VLC Media Player Portable

VLC Media Player Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 88 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,989,690
  • Date Added:
    July 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    24.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,643
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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VLC Media Player is an open-source program that enables you to play all kinds of media files on your Windows computer. Its intuitive interface provides access for users of all experience levels to a whole host of features, and it even includes a nice set of editing tools.

Pros

Versatility and accessibility: You'll quickly find what you're looking for when you first open this program. Many file types are supported, and you can find all kinds of tips and insight provided by other users in the Help forums. Beginners will have no trouble accessing the basic features of this program, and more advanced users will find all of the fun features they enjoy experimenting with, as well.

Editing suite: You can adjust multiple aspects of your video files through this app. In addition to the general features, like cropping, or adjusting aspect ratio, zoom, and brightness, this program also allows you to add effects and adjust the coarseness of the film grain.

Cons

Help issues: While there is extensive documentation in the Help documents provided with the app, they are mostly written by other users, thanks to the nature of the open-source software. This doesn't have to be a drawback, but it can mean that they're a little technical and could be hard for an inexperienced user to follow. The Help files are also universal to VLC Media Player programs for all platforms, but each platform has a slightly different interface and set of controls, so directions written based on one platform might not be exactly what you need if you're working with a different one.

Bottom Line

VLC Media Player contains a lot of great features, and because it's an open-source program, it's completely free. It's also updated frequently, so even if the exact feature you're looking for isn't there now, it likely will be in the future. Whether you're just looking for a way to play movies on your computer, or you want a more advanced tool, this program is worth taking for a test drive.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"it is ok. not the best"

June 11, 2014  |  By sdjfgbsd

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.1.3

Pros

it is quite ok

Cons

there are better

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5 stars

"best of bunch"

May 06, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.1.3

Pros

-plays everything
-plays perfectly
-does what i tell it too (i say, "don't go on internet" it listens)

Cons

-none, none, none.

Summary

tried many over the years, and this is the best.

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4 stars

"The very best!"

November 29, 2013  |  By cromanian

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.1.1

Pros

Plays almost every thing on my PC.

Cons

Wish it would play all MP4 videos. As of today, it plays only a very few. I have an entire folder of MP4 files/videos which I cannot play. Can anyone tell me what I am missing or doing wrong? Please!

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5 stars

"Best video player"

September 10, 2013  |  By binider

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.0.8

Pros

Best video player

Cons

Best video player

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5 stars

"The volume control goes higher than wmp."

July 31, 2013  |  By Tech_Mate

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.0.7

Pros

volume control goes higher than wmp.

Cons

I don't know of any.

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3 stars

"Love VLC "BUT" won't play the new UNDF Codec!"

February 10, 2013  |  By 1PunchKO

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.0.3

Pros

My favorite media player and especially like being able to choose file or folder to play.

Cons

Doesn't support the new and popular UNDF Codec!

Summary

Probably the best player available but time to catch up with the newer Codecs! Don't let time slip away and another player pass this awesome GNU up guys...

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1 stars

"No sound in the new version"

June 02, 2012  |  By AndymenAM

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.0.1

Pros

VLC has been my default media player for last two years. This morning I update to the new version but there is no sound. The movies play alright with Real Player and Windows Media Player.

Cons

There is a bug in the last VLC version

Summary

Hope that the sound bug is fixed in the near future.

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1 stars

"This one sucks...."

March 24, 2012  |  By teslafan2007

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.0.1

Pros

Nothing!This new version is too buggy.The old version still works perfect though.

Cons

The picture looks like scrambled cable.

Summary

I will stick with the old version,Thank you.They need to work out these bugs,AND QUIT UPDATING UNTIL THEY HAVE.

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5 stars

"Will play anything you throw"

March 05, 2012  |  By jachome

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 2.0

Pros

Easy to install and use. Very flexible.

Cons

None that I've ever found over five years.

Summary

The best media player in the market.

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5 stars

"cfffffffffffffff"

December 12, 2011  |  By Malav10

 |  Version: VLC Media Player Portable 1.1.11

Pros

ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Cons

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.5
    With the capabilities of "RinceWind", 2.1.5 fixes a few bugs, and important security issues 2.1.5 fixes a few decoding bugs, on MP3, MKV, and hardware decoding on Windows. It also fixes QTsound capture and audio channel orders for OS X. 2.1.5 also ships with updated GnuTLS and libpng libraries, because of security issues.
General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date July 26, 2014
Date Added July 28, 2014
Version 2.1.5
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 24.06MB
File Name VLCPortable_2.1.5.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,989,690
Downloads Last Week 7,643
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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