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VLC Media Player

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    65,426,580
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    29.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    65,928
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Note: VLC is an open source product developed by VideoLAN Project licensed under GNU GPL v2. The VLC Media Player source code is also available for download from Download.com. This logo or a modified version may be used or modified by anyone to refer to the VideoLAN project or any product developed by the VideoLAN team, but does not indicate endorsement by the project.

Editors' Review

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VLC Media Player is an open-source application that gives you the ability to play media from your computer or a disk, or to stream it from the Web. Have your favorite videos playing in a snap through this app's intuitive interface.

Pros

Wiki help: For just about any process you want to carry out with this software, you'll find a detailed Wiki with step-by-step instructions. All of these documents have been created and edited by other users, so they're surprisingly detailed and complete.

Intuitive controls: For all basic functions, this medial player is accessible to users of all skill and experience levels. The controls are intuitive, and playback works smoothly regardless of the source of the media being displayed.

Cons

Advanced knowledge: This app can do a lot more than just play media, but to access any of those more advanced features, you need to have some technical knowledge. Although there are thorough instructions on how to do just about anything, only users with some experience using this technology will be able to follow them accurately.

Inconsistent interface: This app is available for various systems, and its interface looks a little different on each one. That means that Wikis containing instructions for completing various processes aren't necessarily describing the same interface you're seeing. If you know what you're doing, though, you can still accomplish what you set out to do, and then add your experience to the document to help make it more complete for future users.

Bottom Line

As with any open-source software, there are benefits and drawbacks to using VLC Media Player. But if you just want to be able to stream and play video on your computer without hassle, this program is a good choice. Likewise, users with some technical know-how can have fun exploring the more advanced capabilities of this free program.

 
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5 stars

"Best free utility"

February 01, 2016  |  By BootPinkham

2016-02-01 22:23:02  |  By BootPinkham

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

I've used it for years. Pretty good system utility!!!

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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5 stars

"I like the color, great!"

January 26, 2016  |  By NavesAker

2016-01-26 00:36:08  |  By NavesAker

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Easy to use interface and simple editing

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"Flawless performance"

January 21, 2016  |  By FridgeBurde

2016-01-21 21:45:18  |  By FridgeBurde

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Very Easy to use, Able to add effects with ease.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"Best free utility"

January 14, 2016  |  By ShinkoMoura

2016-01-14 23:35:29  |  By ShinkoMoura

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

The program works very well. Easy to use for you!

Cons

Can't think of any Cons.

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5 stars

"Free Workhorse!"

January 12, 2016  |  By KatiePela

2016-01-12 22:38:46  |  By KatiePela

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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5 stars

"Flawless performance"

January 09, 2016  |  By SimonetTuff

2016-01-09 23:20:02  |  By SimonetTuff

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

The program works very well. Easy to use for you!

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"A software worth having."

October 25, 2015  |  By JossSova

2015-10-25 23:36:35  |  By JossSova

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Tiny, powerful, easy to use.

Cons

Nothing is bad. I can only say so.

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5 stars

"I never thought I could find a free one"

October 22, 2015  |  By BasilioBrong

2015-10-22 20:10:40  |  By BasilioBrong

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Really easy to use even for beginner like me does what you want!

Cons

Never any problems.

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5 stars

"Free multi-faceted player that works extremely well"

October 20, 2015  |  By Fred55110110

2015-10-20 00:44:25  |  By Fred55110110

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Installed easy from the cnet link, worked actually as it should played a 4:3 format dvd and used the aspect ratio menu to change it to 16:9 to fit my screen and it worked very nicely. Absolutely no jerks or hang ups, no pixelization color was good and everything was in sync. There was no stretching of the movie either it was perfect.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

Installs easily, works better than some video players I have paid for. If you have media files you want to play on your computer try this.

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5 stars

"This is very good for all formats"

October 03, 2015  |  By ahmedhselim

2015-10-03 13:06:07  |  By ahmedhselim

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.2.1

Pros

Excellent with format .vob

Cons

I use it but not so much to discover the bugs.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.2
VLC 2.2.2 "Weatherwax" is the second update to VLC's 2.2 release series. It fixes numerous security issues, notably in the MP4, RealRtsp and Sparkle modules, but also important crashes for the MXF, ADPCM, Telextext, Skins and Qt modules. It also improves our codec support by adding new formats and providing faster decompression. More than 100 fixes for issues reported for 2.2.1.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date February 06, 2016
Date Added February 08, 2016
Version 2.2.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.1MB
File Name vlc-2.2.2-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 65,426,580
Downloads Last Week 65,928
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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