VLC media player for Mac

VLC media player for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    June 26, 2005
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.0 Server/10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC

Editors' Review

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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    out of 345 votes

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

    "best media player ever"

    September 15, 2014

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5


    easy to use


    nothing to change


    nice app

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product"

    September 08, 2014   |   By vpeou

    Version: VLC Media Player 2.1.5


    Plays all format.


    Better UI.


    This is the Video player everyone needs installed on their system. Very reliable.

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    Full Specifications

    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
    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 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
    Total Downloads 5,488,551
    Downloads Last Week 7,734
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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