VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 3642 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 27, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90,999
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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When it comes to video files, nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Thankfully, VLC Media Player offers a one-stop solution for the file-format problem. The program supports playback of OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, DVD, and a whole slew of other file types. In addition, it also can function as a streaming media server. Because of its open-source foundation, VLC Media Player evolves quickly, with new features and fixes released frequently. Though the interface varies from platform to platform, the sparseness of the Windows version leaves plenty to be desired. The skinned mode perks things up slightly, but the program seems to suffer from unpredictable behavior when skinned. Also, the basic task of opening a file is far more confusing than it should be; the program gives you several options, including the head-scratching Quick Open File. Overall, though, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 3642 votes

    • 5 star 1973
    • 4 star 1114
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 118
    • 1 star 195
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2 stars

"yuiyui"

September 11, 2006  |  By chetanarora

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Excellent"

January 31, 2006  |  By Shadow_2014

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

Ease of use. Very simple interface, good options, etc.

Doesn't override standard media players, such as Windows Media Player.

Cons

Not very good Playlist options, for playing music or more than one media in succession.

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5 stars

"Plays almost any file!"

January 31, 2006  |  By inspiron_sach

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

1. Its great! I have tried others and more often you need to download codecs!

VLC has not asked me to d'load any codec after almost 1 year on my PC!

2.You can take snapshots, which get saved to My Pictures folder.

3. I particularly love the audio settings. You can choose from many modes and yes the quality actually changes. Try in the Headphones and Large Hall mode.

Cons

The images appear little dim. I tried updating my video driver and it looked little more brighter. But its free and as I said before it plays almost any damn format!

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5 stars

"gteat"

January 22, 2006  |  By slasher32

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

PLAYS every codec so no missing codec. Easy interface and no syware or bundled programs.

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4 stars

"Most robust media player"

January 21, 2006  |  By CableguyTK

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

Its free.

Its open-source.

It plays pretty much any video you feed it.

It plays most videos without the need for any extra codec install...however its a smart idea to install the codecs you intend to make use of.

Comes with built in ability to do screen captures during video playback.

Cons

Interface is fair at best.

Seems to have issues with playback on my machine. So it seems like its not AS polished as, say, Windows Media Player.

Scrolling videos is horrible. It WORKS but you can only jump to certain set positions on the scroll bar.

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5 stars

"Does what is supposed to do"

January 19, 2006  |  By lapointe34

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

Works like a charm, play any video content I ask it to play.

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5 stars

"Plays Everything!"

January 12, 2006  |  By VeLocityChaoS

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

I have never found a video that this doesnt play..I use this program to watch VCDs before I burn them on a KVCD to check quality. This is the best free player out there.

Cons

Switching from full screen to normal view is a pain.

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5 stars

"pukka brillant"

January 10, 2006  |  By mooney05

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

everything

Cons

none

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4 stars

"VLC MEDIA IS THE REAL DEAL--works great"

January 09, 2006  |  By worf1972

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Pros

I got that error message from WMP "no decoder" I went to the Microsoft website. They suggested decoders, I purchase "Intervideo DVD X PACK". THEY TOOK MY $29.95 and the CRAP didn't work. NO contact or technical support available. I WAS pissed and found VLC media, I was reluctant but it WORKED GREAT. Playing this weird DVD format movie just fine. I will consider paying for the VLC media upgrade.

Cons

While watching my DVD movie I couldn't jump to the next scene. It would only fast forward, but I was capable of using the scrolling the bar through the movie.

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1 stars

"Unable to activate download"

January 05, 2006  |  By Biggye57

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.2

Cons

Please fix this site, it does not work.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date June 27, 2005
Date Added June 27, 2005
Version 0.8.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows(All)
Download Information
File Size 23.6MB
File Name vlc-2.1.5-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,697,684
Downloads Last Week 90,999
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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