VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.9
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2009
  • 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 87 votes

    • 5 star 49
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • 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

"very useful media player"

July 08, 2009  |  By nyitharzaw

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

The good products for user media player.

Cons

truly awful you and i.

Summary

if you want simple yet powerful player you need to choose this one than others.

Updated on Jul 9, 2009

The best choice of media player for online user.

Updated on Jul 9, 2009

The best choice of media player for online user.

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5 stars

"great product for opening difficult video files"

July 05, 2009  |  By dlsdds

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Good product

Cons

Couldn't find any

Summary

great

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5 stars

"It's an all-in-one program, simple and easy to use."

July 04, 2009  |  By wikipr

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

You can open any media file format. Won't have to lookup codecs as in Windumbs Media Player. If media sound quality is vague, you can increase volume beyond Windows max as well as video quality, if too dark, increase brightness, and so on..awesome!

Cons

None! To CNET: Why do you have to make this a required field?

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5 stars

"Works Great"

July 03, 2009  |  By CircuitRider57

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

I tried several other players, updates to players I had none would help with a driver issue I had. Downloaded this one and it took off and played great.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

If you want a simple yet powerful player you need to check this one out. I loaded this onto a computer for my daughter and wanted something simple to use. This one met and exceeded my expectations.

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4 stars

"Full Featured"

July 03, 2009  |  By maggiejim

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Full featured

Cons

Nothing to dislike

Summary

Surpasses costly programs

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4 stars

"Very useful media player."

July 03, 2009  |  By hichara

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Plays just about everything.

Cons

Truly awful UI.

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5 stars

"Plays dang near anything"

June 30, 2009  |  By CheeseKing

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Like I said, there's not much this little player can't play. Just throw something at it and watch it work.

Cons

It used to be a little inaccessible, but the look and usability have improved.

Summary

It's come a long way. I'm very pleased with it. It works and it's free, what more could you want?

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5 stars

"Great feature improvements of an already great product."

June 28, 2009  |  By d.mummert

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Fast, no-nonsense decoding with more power features than the average user could ever figure out. Not a memory hog, releases handles when it's finished.

Cons

None. It works where others won't.

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4 stars

"Have had a very good run with it so far."

June 24, 2009  |  By rdeisel

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Did instal this program just lately and had no bad things happenig.

Cons

Nothing to bad to report so far

Summary

Can not tell you anything negativ about this product.

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4 stars

"Installed nicely"

June 23, 2009  |  By fmonnich

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.9.9

Pros

Downloaded movies are easily recognized by the cone symbol.

Cons

Haven't found any cons yet.

Summary

Product works smoothly.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date April 02, 2009
Date Added April 02, 2009
Version 0.9.9
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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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