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VLC Media Player for Mac

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Editors' Review


VLC Media Player for Mac is a powerful and efficient app for playing all kinds of media in multiple formats right on your Mac. With this app in place, you can just download and watch what you want, without having to worry about formats, compatibility, and conversions.


Versatile and free: VLC Media Player is completely free, and it allows you to play media in a wide variety of formats, many of which would not otherwise be immediately compatible with Mac. In this way, it eliminates the need to convert files before you can play them back and lets you get right down to the fun part.

Advanced features: While most users will probably only use this app to watch media, it does offer a few nice advanced features that more experienced users will enjoy. For instance, there are several basic editing tools that allow you to adjust various file properties to enhance your viewing experience.


Unwelcoming interface: VLC Media Player's interface may be a bit intimidating to inexperienced users, as it's quite bare bones and utilitarian. And while it's easy enough to figure out how to access basic features, finding the more advanced tools can take some determined poking around.

Bottom Line

VLC Media Player is a great free way to access a variety of media files directly on your Mac, with no conversions required. It could stand a bit of a facelift, but overall, it's a convenient app to have at your disposal. And since it's free, there's no reason not to try it out to see if it will work for you.

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5 stars

"Very powerful video tools can do a lot of things"

January 12, 2017  |  By TerryJame

2017-01-12 23:33:27  |  By TerryJame

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.4


Can do a lot of things, especially can download videos


recording feature is not very good


A freeware, but does all the job of a paid software.

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1 stars

"Destroyed my speakers"

December 26, 2016  |  By wavingflag2016

2016-12-26 18:23:38  |  By wavingflag2016

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.4


It has most features you need from a video player. I used to love it (emphasis on used to, as I have now uninstalled it).


VLC has a feature to increase the volume up to 200% which I used to play some movies where the sound was too soft. However there was no warning that this would destroy my speakers. Neither VLC reverted the amplification back to normal when starting to play a new video / audio file.

The developers state that the software can't increase the volume beyond what the sound driver can produce. True it won't increase the voltage output beyond 100%. Instead it amplifies the quiet sounds while clipping the louder ones. So instead of a nice smooth sound wave that your speakers were designed to handle it produces a square clipped sound at 200% amplification. And your speakers AREN'T designed to handle that. It's so bad that Dell and other laptop manufacturers will have your warranty voided if they find VLC installed on your computer during repair.

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3 stars

"great palyer, but not good for download videos"

October 10, 2016  |  By iamjacky

2016-10-10 19:37:16  |  By iamjacky

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.4


as a video player, it supports many video and audio format.


But it is not convenient to download videos. Well, I know its name is video player.
Thus, I had to try the other applications, And I found a pretty cool video called vGuruSoft Video Downloader for Mac. I said this app is cool not only because it is very fast, but also it supports to seclect resolution and get subtitles.


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Full Specifications

Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site
Release Date June 20, 2016
Date Added June 20, 2016
Version 2.2.4
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 35.62MB
File Name vlc-2.2.4.dmg
Total Downloads 6,293,682
Downloads Last Week 6,715
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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