VLC for Linux 2.1.3 Fileforum Pick

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (119 votes)

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Linux / Open Source / 12,724 downloads

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

Reviews of VLC for Linux

  1. 3 out of 5 stars
    carlvui

    Reviewing 1.1.5 (Jan 13, 2011)

    Still buggy on Linux.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    Frostek

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Jul 12, 2009)

    Since the last few versions a lot of the long standing issues, like the GUI and moving the time slider have been improved drastically. Still a few quirks, but it looks like these will be gone soon too.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    bousozoku

    Reviewing 0.8.6g (May 29, 2008)

    So far, I can't watch anything but those DVDs without region coding. It's also skittish when dealing with time. It works, though, if you just want to sit through the lot of the content and don't disturb anything.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    GeneralLeoFF

    Reviewing 0.8.6g (May 13, 2008)

    It has high computability but it's incredibly unstable and the UI is is among the worst ever. It's my fall back player for when MPlayer (and Zoom Player and Media Player Classic when on Windows) fails me (rare).

  5. 3 out of 5 stars
    gonenb

    Reviewing 0.8.6g (May 13, 2008)

    Best player with worst GUI, I use media player classic, and only when it fails, use VLC

  6. 5 out of 5 stars
    Frostek

    Reviewing 0.8.6 Test 2a (Nov 21, 2006)

    Absolutely superb bit of software. My main media player on any platform.

  7. 5 out of 5 stars
    urbanriot

    Reviewing 0.8.4 (Nov 29, 2005)

    An amazing endeavor that surpasses the capabilities of any other media player, free or otherwise. Plays any type of video and audio file I've ever encountered, including DVD files. Put VLC in your send-to shortcuts and right click on your downloaded video_ts folders to watch immediately!

  8. 5 out of 5 stars
    UTAKER

    Reviewing 0.8.2 (Jun 26, 2005)

    This is probably the only media player I would need on Linux

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