VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3648 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90,999
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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What's the top media player? Opinions differ, but if you mean one that's open-source freeware, plays more files than the others, can be totally customized and configured to suit, and is not only updated frequently but also regularly offers new features and options created by a huge community of programmers and users, the answer is VLC Media Player.

Our default media player for years, VLC has managed to stay ahead of the competition in features and performance, if not always looks, though that's easy enough to fix if you want to. VLC and its source code are maintained by the all-volunteer VideoLAN Organization.

VLC is quick and easy to install. You can make VLC your default media player for various (or all) file types, but if you just want to try VLC without giving up your current player, you can skip the file associations. We clicked the familiar orange-and-white traffic cone icon to open VLC's famously plain interface, which is also a model of efficient layout design (and completely customizable, in any case: clicking the skinned player option in VideoLAN's Start Menu folder opens VLC in a sleek new view).

Effects? VLC has 'em: Audio, Video, and Synchronization effects, including a graphic equalizer with many presets; totally customizable dynamic range compression; an audio spatializer tool; AtmoLight video effects; interactive zoom; logos and overlays; and even special effects like blur, wave, water, and mirror effects. VLC's minimized interface hides the player's controls until you need them, and a raft of hot keys make it easy to toggle between views and to quickly access any of VLC's features. Playback quality is as good as it gets. We've used VLC to play MP3s, WAVs, CDs, DVDs, Flash video, and other formats. As for support, few programs of any sort can match VLC's Help files and wikis, and its dedicated community of users, forums and other online resources.

From myriad file types to playlists to codecs and video capture, if it's useful to have in a media player, VLC has probably got it or soon will. VLC plays everything: if there's a media file it can't play but should, just ask!

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 127 votes

    • 5 star 61
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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5 stars

"Best Media Player"

September 23, 2009  |  By MassJeepster

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

Easy to use, clear replay.

Cons

None that I can find

Summary

Get it - it plays almost everything!

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5 stars

"very best for windows or linux, both of which i use"

September 23, 2009  |  By vijaygkamat

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

playz anything n everything

Cons

UI should hav been better

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5 stars

"Its worth a catch!!!! Love it"

September 23, 2009  |  By NischayPro

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

It plays almost all types of audio and video files. Windows Media Player hardly works well. It doesnt play much types of files.

Cons

I love it. Some minor bugs but very nice

Summary

Try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 stars

"A fantastic player with all features required"

September 21, 2009  |  By irfankhanmr

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

A very compact multi format player that plays many many formats

Cons

A compact, multi format player that plays almost all media formats

Summary

Surely it is worth downloading a great service by VLC Team, thanks and best wishes to them

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5 stars

"good program"

September 21, 2009  |  By ronhus

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

bra upplösning mot lite datorkapacitet

Cons

a like it, always operating

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4 stars

"Simply great"

September 17, 2009  |  By xBobsx

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

Plays all video files no problems yet to encounter any that VLC Player cannot play

Cons

Best use default skin many of the fancy eyecandy skins that you can download don't work are buggy and can cause the program to crash some not even compatible with VLC Player.

Summary

Best free alternative to Windows Media Player and it's restrictive use of playing different video formats

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4 stars

"Need Remove Bugs Check where is the conflict."

September 17, 2009  |  By prkshah

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

Excellent program.

Cons

There is some conflict in the selection of installation items.

Summary

Conflict in the items selected during installation. The program will not run if items selected do not agree. I am using Window Vista.

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5 stars

"Great video player. Alot of thinks u can do with it"

September 16, 2009  |  By Daydreams21

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

set a video as a background.....it plays on your desktop as a wallpaper

Cons

nothing much

Summary

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4 stars

"No problems with pop=ups or virus's"

September 12, 2009  |  By nurserobin

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

Easy to work with, fast down load

Cons

none that I have found yet

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5 stars

"Best player available, and I've tried them all."

September 11, 2009  |  By zoeyjusko

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Pros

It does just about everything you could want it to do. Allows for adjustment of the picture, frame by frame advancement, snapping pictures and recording video.

Cons

When playing a series of videos from the playlist, it pops back to its default size every time it opens a new one. No big deal, but you asked for a Con.

Summary

VLC is awesome. They recently sent me an upgrade which allows for recording parts of a DVD. I get a kick out of creating files of my favorite scenes. It creates them in mpg format, but with all of the free conversion software out there, they can be easily converted to flv or anything else.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.1
Version 1.0 introduces more responsive controls, frame-by-frame playback, on-the-fly recording for all media, and support for a wider range of codecs, decoders, encoders, and demuxers. Version 1.0.1 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date July 28, 2009
Date Added July 28, 2009
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, 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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