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Media Player that can Play all Music and Video Files

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http://live.pirillo.com/ – A question came in during our Round Table, asking what player can be used on your computer to play any type of media file format. The answer was unanimous… VLC.

Four of my friends joined me for this discussion: Kat, SC_Thor, Wirelesspacket, and last but certainly not least… Datalore.

Video Lan VLC player is a cross-platform media player and streaming server. VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC, as I already mention, is cross platform: you can use it on Windows, OS X, and even Linux! It’s completely open source, and the source code is easy to get to on their website if you care to try and make it work on an unsupported Operating System.

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What is IRC?

http://live.pirillo.com/ – What is IRC? Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has been around for about as long as the Internet itself, and there are a plethora of clients you can use.

mIRC, a Windows IRC client, describes IRC as:

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is one of the most popular and most interactive services on the Internet. Sure, the Web is nice for finding info and E-mail beats snailmail hands down, but when you’ve been wondering ‘where the others are?’, then IRC is what you’re looking for.

IRC is the net’s equivalent of CB radio. But unlike CB, Internet Relay Chat lets people all over the world participate in real-time conversations. IRC is where the Net comes alive!

Snak is a popular Mac client:

There are thousands of meeting rooms, each focused on a location or subject, so it’s easy to find a place where something interesting is being discussed. You can find rooms for computer related topics, your favorite sci-fi tv show, sports like soccer or ice hockey, current politics, local events in boston or kenya and everything in between.

In addition to chats in the meeting rooms, you can also have private, real-time talks with friends, family or business associates.

XChat is the ever-popular Linux chat client of choice:

XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.