VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3639 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.6
  • Total Downloads:
    61,240,693
  • Date Added:
    December 11, 2006
  • File Size:
    23.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84,750
  • 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

    4.1

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3639 votes

    • 5 star 1974
    • 4 star 1114
    • 3 star 242
    • 2 star 117
    • 1 star 192
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5 stars

"''excellent player"

April 21, 2009  |  By Alexioan

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

This free and open source player plays almost every single popular audio or video file format out there. With just a single installation. Plus has a nifty set of features and lots of configuration options. Even the hotkey handling absolutely rocks

Cons

The skin is really left to be desired.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Software"

May 03, 2007  |  By dancerdavid

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

Runs all the media I would ever use

Cons

None for what it is

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4 stars

"good"

April 22, 2007  |  By PJNum3

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

performance

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3 stars

"good program, not vista capable tho"

April 20, 2007  |  By adeleTM

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

this is, or was my favourite multimedia player, good with all audio formats, good internet radio player, and video too

Cons

alas, i've upgraded to vista home premium or whatever its called and the video component of dvd playback doesnt work, just another hazy visualisation. hope the vlc team do an upgrade as i'd like to go back to this, and will still use it on my pc (running xp)

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4 stars

"Very good."

April 19, 2007  |  By _gadgetman_

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

Very good program. I ususally see with it movies which other players don;t display.

Cons

Not easily configurable.

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5 stars

"My 2nd Favorite Video Player"

April 17, 2007  |  By Brian_Watters

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

This will play just about all video types. Simple program that has all the options you will need.

One particularly nice feature: frame capture! See a frame you like in a certain movie? Just pause it, then save it as a png file.

FYI - printscreen can't capture video frames, much to my dismay. I use VLC to grab pics from movies.

Cons

I personally prefer GOM player since it's more user-friendly, but this program is really just as good.

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4 stars

"Excellent video player"

April 15, 2007  |  By deprivedloch

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

Great player, perfect for all types of video and audio files. Overall ease of use is excellent.

Cons

When opening a file to play, it defaults to the vlc folder. If you could set the default folder, would be perfect.

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5 stars

"The Best media player by far, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

April 15, 2007  |  By zep73

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

Absolutely brilliant, way outworks all the others and so easy to set up and use.

Cons

Absolutely no faults with this at all

10/10

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1 stars

"unfortunately i cannot rate 0 for this player..... older version is much better"

April 13, 2007  |  By Ashumak

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Cons

Old version for this player is better then this version..... In this version i can only hear a voice, but no picture

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5 stars

"Great one!"

April 11, 2007  |  By siddharchris

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Pros

Just put any media format and vlc can play it. What to say it even plays the currently downloading media too. It's a powerful streaming server and uses almost every piece of ur Bandwidth.

Cons

Ah... Something i shud think of. Okay!! only Ive to say is its compatibility. It's also fine unless you change some of the default values. Have it!! Enjoy!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date December 11, 2006
Date Added December 11, 2006
Version 0.8.6
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Me, 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 61,240,693
Downloads Last Week 84,750
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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