VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 3661 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.6e
  • Total Downloads:
    63,371,756
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    27.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    54,364
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 3661 votes

    • 5 star 1985
    • 4 star 1116
    • 3 star 243
    • 2 star 119
    • 1 star 198
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5 stars

"very clear sound &picture"

April 02, 2008  |  By sudhir9

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

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5 stars

"Perfect"

April 02, 2008  |  By petert2005

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

If you ever get a video file which won't play, try it in this, It won't let you down. It's also small and simple.

Cons

None

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5 stars

"Very good > no problem up to this time."

March 30, 2008  |  By RENE YANGA

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

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5 stars

"best ever media player software!"

March 29, 2008  |  By damage1013

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

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4 stars

"Very good player but still has trouble getting over a few bad Frames"

March 29, 2008  |  By phxmike

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

It's easy to use with good controls for a small program. Between GOM & VLC I can play almost all my dvd's made by others on their equipment.

Cons

Most good players can get past a few scratches or bad frames without stopping completely but VLC cant't seem to. It is better than it was a year or so ago, but my Phillips gets past most of those problems that still stop VLC.

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5 stars

"it is great"

March 29, 2008  |  By Baba HARUNA

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

i tried to watch a film with another software and it froze somewhere down the line. i turned to VLC upon advice and it was simply fantastic

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5 stars

"Great solid product"

March 28, 2008  |  By FrenchyHey

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

Not as good looking as WMP, it could be intimidating if you want to go advance but like any open source program it just keep better and better at what it does.

Impressive rock solid software and nothing to envy to the quality of other player outside of the esthetic.

A must have player that will complete your video experience.

Cons

You need to be well vers in the software if you want to use the advance feature as the help section is quite silent about how to do this.

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4 stars

"It plays anything"

March 28, 2008  |  By fatfatfat888

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

It plays almost any media files

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5 stars

"A media powerhouse....Just Don't judge it by looks."

March 27, 2008  |  By megamannt92

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

The default interface for the player is not the best...But is usable makes up for it. It supports near every codec known on the internet and will likely replace any other media player you have on your computer.

If you would like to replace Quicktime, a DVD program and Windows Media-player with one simple program that does it all...Look no further.

As an added bonus.....this thing even plays DVDs.

Cons

The default skin screams Windows 95. But its simple and it works.

If it really annoys you however, you can download more skins on the internet.

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4 stars

"Great player"

March 27, 2008  |  By preston3934

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6e

Pros

This player allows you to choose playing music from a single file; an entire folder; music CD; etc.

Cons

Each time this player is opened to play music, the equalizer must be opened. [

not for the lazy...like me!]

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.6e
Unspecified bug-fixes.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date March 18, 2008
Date Added March 18, 2008
Version 0.8.6e
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 27.51MB
File Name vlc-2.2.1-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 63,371,756
Downloads Last Week 54,364
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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