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:
    1.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    March 24, 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

    4.2

    out of 8 votes

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

"A must have program if you watch video"

April 06, 2011  |  By bavant

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

This is the first download for any new computer i get. If Quicktime can't open it, VLC will

Cons

none that i can find

Summary

Don't bother reading any further, just download it

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5 stars

"Simple to use!"

April 03, 2011  |  By dclaire31

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

Drag, drop, run, & done!

Cons

Wouldn't it be great if this feature were built into the rip programs we're using?

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4 stars

"Great Media Player"

April 02, 2011  |  By kdanti

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

Can play many formats other players won't
Free

Cons

can't complain when it's free

Summary

Great media player

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5 stars

"Works great!"

April 02, 2011  |  By gmackeown

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

Good resolution, easy to use.

Cons

None that I've found yet.

Summary

A bargain at twice the price ;-)

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5 stars

"I use this for all my videos"

March 31, 2011  |  By jasocean

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

Plays almost every format, including DVDs with DRM.
Can easily adjust aspect ratio

Cons

if you try adjustments like brighter/more contrast, etc, it can slow down and get "jerky" - just don't.

Summary

A welcome and much appreciated replacement for QT and DVDplayer.

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4 stars

"Excellent."

March 31, 2011  |  By waycoolerthanyou--2008

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

Works well.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Does what it is supposed to do and does it well"

March 30, 2011  |  By larryr5

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

Plays several different video formats. Works well

Cons

None that I know of

Summary

This product allows me to play all kinds of video formats that come to me via email. It plays the videos without any issues that I have found.

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1 stars

"Isn't recognized!!"

March 24, 2011  |  By gtrsteve

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.8

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Won't install. :(

Updated on Mar 24, 2011

Go to VideoLan site to get working installer.: http://www.videolan.org/

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.8
  • Security update regarding video width concerning some demuxers
  • Support for a new Dirac encoder based on libschroedinger
  • Package of the new VP8/Webm encoder 'Bali'
  • Notable updates in .mp4, .ogg, .ape demuxers
  • Major updates in most language translations
  • Fixes in skins2 supports of Winamp2 skins
  • Upgrade on the look of VLC for Mac OS X
  • Auto-detection for .txt subtitles is fixed
  • Fixes on Windows integration, notably regarding volume keys
  • Codecs updates
  • Many miscellaneous fisse
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date March 24, 2011
Date Added March 24, 2011
Version 1.1.8
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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