VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 21, 2010
  • 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 33 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 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

"THE definitive media player"

August 04, 2010  |  By Surturon

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

Almost universal media support, easy to use, stable, and FREE!

Cons

In over three years of use, I haven't found a solid negative issue with this product.

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5 stars

"Extremely versatile and useful"

August 02, 2010  |  By Chaomancer

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

It can play pretty much anything thrown at it, and does so well.

Cons

None I've noticed

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4 stars

"Works perfectly well!"

August 01, 2010  |  By alpineda1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

Able to play any video format and its free!

Cons

None so far!

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5 stars

"Runs all my video files, when others often can't."

August 01, 2010  |  By MAGMAX1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

I find a video file and I just open it with VLC, no hassle or error messages. It's ease of use and stability makes it my choice.

Cons

Haven't found anything yet.

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4 stars

"good software"

July 30, 2010  |  By edmondborgeaud

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

no comments

Summary

i recommend this software

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5 stars

"fantastically created."

July 29, 2010  |  By domlawrenceosb

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

very easy to operate

Cons

not that i know.

Summary

i like vlc very much because i can easily operate it with different files.

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5 stars

"EXCELENT AND EASY"

July 29, 2010  |  By ciarenas

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

ALL, WORK EASILY, HAVE ALL KIND OF ARCHIVES, AND IS FREE.

Cons

NONE ..ALL WORKS FINE.

Summary

ALWAYS HELP ME WITH MY ENTERTEINEMENT...IS GOOD, AND VERY FRIENDLY.

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3 stars

"It seems the same as the other one."

July 29, 2010  |  By kalexthom

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

It plays movies.

Cons

I have a hard time streaming.

Summary

It is functional.

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5 stars

"This player is on steroids"

July 29, 2010  |  By elardusmeyer

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

I like the slow play and rewind

Cons

I can not think of anything i do not like.

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5 stars

"The Greatest Video Player"

July 29, 2010  |  By Jeff8567

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.1

Pros

VLC is the greatest video player available. VLC will play any video, no exception.

Cons

Nothing but the best video player available.

Summary

VLC is the greatest video player available. VLC will play any video, no exception.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.1
Version 1.1.1 include multiple libVLC improvements and fixes and Windows video output.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date July 21, 2010
Date Added July 21, 2010
Version 1.1.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows
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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