VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player
3.0.8

4.2

VLC Media Player free download for Mac

VLC Media Player

3.0.8
21 August 2019

Popular multimedia 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 VLC Media Player

Version 3.0.8:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Note: Starting with VLC 3.0.5, VLC is distributed with runtime hardening enabled on macOS Mojave. All external VLC plugins need to be signed by a DeveloperID certificate in order to continue working with the official VLC package.

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Jazzyguy
26 October 2008

Most helpful

M-Rick: Thanks for Movist. It works great on all Movies including AVI and MP4 I really like the way it displays the films and although VLC is good Movist seems to be better.
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Version 0.9.5
blancaberger
14 October 2019
My old but loyal player)
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Version 3.0.8
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
Hell of a fine tool!
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Version 3.0.8
Aeschylus
20 August 2019
On their website: VLC 3.0.8 is the eight update of "Vetinari": Fix stuttering for low framerate videos Improve adaptive streaming support Fix WebVTT subtitles rendering Improve audio output on macOS &iOS It also fixes security issues: 13 issues, including 5 buffer overflows we fixed. 11 CVEs were assigned and addressed.
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Version 3.0.8
Spudfry
31 July 2019
Broken in Mojave 10.14.6 - menu distortion & bad colour artefacting make it impossible to use menus while any kind of video is on.
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Version 3.0.7.1
4 answer(s)
Mcr
Mcr
07 August 2019
I'm running on 10.14.6 right now, have not seen that problem with distortion of menus. This is on three different Macs, all running 10.14.6 and VLC 3.0.7.1. One mac has AMD Radeon video, the other nvidia Geforce, the third Intel UHD 630...so it doesn't seem like video hardware is impactful. I've been running x264, x265 (HEVC) encoded videos up to 4K resolution, on standard monitors and high resolution (retina) displays
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Panico
Panico
10 August 2019
Hi, just a guess: do you have 'Automatically adjust brightness' on (Display in System Preferences) or Automatic switching (Macbook) or changed your display profile? See discussions on Apple forum
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meco-jon51
meco-jon51
18 August 2019
Same problem. I have macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and card Invidia GeoForce.
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Mcr
Mcr
21 August 2019
@Spudfry are you also using nVidia graphics? If so, can't be a coincidence, I suspect this is an Apple issue. Mojave + nVidia + Metal graphics has been a battle. Apple and nVidia have divorced each other, driver support from nVidia is spotty at best. Very few nvidia cards are 'officially' supported in Mojave, and the list will grow even shorter with Catalina. The nvidia system I tried it on is a 2013 iMac with Geforce GT 750M.
You and @meco-jon51 may want to try the 10.14.6 supplemental update that just came out in early August, if you haven't already. Off chance there is a new driver in that update.

There are so many other quirky things broken in 10.14.6, really wished I had stayed on 10.14.5 myself; been contemplating restoring from my clone....
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Derekcurrie
23 July 2019
Just so you know: There is a pending security patch for VLC being developed. Theoretically, the security hole (CVE-2019-13615) can lead to a buffer overflow (the usual...). “'A remote, anonymous attacker can exploit a vulnerability in VLC to execute arbitrary code, create a denial of service state, disclose information, or manipulate files,' according to a release by German security agency CERT-Bund posted over the weekend."

So far, there are no exploits in-the-wild. But keep an eye out for a VLC update past v3.0.7.1.

ARTICLE:
VLC Media Player Plagued By Unpatched Critical RCE Flaw
https://threatpost.com/vlc-media-player-plagued-by-unpatched-critical-rce-flaw/146611/
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Version 3.0.7.1
poeaaron24
24 June 2019
My fav player!
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Version 3.0.7.1
Aargl
12 June 2019
If anyone is interested, I've found the Changelog page: https://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS
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Version 3.0.7.1
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
13 June 2019
"Changes between 3.0.7 and 3.0.7.1:"
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Access:
* Update libbluray to 1.1.2

macOS:
* Fix bluray java menu playback regression in 3.0.7

Video Output:
* Fix hardware acceleration with some AMD drivers
* Improve direct3d11 HDR support
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Dellsuxx
10 June 2019
MacUpdate Is downloading wrong version 3.0.3! should be 3.0.7.
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Version 3.0.7
Aargl
31 March 2019
Well, let's face the truth: one year has passed since v3.0 and the bugs are still there... :-( Nothing has moved since I filed my bug 3 months ago, the least we can say is that the pace of development is quite slow. So sad, but I tend to use more and more VLC's rivals.
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Version 3.0.6
1 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
20 August 2019
3.0.8: the song remains the same... :-(
Even worse: my live TV streams are now out of sync.
Back to 2.2.8 once again.
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diamondrogue
15 February 2019
VLC has proven over and over to be the most versatile player I have ever used with the video and audio adjustment capability I have been able to use clips that would have otherwise been unusable. Thank you
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Version 3.0.6
Free

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
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