Every firm uses multi-media solutions – be it within Chromium, Firefox, Vivaldi, or other web-based systems, or a more powerful tool such as VLC or the Chromium OS.

If you want to record, stream, playback, edit or otherwise just tinker with most multimedia files, as well as DVDs, CDs, VCDs, VideoLan’s VLC media player is simply a cut-above. It is also a user-driven solution, albeit a box with many tools, meaning your staff can pick it up with a degree of ease.

Longstanding projects such as VLC or Chromium lead to consistently regular updates, security fixes and new functions being made available for users.

Chromium is an open-source browser. Many modern browsers such as Edge, Opera and Google’s Chrome browser use the libraries from this project to create world-leading browsers with integrated video-players. Perhaps world-dominating would be more appropriate?

There are a host of multi-media solutions out there, but without a doubt Chromium-based browsers and VLC are the most straightforward to get onto your estate, and also the most powerful.

Curious about the open-source roots of your favourite browser, or perhaps more so about getting them on your firm’s estate? Ask us!

Published by Amritpal Gill

Founder and Director of Hayachi Services LTD, Amritpal initially studied History and Archaeology before moving into Legal IT for what was meant to be a gap-year. Having worked initially at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Amritpal found that he couldn't let go of Legal IT and has been here ever since!