VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.6d
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 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

    4.4

    out of 169 votes

    • 5 star 98
    • 4 star 53
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • 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

"How to Change VLC Player Skin"

January 05, 2010  |  By triplemaya

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

You can make it look like any way you like, there are over 100 skins, including Windows Media Player lookalikes. Instructions and skins here
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php

Cons

Can't make it rewind

Summary

Free, works perfectly, same exact program on Windows or Linux - the very best of open source.

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1 stars

"maybe good BUT"

March 17, 2008  |  By sandiekid

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

its small easy to use

Cons

comes with a lot of spam keep getting ringtones took over my explorer and the cd data too small to read so un-installed

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5 stars

"It is terrific"

March 17, 2008  |  By Lancelot Chapman

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

It eliminated a lot of background noise that I heard from another player

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4 stars

"Works as designed."

March 17, 2008  |  By phulbelly

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

Allow me to play video saved by Panasonic HD camcorder. Perfect.

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5 stars

"good all-rounder"

March 17, 2008  |  By mamu.ji

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

get the version .8.e...

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4 stars

"Very good media player"

March 16, 2008  |  By tonylnk

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

Easy on installation, plays many format, but occassionally doesn't work with WMV format. Some formats are not playable for this media player

Cons

Launching of files could be made easier, history and cache button could be made easier to locate to look for old files played or to delete history.

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5 stars

"fantastic!"

March 12, 2008  |  By jesterisme

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

quick and easy

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5 stars

"it is a nice media player."

March 12, 2008  |  By arvindkale

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

it can play most of the video formats and that is great!

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4 stars

"great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

March 11, 2008  |  By terryjcesq

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

plug and play almost anything easy to use

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4 stars

"superb"

March 11, 2008  |  By sanjayyadav.s

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6d

Pros

Its very simple and awesome

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.6d
Version 0.8.6d is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date December 12, 2007
Date Added December 12, 2007
Version 0.8.6d
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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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