VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3644 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    61,513,586
  • Date Added:
    July 29, 2010
  • File Size:
    23.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    91,004
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

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

    4.1

    out of 82 votes

    • 5 star 39
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3644 votes

    • 5 star 1977
    • 4 star 1115
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 117
    • 1 star 193
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5 stars

"Seems to be the best version yet. Still my favorite."

September 22, 2010  |  By eightx

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

The best features are the slow motion and the frame by frame views which make it much easier to get the perfect snapshot.

Cons

This is the first version that didn't have something I didn't like jump right out at me.

Summary

It has just been improved so much since the first release. I deleted the first few releases they were so bad..

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5 stars

"Very grateful for a full featured player ~Linux to M$"

August 28, 2010  |  By hastigo

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Works.
Easy subtitling
Clean.
User friendly install, bug fix, update

Cons

Just very happy to have it available.
[I WILL send $$, I promise!, I DO

Summary

The best aspects for me were to have an alternative to Cyberlink
which was the whole thing for me on Windows, because I usually
delete M$ Media Player. Old hatreds die slowly.
AND..good on several OS(s)...Chrome too?...
so I can share P2P movies across the board.

THNX!

P.S. Just did 1.1.4 actually so never used 1.1.2, but.....

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4 stars

"Works good. Give it a try."

August 25, 2010  |  By supersteve352

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Works good. Give it a try.

Cons

Works good. Give it a try.

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4 stars

"On par with the others."

August 19, 2010  |  By imametsfan

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

VLC Media Player: I simply love it! It can play just about every media type out there. Which is more than I can say for WMP 11.

Cons

Two gripes: why can't it play my WMP playlists? And, why isn't there a version that can operate as an add-on for WMP?

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5 stars

"Works fine - and not a memory hawg like many other"

August 19, 2010  |  By thomintejas

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

see above - see above

Cons

See above - see above

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4 stars

"clear, concise, very easy to use"

August 19, 2010  |  By ThereseSpiers

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

great graphics and natural colours,; excellent free product!

Cons

don't really have any complaints about this product

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5 stars

"It works impeccably."

August 18, 2010  |  By cromanian

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

It's dependable and plays almost every type of video....

Cons

i have yet to find any....

Summary

It is my default player....

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5 stars

"Brilliant programme"

August 18, 2010  |  By hamster7

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Opens just about every format and very easy to use

Cons

none that I can see

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5 stars

"The best madia player ever created!!"

August 18, 2010  |  By sjur_kv

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

You can play any media file. It don't have to load like divx player. And the picture cuality is great.

Cons

Nothing bad to say. It's free and the best!!

Summary

The best media player ever made!!

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1 stars

"Computer said it was a Trojan and blocked it."

August 18, 2010  |  By ericamcclellan75

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Please see above

Cons

Please see above

Summary

See above

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.2
Version 1.1.2 has extensions and scrips updates, miscellaneous fixes in interfaces, and updated translations.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date July 29, 2010
Date Added July 29, 2010
Version 1.1.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.6MB
File Name vlc-2.1.5-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,513,586
Downloads Last Week 91,004
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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