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Executive SummaryEdit

(What does this do and why might a teacher care?

Because i said so!

VLC media player is an open source, free software media player written by the VideoLAN project.

VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats. VLC used to stand for VideoLAN Client, but that meaning is now deprecated.[2][3] It is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

VideoLan Media Player Edit

What is this? Edit

This Technology provides a way to stream videos online and everywhere...cool.

Platform Edit

It is one of the most platform-independent players available, with versions for BeOS, Syllable, BSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, MorphOS, Solaris and Zaurus, and is widely used with over 100 million downloads for version 0.8.6

Application in Innovation Edit

Innovation applications: some

Teachers can add videos from youtube that are educational and other streaming video sites to facilitate the learning process. Streaming videos can be a fun way to learn, especially when your class is tired and hung over from last night's partying....let them sit back and watch.

Applications in Efficiency Edit

Efficiency applications: some

If your tired as a teacher or don't feel well one day, just stream away for the class and sit back and drink your hot tea. Feel better. This way you dont have to expend much energy and can still be in the classroom for your students.

Applications in Community Edit

Community applications: Some

It can be used in place of dull textbooks, in group presentation activities, seminars, conferences, abroad meetings, etc..

Required technical proficiency Edit

You should know how to move around the web and add/delete stuff. I would say moderate skills.

Similar to / different from Edit

similar to eMule Kceasy, Java, D-Bus

Limitations Edit

Hmm....nothing that i am aware of

Official page Edit

http://www.videolan.org/

For more information Edit

(Other useful links, perhaps applications of this technology)

Links Edit

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