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:
    1.1.12
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    October 09, 2011
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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

    4.3

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 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

"Please Change the Logo / Icon of VLC"

February 13, 2012  |  By ckWONG65

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

Free to try

Cons

The logo or icon suxx.
I dont like the vlc Icon / Logo. Please change for a more pro one. Thanks

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5 stars

"Best Media Player Ever"

February 04, 2012  |  By computeruser5000

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

Plays Anything
Plays Everything
Plays Anything & Everything

Cons

Little simple

Summary

I mean seriously, the best friggin media player ever created.

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5 stars

"Works great on Mac!"

January 27, 2012  |  By michaelbarry83

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

Plays WMA files on Mac! I had no idea it would be so difficult to play my music after getting a new Macbook. I tried so many different things and VLC is the first one that works for me!

Cons

UI is a little unusual, but I'll get used to it in no time.

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3 stars

"Good overall."

January 21, 2012  |  By luginau

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Somewhat limited,

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4 stars

"Media player for almost any format"

January 15, 2012  |  By harrischase

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

Easy to view movies when you have difficulty opening other softwares.

Cons

Wish it had a better interface, with discovery of content.

Summary

This is the alternative media player for almost any format on the planet. I have never found a video that it couldn't play. And when I did, its useful debug messages helped me figure out what the problem is.

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5 stars

"Complete this gem by downloading Integrated VLCTimer"

December 23, 2011  |  By roro01

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

A perfect media player

Cons

Didn't find any

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5 stars

"All in one...without it u would need many Media Players"

December 13, 2011  |  By staxtopoutanos

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

Plays anything others wont.

Cons

Too many features i don't understand...this doesn't mean it is difficult to use.

Summary

My default Media player on my iMac.

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4 stars

"so far so good"

November 23, 2011  |  By mkhilario

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

it's my next stop when quicktime w perian does not work

Cons

UI is not the most friendly

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5 stars

"VLC IS THE BEST SOFTWARE"

November 14, 2011  |  By Jackie_C

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

BEST FOR WATCHING ALMOST ANYTHING

Cons

NOTHING WRONG

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5 stars

"works very well, easy app to use"

November 08, 2011  |  By keate50801

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.12

Pros

excellent pic and sound, easy to use

Cons

none, it is a great app

Summary

really like VLC

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date October 09, 2011
Date Added October 09, 2011
Version 1.1.12
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, 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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