VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3648 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.4a
  • Total Downloads:
    61,697,684
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 01, 2006
  • 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

    4.6

    out of 71 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3648 votes

    • 5 star 1978
    • 4 star 1115
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 118
    • 1 star 195
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5 stars

"Replaces Many Of Well-known Commercial Media Players"

April 16, 2012  |  By privatejohn

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

Does The Job More Than Excellent...
Replaces Winamp And Windows Media Player (WMP SUCKS At FLV, MP4 Etc... Any New Media Formats)
Plays Every Kind Of Media Files
Even A VideoCD Image File Or Any CD/DVD Images (Cuesheet BIN, NRG, ISO...), VLC Does The Job Well-done

Cons

One Thing That VLC Seems A Little Bit Cons:
It Crashes When I Try To Open An "AVSEQ##.DAT" Video CD File, Even An Undamaged Video CD MPEG Video.

Summary

I Wish I Can Kill My Piece Of Crap Windows Media Player.

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4 stars

"ok"

May 16, 2006  |  By casanova5211

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

wallpaper whilw i`m watchin movie

Cons

chinese lang

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5 stars

"If u havent tried it, do it now! I havent "met" 1 media file it cant play!!"

May 09, 2006  |  By Ubersnuber

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

Before knowing about VLC player, i had like many, an average of 3 media players (4 with windows media player)

Now i have VLC and of course wmp.

The more media players u have installed, the slower system u get, maybe the best argument for downloading it.

Cons

The only thing i don't like, is when u f.eks wanna jump to a specific scene in a video (not chapters)..

I have experienced that it's allmost impossible to fast forward with presicion! When u press fast forward, nd u find the scene, u press play to get normal playback right?

well, not here..U actually have to press the rewind button to gain normal playback..so if u have pressed the fast forward several times to get the fastest speed, u have to press that same amount in the opposite direction..That's only my experience though!

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5 stars

"Excellent Player."

May 08, 2006  |  By billsantillo

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

Plays all types of formats include XVID. Opens quickly. Simple interface. No spyware, adds, or other nastys. No downsides. Recommend as an alternative to Media Player which can't support MPEG 4, aka XVID.

Cons

No one-click operation to switch to full screen and once on full screen can't fast foward. Other than that, great player.

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5 stars

"VLC Media Player can play just about anything!"

May 04, 2006  |  By JDreller

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

It's FREE! Yea, baby! With sooooo many video formats out there, you gotta have the VLC Media Player installed as your "play anything" application. CODECS (compression decompression), in layman's terms, is the technology used to translate analog data to digital and there are a ton of them out there, especially if you are a hard-core downloader like me. I used to always get files that wouldn't play on the standard players but VLC would always come through--so much in fact that now it's my first choice for media playback.

Cons

Not a ton of features, but it's free and it works well, so make sure to download this today.

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5 stars

"Yes, size matters!!"

April 23, 2006  |  By masa1972

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

It's true, it does matter. More and more everyday, we're heading toward "smaller and lighter" world. This small and simple player plays back just about anything. I have a quite few irregular formatted files in my folders, and until I found this player I wasn't able to see what they are.

Cons

not yet so far.

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5 stars

"mad"

April 18, 2006  |  By NO BS

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

it plays everything... and those who say its not very precise change the interface because it can be just click setting then switch interface then skin 2

Cons

not exacly the best looking interface...

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5 stars

"Make it your default video player"

April 18, 2006  |  By merlot_1

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

Windows Media Player is missing too many codecs and can't play everything. VLC Media Player will play ANYTHING!

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5 stars

"Its free and play's everything without a hitch"

April 09, 2006  |  By mikemichaud

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

What more can you ask for, this product is amazing. You will never need to download codecs again.

Cons

For some movies I have to switch the audio tracks Ex: "switch from track 1 to track 2" , other than that I have no complaints what so ever!

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3 stars

"The videos do not play smoothly"

April 06, 2006  |  By ice_queen85

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.4a

Pros

*plays loads of file type

*volume can be maximized up to 200%

Cons

*the videos do not run smoothly

*it shuts itself down quite a few times, when subtitle option is enabled.

*ugly interface

*confusing options to a newbie...

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date February 01, 2006
Date Added February 01, 2006
Version 0.8.4a
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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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