VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 14, 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

    4.2

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star 48
    • 4 star 41
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
  • 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

"Works fine for me"

February 19, 2009  |  By zaha_rich

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

Works fine for me

Cons

I have no cons so far

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4 stars

"very nice player"

February 17, 2009  |  By jaimofrank

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

it has great versatility.

Cons

it needs more understanable set up instructions as most people don't speak fluent geek

Summary

I love the quality of the player...fabulous.... but it needs easily understandable set up instructions....perhaps more automation in the set up.....big stupid easy to understand pictures...even...whatever gets the public to embrace open source products, not just geeks

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4 stars

"Good tidy program"

February 15, 2009  |  By khalidroc1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

It follows the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) policy - easy to figure out what to do and where to do it

Cons

Occasionally freezes - mainly due to faulty DVD's than anything else

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5 stars

"runs everything"

February 12, 2009  |  By Ammar Sherwani

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

almost all formats are playable with vlc player and can play even broken videos.

Cons

crashes sometimes

Summary

probably the best player out there available and free.

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5 stars

"it supresses all disturbances of recording"

February 08, 2009  |  By gvenugopal62

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

veru excellent

Cons

no problems

Summary

excellent for listening to speeches and music.

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4 stars

"very good quality"

February 05, 2009  |  By lexo2025

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

the video quality is good in some but not all it sud jest be hi res no low res

Cons

seeing the squares in the video

Summary

love it just some quality's don't have good res everything else is very good

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4 stars

"Gr8 player as it practically makes all media files open"

January 28, 2009  |  By asif_shamim

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

It is easy to use and it has simple features which are sufficient. The best part it opens most video files which are not so easy to open by other players.

Cons

It is not stylish like Windows media player.

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1 stars

"Blue Screen of Death"

January 27, 2009  |  By Baham9340

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

It worked once like it said it was supposed to.

Cons

The "Blue Screen of Death" appeared when I tried to access the program from my desktop. Enough said.

Summary

You only need to experience the "Blue Screen of Death" once to totally ruin your experience with a program and/or software. The VLC Media Player brought the "BSoD" to my computer. When I got my computer back, it was either safety or the VLC Media Player. I chose safety and completely uninstalled the VLC Media Player.

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4 stars

"excellant , doesn't improve my spelling though."

January 17, 2009  |  By moguls16

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

cool player,when others will fail vlc keep you going,subtitles accessed quickly,plays everything i throw at it.

Cons

i would like it to use the full screen, maybe i haven't worked it out yet.

Summary

vlc has yet to fail me,so i'm quite happy with it .

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3 stars

"It is good and dependable"

January 17, 2009  |  By kjamespaul

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.4

Pros

Good and Dependable

Cons

No comments

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.4
Version 0.9.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date October 14, 2008
Date Added October 14, 2008
Version 0.9.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT
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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