VLC Media Player for Mac

VLC Media Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 346 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,590,912
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,464
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: The VLC Media Player source code is also available.

Editors' Review

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VLC Media Player for Mac is the all-around reliable, works-out-of-the-box media player that you might never have heard of, though that's no reflection on the app, itself.

We installed the latest update for VLC Media Player for Mac on our test machine without problems. We quickly downloaded the DMG, and then copied VLC to Applications, overwriting our previous installed version. As longtime users of this software, we were happy to see that not much has changed. The interface remained the same, with standard buttons for playback, forward, and back. Advanced controls are available for more options, as well. The player supports a wide variety of audio and video formats, natively, meaning no forced installation of third-party codecs to make it work is needed. We tested VLC Media Player for Mac out on a variety of video files such as MOV, MP4, MKV, and AVI, and had no problems viewing any of them. In addition to playing just about every type of media you can feed it, this player also features some tools for editing and recording media. We boosted saturation, hue, and contrast during playback of a video until the color was more to our liking. We were also able to record a video stream, as it came in live, from over the Internet. There are many more features, but for the majority ease of playback is reason enough to use this player.

VLC Media Player for Mac has been the media player of choice for many for a long time, even if it doesn't have the name recognition of other media players. It's versatile, powerful, and easy to use, eliminating video compatibility issues that often plague one player or another.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 346 votes

    • 5 star 198
    • 4 star 85
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 35
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5 stars

"Great option for playing FLAC audio files"

November 07, 2014  |  By patshrews

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Works well, rarely crashes

Cons

Can't seem to get songs to contentiously. I have to manually select next song when one finishs

Summary

The best free option I'm aware of

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4 stars

"best media player ever"

September 15, 2014

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

easy to use

Cons

nothing to change

Summary

nice app
http://fullfreeversionsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/08/download-vlc-media-player-full-free.html

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5 stars

"Great product"

September 08, 2014  |  By vpeou

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5

Pros

Plays all format.

Cons

Better UI.

Summary

This is the Video player everyone needs installed on their system. Very reliable.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.5
2.1.5 fixes a few decoding bugs, on MP3, MKV, and hardware decoding on Windows.

It also fixes QTsound capture and audio channel orders for OS X.

2.1.5 also ships with updated GnuTLS and libpng libraries, because of security issues.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date July 26, 2014
Date Added July 26, 2014
Version 2.1.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.97MB
File Name vlc-2.1.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,590,912
Downloads Last Week 9,464
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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