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VLC Media Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 347 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    5,719,778
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    33.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,258
  • Platform:
    Mac
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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

    2.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 347 votes

    • 5 star 199
    • 4 star 85
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 35
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1 stars

"The latest version does not display video."

May 07, 2012  |  By Dloader58

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.1

Pros

Previous version worked great.

Cons

This version will not display video. I have gone back to the latest version of Quicktime Player which plays everything.

Summary

Very disappointing. I used older version all the time. Quicktime Player now plays all the formats I am using so I do not need VLC.

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4 stars

"good video player"

March 28, 2012  |  By tappy727

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.1

Pros

Plays all the different formats I have thrown at it.

Cons

Sometimes it does a build font cache which takes a while. Not sure why.

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3 stars

"old version retained settings"

March 27, 2012  |  By bumland

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.1

Pros

plays new videos.

Cons

does not open some of my old .flv files. Reverts to small size but the old one did not when you come to the end of a video. Have to resize it.

Summary

last version was better. Can I get it back? How?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.1
  • Support for MxPEG files and streams
  • New features in the Mac OS X interface for more customization.
  • Numerous fixes in the Qt, the Mac OS and the skins interfaces.
  • Fixes for HTTP Live Streaming, CDDB, UDP/RTP support.
  • Security issues SA-1201 and SA-1202.
  • Limited support for Bluray discs menus.
  • Numerous fixes for MKV support.
  • Fix for splitted RAR files playback.
  • Numerous fixes for more than 120 bugs.
  • Codec and 3rd party libraries security updates.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date March 19, 2012
Date Added March 19, 2012
Version 2.0.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 33.69MB
File Name vlc-2.2.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,719,778
Downloads Last Week 8,258
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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