VLC Media Player for Mac User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great software that operates smoothly"

    July 21, 2014  |   By Annaatson

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.4

    Pros

    Can play everything without any codecs, plays files that no other player can manage.

    Cons

    Would not show the FLV video, which is what I downloaded it for.

    Summary

    Plays every other video format without any problem playing the video with sound. But downloaded freeware AVS(http://www.avs-video-editor.org/avs-media-player/) after VLC couldn't play my MKV File with sound. AVS did perfectly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Huge Improvemen new interface, stable, plays everything"

    June 4, 2014  |   By dru4980167

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.4

    Pros

    stable and play almost everything

    Cons

    none that I can find

    Summary

    Well at least all the video formats I have. wmv, divx, mp4, mov, mpg, avi and even flv Total wow

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best player for a MAC"

    February 16, 2014  |   By icwmms

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.3

    Pros

    Easy to download
    Easy to use
    Never fails to play whatever is selected

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding product"

    November 29, 2013  |   By Brunel2

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.1

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Simple
    Works every time

    Cons

    None that I can find !

    Summary

    What more could you want. An absolute 'must have'.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Perfect Video Player for the Mac"

    November 15, 2013  |   By PaulKB

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.1

    Pros

    Works well. VLC has never failed to open any video file I have encountered.
    VLC IMHO should be one everyone's Mac. VLC is all any Mac user needs to play the majority (if not all) video files a user will ever encounter.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

    Summary

    I am using a 24" late 2006 iMac running 10.7.5

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  • 5.0 stars

    "does what is says it will do, and does it well"

    October 5, 2013  |   By A R Chernoff--2008

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.0

    Pros

    great works update after update

    Cons

    none that I can think of. I had to enter 10 characters, so again... no cons

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  • 4.0 stars

    "TechTracker is downloading wrong version for mac."

    August 29, 2013  |   By ChuckOG

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.8

    Pros

    Seems to be able to do anything.

    Cons

    Automatic updates weren't working for me. I had to find the dmg file using a google search. I got lucky.

    Summary

    I found vlc-2.0.8-intel64.dmg on my hard drive after I got a message that said "Ambiguous " something from the TechTracker. I had been getting this message since VLC 2.0.6. Anyway, if you're having problems with VLC shutting down every time try this:
    http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.0.8/macosx/vlc-2.0.8.dmg

    Double click on the file and drag the app to applications folder as usual. I just got it working so I can't really review it yet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't Work at all since upgrade."

    August 28, 2013  |   By Beezus16

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.8

    Pros

    Nothing. It won't open.

    Cons

    Since the upgrade the VLC media player won't open.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Latest version unstable. Rating for this version only."

    August 23, 2013  |   By jbjb2

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.8

    Pros

    Normally this is a fantastic video tool. Been using it for years.

    Cons

    Latest version (v2.0.8) simply will not run on my mid-2009 MacBook, OS 10.8.4.

    Summary

    VLC has always worked very well for me for years, playing virtually all video formats I asked it to. Updates have always been painless. However, after installing the update to v2.0.8, this version will not run. It 'unexpectedly quits' every time I try to launch it. Had to revert back to my last previous version (v2.0.3) which still works just fine. Even with this hickup, I still support VLC, and I'm confident it will be fixed in a new update soon.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Better than it says on the tin"

    August 18, 2013  |   By kashi63

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.0.8

    Pros

    One thing that I wanted, and isn't mentioned here, is the ability to change playback speed (having lost that in Quicktime now that my 'pro' is no longer).
    VLC can change playback speed.

    Excellent!

    Cons

    none found yet

    Summary

    Looks good, works great ... nice!

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