VLC player is undoubtedly the best and the most popular open source media player around. It is a product of VideoLan corporation which is based in France. Here is a brief history of this project from the official website of VideoLan.
The project started as a student project at the French École Centrale Paris, in 1996. After a complete rewrite in 1998, it became Open Source, thanks to the agreement of the École Centrale Paris, in 2001. The project started to open up to developers outside of the École. It is now a worldwide project with... [More]