VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    61,513,586
  • Date Added:
    August 18, 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

    4.3

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"I am very happy with it."

September 17, 2010  |  By Guet Pooi

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

Easy download.
Easy installation.
Easy to use.

Cons

No significant cons.

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5 stars

"nice crisp sound comes from it."

August 31, 2010  |  By flathead3474

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

i like everything about this product.

Cons

there is nothing i do not like about it.

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5 stars

"The number 1 video player"

August 30, 2010  |  By kburke1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

You dont need anything else. It will play any vid file that is playable.

Cons

There are no cons for this programme

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5 stars

"Not the best player, but a MUST HAVE on every computer."

August 30, 2010  |  By Tron67

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

Plays everything, very small and easy to use.

Cons

The advanced features can be difficult to use.

Summary

This is a must have to play all the audio/visual files out there. Very small footprint and plays files with no effort at all. Just wonderful.

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5 stars

"VLC player is fantastic. It can read all media files!"

August 29, 2010  |  By annapaloma

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

It can read all media files unlike other media player

Cons

No cons that i discover yet

Summary

VLC Media Player is a must have on your pc!

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5 stars

"Works everything but ugly."

August 29, 2010  |  By WSM7

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

Works everything, especially if you have some codec problems on your PC.
Easy on resources, unlike KMplayer for example.
Easy to use.

Cons

Ugly, didn't accept skins from its site without losing something like the bar on full screen mode.
Slow to start.

Summary

Recommend for everyone. You must have it, not like your default player, because there will always be something that you can't open with any other player.

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5 stars

"unbelivably fantastic"

August 29, 2010  |  By ferujaps

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

it plays almost all the media files unlike real player and windows media player which gives VLC an upper hand...

Cons

nothing i could remember of.

Summary

This player is unbelievable, it has so many great features and above all its free. The audio and video quality is far better than other players.

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4 stars

"very easy to use and quite versatile"

August 28, 2010  |  By ordinaryguy_383

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

ease of use

Cons

nada or nothing

Summary

already explained. above

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4 stars

"loVE THIS MEDIA PLAYER, IT BEATS THE ONE I HAD.."

August 27, 2010  |  By beautifulwords74

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

VERY GOOD, NO ERRORS ALL THE TIME LIKE MY OLD MEDIA PLAYER.

Cons

THERE ARE NONE,

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4 stars

"one of the best"

August 27, 2010  |  By garycrock

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.3

Pros

The ease of use and the file types it covers.

Cons

takes somewhat longer to learn io use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.3
Version 1.1.3 discovered a potential security issue leading to a crash and introduces small fixes and improvements over VLC 1.1.2, for most platforms.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date August 18, 2010
Date Added August 18, 2010
Version 1.1.3
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows
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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