VLC is a free and open source multi-purpose application for audio and video playback and conversion. You can use VLC to play a wide variety of video formats, including DVD media, on many operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
But you can do a lot more with VLC than just play video! In this how-to we will use VLC to encode a live feed of your own desktop. This type of video is called a "screencast." Why would you want to make a screencast? It can:
- Demonstrate a software product or website.
- Instruct viewers how to use an application.
- Document an error or bug to help resolve a problem.