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VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework.

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • Windows RT
  • Android Tablet
  • BSD
  • Windows Phone
  • iPad
  • Apple Watch
  • Kindle Fire
  • Haiku
  • Solaris
  • Xfce

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.


Simple, fast and powerful media player. More Info »

Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams. More Info »

Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...

Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...

Completely Free, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.

Can do media conversion and streaming.

User Interface in more than 75 languages available.
Space demand on hard disk: 110 MB.
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Apps for VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is also a platform with 3 apps listed on AlternativeTo. Browse all 3 apps for VLC Media Player

Links to official VLC Media Player sites

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VLC Media Player (sometimes referred to as VLC, VideoLAN Media Player) was added by Mogelfar in Feb 2009 and the lastest update was made in Jan 2016. 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. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

VLC Media Player Reviews

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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.


@PabloRe: Name what would be "everything" for you. It will be much more useful for this community if you provided examples (i.e. files that cannot be reproduced, missing functionalities, lack of plugins, etc).
"I don't like it/I never use it" doesn't tell us much about VLC.


And the words "I love it" means for you a lot? :)))

Well, I love it. Just had used to it and like. That all I may say. No examples of good playing would be :)))


I don't like either. The design, logo, interface - not my app...


VLC forever

Positive Review by ironfists about VLC Media Player May 2015

Love you dev team for giving us this versatile solution


F***** great

Positive Review by daemontiar about VLC Media Player Apr 2015

I love this ...plays almost any damn thing


VLC don't have alternative

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.


GOM Player is more lightweight

Negative Review by Venom88 about VLC Media Player Also mentioning: GOM Media Player Oct 2010

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.


I think that GOM Player is a good alternative to VLC: it can open a lot of formats like VLC, regarding the installation it's smaller (GOM Player about 20 MB, VLC 77MB ).

It's a pity GOM Player isn't multilanguage :(


MPC-HC is the most lightweight though.
And is multi language!


The only video player I'll need

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?