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VLC Media Player for Mac

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Editors' Review


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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4 stars

"Excellent program, easy to use"

June 14, 2011  |  By Katte69

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.10


the best media player i have ever used


none so far

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5 stars

"An excellent program."

June 10, 2011  |  By Patrick Boivin

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.10


Itis a lot better than any other media players that I have used.


I haven't found any yet.

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5 stars

"Easily the Most Useful Media Player at Any Price"

June 07, 2011  |  By mikefarrace

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.10


It plays almost everything. Unlike many players, it will also allow you to que an unlimited number of videos in any format to play consecutively.


It crashes or freezes once in awhile, usually on the rare occasion it comes across something it can't play.


I have a bunch of players in my Applications folder, but this is the only one I use.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.10
Minor release of the 1.1 branch. This release, 2 months after 1.1.9, was necessary because some security issues were found, and the VLC development team cares about security. This release brings a rewritten pulseaudio output, an important number of small Mac OS X fixes, the removal of the font-cache building for the freetype module on Windows and updates of codecs.
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date June 06, 2011
Date Added June 06, 2011
Version 1.1.10
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 33.69MB
File Name vlc-2.2.1.dmg
Total Downloads 5,719,778
Downloads Last Week 8,258
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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