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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 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    6,147,934
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    34.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,281
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 352 votes

    • 5 star 200
    • 4 star 88
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 35
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.3
Notable number of improvements, like green lines in the Windows video output and resuming where you left off.
It also improves our codec support by adding new formats and providing faster decompression.
More than 30 fixes for issues reported for 2.2.2. You can finally open more than 15 elements from the Windows' Explorer.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date May 05, 2016
Date Added May 05, 2016
Version 2.2.3
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 34.74MB
File Name vlc-2.2.3.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,147,934
Downloads Last Week 8,281
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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