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:
    0.8.6
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    December 10, 2006
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.0 Server/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC

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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

    4.9

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 1
    • 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

"It plays every thing"

April 24, 2007  |  By rob.walker

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

Never had one problem with it

Cons

I cant fault this product

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5 stars

"awesome"

April 15, 2007  |  By vamsipradeep

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

any

Cons

nothing

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4 stars

"I have a problem using this program with Windows Vista"

April 13, 2007  |  By dloh99

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

Its great when using windows XP.

Cons

I can't run this program in windows vista. Can anyone help.

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5 stars

"Excellent way to play AVI files on a mac"

March 20, 2007  |  By gavandtra

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

Free, great for playing AVI files, easy to use, clean and tidy GUI, stable.

Cons

For what I have used it for this application has been superb and I cannot really fault it

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5 stars

"smart little player, no history, no colecting data from HD, play ewerything."

March 14, 2007  |  By abramovic

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

keep it symple as it is.

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5 stars

"Works Flawlessly!"

February 04, 2007  |  By compukatz

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

Will convert video TS Files into quicktime format!

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5 stars

"Way better than I expected"

February 03, 2007  |  By savingface78

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

This program turned out to be outstanding! It plays every single kind of video and audio file I have, and what's best is how light and small it is. So it's not heavy on the system resources and starts up almost instantly on my system. (Quicktime always makes me wait )

Even plays VOB files to my surprise, better than power dvd. I am no longer using power dvd because of this.

Cons

Honestly, I am not left for wanting anything else in a player.

The only thing it won't play are mp4 (itunes protected files), but then again, that is why itunes encrypts them that way, and no one has cracked it yet. So, yeah...no cons.

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5 stars

"great player! I can watch and listen videos without any problems"

January 13, 2007  |  By FF08

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

because it's easy to download and broadcast almost all kinds of videos

Cons

i like all!

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5 stars

"Great Universal Viewer"

January 01, 2007  |  By BrianAsh

 |  Version: VLC media player 0.8.6

Pros

This plays many more video formats than Quicktime player. Video quality is often better than that using Quicktime which sometimes fails to play the sound. When problems occur descriptive error messages give one a clue as to what is wrong with a file.

Indispensible for people who simply want to see what is going on in the world through video sharing. With VLC it is now rare for someone to send me video from a conference or interview which is unreadable.

I've been impressed using VLC 8.5 with no problems on my intel iMac or G3 iBook, so 8.6 may simply do better.

Cons

This is not video editing, conversion, or creation software. Fast-forward & reverse are minimally functional, so I often find myself rewatching more than I need to catch the statement that I missed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.6
Building on feedback from the 29 million downloads of VLC media player 0.8.5, VideoLAN brings you version 0.8.6 with many bugfixes, as well as a couple of new features we think you will truly enjoy.

Highlights of the new features and improvements:
  • Support for Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1
  • Support for VP5/VP6 and Flash video
  • Support for TTA and WavPack Lossless audio
  • Much improved H.264 support
  • Preliminary DVR-ms, MXF support
  • Shoutcast TV support
  • Windows unicode fixes
  • Apple Remote support
  • Apple Fullscreen controller
  • Universal Binary
For a complete list, please have a look at the release notes: http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/NEWS
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date December 10, 2006
Date Added December 10, 2006
Version 0.8.6
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.0 Server, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
  • 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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