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:
    1.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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VLC Media Player is a longtime open-source favorite, and the latest version offers fixes and feature enhancements for the Mac version that make it a must download. It's not the only option for free video playback, but it's one of the best, and it's often the go-to media player for Mac users who can't seem to play a specific media file.

VLC Media player offers a number of tools and customization options to manage and watch video. Users get frame-by-frame advancement; granular speed controls allowing for on-the-fly slower or faster playback; and live recording of streaming video. The toolbars are fully customizable, so you can have only the buttons you need in the interface.

This version comes with improvements to the interface, support for MxPEG files and streaming, and more. Along with minor tweaks, VLC continues to offer robust support for a wide range of video and audio formats, including OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, HD codecs like AES3, Raw Dirac, and even support for playing back zipped files. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

The default interface was improved in recent updates, but integrated skinning can make it even better. Behavior can still be a bit unpredictable depending on the quality of the skin, but VLC's open-source foundation and community ensures that it evolves quickly and often, with new features and fixes released frequently.

Overall, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it, making it a great option for Mac users having trouble playing certain file types.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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4 stars

"Perfect for watching foreign DVDs."

February 01, 2011  |  By drrugendorff

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Needs three steps for starting.

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5 stars

"Good improvement with subtitles"

February 01, 2011  |  By epc.alpex

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

I had a problem with subtitles on my I-Mac, where I got a sort of chinese characters, and was forced to view my movies on Quick-Time. The new version fixed it.

Cons

Nothing found.

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5 stars

"the perfect player - and it's free!"

January 30, 2011  |  By irenze83

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

1. it works with any video
2. it's very easy to use
3. it's free

Cons

it shows languages/subtitles as track 1,2,3.

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4 stars

"outstanding product"

January 28, 2011  |  By mlkknight

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

do not for see any

Summary

great

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5 stars

"works better than Quicktime"

January 27, 2011  |  By jmrobert1114

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

opens almost any format.

Cons

none that I could find.

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3 stars

"it works very well!"

January 27, 2011  |  By lathangt

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

it works great

Cons

none, I hAve found nothing wrong with it

Summary

no time for this - iI do have a life!

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5 stars

"superb player"

January 26, 2011  |  By farored

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

playes all

Cons

none what so ever.

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1 stars

"Cannot comment yet { Try it}"

January 25, 2011  |  By seedcake

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.6

Pros

Cannot comment yet { Try it}

Cons

Cannot comment yet

Summary

No Comment Yet. Note- When you send me download alerts like this new version of VLC i already get to know well in advance before you send me a download alert like this one. Can you please tell me how this is, because it`s wasting your time and mine. Regards Mr A Cotton

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.6
  • Security updates in codecs and demuxers
  • Support for RTP/PCM 24bits, audio/L24
  • Support for MPC SV7/SV8 on Windows and MacOS builds
  • Faster Webm/VP8 decoding
  • Support for Midi on MacOS
  • Major updates in most language translations
  • Support for projectM visualisation on Windows
  • KDE and PulseAudio integration improvements
  • Subtitles fixes and improvements
  • Improvements in visualisations and interfaces
  • Codecs updates
  • Many miscellaneous fixes
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date January 24, 2011
Date Added January 24, 2011
Version 1.1.6
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.97MB
File Name vlc-2.1.5.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,488,551
Downloads Last Week 7,734
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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