VLC media player is an amazing must have software, and free! But, as long as it works for your use NEVER update it!!!! I've been using it for years, until recently, when I had the marvelous idea to install a latest version, and that was a disaster! All of a sudden some videos which were playing fine, turned into awful quality, (a change in a codec?!) , and my webcam is no longer working with it! More precisely VLC displays only the first frame and that's all! I've tried over and over, everything I could, without success. So finally, I had to dig into the archives to find an older version which was working! I don't explain this to myself, but my recommendation, if you use VLC and it works for you, then stick with this version, and don't try to upgrade! If you try VLC for the first time, and it doesn't work, try an older version!