DVBlast is designed to be the core of a custom IRD or CID, based on a PC with Linux-supported DVB cards.
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to...
It is a free cross-platform media player It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, ...)
The code is written from scratch by Laurent Aimar, Loren Merritt, Eric Petit (OS X), Min Chen (vfw/asm), Justin Clay (vfw), Måns Rullgård, Radek Czyz, Christian Heine (asm), Alex Izvorski, Alex Wright and Jason Garrett-Glaser.