VLC media player for Mac

VLC media player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 346 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    June 26, 2005
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.0 Server/10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC

Editors' Review

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When it comes to video files, it seems like nothing is ever as easy as it should be. VLC Media Player offers a one-stop solution, supporting playback of a whole slew of file types, including AVI, OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, and DVD. It can even function as a streaming-media server. Its open-source roots mean the program evolves quickly, with new features and fixes released frequently. Though the skinned mode perks up the interface, the program suffers from unpredictable behavior when it's activated. 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-scratcher Quick Open File. Overall, though, VLC Media Player earns its place on any computer with its ability to open just about any type of video file.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 346 votes

    • 5 star 198
    • 4 star 85
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 35
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5 stars

"Plays files that QuickTime Pro 7.0 should"

January 26, 2006  |  By AFCSC

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

This plays all of the files that I expected that QuickTime 7.0 to play. Has not crashed, small file size, versitle, and loads very fast.

Cons

Cannot save or modify files.

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4 stars

"Highly inventive."

January 10, 2006  |  By dom4life

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

I'm able to view material that would have been difficult to attain before.

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4 stars

"Plays everything you want"

December 21, 2005  |  By Yasir89

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

plays everything well

Cons

seems a bit rough around the edges in terms of looks, function, etc

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5 stars

"ok"

December 18, 2005  |  By kenneddy

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

it,good,to try

Cons

fake

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4 stars

"Use it."

November 24, 2005  |  By Gren

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

It plays everything. Damn. Saves a lot of room when i don't need windows media player. That little app from hell was tough to remove.

Cons

Crashes often. But it'll get better with all the support given.

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4 stars

"Cool"

November 02, 2005  |  By Dopingkidz

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

eazy

Cons

heavy

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5 stars

"Faultless Media Player"

September 07, 2005  |  By Whits427

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

This software covers all formats of video, including VOB which are DVD files. The volume control is much better than Quicktime and allows a louder volume, even without the EQ enabled which is also fantastic. It caters for widescreen, especially for DVD playing.

Cons

The error messages get annoying for skipped frames, but this can be disabled

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5 stars

"i love vlc!"

August 22, 2005  |  By digitallysick

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

everything, plays avi's without additional downloads, everything just works

Cons

i wish i could play .wmv files through firefox with it

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5 stars

"just great from 0.8.1"

June 29, 2005  |  By peter L

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.2

Pros

even plays 2 rocks banging together format.

I love it,get a lot of exotic codec movies,VLC never let me down.

Cons

before 0.8.1 player could hang,

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.2
  • Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing ...)
  • Preferences improvements
  • Mac OS X Tiger compatibility
  • New Mac OS X audio output module. Gives full multichannel analog discrete soundsupport with all devices. SPDIF is not supported by this module. Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for detailed information.
  • Client-side SSL/TLS support
  • Support for FTP over IPv6
  • Massive Matroska improvements
  • Support for SOCKS proxy
  • Support for Shoutcast metadata
  • Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
  • TiVo demuxer
  • PNG decoder/encoder
  • Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
  • Services discovery modules (brand new SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), shoutcast)
  • Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
  • Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
  • Image file video output (png)
  • Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
  • Pocket PC port
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date June 26, 2005
Date Added June 26, 2005
Version 0.8.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.0 Server, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
  • G4 processor for smooth MPEG-2 decoding
  • Download Information
    File Size 31.97MB
    File Name vlc-2.1.5.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,488,551
    Downloads Last Week 7,734
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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