Video Software Players VLC for Windows

VLC for Windows VLC for Windows 3.0.4 for Windows

by VideoLAN

Avg. Rating 4.1 (1,636 votes)

File Details

File Size 37.5 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 511,330
Publisher VideoLAN
Homepage VLC
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v3.0.2 on Apr 25, 2018

Still very, VERY slow to start. I even have it installed to an SSD, still takes 5 to 8 seconds to load. Insane

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v3.0.0 on Feb 12, 2018

I gotta give it 5 stars - and it's hard to get 5 stars from me :)

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.0.0 on Feb 12, 2018

fantastic plays what others can't great for playing media through your local network, google play-store has a remote for it as well

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 12, 2016

The only player I use, flawless playback works like a charm

ikzelf

ikzelf reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 10, 2016

First of all : I lake it
But .....
When I start a video, the interface is partly off screen all the time.
VLC positions its window in the lower right corner of my monitor - very annoying - I can't use it this way.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 9, 2016

My only complaint is that is is very very slow to start. Even if I just ran it, it still starts slow. Shouldnt it still be in memory?

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 8, 2016

One of the most useful pieces of software ever written!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 8, 2016

best player hands down ! great multi cross platform Windows /Linux/Android

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2.2.3 on May 3, 2016

Good media player, with internal codecs. It should work for most.
For those saying it has trouble with some video formats, you might try disabling 'Accelerated video output (Overlay)' in video preferences.

Personally I prefer Media Player Classic - Home Cinema(along with standalone filters offered at Sourceforge) as default for most video formats, a few kept with Windows Media Player and what's left going to VLC.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.2.1 Beta on Apr 13, 2015

Takes forever to load on Windows now, doesn't play H265 worth a crap, the android version does not allow seek at all. Strange that everyone loves this player so much.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (1,636 votes)
Your Rating
Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v3.0.2 on Apr 25, 2018

Pros: slow

Cons: slow

Bottom Line: Still very, VERY slow to start. I even have it installed to an SSD, still takes 5 to 8 seconds to load. Insane

VictorAnderson

VictorAnderson reviewed v3.0.0 on Feb 12, 2018

Pros: One of the best video players out there for sure. It now supports google chromecast - which for me is a big deal. Overall the thing is excellent - plays pretty much any video you toss at it.

Cons: Take a bit to load - a small price to pay though for a killer piece of freeware.

Bottom Line: I gotta give it 5 stars - and it's hard to get 5 stars from me :)

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.0.0 on Feb 12, 2018

Pros: does what many others cant

Cons: non

Bottom Line: fantastic plays what others can't great for playing media through your local network, google play-store has a remote for it as well

inkowyouknow

inkowyouknow reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 12, 2016

The only player I use, flawless playback works like a charm

ikzelf

ikzelf reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 10, 2016

First of all : I lake it
But .....
When I start a video, the interface is partly off screen all the time.
VLC positions its window in the lower right corner of my monitor - very annoying - I can't use it this way.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 9, 2016

My only complaint is that is is very very slow to start. Even if I just ran it, it still starts slow. Shouldnt it still be in memory?

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 8, 2016

One of the most useful pieces of software ever written!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.2.4 on Jun 8, 2016

best player hands down ! great multi cross platform Windows /Linux/Android

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v2.2.3 on May 3, 2016

Good media player, with internal codecs. It should work for most.
For those saying it has trouble with some video formats, you might try disabling 'Accelerated video output (Overlay)' in video preferences.

Personally I prefer Media Player Classic - Home Cinema(along with standalone filters offered at Sourceforge) as default for most video formats, a few kept with Windows Media Player and what's left going to VLC.

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.2.1 Beta on Apr 13, 2015

Takes forever to load on Windows now, doesn't play H265 worth a crap, the android version does not allow seek at all. Strange that everyone loves this player so much.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v2.2.1 Beta on Apr 13, 2015

VLC is an amazing media player but it does NOT work with DXVA and therefore the cpu usage can be quite high sometimes.

A working DXVA implementation is much needed!

Yakumo

Yakumo reviewed v2.2.0 RC2 on Nov 24, 2014

VLC is fantastic, and really worth using since they updated the UI.
I do prefer MPC-HC's UI and that it's not using Qt5, but VLC's format support is fantastic as is its streaming support.

It looks to me from the options menu pictured in reviews that potplayer mentioned in a review below must be an unacknowledged fork of Media Player Classic / MPC-HC. I'd rather use the originals or the MPC-BE fork.

Not acknowledging their routes or giving source access would be breaking MPC's license (GPL v3) , and I'm surprised more people haven't been talking about this.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.2.0 RC2 on Nov 24, 2014

This player has it's fan base that swear by it but in truth, it is moderately average at everything it does. There are better such as PotPlayer.

@Yakumo,
It's actually a continuation of the once excellent KMPlayer as it is created by the same guy.

Interestingly enough, VLC fanboys whined about that exact same argument years ago.

Anyways, here's the facts
http://forums.kmplayer.c...ms/showthread.php?t=141

bopb99

bopb99 reviewed v2.2.0 RC1 on Nov 7, 2014

Very awesome program.
Unlike other video players doesn't screws up system codecs already present.

(P.S.: the bugfix releases increase the third number.)
(If you look for a video player with little mistakes, take the version that has a large third number. If 2.1.0 is the current version, go for 2.0.8 or something.)

FrostyZ

FrostyZ reviewed v2.1.5 on Aug 8, 2014

Top notch program, period. Plays everything, even files you don't expect any media player to read.

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