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VLC Media Player

Version 3.0.17.3

Popular multimedia player.

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 3.0.17.3

Updated on Apr 21 2022

Demux:
  • Fix a regression causing a lack of audio in adaptive streaming

Information

License

Free

Size

53.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.videolan.org/

Downloads

3971651

App requirements

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What customer like

Performance
Design
User Experience

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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Aargl
Aargl
Jun 28 2021
3.0.16
2.0
Jun 28 2021
2.0
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.
ivryernest
ivryernest
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
2.0
Jan 19 2021
2.0
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
ivryernest
ivryernest
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 !
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 16 2020
3.0.11
5.0
Jun 16 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.11
A Mac Essential. Occasional clunks and bugs show up. But for free, open source software, this thing is amazing. Just a few years ago, the Mac version of the VLC project was literally dead. Thanks and BRAVO to the brave coders who took up the torch and keep it burning!
Unblocktheplanet
Unblocktheplanet
May 28 2020
3.0.10
0.0
May 28 2020
0.0
Version: 3.0.10
I've been using VLC since its first release for all media playback. Unfortunately, VLC started to hang my Mac. This is the fault of Apple 'security' updates not VLC But until the problem is fixed by VLC, I can't use VLC or recommend it to others.
tumnuch86
tumnuch86
May 26 2020
3.0.10
5.0
May 26 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.10
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