VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3648 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.6h
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 12, 2008
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 107 votes

    • 5 star 67
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3648 votes

    • 5 star 1978
    • 4 star 1115
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 118
    • 1 star 195
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4 stars

"Good to see"

April 10, 2009  |  By satz007

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

I Like to view all videos in this player

Cons

I Like to view all videos in this player

Summary

I Like to view all videos in this player

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5 stars

"Great player for playing any format vids"

September 15, 2008  |  By THEMINION

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

Great player

Cons

The player lacks in looks....

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5 stars

"I think it is the best free media player ever."

September 11, 2008  |  By ksegbaya

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

The way it plays DVI ,MPEG-4, ect... without missing CODEC.

Cons

I think I like everything about this product.

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3 stars

"not great, but not bad"

September 10, 2008  |  By dlb1701

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

Plays just about any file extension...

Cons

Cannot reset the program's default window size to my choice. Although lots of setting choices, noit entirely user-friendly.

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4 stars

"works when others don`t"

September 09, 2008  |  By john j hooper

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

easy to use.

Cons

non i have found

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5 stars

"yep one of the best playr <br />yes one of the best players"

September 09, 2008  |  By barbiegirluk

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

i like it cause it plays everything

Cons

i cant say any thing bad about it its great

Summary

i like it because it is so easy to use

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5 stars

"does everything well"

September 08, 2008  |  By david trethowan

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

Handles most av files i wish to view quickly and efficiently

Cons

Nothing to dislike

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4 stars

"Excellent product - always reliable."

September 06, 2008  |  By antares83

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

It is a very reliable product.

Cons

no real problems with the product.

Summary

Every time certain downloads don't open with windows media - I know I can count on VLC.

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4 stars

"My favorite player"

September 03, 2008  |  By jd008800

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

Its still my most used player since it supports so many formats.

Cons

User interface is not as good as other players, but its OK. Can crash sometimes with strange file formats that I download. Maybe a codec issue on my laptop.

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2 stars

"There is bluish greenish shadow under the video screen."

September 01, 2008  |  By Holybride

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6h

Pros

It is free

Cons

This KM Player has bluish greenish dark shadow under the video display, so it's kinda weird to see the video with the shadow moving together as I played the video files. So weird.....

Summary

I think I'll stick to GOM player. It's so user friendly, it can play swf and flv files too flawlessly without any weirdness at all.

Updated on Sep 1, 2008

Sorry, it posted my KM Player review in VLC Media Player. But I agree with my rating, I gave 2 stars only. It has poor interface. I'll stick to GOM Player since it can play swf and flv files, and most of all, it has good interface and it's free.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.6h

Version 0.8.6h may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date June 12, 2008
Date Added June 12, 2008
Version 0.8.6h
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows
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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