VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 3642 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 22, 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

    4.2

    out of 89 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 40
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • 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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4 stars

"Solid, dependable software"

December 31, 2009  |  By miamibig

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

Plays formats Windows Media Player can't.

Cons

none noted

Summary

Simple and straight forward implementation of a media player

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5 stars

"Most efficient media player."

November 02, 2009  |  By virgilio12

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

Will play practically any kind of file out there.

Cons

Its not the most user friendly software, but its easy enough.

Summary

Great media player. A must have for any computer whether or not it is used as the primary media player.

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4 stars

"Nice little .avi player"

October 31, 2009  |  By Nelson Taylor

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

I like it because it play's all my .avi and .mpg movies I download to watch. It is quick and easy to use.

Cons

Only that it has no fast forward or reverse capabilities, only a slide bar that is awkward to use. I'd give it five stars f it had this feature.

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4 stars

"it is a very good product and thanks for the same."

October 31, 2009  |  By nta53

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

it is good and ameanable to all types of files

Cons

i did not find any con in the programme

Summary

fine thanks and hope you would keep it up so that average people like

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4 stars

"Movie Player of choice"

October 30, 2009  |  By dlucienj273

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

Program works very well and is easy to use .

Cons

No faults come to mind .

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4 stars

"I find this mediaplayer the best there is. I"

October 30, 2009  |  By Luigi Blaaser

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

It's easy to work with.Sound and videofeatures are very good.Everything reacts well and even Mpeg 4 of a less good quality looks good when I have pepped it up this software.

Cons

Maybe there are things I don't like;the only thing is :Ï have not discovered them yet.

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5 stars

"Works great easy to use, and isn't a memory hog AWESOME"

October 30, 2009  |  By duke82722009

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

Plays efficiently and has fullscreen mode

Cons

When trying to make it go in water mode it freezes

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4 stars

"Good Product for free"

October 30, 2009  |  By pauly1651

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

It's a good product for free.
So far it plays everything.

Cons

I don't have any cons for this product, it's free.

Summary

easy to insatll, and easy to use.

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4 stars

"Easy to load, works fine."

October 30, 2009  |  By robert in gozo

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

it's free.

Cons

Nothing, works fine.

Summary

CNET recommended it, it works and is easy to load and use.

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5 stars

"VLC plays all files, no other plug ins needed"

October 29, 2009  |  By MarioPiekhaar

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.0.2

Pros

VLC will play files of non standard bitrate, frame size etc.

Cons

I cannot edit video's :)

Summary

This my favourite

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.2
Version 1.0.2 introduces many fixes for SSA decoding, v4l2, MacOS interface, ogg/theora, x264 modules, and security issues.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date September 22, 2009
Date Added September 22, 2009
Version 1.0.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
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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