VLC, the open source player that many of you probably use, has reached version 1.0 after more than 10 years in development. What started in 1996 as a project by French students to stream video over a network has become what is likely the most popular media player available. VLC can play just about every media format there is, and is available on dozens of operating systems. VLC was open sourced in 2001 and has received a warm welcome from the community since then. The many contributors have packed endless features into the software, with the newest update bringing frame-by-frame playback among other enhancements.