VLC media player

Play video and audio files in a broad array of formats

4.2 on 19518 votes

0/5 stars
License: Open source
Total downloads:170,788 (620 last week)
Operating system:Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Latest version:3.0.11
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VLC media player is mentioned in best media players for Windows

Watch multimedia files in practically any format without the necessity to search for any additional codecs. Play DVD-Video, video CD, videos in multiple lossless and lossy formats and streaming protocols or choose to make a screencast by recording the desktop and saving the stream as a file.

VLC media player 3.0.11 can be downloaded from our software library for free. The common filenames for the program's installer are vlc.exe, FLVPlayer.exe, vlc BD.exe, vlc v2.1.0.exe or vlc2.exe etc. This free program is a product of VideoLAN.

The most recent installation package that can be downloaded is 38.8 MB in size. Our antivirus check shows that this download is malware free. The program lies within Multimedia Tools, more precisely Players.

This free PC program is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 environment, 32 and 64-bit versions. This free PC software can manage the following extensions: ".vob", ".mkv" or ".dv". The most popular versions among the software users are 3.0, 2.2 and 2.1. Some of the program aliases include "VideoLAN VLC media player", "VLC", "VLC media".

From the developer:

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Plays everything - files, discs, webcams, devices, and streams. Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed - MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3. Runs on all platforms - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android.

You may want to check out more software, such as iReal Bluray Media Player, iReal Blu-ray Media Player or InstantFX SE Media Player Maker, which might be similar to VLC media player.

Used in tutorials

How to convert M4A to MP3

This guide will teach you how to easily convert M4A to the MP3 format.

How to convert .mov to .mp4

This guide will show you how to easily convert MOV files to the MP4 format.

How to stream from VLC to Chromecast

This article will teach you how to stream content from VLC media player to your Chromecast device.

How to fix audio and video playback freezes

This guide will teach you how to fix audio and video playback freezes on your Windows PC.

How to convert various video formats to MP3

This guide will show you how to convert multiple video formats to MP3.

How to convert REC to MP4 with VLC Media Player

This tutorial describes how to convert REC to MP4 video format using VLC Media Player 2.1.5 (Open Source) from VideoLAN.


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Rhythmrider 2 months ago

Only plays in 8 bit color depth on my system. Looks awful. All other players I have tried work fine. After installing "security update" it now takes 30 seconds before any selected file will play. Totally unacceptable!

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