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VLC media player

VLC media player is a multimedia player, framework, streamer, and encoder. It can play inputs like files, network streams, DVDs, audio CDs, Blu-Rays, capture devices, and screens. It can play most audio and video codecs and formats (MPEG 1/2/4, H264, VC-1, DivX, WMV, Vorbis, AC3, AAC, MKV, etc.), but can also be used to convert to different formats and/or send streams through the network.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 Dec 2013 09:52

    Release Notes: This version fixed a number of bugs and regressions, notably in audio device management and SPDIF/HDMI pass-through. It also fixed some HEVC playback issues and a few crashes. A few codecs and most translations were updated.

    •  14 Nov 2013 13:48

      Release Notes: VLC 2.1.1 is the first minor version of the VLC 2.1.x branch. It fixes a numerous bugs and regressions introduced in 2.1.0, adds experimental HEVC and VP9 decoding, and improves the VLC installer on Windows.

      •  25 Sep 2013 23:56

        Release Notes: With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, a port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video, and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC. It has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better efficiency and volume and device management. It supports many new devices inputs, formats, and metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs. Around a thousand bugs were fixed.

        •  21 Jan 2013 11:22

          Release Notes: This version is a minor update which improves overall stability. Notable changes include improved reliability for MKV file playback, fixed MPEG2 audio and video encoding, pulseaudio synchronization, and Mac OS interface, and other fixes. It also resolves potential security issues in the HTML subtitle parser, freetype renderer, AIFF demuxer, and SWF demuxer.

          •  21 Jan 2013 11:17

            Release Notes: This is a major update which fixes a lot of regressions, issues, and security issues in this branch. It introduces Opus support and improves Youtube, Vimeo streams, and Blu-Ray disc support. It also fixes many issues in playback, notably on Ogg and MKV playback and audio device selections, and a hundred other bugs.

            Recent comments

            22 Aug 2012 03:57 domperignon

            The only multimedia player that works everywhere and does all you need!

            06 Jun 2011 17:49 giacomodrago

            Wonderful program.

            02 May 2011 09:33 xc_shen

            VLC is the most awesome streaming player i ever used. Thanks to the guys work on vlc.

            01 Feb 2011 15:41 she_died

            VLC for Windows lets you use your DVD drive for (surprise!) watching DVDs! Imagine that! Most graphic cards driver updates tosses out DVD playback features. We got playback capability only after installing VLC! Thank you guys!

            23 Mar 2010 20:09 doccal

            Finally a media player that can easily beat the KMP.


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