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Free Fullscreen Media Center Like Video Player: juceVLC

juceVLC is a free fullscreen, media center like video player. When you want to view your video files further away from your computer screen, you might have some problems when trying to see what playback controls are you clicking with your mouse. This is where juceVLC jumps in, it offers you especially designed user interface which allows you to browse and watch your movies from your couch or sofa without unnecessary straining your eyes.

juceVLC default window

Similar software: ExMplayer, Zoom Player, Impulse Media Player.

Screenshot above shows us the main user interface of juceVLC player. As you can see, it’s very simple and lightweight. At the right part of the window you have standard user menu. Here you can access all of the juceVLC available options and you also have a file browser. Simply clicking on Open will expand file browser like it would also expand any other selected option.

At the bottom of the window there are video playback controls, video playback progress bar, audio bar and one button. This button is actually a quick access button for some of juceVLC options. When clicked, that menu looks like on screenshot below.

juceVLC menu

Starting from the top, those menu quick access buttons are for; audio volume, subtitle delay, audio delay, video playback speed and the last one is a feature that will calculate at what time your video will finish. Every option will be shown in the bar next to that button (also shown in the screenshot). Key features of juceVLC are:

  • User interface has big fonts and it doesn’t allow any system popup dialogs
  • On Screen Display, which allows you to browse and setup your movie when you are actually viewing it without any new windows opening.
  • Use of a regular VLC core libraries and plugins
  • Good format support – AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, all the formats supported by VLC
  • Media center like approach – fullscreen interface and controls
  • Non mandatory keyboard, because all options and features can be accessed and tweaked using only your computers mouse

How to watch videos with juceVLC – free media center like video player

If you want to play your videos in juceVLC you will have to open juceVLC first and then choose which video you want to play with built in file browser or choose a video and then choose it to be opened with juceVLC. Sadly, drag and drop option is not available.

juceVLC playing

Your video will start automatically and quickly. To hide the OSD menu, you can click on a button next to a Stop button or simply click the left mouse button, to show it again, just click on the right mouse button or click on the button next to the Stop again. Apart from standard method, you can move your video progress bar and audio volume (including other quick access options) by positioning your mouse arrow on top of it and then scrolling your mouse scroll wheel.


juceVLC can be very useful when you want to enjoy your videos from the comfort of your sofa. The large fonts and fullscreen OSD it offers are big enough and designed well enough to be comfortable and very easy on the eye. It doesn’t really have to be your only video player, but if you are viewing your videos on a HTPC, it’s definitely a must have. Free download.

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Content Marketing ~ Start Thinking Like a Publisher

The Vision of Content Marketing

To become a publisher, a content creator, and the “CNN” of your business. Your strategy should focus on positioning your business as a thought leader, and a reliable content source. The goal will be to create and curate the most relevant content in your industry, and to use it to engage in quality discussions with stakeholders. This approach will allow you to develop self-owned media channels that can be modified on a campaign-by-campaign basis, allowing your content marketing to thrive.

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The value gained by creating the source and owning the media channel vs. paying for it is the ability to extend its reach, increase market share, and build brand loyalty. This is one of the most valuable aspects of content marketing.

This will enable you to communicate more effectively with stakeholders. The stakeholder communications engaged-in can then be monitored, measured and optimized to meet your pre-defined content marketing success metric.

Taking a Publisher Approach to Content Marketing

The goal of a publisher is to create content that is relevant for a target audience. The more credible and authoritative the publisher, the more likely people will be to read and share. The publisher mindset focuses on quality as well as frequency. The basic structure of a publishing process is to create or curate content (a news story for example) and then to engage people with specific media to share it. As part of the content marketing strategy, the publisher will operate out of a “digital newsroom” and will have a specific group of digital tools that can be summoned to create, curate or distribute content. The digital newsroom will serve as the content factory. It will be where content is aggregated and distributed. This can be categorized as “owned media” and will provide a way to “earn” audience engagement. This is yet another huge benefit of content marketing.

Your content marketing digital newsroom will serve dual purposes:

1. It will allow us to increase organic (earned) search engine visits.

2. It will allow for stakeholders & potential clients to opt-in for content updates (lead-generation).

Each component of the newsroom will have its own success metric as they relate to your content marketing campaign. Make sure you have analytics installed to help track behavior. Examples of success metrics may be defined as (but not limited to) increased website visits, downloads, views, followers and shares. The data gathered will allow you to make informed decisions on how to best allocate resources while optimizing manpower and maximizing budget.

Content Marketing and Audience Development

To build an audience, you must first research and map the appropriate digital channel with the appropriate audience/demographic. The first step is to identify and monitor trends in media consumption among the various levels of stakeholders. By recognizing and respecting specific stakeholder communication preferences, you’ll gain credibility and increase the size of your audience. By monitoring audience engagement, you will be able to respond much faster, leading to additional communication opportunities. This will create a cyclical process that reminds people of the channels they can access to communicate with your business, 1-on-1. This content marketing strategy will help position your business as transparent and accessible.

Personalizing Your Content Marketing Message

There is also an element of personalization that occurs within this stage of content marketing. Personalization occurs within the one-on-one conversations that take place between your business and stakeholders. By advocating a dialog, rather than a cold, sterile online experience, you can cultivate a human component that has not yet been capitalized within your specific, competitive space. This integrated approach to one-on-one communication will differentiate you from competitive service providers.

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