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:
    2.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • 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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  • Current Version

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    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

"It plays everything"

January 25, 2013  |  By MarcoFoschi

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.5

Pros

Very good playback quality.

Cons

Previous version was better.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.5
Notable changes include improved reliability for MKV file playback, fixed MPEG2 audio and video encoding, pulseaudio synchronization, Mac OS interface, and other fixes. It also resolves potential security issues in HTML subtitle parser, freetype renderer, AIFF demuxer and SWF demuxer.
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date December 15, 2012
Date Added December 15, 2012
Version 2.0.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, 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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