Your favorite orange-flavored media player has reached a new milestone. Video Lan unveiled that their free VLC media player has hit 1 billion downloads; if you’re a Windows user, you’d be happy to know that 90% of the big million came from Windows platform. The reason why VLC player is so loved by us — Windows users — is that it is lightweight and flexible, I mean, I don’t have to add additional codec packages to run (.flv) Flash videos. If you’re interested in the exact numbers, you can hit the source link below that will take you to VLC’s website. By the way, they didn’t reveal the breakdown of downloads that came from Linux, because of the distros.
[source Video Lan]