VLC Media Player for Mac

VLC Media Player for Mac

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out of 345 votes

Quick Specs

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  • Date Added:
    July 26, 2014
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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

Editors' Review


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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4 stars

"best media player ever"

September 15, 2014

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5


easy to use


nothing to change


nice app

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5 stars

"Great product"

September 08, 2014  |  By vpeou

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5


Plays all format.


Better UI.


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

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Full Specifications

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.
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 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
Total Downloads 5,513,372
Downloads Last Week 9,196
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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