VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 3642 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.6b
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    May 04, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90,999
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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When it comes to video files, nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Thankfully, VLC Media Player offers a one-stop solution for the file-format problem. The program supports playback of OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, DVD, and a whole slew of other file types. In addition, it also can function as a streaming media server. Because of its open-source foundation, VLC Media Player evolves quickly, with new features and fixes released frequently.

Though the interface varies from platform to platform, the sparseness of the Windows version leaves plenty to be desired. The skinned mode perks things up slightly, but the program seems to suffer from unpredictable behavior when skinned. Also, the basic task of opening a file is far more confusing than it should be; the program gives you several options, including the head-scratching Quick Open File. Overall, though, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 171 votes

    • 5 star 77
    • 4 star 64
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 3642 votes

    • 5 star 1973
    • 4 star 1114
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 118
    • 1 star 195
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5 stars

"for the short time i have used it i like it"

July 25, 2007  |  By bruce3203

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

seems to work very well and fast

Cons

i am wondering if it slows down my computer. i have noticed this since i have had this product. will know more as time goes by and i get around to doing some checks on my cumputer. before you ask about my review you should allow more time to fully use this product

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5 stars

"Best"

July 25, 2007  |  By yashmurty

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

Fastest and Simplest

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3 stars

"good"

July 25, 2007  |  By rakeshmgandhi

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

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5 stars

"Nice player"

July 25, 2007  |  By swatch44

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

- Plays anything I tried sofar

- Speed control for faster/slower playing

- Possibilties to enhance light settings

Cons

Nothing serious, but:

- a bit slow in image build-up

- some of the shortcuts do not work (f.i. control G for Gui interface)

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4 stars

"user friendly"

July 24, 2007  |  By syamajit

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

plays almos everything

Cons

looks

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4 stars

"10"

July 23, 2007  |  By ben.vesters

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

speelt bijna alles

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4 stars

"Its great to play any video"

July 23, 2007  |  By CHETANROKDE

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

good to open , fast n play every thing

Cons

cant forward direct we have to put the curser with you

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5 stars

"AWWWESSOME"

July 22, 2007  |  By snakke2

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

this player works with everything, quality is good nd havent seen no glitches yet.....

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5 stars

"vlc is jack of all"

July 22, 2007  |  By Twister_Ace

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

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5 stars

"excellent"

July 22, 2007  |  By elijahoe1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6b

Pros

simple and for various formats

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.6b
Version 0.8.6b includes enhanced Flash video support and a variety of bug fixes.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date May 04, 2007
Date Added May 04, 2007
Version 0.8.6b
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 23.6MB
File Name vlc-2.1.5-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,697,684
Downloads Last Week 90,999
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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