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VLC Media Player for Mac

The VLC Media Player source code is also available.

Key Details of VLC Media Player

  • Play nearly any audio or video file without additional codecs
  • Last updated on 06/14/19
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on iOS and Windows

Editors' Review

by   / April 01, 2015

VLC Media Player for Mac is a powerful and efficient app for playing all kinds of media in multiple formats right on your Mac. With this app in place, you can just download and watch what you want, without having to worry about formats, compatibility, and conversions.

Pros

Versatile and free: VLC Media Player is completely free, and it allows you to play media in a wide variety of formats, many of which would not otherwise be immediately compatible with Mac. In this way, it eliminates the need to convert files before you can play them back and lets you get right down to the fun part.

Advanced features: While most users will probably only use this app to watch media, it does offer a few nice advanced features that more experienced users will enjoy. For instance, there are several basic editing tools that allow you to adjust various file properties to enhance your viewing experience.

Cons

Unwelcoming interface: VLC Media Player's interface may be a bit intimidating to inexperienced users, as it's quite bare bones and utilitarian. And while it's easy enough to figure out how to access basic features, finding the more advanced tools can take some determined poking around.

Bottom Line

VLC Media Player is a great free way to access a variety of media files directly on your Mac, with no conversions required. It could stand a bit of a facelift, but overall, it's a convenient app to have at your disposal. And since it's free, there's no reason not to try it out to see if it will work for you.

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Editors' Review

by   / April 01, 2015

VLC Media Player for Mac is a powerful and efficient app for playing all kinds of media in multiple formats right on your Mac. With this app in place, you can just download and watch what you want, without having to worry about formats, compatibility, and conversions.

Pros

Versatile and free: VLC Media Player is completely free, and it allows you to play media in a wide variety of formats, many of which would not otherwise be immediately compatible with Mac. In this way, it eliminates the need to convert files before you can play them back and lets you get right down to the fun part.

Advanced features: While most users will probably only use this app to watch media, it does offer a few nice advanced features that more experienced users will enjoy. For instance, there are several basic editing tools that allow you to adjust various file properties to enhance your viewing experience.

Cons

Unwelcoming interface: VLC Media Player's interface may be a bit intimidating to inexperienced users, as it's quite bare bones and utilitarian. And while it's easy enough to figure out how to access basic features, finding the more advanced tools can take some determined poking around.

Bottom Line

VLC Media Player is a great free way to access a variety of media files directly on your Mac, with no conversions required. It could stand a bit of a facelift, but overall, it's a convenient app to have at your disposal. And since it's free, there's no reason not to try it out to see if it will work for you.

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    4.2

    out of 353 votes

    • 5 star 203
    • 4 star 86
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 35
 
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher VideoLAN
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date June 14, 2019
Date Added June 14, 2019
Version 3.0.7.1

Category

Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Download Information

File Size 49.12MB
File Name vlc-3.0.7.1.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,876,555
Downloads Last Week 572

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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