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VLC Media Player

A free and open-source media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project

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Overview

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, developed by the VideoLAN project, that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can read a large number of popular video and audio formats, such as MPEG, MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, H.264, WAV, FLV, AVI, etc. It can also convert media into many of the same formats that it is able to read, including the MPEG, ASF, AAC, and MP3 formats. See this Wikipedia page for format support.

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Platform

       

Social

   

System Requirements

#Minimum
1Primarily vary by video being played, depending upon its quality

Ratings

Aggregate
4.10 
 5

CNET
x32 bit Windows
3.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
CNET
x64 bit Windows
4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
CNET
x64 bit Windows
4.5 
 5
based on 37 reviews
CNET
x32 bit Windows
4 
 5
based on 3673 reviews
FileHippo
macOS
8 
 10
based on 734 reviews
FileHippo
x32 bit Windows
9 
 10
based on 511 reviews
FileHippo
x64 bit Windows
7.9 
 10
based on 513 reviews
FileHorse
x32 bit Windows
8.2 
 10
based on 2768 reviews
FileHorse
macOS
7.88 
 10
based on 117 reviews
FileHorse
x64 bit Windows
8 
 10
based on 1181 reviews
Google Play
Android
4.4 
 5
based on 1279218 reviews
Malavida
macOS
8 
 10
based on 44 reviews
Malavida
iOS
8 
 10
based on 91 reviews
Malavida
Windows
9 
 10
based on 1655 reviews
Softonic
macOS
8 
 10
based on 3621 reviews
Softonic
Windows
8 
 10
based on 63712 reviews
Softonic
Android
8 
 10
based on 1098 reviews
Softonic
iOS
7 
 10
based on 521 reviews
Softpedia
Linux
4.2 
 5
based on 640 reviews
TechSpot4.5 
 5
based on 204 reviews
Uptodown
x64 bit Windows
4.1 
 5
based on 53 reviews

Developer

The VideoLAN Project

Written in

C, C++, Objective-C, Kotlin (Android app only), Java (Android app only), Swift (iOS app only)

Initial Release

01 February 2001

License

GPL v2, Other open source licenses

Categories

Media Player

Alternatives

Media Player

No alternative software available under 'Media Player' category.


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