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VLC Media Player for Mac

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 352 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    6,211,400
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    35.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,466
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: The VLC Media Player source code is also available.

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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

"Amazingly compatible media player"

May 14, 2016  |  By davinkauf

2016-05-14 14:29:23  |  By davinkauf

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.3

Pros

I have been using this player from the start of time. Works great on both Windows and Mac.

1 Amazing compatibility with various different formats
2 Easy enough UI and simple
3 Not many crashes
4 Playlist capability
5 Run full screen and control full screen

Cons

1 Playlist capability could be made easier to use
2 When running in full screen, it would be cool to get a hover over list of files in the playlist.

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4 stars

"Very useful"

May 05, 2016  |  By OJB

2016-05-05 03:52:39  |  By OJB

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.3

Pros

Plays stuff that other video players don't know what to do with.

Cons

Interface is a bit clunky.

Summary

If the video file will play in QuickTime Player I will use that but VLC is always there for the tricky stuff.

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3 stars

"get rid of it if you installed it"

December 21, 2015  |  By hagan199

2015-12-21 01:09:24  |  By hagan199

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

no pros at all

Cons

i will not use it again

Summary

i have downloaded only cons

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4 stars

"i have downloaded only cons,see cons"

December 20, 2015  |  By reesrlong11

2015-12-20 04:28:19  |  By reesrlong11

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

no pros at all

Cons

i will not use it again

Summary

i have downloaded only cons,see cons

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4 stars

"This is a good one"

November 25, 2015  |  By BigCatSue

2015-11-25 16:27:38  |  By BigCatSue

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Plays any file I throw at it!

Cons

Dated interface.

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5 stars

"Ghosting Effect"

May 18, 2015  |  By seedcake

2015-05-18 09:11:29  |  By seedcake

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Not working

Cons

It was playing great,but since I got a new computer Yosemite.
Every time I play a video it has a Ghosting effect,and I have tried about 4 downloads,but still the same effect.
This is mentioned on the VLC Web Sight.

Summary

I am not a technically minded,and I havn`t a clue what to do.
Can anybody help?

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5 stars

"Great option for playing FLAC audio files"

November 07, 2014  |  By patshrews

2014-11-07 16:22:15  |  By patshrews

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Works well, rarely crashes

Cons

Can't seem to get songs to contentiously. I have to manually select next song when one finishs

Summary

The best free option I'm aware of

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4 stars

"best media player ever"

September 15, 2014

2014-09-15 23:48:05

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

easy to use

Cons

nothing to change

Summary

nice app
http://fullfreeversionsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/08/download-vlc-media-player-full-free.html

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5 stars

"Great product"

September 08, 2014  |  By vpeou

2014-09-08 11:59:03  |  By vpeou

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Plays all format.

Cons

Better UI.

Summary

This is the Video player everyone needs installed on their system. Very reliable.

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4 stars

"Great software that operates smoothly"

July 21, 2014  |  By Annaatson

2014-07-21 21:06:13  |  By Annaatson

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.4

Pros

Can play everything without any codecs, plays files that no other player can manage.

Cons

Would not show the FLV video, which is what I downloaded it for.

Summary

Plays every other video format without any problem playing the video with sound. But downloaded freeware AVS(http://www.avs-video-editor.org/avs-media-player/) after VLC couldn't play my MKV File with sound. AVS did perfectly.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date June 20, 2016
Date Added June 20, 2016
Version 2.2.4
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,211,400
Downloads Last Week 8,466
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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