Nowadays it is difficult to talk about an ideal multimedia player and not think about VLC immediately. The open source and multiplatform project has come over the years to basically everything: Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android, etc. And it is capable of playing almost any audio or video format you throw at it. What is the next step?
Because it is important
Scott believes that this project would fundamentally change the relationship of audio and video to the web. In his blog explains why it is important and why choose VLC to do the job:
VLC is one of those things that people love. It is flexible, well maintained and focused. VLC is like a boat that throws a variety of containers and visual or sound files to do something with them. That VLC can deal with all this is something huge. Its open source status and universal focus ideally would make VLC available to all browsers instantly make people find time to improve and add new formats to support.
VLC on the web instead of converting those rare and old formats to something your browser can understand, which is what they do today, would reproduce them directly. That ability and the possibility of more people getting on the train to support more formats that would otherwise never be reproduced in a browser is the ultimate goal of the project.