VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3644 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.5
  • Total Downloads:
    61,513,586
  • Date Added:
    May 09, 2006
  • File Size:
    23.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    91,004
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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

    4.5

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 103
    • 4 star 39
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3644 votes

    • 5 star 1977
    • 4 star 1115
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 117
    • 1 star 193
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5 stars

"easy and perfecet"

July 10, 2010  |  By smart_on

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

easy and perfecet

Cons

i don't know

Summary

i like that it's easy to opprate

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5 stars

"Najs"

December 09, 2006  |  By bonta_

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

najs

Cons

najs

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4 stars

"Great free alternative"

December 02, 2006  |  By jimmysd31

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

No need for Quick Time w/VLC woo-hoo!

Cons

It's not visually stimulating>>so what!

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3 stars

"Plays anything, but still has bugs"

December 02, 2006  |  By Jade_H

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

It plays anything, even music that has been weirdly compressed/altered by a cellphone and other files that Windows MP can't play. And it doesn't keep connecting to the internet. Also it doesn't use up a lot of memory.

Cons

Can't finish a movie with this one. A small window keeps popping up labeled 'RGB output' at the same time the main window blacks out and only the audio is left. I had to close and restart the program 4 times to finish a movie. Good thing it loads in a snap.

Before you tell me there might be something wrong with the disk, I watched the whole thing again in media player with no problems.

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5 stars

"Finally, I can view my DVDs for free"

December 01, 2006  |  By calcal22

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

I've spent hours searching for a way to view my dvds on my new laptop. WMP10 was so frustrating and allways had an excuse for not being able to play the DVD. This program worked.

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4 stars

"Does what it says"

November 27, 2006  |  By rloden

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

I've been using this program for a few months now. It plays anything & has a very small footprint on resources.

Cons

None yet.

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5 stars

"The best media player"

November 25, 2006  |  By Kaliostro

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

VLC is one of the best free wares created so far. This player can play almost everything because it has codecs built in and you don't need to download any additional codec packs. For everybody who hates annoying messages like "codec is not found".

Cons

none

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5 stars

"Take's the lead"

November 24, 2006  |  By pubfiles

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

This product is much better than all of the rest players. It can play almost any format you throw at it. The simple user interface and easy navigation is very helpful. This is my always back-up player if any files doesn't open with Windows Media player, quicktime, or Real player.

Especially when WM player gives error on codec not found. It has lot of functions to work with. Must have product.

Don't know when do you feel it's need?

Cons

It hangs sometime when switch over to other skin instead of default skin. Don't know why this problem occurs but really slows down the PC, but understood that developers are more concerned with functionality than looks.

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4 stars

"Plays everything, no problems."

November 24, 2006  |  By jhac13

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

Plays almost everything. Never have to bother with searching for a codec again.

Cons

Terrible interface.

I believe it doesn't play quicktime or real video files.

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5 stars

"Will play anything!"

November 22, 2006  |  By twodot

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.5

Pros

So many times I've had a video I couldn't watch because i didn't have the right codec but that's no longer an issue as VLC media player will play absolutely anything without problems.

I can't recommend this program enough!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date May 09, 2006
Date Added May 09, 2006
Version 0.8.5
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me
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 61,513,586
Downloads Last Week 91,004
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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