VLC Media Player Reviews

VLC is a hero. It's the most customizable. But MPV is faster. 2 Helpful

Positive Review by JohnFastman
about VLC Media Player and MPV Mar 2017

VLC media is a standard-setter for cross-platform, open-source, reliable, dependable, configurable media players. No doubt.
Except one tiny thing: Recently... VLC has gotten slow. Slow on Mac, slow on Linux, and... a little (not much) on Windows. (At least Windows 10.)
VLC deserves respect of a kind very few apps do. It's free, open source AND... at the time of writing (5th March 2017) it's beating Dropbox (nasty sh*t that that is - and it is, trust me!) as the most popular app for Windows on this site. That takes some doing. It really does.
But... here's the thing...: If ultimate customizability isn't so important to you, try [MPV](https://www.alternativeto.net/softare/mpv ). Like VLC, MPV is open source, free and all the rest. But it's likely to load faster and play your thing with fewer glitches and hitches. Until you need the subtitles to be 5 pixels from the left edge of the screen and 8 ms offset from the audio. Then it's back to VLC.


Gread mediaplayer, old UI 3 Helpful

Positive Review by adolftekkanna
about VLC Media Player Dec 2016

User interface looks and feels old but the player itself is great, plays most videos out of the box, has many useful features and so on


Simplicity 1 Helpful

Positive Review by aircatcher
about VLC Media Player May 2016

It's being popular because of it's simplicity yet you don't need to install anything other than the media player itself, supports almost all subtitle types and codecs. It supports Android and Windows 10 too!
A good interface and audio quality may be not the best one out there, but I'm just using it for watching movies, videos, and my track project samples.


Very lightweight and dependable

Review by Behemoth665
about VLC Media Player Apr 2016

Never crashed on me
Doesn't take up much resources
What more can you ask? :)


Great Example Of Free Done Right

Positive Review by MeganInIT
about VLC Media Player Apr 2016

This program is free and doesn't play any tricks in terms of a silly model or anything. You just use it. Unlike other free programs too like GIMP or Audacity (well ok, less so Audacity) this program is sort of the definitive media player in my opinion. It has a lot of great customization features. My only real gripe is that they work on their mobile apps.


Gotta love VLC for video streaming and playing

Positive Review by kaiwiapa
about VLC Media Player Mar 2016

I love VLC. Still do not know why they are using a construction pylon for their logo, but VLC plays all of my audio and video. And it is 100% free. There are no more useful alternatives to VLC.

[Edited by kaiwiapa, March 08]


VLC Is King!

Positive Review by BloodyBogart
about VLC Media Player Feb 2016

In terms of playing FLAC audio and high quality video files, no program touches VLC in terms of feature set and performance.


Not bad, but not great.

Review by PabloRe
about VLC Media Player Sep 2015

The keyword - ALMOST everything. Note, that NOT everything. I don't like it. There are a long list of apps with more comfortable interface, and you know, I like them much more. I have VLC on my computer and realize that I never use it.


VLC forever

Positive Review by ironfists
about VLC Media Player May 2015

Love you dev team for giving us this versatile solution


F***** great 1 Helpful

Positive Review by daemontiar
about VLC Media Player Apr 2015

I love this ...plays almost any damn thing


VLC don't have alternative 1 Helpful

Positive Review by alsed
about VLC Media Player Feb 2015

In my opinion VLC don't have an alternative. Why? Because none of the players don't offer such a wide variety of functions and stability. VLC has one of the best ratio how slow(old)computer is and how good movie can it be played.


The only video player I'll need 1 Helpful

Positive Review by Jynto
about VLC Media Player Apr 2012

It plays almost everything, including DVDs. And it's free. What more could you want?


GOM Player is more lightweight

Negative Review by Danilo_Venom
about VLC Media Player and GOM Media Player Jun 2011

I don't like VLC anymore :(
VLC always crashes when I try to read a CD or a DVD (at least on my notebook and on the desktop).

Now I'm trying GOM Player which is more lightweight too.