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VLC Media Player

Version 3.0.20

Popular multimedia player.

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VLC Media Player overview

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 3.0.20

Updated on Nov 03 2023

  • VLC 3.0.20 is a medium update to VLC's 3.0 branch: it updates codecs, fixes a FLAC quality issue and improves playback of numerous formats including improved subtitles rendering. It also fixes a freeze when using frame-by-frame actions and a few minor security issues. On macOS, audio layout problem for 5.1 and 7.1 setups are resolved. Finally, we update the user interface translations and add support for Esperanto, Interlingue, Lao, Macedonian, Burmese, Odia, Samoan and Swahili.

Information

License

Free

Size

55 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.videolan.org/

Downloads

3997971

App requirements

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Customization
Performance
Design

What needs improvements

Bug fixing

VLC Media Player qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Feb 11 2024
3.0.20
5.0
Feb 11 2024
5.0
Version: 3.0.20
Number of problems I've had with VLC the last 20 years I couldn't easily fix: 0. A more flexible video player might not exist.
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 16 2023
3.0.19
4.0
Oct 16 2023
4.0
Version: 3.0.19
I quite can't believe it, but I must say that v3.0.19 really seems to have finally fixed every bug brought by v3.0, many years ago! :-o Compared to v2.2.8, it eats less cpu and the subtitles are way bigger (sometimes overflowing out of the screen), but the subtitles menu works (which was not the case in v2.2.8). So hurray! VLC has come back! :-D I give it back one more star.
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 2 2022
3.0.18
4.0
Dec 2 2022
4.0
Version: 3.0.18
VLC v3 looks like a desperate case... The first mp4 I've tested on v3.0.18 has the audio slightly delayed, while it reads perfectly on VLC 2.2.8 and IINA (the current best alternative to VLC in many points). Strange enough, the .ts format has no issue (while, if you read my former reviews, it was precisely that format that had issues in the first v3 versions...) Hoping everything gets fixed someday. ;-)
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 28 2021
3.0.16
4.0
Jun 28 2021
4.0
Version: 3.0.16
What do we complain about? It only took 3 years and nearly 4 months for v3 to be on a par with v2.2.8... ;-) v3.0.16 seems to have finally ironed out all the brand new bugs of v3.0.0. Well, I've already had a very strange bug where VLC seemed to suddenly try opening every system file it could find! :-o But except for that, after a few days trial, I can say all works ok! — not that I've found anything better in v3 compared to v2.2.8, but at least it works. :-)
Saneman1
Saneman1
Jun 12 2021
3.0.15
5.0
Jun 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.15
This version isn't on the Developer site.
dbona475
dbona475
Jun 2 2021
3.0.14
3.0
Jun 2 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.14
It's the best what I've found. I can watch everything I want. It's wonderful.
Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
May 15 2021
3.0.14
0.0
May 15 2021
0.0
Version: 3.0.14
This is the only video player that doesn't turn the whole screen into green pixels. And, it's free !!!
chestmeto
chestmeto
May 12 2021
3.0.14
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.14
It is one of the best audio-video players. Besides, it is very easy to use and so user-friendly.
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
May 11 2021
3.0.13
5.0
May 11 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.13
I don't understand the "new feature" of MacUpdate
Tobias_m
Tobias_m
Mar 22 2021
3.0.12
5.0
Mar 22 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.12
The best
Mcr
Mcr
Mar 19 2021
3.0.12
3.0
Mar 19 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.12
MACUPDATE - the link you posted for the ARM version above has a typo it has a letter 'l' at the end after the 'dmg' https://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/3.0.12.1/macosx/vlc-3.0.12.1-arm64.dmgl AND it used to be possible to not leave a star rating if I just wanted to leave a comment, but now it looks like users are required to give a star rating?
Mcr
Mcr
Mar 19 2021
3.0.12
3.0
Mar 19 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.12
version 3.0.12 Intel crashes on Quit on Mojave and Catalina, after playing any video, consistently (~50% of the time). posted a bug report #25403 on Jan 20....https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/25403 continuing to use 3.0.11
Rex
Rex
Jan 22 2021
3.0.12
3.0
Jan 22 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.12
It seems to have updated to the Big Sur version but before I've updated the system and it doesn't run on Catalina. I haven't stopped using it. I've merely thrown away the old version before realising that the new version doesn't work
Mcr
Mcr
Jan 19 2021
3.0.12.1
3.0
Jan 19 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.12.1
MACUPDATE please read. VLC is now available in separate Intel and ARM (Apple Silicon) versions, with DIFFERENT versioning schemes. The download you are hosting currently as of this date is the ARM version. As I"ve been telling MU for several months you need to come up with a system/policy for how to document and catalog Universal and/or ARM only apps. There a many Universal apps now, but if you look at the MAc Update page for them, there is no indication that they are Universal and requirements still say Intel-64. VLC is the first app I've seen that comes as separate installers, but logical to think more will come, for whatever reason a Universal app is not available (technical reasons, licensing, size of the executable, who knows). So come up with a system to handle this new world we live in, every day that goes by it only will get more confusing. Maybe that means separate MU pages for each platform in the case of VLC, or you need to host both versions and offer the user a choice which file when downloading. For apps that are now Universal, you need to indicate under requirements that they are universal, because there are users that may want to run native-ARM apps, if available (and if you own an ARM mac, why wouldn't you want to run native apps if available?). What would be great is a search filter to search for Universal apps
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 19 2021
3.0.12.1
5.0
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.12.1
NOTE: v3.0.12.1 is specifically for ARM 64 ONLY. Don't bother downloading this version for Intel x86.
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 19 2021
3.0.12.1
4.0
Jan 19 2021
4.0
Version: 3.0.12.1
Intel version crashed on first quit... Back to 2.2.8 once again. :-(
Scion777
Scion777
Jan 19 2021
3.0.12.1
0.0
Jan 19 2021
0.0
Version: 3.0.12.1
MacUpdate ADMIN: system requirements changed - this won't run on Mac OS 10.13 !!!
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jan 19 2021
3.0.12.1
5.0
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.12.1
@MacUpdate: this isn't your fault, because it's a stupid versioning scheme by the VLC developer team. Version 3.0.12.1 is the latest arm64 version, and v3.0.12 is the latest Intel version. If VLC have chosen not to synchronize their version numbers, then MacUpdate have to create two entries (pages) for VLC, one "VLC Media Player (ARM)", and one "VLC Media Player (Intel)". Thank you.
Mcr
Mcr
Jan 19 2021
3.0.12.1
3.0
Jan 19 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.12.1
Be aware, if downloading your own installer, there are SEPARATE installers for Mac Intel and Mac-ARM (Apple Silicon, M1), rather than one Universal app that runs on both. If you have a mixed environment, you will want both installers. The Intel version will still run Apple Silicon, albeit in emulation Rosetta 2 mode, still fast, but not optimal
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Jan 18 2021
3.0.12
5.0
Jan 18 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.12
Le plus complet des logiciels pour video et audio. Et aussi, le plus professionnel. Merci beaucoup !
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Feb 11 2024
3.0.20
5.0
Feb 11 2024
5.0
Version: 3.0.20
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 16 2023
3.0.19
4.0
Oct 16 2023
4.0
Version: 3.0.19
didifri
didifri
Oct 13 2023
3.0.19
5.0
Oct 13 2023
5.0
Version: 3.0.19
Ekchong
Ekchong
Sep 20 2023
3.0.18
5.0
Sep 20 2023
5.0
Version: 3.0.18
aguycalledkwest
aguycalledkwest
Aug 15 2023
3.0.18
4.0
Aug 15 2023
4.0
Version: 3.0.18
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Mar 22 2023
3.0.18
5.0
Mar 22 2023
5.0
Version: 3.0.18
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Dec 1 2022
3.0.18
4.0
Dec 1 2022
4.0
Version: 3.0.18
Drtyrell969
Drtyrell969
Mar 30 2022
3.0.16
5.0
Mar 30 2022
5.0
Version: 3.0.16
Quirop-Pa
Quirop-Pa
Sep 24 2021
3.0.16
5.0
Sep 24 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.16
iAziz
iAziz
Sep 5 2021
3.0.16
5.0
Sep 5 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.16
serenitymiller891
serenitymiller891
Sep 2 2021
3.0.16
4.0
Sep 2 2021
4.0
Version: 3.0.16
Saneman1
Saneman1
Jun 12 2021
3.0.15
5.0
Jun 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.15
dbona475
dbona475
Jun 2 2021
3.0.14
3.0
Jun 2 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.14
mdorian339
mdorian339
Jun 1 2021
3.0.14
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.14
stphnjayson
stphnjayson
Jun 1 2021
3.0.14
4.0
Jun 1 2021
4.0
Version: 3.0.14
Alfie_m
Alfie_m
May 19 2021
3.0.14
3.0
May 19 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.14
chestmeto
chestmeto
May 12 2021
3.0.14
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.14
davylagui3217
davylagui3217
Jan 26 2021
4.0
Jan 26 2021
4.0
Version: null
Rex
Rex
Jan 22 2021
3.0
Jan 22 2021
3.0
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Version: null
PauloFut
PauloFut
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Version: null
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Jan 18 2021
5.0
Jan 18 2021
5.0
Version: null
tumnuch86
tumnuch86
May 26 2020
5.0
May 26 2020
5.0
Version: null
facthai
facthai
May 25 2020
5.0
May 25 2020
5.0
Version: null
scilliers5104
scilliers5104
May 20 2020
5.0
May 20 2020
5.0
Version: null
Ahmicdf
Ahmicdf
May 19 2020
5.0
May 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
usefih
usefih
May 18 2020
1.0
May 18 2020
1.0
Version: null
dhillonp
dhillonp
Apr 30 2020
5.0
Apr 30 2020
5.0
Version: null
DistrictDawg
DistrictDawg
Apr 5 2020
4.0
Apr 5 2020
4.0
Version: null
rafabass05
rafabass05
Jan 18 2020
5.0
Jan 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
johnnylemmer
johnnylemmer
Jan 4 2020
5.0
Jan 4 2020
5.0
Version: null
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
3.0
Nov 6 2019
3.0
Version: null
blancaberger
blancaberger
Oct 14 2019
5.0
Oct 14 2019
5.0
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 8 2019
5.0
Sep 8 2019
5.0
Version: null
gremlinpfc
gremlinpfc
Aug 9 2019
4.5
Aug 9 2019
4.5
Version: null
poeaaron24
poeaaron24
Jun 24 2019
5.0
Jun 24 2019
5.0
Version: null
Christel1987
Christel1987
Jun 8 2019
5.0
Jun 8 2019
5.0
Version: null
Sgilbert
Sgilbert
Jun 7 2019
4.5
Jun 7 2019
4.5
Version: null
boymch
boymch
Mar 13 2019
2.5
Mar 13 2019
2.5
Version: null
diamondrogue
diamondrogue
Feb 15 2019
5.0
Feb 15 2019
5.0
Version: null
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