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:
    1.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    February 01, 2011
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel

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

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

    4.9

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 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

"its greeeeeeeaaaat"

March 16, 2011  |  By zagdays00

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

i loved it

Cons

i loved it so will you

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5 stars

"Never had any problems with it.."

March 06, 2011  |  By peterdswenson

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

Works great.

Cons

None ,works great

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5 stars

"Great media player"

February 12, 2011  |  By hanktuba

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

Plays all Codecs with no proplem.

Cons

No bells or whistles. Does not organize your media.

Summary

You won't be disappointed. Give it a try. Audio sounds great too. Video is fast and easy. Plays anything!

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4 stars

"A good utility to have on your computer"

February 10, 2011  |  By Surfrover

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

Small footprint, fast to load, simple to install and use

Cons

For what it costs (ie zero) it has no cons

Summary

Make sure you have it in your video toolbox - you won't regret it!

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5 stars

"It just works -- an excellent product."

February 09, 2011  |  By lrugolo

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

It never disappoints, just chugs along and does its job.

Cons

None that I can see.

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5 stars

"works like it is supposed to"

February 09, 2011  |  By vchilcote

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

works when others don't

Cons

none that I can think of

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5 stars

"works wonders on my old ppc ibook g4 (OSX 10.5)"

February 09, 2011  |  By power1--2008

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

works wonders on my old ppc ibook g4 (OSX 10.5)

Cons

none found yet

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5 stars

"Simply the best"

February 04, 2011  |  By imago128

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

recognize quite all standards

Cons

it is free!

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5 stars

"Maybe the best player"

February 02, 2011  |  By ETmacUser

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

VLC can read and play a lot of video formats, more it offer a lot of goodies (you can even repair video - although not ever with full success, but at least it tries). Moreover it's free...

Cons

Sometimes a little sluggish (but it is free!!! you can afford a little waiting... at zero cost)

Summary

One of my favourite apps. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"This VLC Media Player is excellant. NO Complains"

February 02, 2011  |  By chandrasub

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.7

Pros

It plays any type of media

Cons

NO Cons at all

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.7
Small security update on 1.1.6.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date February 01, 2011
Date Added February 01, 2011
Version 1.1.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
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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