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VLC Media Player for Mac

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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.


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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"Ghosting Effect"

May 18, 2015  |  By seedcake

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1


Not working


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.


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2.1
It fixes numerous crashes (FLAC, SPC), codec issues (VP9, Atrac3, AAC), regressions and several issues (Resume, MP4 chapters, MKV over network) and security issues.
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date April 16, 2015
Date Added April 16, 2015
Version 2.2.1
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 33.69MB
File Name vlc-2.2.1.dmg
Total Downloads 5,869,779
Downloads Last Week 6,189
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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