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VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is 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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System Requirements

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

Ratings

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4.10 
 5

CNET3.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
CNET4.5 
 5
based on professional's opinion
CNET4.5 
 5
based on 37 reviews
CNET4 
 5
based on 3673 reviews
FileHippo8 
 10
based on 734 reviews
FileHippo9 
 10
based on 511 reviews
FileHippo7.9 
 10
based on 513 reviews
FileHorse8.2 
 10
based on 2768 reviews
FileHorse7.88 
 10
based on 117 reviews
FileHorse8 
 10
based on 1181 reviews
Google Play4.4 
 5
based on 1279218 reviews
Malavida8 
 10
based on 44 reviews
Malavida8 
 10
based on 91 reviews
Malavida9 
 10
based on 1655 reviews
Softonic8 
 10
based on 3621 reviews
Softonic8 
 10
based on 63712 reviews
Softonic8 
 10
based on 1098 reviews
Softonic7 
 10
based on 521 reviews
Softpedia4.2 
 5
based on 640 reviews
TechSpot4.5 
 5
based on 204 reviews
Uptodown4.1 
 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
GOM Player   Kodi   MediaMonkey  

This page was last updated with commit: Now custom 'Remarks' are allowed instead of just 'Portable' in 'Get it'; all software's source files have been updated accordingly (0cb3959)