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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible at what I need it to do."

    October 15, 2012  |   By Blither

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    I won't argue with what CNET and the rest of the reviewers say about VLC; for all I know, they're right and it plays more file formats than any other player out there and has less problems doing so.

    Cons

    The BIG issue I have is that I have over 50,000 mp3's and I NEED a good media library database and player all in one. I was extremely disappointed with VLC in this regard - the media player ONLY allows me to sort by folders for songs. With Winamp I can sort by artist, title, track number, album, year, and about a hundred other criteria if I wish, as well as change mp3 tags easily.

    Summary

    I wanted VLC to replace Winamp (and looking back now, I'm not even sure why); unfortunately, it doesn't come close as a media library. I thought Itunes was bad, but this program is basically unusable for that. Hopefully some developer will take the ball and run with it. Provide support across every platform and every filetype AND provide a serious media library like Winamp, and you've got a winner.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best You Can Get."

    October 15, 2012  |   By Sdcl

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    - plays almost all files
    - you can easily speed up or slow down. (ideal if you are a guitar player and want to learn that awesome riff or lick)
    - you can loop (also great to learn that awesome solo)
    - easily use subtitles and you can sync them through software if they appear to slow or to fast
    - no heavy cpu-usage

    Cons

    not one I can think of.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best"

    October 12, 2012  |   By redondo5000

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    Works with almost all media types (can't think of any that it doesn't work with!) Simple, doesn't add baggage to your computer.

    Cons

    nothing here

    Summary

    Extremely worthwhile addition!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best media player ever!"

    October 10, 2012  |   By msreanon

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    -Stable, never crashes (not even once)
    -Plays almost all formats (lets just say this is the only media player that was able to play my childhood videos from the early 90's)
    -User friendly and simple
    - Free and no annoying popups with offers or asking for donations etc.
    -Doesn't have a million useless upgrades
    -Subtitles supported

    Cons

    None so far, its been perfect.

    Summary

    Seriously....its the best.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great, uncluttered solution for novice or power users."

    October 10, 2012  |   By llfomac

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    Simple, compact and versatile playback of many - probably all - the most used formats, even when they are less than perfect. (even the 'stabilized' Zapruder film of the JFK assasination). No sound problems so far (using Win-7 64 bit).

    Cons

    A small quibble: I wish the playback SPEED controls were more easily accesible. As it is you either go through the top menus (2 clicks) or Right click on screen plus menus (3 clicks), and often have to repeat the process. Also some kind of indicator as to level of speed change would be welcome.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A very usable player"

    October 9, 2012  |   By macka591

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    Plays a wide variety of files.Easy to organise whatever media you are using.

    Cons

    If it could play midi files that would be great.

    Summary

    A great all round player.Worthy of serious consideration from anyone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "VLC Media Player, its free, and its great"

    October 6, 2012  |   By andyseaview

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    One word, options, when it comes to free media players the options usually take a hit unless you buy the paid version, but VLC has tons of options for sound and video, and the playback video looks great and sounds great, VLC is the best free media player you can get,

    Cons

    I see in some reviews about VLC having a virus or crashing, one thing people dont understand when you download a program is sometimes that certain program is clashing with some other program on your computer, so if you download VLC and have issues, then uninstall it because its not compatible with something on your computer, as far as a virus, VLC has no virus problems, and it has never crashed on me,

    Summary

    VLC Media player is the best free audio and video player you can get, if for some reason its not compatible with your computer than go to the second best media program, REAL PLAYER

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best player !"

    September 29, 2012  |   By conradman71

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    Plays everything.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Great player that plays every format I tried so far.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Virus after about 30 days"

    September 28, 2012  |   By frogsoffrance

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    Could have been a great program for older machines and new alike. Asking for donations fairly common. Has 264 encoding. Foreign Country (allegedly). I'm not alone, I see another had a virus. Someone in the chain before you get VLC alters the program, I don't know, mine occurred 3 years ago, with a direct cause & effect. It's a pain to register just to warn others. Maybe your luckier.

    Cons

    I'm not the only one to come up with a virus after using this program whatever the problem was. Avasti Virus Scanner ID the problem, I had Mcaffrey or McDaffy Virus Scanner, which didn't have a clue it destroyed windows xp & win 98. I had two hard drives at the time. It starts by hitting your video programs, so you can't correct it, in a few days everything becomes unusable junk. Virus scanner ID the program VLC, Makes a person want to reach out and touch someone several times. Reading rodmbauer statement brought back memories, so I'm going through this trouble to warn you.

    Summary

    It was a great and easy to use program. I can't say they knew personally the viral potential, it may have been modified by the download server (giving the benefit of a doubt). At that time contacting them was impossible, just numbers of all the clients (allegedly) downloading the product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good player"

    September 26, 2012  |   By rashupkin80

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.3

    Pros

    open all formats

    Cons

    sometimes not open some formats

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