The winners of the Sourceforge.net 2008 Community Awards were announced and OpenOffice.org and phpMyAdmin grabbed more than one category. This year’s nomination were left open to any project or repository. 17 of the finalists were hosted outside of Sourceforge.net. The winners are:

2008 Community Choice Awards Winners

  • Best Project – OpenOffice.org
  • Best Project for the Enterprise – OpenOffice.org
  • Best Project for Educators OpenOffice.org
  • Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition – phpMyAdmin
  • Best Project for Multimedia VLC
  • Best Project for GamersXBMC
  • Most Likely to Change the World – Linux
  • Best New ProjectMagento
  • Most Likely to Be Ambiguously and Baselessly Accused of Patent Violation – Wine Is Not an Emulator
  • Most Likely to Get Users Sued by Anachronistic Industry Associations Defending Dead Business ModelseMule
  • Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins – phpMyAdmin
  • Best Tool or Utility for DevelopersNotepad++