VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.2
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 15, 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

    4.0

    out of 64 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
  • 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

"user friendly.."

November 03, 2008  |  By mohafrim

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

another good job from download.com team...!!

Cons

icon is too small

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5 stars

"THIS IS GREAT!!!"

October 27, 2008  |  By Seeker1948

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

It plays almost everything I need for my computer work or play; AND with a small footprint.

Cons

I have found nothing that I dislike about this product.

Summary

I was using Windows Media Player (small yea)#11, but technology moves ahead much faster than Microsoft and that one player just didn't get it done. I looked around for quite a while and found this one and "Voila" it magically did exactly what MP 11 couldn't do. The small footprint is great for me, because my computer is "older" and I use it a lot, so there is already a lot on it.

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4 stars

"Works easy and great"

October 21, 2008  |  By Juliempollock

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

Very easy to use and works very well.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

I use this one more than any other now.

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5 stars

"WOW! what! :)"

October 13, 2008  |  By jcarales

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

it can play alot of video and audio files

Cons

boring GUI

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3 stars

"Still new to it but looks good"

October 10, 2008  |  By VCDgyan

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

Plays the VCDs that won't play with other medias

Cons

This morning the VLC froze, crashed my computer, I tried to find out what the problem was, people in reviews seem to say that the explanations are easy, for me it was Chinese. I downloaded it again, hoping it is going to work when I use it tomorrow

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5 stars

"Best media player available"

October 09, 2008  |  By choicefresh

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

It plays all kinds of codecs. It has a neat interface, and is easy to use. It has all the features you need.

Cons

Some movie files lag or have problems in VLC, but most don't.

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1 stars

"0.9.2 version doesnt even close to 0.8 version"

October 09, 2008

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

VLC is always been my first choice of media player....as it always play files which I cant dream off

Cons

Cons are specially for this version
NOT FOR PREVIOUS VERSIONS

Playback speed button now I have to search
Broken video files used to play well and can scroll through in previous versions. New version looses the track while scrolling

Summary

0.8.6 versions were far better than VLC Media Player 0.9.2

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5 stars

"has nearly every feature i want or need"

October 09, 2008  |  By b0nkrz

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

easy to use

Cons

lacks "increase tempo" (increase speed without changing pitch)

Summary

free and it just works

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4 stars

"always the first player I use. Never disapoints me!"

October 08, 2008  |  By hoveywj

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

clear easy to use quick response

Cons

can't think of any!!

Summary

I only use this for digital video and audio and of the systems I have tried this is now my default system for finding and organizing my material.

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4 stars

"Brilliant Program."

October 08, 2008  |  By morbidmario

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.2

Pros

Most comprehensive codex of any player on the market.

Cons

The inabillity to fastfoward.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.2
Version 0.9.2 adds a new interface module for Linux, Unix and Windows, a media library and an improved playlist, support for many new inputs and codecs, and many new audio and video filters.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date September 15, 2008
Date Added September 15, 2008
Version 0.9.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, 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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