You can play practically any digital media file format with your VLC player. This is why it is often considered one of the most widely used media players on the Internet. You can not only play your media files on VLC player you can also manipulate your media files to better use them on your PC and your handheld devices such as iPods and iPhones.
Want to rip a DVD? Ripping a DVD does not mean exterminating it so that it cannot be used; it means copying the exact image of the DVD on your computer or laptop. We often use different DVD ripping tools to accomplish this task but you can easily do it with VLC player.
You can also convert any video for your iPod and iPhone using simple batch scripts. These, and some more tricks explained at this Life Hacker link.
[tags]VLC player, digital media, streaming video, streaming audio[/tags]