Video players are one of the most common software in the world of computers but there are so many of them and very few which are actually decent and reliable. VLC is been considered for sometime the best player out there. Is that claim true or just hyperbole? Let’s find out.
VLC originally started as a school project by students at Ecole Centrale Paris in France. The project started out pretty barebones but the students approach to create an open environment for fast customizations and add ons by anyone in the net, made the program expand rapidly. When the program started gaining momentum and gaining support, the creators decided to make it a freeware. Since 1996, the program has achieved a billion downloads as of the last download check in 2011. The interface of VLC is very modular and standard; it has the top bars and the bottom video modifications buttons. The options for customization and optimization go really deep in VLC, though many people are just happy with its array of codecs which allow it to play pretty much any video you have. Also unlike Windows Media Player, VLC has a very light usage of cpu even when playing massive files and this largely increases it’s stability. The program being written in C makes it also very fast due the lower level language. Programs written in lower languages such as c, c++ are a lot faster than programs written in higher up languages such as c# etc… VLC also runs in every possible os with the same speed and reliability. It’s also available on android phones. With all these features and abilities, VLC is one of the top video players out there.
In the early days of the internet, they were few of these things called web browsers and there wasn’t much of a choice as of which one to get. Now though these days the choices have augmented largely and the choice isn’t as simple as choosing the least suspicious one. Each browser has features unique to it so choosing might be up to you and your preferences. Here are a few features about chrome.
If you work in an environment where computer work is involved then you surely use of these applications. And even if you don’t these are universally known applications at this point, at least one of them is. But which one is better, is it just a case of comfort? Or is one program technically just better than the other for what it sets out to do.
Like the title says Microsoft Office or Open Office? Those are the two main programs used in most offices for works such as spread sheeting, creating data bases and word processing. First we’ll look at their interfaces, Microsoft Office like all its iterations get’s the look of the new windows OS. If you are running Windows 7 you will be very familiar with the interface of the new office. It has the same start icon for each of its different applications. For those who don’t know, MS Office is not itself a program but a hub for the entire sub Microsoft apps such as Excel, Word and others. The interface for open office isn’t slick looking or with a high design style but its simple and functional which is the most important. Although if you are one for style, you can change the look of Open Office, as you might have guessed Open Office is pretty open to modifications and customization unlike the mostly closed Microsoft Office. Getting to learn the features for Open Office are way easier, since they all have the bare-bones interface which point out the actions you want to do. In Microsoft office software’s, a lot of the features are hidden behind tabs and bars, unless you go looking around a bit you won’t find them. Talking about features, Open Office has everything except the email client, Microsoft has Exchange but it isn’t the best email client out there but at least when you buy Microsoft Office you get it. Other than that they offer the same software’s, one for word processing, spread sheets, presentations, math and a few others. Office has even more software types but those are really niche for specific stuff. Those are a few differences between the two programs, hopefully you can make a better choice with this article.