VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 3658 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    62,703,108
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    27.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    65,009
  • 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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4 stars

"I quite like this player"

February 17, 2015  |  By meanie_mcgeeney

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

It will play a text file if you tell it to

Cons

Takes up a lot of memory

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3 stars

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February 17, 2015  |  By livepargot

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

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Cons

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3 stars

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February 17, 2015  |  By Herman_Domenic

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

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5 stars

"This is probably my favorite player"

February 17, 2015  |  By cbsitestuser

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

I love using this video player as it can run anything

Cons

There is literally nothing wrong with it

Summary

This is the only video player you should have

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5 stars

"Very good player"

February 17, 2015  |  By letmeinalready

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Simple, reliable, free

Cons

Audio could be better

Summary



Updated on Feb 17, 2015

Plays pretty much anything.

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1 stars

"Too much malware"

February 14, 2015

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Didn't use it.

Cons

Came with so much malware I did not install it. I'm still trying to find what came with the download.

Summary

Never again.

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5 stars

"Excellent player"

February 14, 2015  |  By melgibson50

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Does so many things

Cons

Some of the spotlight feature and savings format need improvement to make it more user friendly.

Summary

This is a true American creation.

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5 stars

"É um excelente player que disponibiliza vários comandos"

February 06, 2015  |  By katya2014

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

O que eu disse acima

Cons

Nada a declarar

Summary

Muito bom!!!

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1 stars

"Loaded full of spyware, crapware, and adware"

January 31, 2015  |  By Lancer-525

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Wouldn't install unless you accepted the installation of SEVEN different bits of crapware, adware, toolbars, and other miscellaneous data-collecting garbage.

Cons

If you can't give us software that doesn't have all this stealth annoyingware on it, then delete the thing off the list, unless they're paying you to have it there. Are they?

Summary

Don't waste your time, or screw your computer with this garbage.

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5 stars

"Best Player Hands Down"

January 27, 2015  |  By prioress85

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Love this player, pretty much plays most anything you throw at it.

Cons

You have to download it and something like this should come preinstalled on an os.

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date February 27, 2015
Date Added February 27, 2015
Version 2.2.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.19MB
File Name vlc-2.2.0-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 62,703,108
Downloads Last Week 65,009
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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