VLC+
VLC+
2.1.2

2.0

VLC+ free download for Mac

VLC+

2.1.2
15 May 2017

Open media in a new VLC window.

Overview

VLC+ opens every media file in a new VLC window.

What's new in VLC+

Version 2.1.2:
  • Increased performance
  • Minor bug fix

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Thelaughingshaq
25 August 2015

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Save your $4 and use this these instructions https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_play_multiple_instances_of_VLC/
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Version 2.0.3
tomlaoshi
04 October 2017
I've been waiting for an app like this to come into my life (old Foreigner song:) Seriously, I've been thinking how nice it'd be to be able to use the great VLC to open two or more media files at once. Then I thought, I've only got eyes for you (Martin Smith song:) meaning it's hard to watch two or listen to two videos or songs at once at once you know you know?? I'll think about it - THANKS FOR MAKING IT TRIALWARE, ATALANTIA
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Version 2.1.2
Mcr
06 January 2016
There is no need for all this NEGATIVE criticism towards this developer and this app. Just read through the comments, some of them don't even understand what this app does and are giving it half star ratings. One guy says "use the real thing", this app is not a replacement for VLC.. Another guys says "Download the REAL VLC player...". Again, giving a half star rating and has no clue what this app does. It's like a drive by shooting. Another person says it is "immoral" for this developer to charge $4 for an apple script applet.

Yes it IS true there is a script freely available that CAN be turned into an applet...BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE INCLINED OR HAVE THE SKILLS TO DO SO. We forget those of us that use MacUpdate, most of us are above average in computer literacy, but we are really probably represent less than 1% of the population. What this developer is doing is providing a convenience and charging for that convenience. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND DRIVES OUR ECONOMY!! Yes, I could wash my car for free in the driveway, or I can take it to the car wash and have some one else do it, and I have paid as much $20-30 (with tip) to have someone wash my car and wipe it down. My wife could cut her own nails for free, or she can go to a salon and pay $30+ to have someone do it for her.

We shouldn't condemn people who provide convenience for us, or criticize consumers who make an economic decision to pay for conveniences they don't want to directly take care of themselves. If what this developer is doing is wrong, then what about Doug's iTunes AppleScripts, who also charges for many of the scripts/applets on that site? Some of you are gonna say that's different, Doug's scripts are complex or they do more, they have more value. From who's point of view? To someone who doesn't write scripts or know how to build applets, it could be a 5 line script or 500 lines, it doesn't matter. If you like what the script does, and think the CONVENIENCE it offers is worth price, it may worth it to you.

My wife is a perfect example of a user who might want this app. Her work requires that she quickly preview large amounts of video clips all the time., sometimes side by side. She is very smart, has a Master's Degree, but she's not computer technical. It's not that she COULDN'T take the provided script and build an applet, it's not that she isn't smart enough if she wanted to...it is that she doesn't CARE too, she has no interest and it doesn't offer any satisfaction to do so. She is not a techno geek, and she is PROUD of it.

She could ask me , and I would build this applet, and in fact I have done so. BUT what if she wasn't married to me or knew someone to build an applet from the script. $4 TO HER is chump change to get the functionality that greatly improves her workflow and efficiency. When she consults, she charges $150/hour. $4 up front to save her maybe an hour of time to open AppleScript, (remember she would be a newbie), figure it all out, save it, etc. Not even a debate, not to mention the hours of time saved afterward previewing her video clips.

Geez people, lighten up! If you have the skills to build your own applet, good for you, appreciate the fact you are part of the 1% that even cares or wants to deal with apple scripts. Don't condemn someone for providing the convenience for a nominal charge. I bet most of us here make our living in the tech industry; next time someone questions whether YOUR SERVICES are worth the price when they could do it themselves or find someone to do it for less....well remember how you slammed this poor guy. What goes around....you know the rest.

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Version 2.0.6
4 answer(s)
Atalantia
Atalantia
06 January 2016
Thank you. Most annotator here have no clue about this little useful app.
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rama-bhat
rama-bhat
13 May 2016
Good answer!
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SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
30 November 2016
TL;DR. You could make the salient points (which are probably valid) in about four sentences.
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Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
15 May 2017
How I applaud your comments, courage and willingness to stand up for the truth, for what is right. Every time I have defended someone here on MacUpdate, no one has ever responded, either to agree or disagree.

You, Mcr, are an honorable person. I stand with you particularly for this developer‼️
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Fabro
05 January 2016
Just a simple applescript that this person (we can't call he/she a developer) is using to make some money on the excellent work of the no-profit VideoLAN organization... if you have 4 spare bucks, donating them to the real VLC team is a wiser choice!
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Version 2.0.6
BadApplesInc
05 January 2016
WTF is this? Download the real VLC player from their homepage at https://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Version 2.0.6
Maylbu
04 January 2016
Come on guys, nickel and dime with something else this is a great free app. Can't you contribute with $4 .How Cheap. Consider it a donation.
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Version 2.0.6
WalterJennings1300
04 January 2016
Just rename the app...vlc_1...vlc_2... Come on guys!
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Version 2.0.6
SawtoothRising
04 January 2016
use the real thing
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Version 2.0.5
StevensPeter
14 December 2015
The original VLC is published under the terms of the GNU General Public License which means it is allowed to fork the source and ask money. However, it is only allowed when the forked source is available too which isn't the case here. That said everyone should clearly avoid this money pit and use the original VLC instead. No doubt about that.
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Version 2.0.4
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Fabro
Fabro
05 January 2016
That's correct, and given such licensing issues the MU admins should remove this pseudo-app from their site.
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Mcr
Mcr
06 January 2016
See my post above, I won't bother repeating it here, but I will add if you truly understood what this app does, or even bothered to understand before posting 1 star reviews and asking it to be removed from this site, you would understand it is not violating any license.

It is not a player or fork of anything, it is a simple launcher that provides the convenience of opening multiple instances of the player to run, something VLC on the Mac by default does not do if you attempt to launch 'normally', i.e. clicking the app icon. Whether you personally think that is worth $4 is a different argument, one that I address in my other post, but has nothing to do with any claims of license violation.
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WordWeaver
14 December 2015
Exactly how is it that someone can charge $4.00 on MacUpdate.com for an AppleScript to play multiple instances of VLC, which is already FREELY available on the VideoLAN.org website? All you have to do is copy and paste the small bit of code that is found at the URL below into the Script Editor window -- you will find Script Editor in your "/Applications/Utilities/" folder -- save the script as an app, and stick the saved app somewhere on your desktop for personal convenience. It takes all of five minutes to do this, you save your $4.00, and you can simultaneously open as many separate video files as you like, if you have a need for this sort of thing. https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_play_multiple_instances_of_VLC/ I just feel that what this person is doing here is immoral, and that he/she is taking advantage of Mac users who may not be aware of the existence of this free AppleScript. Perhaps if their script had more bells and whistles, it might be worth the asking price of $4.00. However, as is, it seems like a scam of the ignorant to me. What say the rest of you?
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Version 2.0.4
Thelaughingshaq
25 August 2015
Save your $4 and use this these instructions https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_play_multiple_instances_of_VLC/
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Version 2.0.3
1 answer(s)
Atalantia
Atalantia
06 January 2016
Its not the same. If you want to open Terminal, enter the code string every time you need a new instance of VLC? OK, you can do so. For those of us who need the time to do something else... this App is convenient. If you choose it as default application for your movies...mov, avi, mkv etc. the only thing you do is double-click your movie and it will open in a new instance. Additionally it provides icons for all the formats. And as some people criticise here... craving everything for free shows great moral?
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2.0

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