VLC Web Plugin
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VLC Web Plugin enables browsers to play content in formats Mac OS X doesn't know (such as DivX, WMV, etc).
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Version 1.1.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Joystick reviewed on 08 Nov 2013
New version for OS X 10.6 or later (Intel 64) is 2.1.0.
Download link: http://people.videolan.org/~jb/tmp/macosx/VLC%20Plugin.plugin.zip
[Version 1.1.5]

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Nomad11 replied on 12 Apr 2014
no longer available, but there will be a new version soon. "will re-release an entirely new version this spring along with VLC 2.2 for desktop platforms" http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22358657/installing-vlc-web-plugin-for-chrome-on-mac
PorkPieHat commented on 06 Nov 2011
Version 1.1.5 is also very old — its creation date is January 30, 2010! Why was this first listed on MacUpdate only yesterday (v. 1.0.5) and then updated to a slightly less ancient version the next day?
[Version 1.1.5]

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Negritude replied on 09 Nov 2011
1.0.5 is the only publicly advertised version. It's the only version you will see when looking on the VLC web site. It was not on MU previously, but then someone created a new listing. Then someone else pointed out in the comments that 1.1.5 was available via the FTP site, so the listing was updated. That's it. This is actually an old and not very useful plugin that VLC doesn't care much about, but someone, an MU user like you, decided to make a listing for it, so that's what we've got. Don't blame MU for it being old, because this is all that's available.

Also, it might surprise you to know that there are literally hundreds if not thousands of Mac programs that are not listed on MU, and I'm not talking about things that are in the MAS. Sometimes, the listings for these programs are not created until literally years after their release. MU can't and doesn't know about everything.

I(pod)mac commented on 06 Nov 2011
this plugins doesn't work with Lion :( .
[Version 1.1.5]



Alessandro82 reviewed on 06 Nov 2011
how can i play flash with latest chrome canary and vlc web plugin???
when i look for vlc plugin in chrome it s not listed...(about:plugin)
i ve downloaded version 1.15.
[Version 1.0.5]

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Whitebuck replied on 06 Nov 2011
The plug-in only installed in Safari and not my default browser Firefox 8. I downloaded from developer site and it's version 1.0.5, there's no 1.1.5 web plug-in, that I could find. Whats up Macupdate? Confusing!

ylluminate commented on 05 Nov 2011
Download link is invalid. Further, this version appears to have been around since at least February 2010...
[Version 1.0.5]

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Macnews replied on 05 Nov 2011

Commander Lazenby replied on 05 Nov 2011
The latest version I'm aware of is 1.1.5, which you can find in the FTP archive:

Ghostcat replied on 06 Nov 2011
The VLC plugin has been at 1.0.5 for awhile now, but VLC the app is currently at 1.1.12
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Mactheknife rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 1.0.5]

Version Downloads:32,539
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
Date:06 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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VLC Web Plugin enables browsers to play content in formats Mac OS X doesn't know (such as DivX, WMV, etc).

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