VLC Media Player

My favorite media and video player just recently updated and added some great features. Bottom line, it is the best. Plays every kind of video even FLVs. Get it!

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

102 RESPONSES TO "VLC MEDIA PLAYER"
Phil
September 20th, 2008 @ 10:40 pm
Tx for the heads up Vlc roxorz!
_Andrew Kramer For President
Edgar Voit
September 20th, 2008 @ 10:45 pm
Yes, i agree.
I use it also, great media player :D
SAHIL
September 20th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm
nice update....hehe
Ori Lahav
September 20th, 2008 @ 10:53 pm
Using it also.
Play EVERYTHING. Try it!
Bo
September 20th, 2008 @ 10:55 pm
yeah vlc rocks. I had trouble playing some QT files on my laptop with vista..not sure why...but vlc plays those same files no sweat.
September 20th, 2008 @ 10:57 pm
@Bo: you named the reason yourself. it starts with "v" and ends with "ista" ;)
Aaron
September 20th, 2008 @ 11:21 pm
yeah, i always use vlc. Its da shizzle
Scotty B
September 20th, 2008 @ 11:34 pm
THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST Etc...
Mustafa Natheer
September 20th, 2008 @ 11:41 pm
I use it on my computer it is very good.

plays allots of formats, and keeps me away from installing many player in the same time.

Thanks,

Peace.
September 20th, 2008 @ 11:56 pm
Been using VLC for a while. Love it and I LOVE the new update.
Infaas
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:01 am
My favorite too, thnx for the update...
Ben Wotton
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:01 am
oh yeah.
VLC is da bomb. :)
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:07 am
VLC is my favourite player as well - I'm not a big fan of the new interface (the Qt one for Windows and Linux) though - I thought the old one looked a lot nicer... The Mac OS version looks great though.

That aside, it is an absolutely awesome player - There is hardly a time when it can't play a file I throw at it.
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:15 am
GOM Player - THE BEST of THE BEST =)
http://www.gomlab.com/eng/GMP_download.html
alex
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:52 am
thanks allot!!!
go kramer!!
hahah that sounds funny ;[

go VC!!
That sounds better! ;]
alex
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:57 am
thanks for the information!!

i was wandering if you could put a photo of your home office or tell us what kind of PC spec you use...

thanks again.
shaners
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:15 am
Anyone ever used K-lite mega codec pack
media player classic is my choice

would have used vlc but it looks kind of strange
and most of all it dosen't plays real media and 3gpp files !
loopz321
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:24 am
is that free?
Infaas
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:30 am
Hey the GOM Player looks nice too, must give it a try.
Brendan
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:45 am
Yeah it is a good program. I've been using it for quite some time.
pev
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:00 am
KMPlayer is the BEST!

KMPlayer handles a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways. The player provides both internal and external filters with a fully controlled environment in terms of connections to other splitters, decoders, audio/video transform filters and renderers without grappling with the DirectShow merit system. Internal filters are not registered to user's system to keep it from being messed up with system filters.

The KMPlayer includes almost all the essential decoders required for media playback. Furthermore, to get beyond the limitation of internal decoders, the external ones such as commercial h.264 decoders or cyberlink/intervideo audio decoders can be specified, so that KMP works optimally by the users' own customization. Even though the KMP is based upon directshow structure, it supports Winamp, Realmedia and Quicktime by the internal logic. Thus, it is possible to specify where to try to connect firstly the media in preferences.

Experiment!
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:15 am
Pff The Windows Media Player Classic is as good as the ones above. Plays everything.
I was playing FLV's three years back through this. So
if you make a commercial for a player.. then please give some more players some respect. So try the K-lite mega codec pack.
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:26 am
I tried this new version, but soon I noticed that I couldn't instantly jump to any point in time in a video file, especially DV-AVI. I had to restart playback completely. Also, the new interface doesn't look as compact as before. So I installed the old version again.
TK-Master
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:30 am
lol thanks Andrew.. i use vlc for a longgg time now and if u hadnt post this probably i would never find out that a new version came out :p
Hashem Mohammad
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:40 am
I prefer to use K-Lite
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:56 am
VLC is great, but in my opinion, Media Player Classic is the best.
September 21st, 2008 @ 3:05 am
been using it alongside Media Player Classic for a very long time now
C.Bomon
September 21st, 2008 @ 3:54 am
I'm using it now already for about 3 years. Yep, you right it works great!
Jayen
September 21st, 2008 @ 3:55 am
VLC ALL DAY

PLAYS EVERYTHING
Nemo
September 21st, 2008 @ 3:55 am
I've been using it for a while, but for now I prefer WMP Classic + K-Lite Mega Codec Pack :D
shaners
September 21st, 2008 @ 4:11 am
MPC just needs 1 thing in in addition

quick time alternative , and both are free too !!

i have'nt stumbled upon anything ever that it can't play !!

only thing it lacks from vlc is - skins.

but i don't think most of RAM saving people will look down to it, sometimes for it's sake we work in windows classic, don't we!
Rick
September 21st, 2008 @ 4:43 am
I get errors with VLC Player all the time... I just use Quick Time, this plugin lets you play almost any file in Quick Time!
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/perian.html
September 21st, 2008 @ 5:33 am
I think I'll stick with Media Player Classic, simple.
September 21st, 2008 @ 5:40 am
nice......used it a while too....
September 21st, 2008 @ 5:42 am
vlc tops windows media any day, no codec problems ever.
DiiLMaN
September 21st, 2008 @ 5:49 am
Thanks for sharing!
I already have it ;)
____________________________
Keep up Andrew! ;)
Sandy
September 21st, 2008 @ 5:57 am
yes absolutely RIGHT Andrew,

its an ultimate player, I'm using it since it was released.

Regards
Sandy
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:28 am
VLC is good, but I prefer BS Player. Both are great.
highdefw
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:43 am
Its pretty good. The only thing I don't like is that it crashes when I try to play my HD movies under the mkv format on my Mac.
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:49 am
Oddly enough, that's my least favorite.. :| *shrug*
Tim Dueck
September 21st, 2008 @ 7:17 am
I dunno zoom player can play everything that vlc can and looks nicer, I think it just costs for the premium version. But if you look at this page and scroll down it can play alot of things http://www.inmatrix.com/

Video:
DVD, AVI, QuickTime (MOV/HDMOV), XVID, DIVX, Windows Media (WMV/ASF), Flash Video (FLV), Flash (SWF), Cellphone 3GPP (3GP/3G2), Ogg Movie (OGM), Real Media (RM/RMVB), VideoCD (VCD), Super VideoCD (SVCD), MPEG (MPG), MPEG2 Program (M2V/VOB), MPEG2 Transport (TS/TP/TSP/TRP/M2T/PVA), MPEG4 (SP/ASP), MPEG4 AVC (H.264), MPEG4 ISO (MP4), Matroska (MKV), Media Center DVR (DVR-MS), VP3, VP6, Digital Video (DV), Motion JPEG (MJPEG), FLIC (FLI/FLC).

Audio:
MP3, Windows Media (WMA), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), OGG Vorbis (OGG), SHOUTcast (Streaming), Free Lossless Audio CODEC (FLAC), CD-Audio (CDA), Dolby Digital (AC3), Digital Theatre Surround (DTS), LPCM, Monkey Audio (APE), Real Media (RA), MusePack (MPC), OptimFROG (OFR), Shorten (SHN), True Audio (TTA), WavPack (WV), Apple Lossless Audio Coding (ALAC), MIDI, Matroska (MKA), Wave Audio (WAV), MO3, IT, XM, S3M, MTM, MOD, UMX.

Image:
JPEG (JPG), PNG, GIF, BMP, ICO, WMF, EMF, JFIF, RLE, WIN, VST, VDA, TGA, ICB, TIFF, FAX, EPS, PCX, PCC, SCR, RPF, RLA, SGI, BW, PSD, PDD, PPM, PGM, PBM, CEL, PIC, PCD, CUT, PSP, PN.

Interactive:
DVD, Flash (SWF), HTML.
Jakob
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:02 am
this version is, atleast for OS 10.4, very buggy :(
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:15 am
X.Smalbil
Please watch your language, family friendly site.

To everyone: there is no need to get competitive, just post a link to a player you prefer.
Zvi
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:16 am
KMplayer is free and the BEST!
http://kmplayer.kde.org/

It plays mov files, flv, DVD, and almost anything you can think of.
Just Amit
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:32 am
Nice, thanks for the update. However it seems to have some glitches here on my iMac running 10.4... hmm... still worth a keep for sure though
Strandli
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:33 am
Great update for VLC :) Only 4 more years to next one ;p
I love the new interface, and the Minimal View, though minimal view should have a hotkey...
great anyways :)
simon
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:45 am
VLC is greath.

But i prefer GOM Player ... also plays FLV and everything else.

Regards from Serbia!
Some Guy
September 21st, 2008 @ 8:56 am
I always used the VLC and the new update is really great. Now I can jump forward in FLVs and WMVs without any problems.
I think the VLC is the best player, especially for MPEG-4/ASP. I use Media Player Classic (MPC) for MPEG-4/AVC, WMV and QuickTime though.
So, my best player is a combination of VLC and MPC.
Shouryu
September 21st, 2008 @ 9:08 am
I prefer media player classic (MPC):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/
The reason for this is that it can be customized to my likings, like I can skip X frames with a click. It seems to take all the codecs with a smile. According to fansubbers, they say that MPC is better to render subtitles that are soft-subbed (srt files), or MKV files with soft-subtitles.
I've heard that VLC aren't that good with subtitles (have anyone heard anything on that?)-
MPC can also take real files and other things as long as you got the codec installed.
However, I use VLC on my school computer. It seems find, got problem with text rendering though. It's good when you don't need all the codecs, and don't have enough hard-drive space for them :).
Hopefully they'll fix the minor bugs soon ^^
Leonardo Koakowski
September 21st, 2008 @ 9:48 am
Yea, ive been using it for a while, since it plays .flv and .mp4's, and has the easiest interface..
lifetype
September 21st, 2008 @ 9:55 am
happy vlc user for years
Tharso
September 21st, 2008 @ 10:16 am
Like Pev said .. The KMPlayer is the best player nowadays .. There is no compare.trust.. just use it !!
leo
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:00 am
Polish player - BestPlayer is the best
http://www.bestplayer.com.pl/
no instalation, automaticly download film cover, have some video tools like: brightness, contrast, color gamma
Nikolaus
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:01 am
i know this player. i use it every day :-)
highdefw
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:02 am
VLC and Quicktime are my players.
Just Amit
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:04 am
By the way,

I don't mean to be a bother but any word on when the T-shirts go for sale?
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:09 am
Andrew sorry, I know that I can get very explosive in the way I communicate.
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:30 am
@Zvi: I totally agree! I used VLC a long time but then i switched over to KMPlayer. Its cleaner, supports same filetypes as VLC (and even some more that noone ever noticed before) and doesnt take much resources.

you can get the latest beta version here:
http://www.kmplayer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=49312#post49312
Vexx
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:46 am
I use VLC media player too. but when i try import a movie clip that VLC file it says it CANT ! only quicktime file types can it upload to AE cs3. is it the same for you guys ?
Ali
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:59 am
my tooo ^^
David
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
Cool! I can't wait for those other tutorials. It's like if you knew The Sopranos was gonna back, but you didn't know when.

Neat!
Nic
September 21st, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
I agree with VLC but unless I have something set incorrectly, the sound produced when playing mp3's by it is not as good as WMV player or QT.
Jan
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:30 pm
vlc and foobar and qt, meow!
Moca MX
September 21st, 2008 @ 2:26 pm
I use K-Lite with Windows Media Classic
Simple and plays everything
Travis
September 21st, 2008 @ 4:43 pm
I use command prompt :\.. jk

I will have to agree with Andrew on this... I think VLC is a very nice program
Ruaridh
September 21st, 2008 @ 5:02 pm
I have to say perian (from a mac only perspective)!

But VLC is very good nevertheless.
D4 Manager
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:07 pm
Good thing about VLC is it even can play a spoiled video file which, I think, others cant. I use both VLC and K-lite (Media Classic Player).
tizi
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:29 pm
awesome stuff
tizi
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:31 pm
hello cool
john
September 21st, 2008 @ 6:38 pm
thanks...
dom
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:05 pm
dude thats cool but weve been usen vcl for a year now ...
try something calld k-lite codek pack here a hint yo can play flvs on windows media player cool stuff
dom
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:08 pm
my bad k-codec pack
andi
September 22nd, 2008 @ 1:38 am
I don't get why everybody loves VLC. The only good thing is it plays most formats, but it doesn't exactly play them well. It's not frame accurate, so doing frame-by-frame is useless, when you press pause it stops it like half a second after you pressed the button, skipping forward and back with any accuracy is out the window, etc etc. Media Player Classic plays *almost* everything and gives you so much more control over playback, not to mention it's more lightweight. I use VLC only when something doesn't play in that.
September 22nd, 2008 @ 3:28 am
VLC is my favorite player too. and the last version is better.
David
September 22nd, 2008 @ 7:02 am
Thanks, I was still using the old version.
also, giv media player classic a try. It can do pretty much the same stuff, but also can go frame by frame and slow motion
September 22nd, 2008 @ 9:03 am
Latest Mac version, WMV files still play like bad. Other than that it's a good player.
September 22nd, 2008 @ 12:06 pm
Hey question.. I use K-lite mega codec pack, but i didnt install/use the windows player CLASSIC version. Is there a reason why the classic version is better that WMP 11? Thanks!
September 22nd, 2008 @ 12:11 pm
Still a bit buggy, but one of the best freeware media players out there for sure.
madmanali93
September 23rd, 2008 @ 8:55 am
i hve been using vlc for a long time and i can say that there is no video format it cant open
Ryback
September 24th, 2008 @ 3:01 pm
I use both, vlc and mediaplayer classic. Great player but prefer mc.
Chris
September 24th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm
I personally prefer VLC Media Player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Try it out you'll see why it's better.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Dave
September 24th, 2008 @ 7:52 pm
Man I installed this and the next thing I know Firefox completely to a dirt nap. I had to reinstall Firefox clean, losing all my bookmarks.

Not 100% sure this was the cause but it happened right after I installed it.
Gianluca Salerno
September 25th, 2008 @ 5:58 am
VLC is really good, but hasn't the possibility to grab...
I think that many people are agree with me.
But it reads all the formats (also .mkv)!
smail
September 26th, 2008 @ 6:25 am
hi
yes VLC player is a good media player because it is fast and can read almost everything (rmvb) without codec BUT ,it needs a lot of filters and a good integration with subtitles and a attractive Original interface to be in the level of KMplayer ..the mediaPlayer that lack one thing Speeeeeed.

PS:sorry for my English .
smail
September 26th, 2008 @ 6:35 am
oh yes i think i understand what you mean M andrew . the new VLC player is really good !!!
September 26th, 2008 @ 8:49 pm
Yes, I have been using it for my Mac to play movies that required certain codecs. I just got it for my PC also to replace Windows Media Player.
Jake
September 30th, 2008 @ 12:14 am
I love VLC. Been using for forever.
October 1st, 2008 @ 1:54 am
I love K-Lite
Media Player classic
mina maher
November 2nd, 2008 @ 9:36 pm
thank you andrew
conceptx
November 22nd, 2008 @ 12:03 am
I had been very skeptical about VLC but... if Mr. President says its good... I guess I will try it ;)
Thanks for everything Andrew
December 16th, 2008 @ 12:52 pm
I like VLC, but can not make 3D Playlist like ALLPlayer and can not get automatic subtitles from opensubtitles.org.

There is cool blog that shows this allplayer.wordpress.com
Anthony
January 14th, 2009 @ 6:48 am
wow this player is great, i always thought something was wrong with my converter but now i know its just the media player(quicktime) that was messed up.
Terence Ho
January 14th, 2009 @ 7:43 pm
trying it out
Jesper Steen
January 15th, 2009 @ 11:38 am
KMPlayer is still the best according to me.
AndrewYY
January 15th, 2009 @ 7:49 pm
funnily enough, it plays pretty much everything but the default after effects render setting :p It will tend to get the channels wrong, though that may be my configuration.

I love this for playing MKV files and VOB files. It gets the different audio tracks, and even overlays the subtitles!
March 25th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
Cool; I use it too. It allows me to get videos off YouTube and on to my iPod for free!
lemetre
August 2nd, 2010 @ 8:11 am
vlc FTW! :)
i tried every player under the sun, but i keep going back to good ol' vlc.

no codec pack which potentially screws with your system needed, fast loading, recording/transcoding, efficient interface.

it lacks just one thing for absolute perfection:

is there a player out there that combines vlc's awesomeness with the frameaccurate transport of the (otherwise not so great) quicktime player?
i need a FAST starting player (like vlc) with which i can transport frame by frame either with the scrollbar or with the arrow keys.

so far only quicktime can do this. but it`s such an "apple product"... (slow, veeeery limited, costly - at least for the performance)
the only thing GREAT about it is said transport.

vlc has two major bugs/shortcomings:

-it can`t transport frame accurate as i need it to
-it cuts every file short! at least the later versions do, not sure if it did this always.

any hints to an alternative highly appreciated ^_^
thanks
December 14th, 2010 @ 11:41 am
@lemetre is right, I have noticed that it always seems to cut my files short. I like the way Quicktime freezes on the final frame, but overall I prefer VLC.
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