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:
    1.1.11
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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

    4.4

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 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

"vlc keeps its promise"

October 01, 2011  |  By Raul Feuillet

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Plays just about any format.

Cons

no cons detected

Summary

vlc reads so many formats, that if you could stick your hand in it, it would probably "read" your future ;-)

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5 stars

"gooooooood"

August 01, 2011  |  By eyesali

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

thes programs gooooooooooooood

Cons

gooooooooooooooooood

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1 stars

"unable to open .mpg and .wmv files attached to emails"

July 27, 2011  |  By gbudding

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

no pros.; I can't use it.

Cons

I can't find a way to use it on .wmv and .mpg files attached to emails

Summary

I want to use some software on my iMac that will open .wmv and .mpg files attached to emails in an easy and smooth way, e.g. double-click on eithe file type and activate VLC instead of quicktime(?).

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5 stars

"Best ever."

July 26, 2011  |  By doughoist1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Plays everything and anything I throw at it.

Cons

Not the prettiest media player out there.

Summary

I love when things just work and work like they are supposed to.

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5 stars

"does what it is supposed to do."

July 25, 2011  |  By physics-dude

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

works well many codecs built in.
Play lists are usefull

Cons

sometimes slight delay in launching program

Summary

use it as main video player

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5 stars

"Worked fine with the 64bit Handbrake"

July 23, 2011  |  By digitalflack

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Does exactly what it says

Cons

For some reason this app only works in the Applications folder. I keep things like this in a subfolder (DVD tools or Utilities), do that and the other apps cant find it.

Summary

Very good. Thanks.

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4 stars

"Does what I need"

July 23, 2011  |  By cwscott--2008

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Simple, complete

Cons

Need more information

Summary

useful

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5 stars

"The Best Media Player on any platform."

July 23, 2011  |  By anilparanjpe

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Easy to use, works with minimum configuration also,

Cons

Not available on android

Summary

Must for any computer user.

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4 stars

"Great program, hard to configure"

July 19, 2011  |  By Steve Sweitzer

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Great program for converting just about any kind of video.

Cons

There are so many options it's hard to figure out the proper configuration. Not really VLS's fault. You have to know what you want before you start. Not intuitive.

Summary

Nothing else does so much for such a great price.

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5 stars

"A must-have. Can play anything you throw at it."

July 17, 2011  |  By mia.digiovanni

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

Pros

Versatile, extremely thorough controls

Cons

Loads just a little slowly. Just mentioning it because I'm stretching to find something to write in this section. it's really not a big bloated pig like some other (ahem, Adobe, etc) apps

Summary

Don't waste any more time reading this or any other review. if you watch video on your Mac/PC just get it!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date July 15, 2011
Date Added July 15, 2011
Version 1.1.11
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6
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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