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VLC Media Player

VLC media player is an lightweight, open-source multimedia player that supports nearly all digital...

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
    75 MB Disk-Usage
  • Linux
  • Android
    Currently in Beta
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
    Currently in Beta
  • BSD
  • iPad
  • Haiku
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VLC media player is an lightweight, open-source multimedia player that supports nearly all digital audio and video formats (e.g. H.264 ,MKV, TS (but not from Technisat DigiCorder), MPEG-2, mp3, AVI, MPEG-4, Ogg, DivX, aac, ...). It can also transcode and convert media files, and act as a streaming server over unicast or multicast and IPv4 or IPv6. VLC does not need any codecs to work.

User Interface in more than 25 languages available.
Space demand on hard disk: 75 MB. More Info »

For direct playing of TS-files from a Technisat Digicorder you need the KMPlayer. More Info »

Links to official VLC Media Player sites

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VLC Media Player (sometimes refered to as VLC, VideoLAN Media Player) was added by Mogelfar in Feb 2009 and the lastest update was made in Jul 2014. There is a history of activites on VLC Media Player in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on VLC Media Player or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam.
 
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Used VLC for years. But, for some reason over this past year on three different computers VLC crashes when trying to play certain files. I have uninstalled and re-installed and even tried reverting to older versions but still have the same problems. I use Tuneup Utilities to clean and defrag my registry so maybe it is an issue there. Started using KMP and I will never go back. It is a little resource heavy but plays great and the apps and features are really nice. I will still use VLC for audio as I like the built in equalizer and playlist setup but will use KMP for all of my video needs. I highly recommend it!

 
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Good one

Positive Comment by impossible about VLC Media Player Also mentioning: SMPlayer Aug 2013

Used for some years, its a good player, plays all my music, playlists, movies, etc. Its time I moved on and saw other options and I think there may be better ones out there. This is an old project.

 
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Annnnd... it's here. http://itunes.apple.com/app/vlc-media-player/id390885556

Now I just need to get an iPad. XD

 
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By far the best player on the web! It plays Anything!! love this program.

 
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I've tried different software to make screen caps from video but keep coming back to VLC. Now I'm trying to make captures from a high quality 1080p source but no matter how I set the defaults, the rate of screencaps per second is extremely slow. Is there any solution for this, or is that just the price I pay for using an HQ source? Most of the other software that I've tried has sync issues between audio and video after making a few screencaps. I tried GOM and it was OK but it gave me a really nasty malware even though I downloaded it from a respected source.

I'd appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks.

 
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VLC Player, was found to be vulnerable to a remote hijack. (2008) The version affected was .8.x but I have not trusted it since. It also hijacked all my file associations, and after uninstalling it, they were not restored, making it malware. This was very difficult to repair. It is also complicated and very weird. I recommend MPC (version 6x) instead. The MPC-HC version (newer) might be better for some people.

 
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@fixitmanarizona, MPC 6.x is actually vulnerable to a buffer overflow in its AVI decoder so you shouldn't advise people to use that either. MPC-HC doesn't have any known vulns.

Also, not restoring your file associations doesn't make a piece of software "malware", it's inconsiderate at worst but certainly not malicious.

 
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@fixitmanarizona I must agree with bitplane on this, as for file associations that happens with a lot of "good" software. Sometimes it's a registry problem or even a bad installation of the software but its doesn't make it malware. I use MPC-HC but a bad installation of it can also mess up a computer, It happen to me and I'm not new to computers. Tks for the comment, people should always know about these bugs and problems.

 
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I never use AVI so I was not aware of this. I mostly use the MPC-HC now, however. Thank you for the correction. I agree, you have to be very careful installing software that will change file associations on Windows, as well. The problem with older versions of VLC was that you had no option upon installation, hopefully that has been corrected and you can now select ONLY the associations you want, after install, and they are reversible.

 
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Positive Comment by Xavjer about VLC Media Player Mar 2012

rulez

 
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VLC Sucks

Negative Comment by LeoJoe about VLC Media Player Also mentioning: Media Player Classic Home Cinema Sep 2011

4 subtitles it sucks so fucking bad. MPCHC rulez.

 
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Was once great. It's become top heavy, slow, and not worth using. I tried using WMP with codecs, MPC HC, this, SMPlayer/MPlayer alternatives, and then Daum Potplayer (translated to English via doom9).

Potplayer is the only one that offers every advanced feature you might need plus skinning support and performance far and away superior to this. I'd skip VLC.

 
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VLC is laggy

Negative Comment by emzero about VLC Media Player Also mentioning: GOM Media Player Mar 2011

Slow x264 video playback (laggy). Have fallen in love with GOM Player =)

 
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VLC is slow and shows some issue playing DVD on my system Lubuntu :( So I am looking for alternatives, which are mentioned below GOM/DVD Shrink (I will post an update). For Windows the best player I found is KMPlayer (I left a comment on the KMPlayer page).

thank you guys for the comments

 



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