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  • Submitted: May 29 2008 03:33 PM
  • Last Updated: Aug 01 2013 07:36 AM
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  • Will Run On: 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista/7
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VLC Media Player (VideoLAN) 2.0.8

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VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
It is a free cross-platform media player
It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs

It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, ...)

  • Free, Open Source and cross-platform
  • Independant of systems codecs to support most video types
  • Live recording
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, ...)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, ...) and major improvements in many formats...
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in fullscreen
  • RTSP Trickplay support
  • Zipped file playback
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface
  • Better integration in Gtk environments
  • MTP devices on linux
  • AirTunes streaming
  • New skin for the skins2 interface
Input formats
  • ID3 tags
  • AVI
  • ASF / WMV / WMA
  • MP4 / MOV / 3GP
  • OGG / OGM / Annodex
  • Matroska (MKV)
  • WAV (incuding DTS)
  • Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52
  • Raw DV
  • FLAC
  • FLV (Flash)
Input media
  • UDP/RTP Unicast
  • UDP/RTP Multicast
  • HTTP / FTP
  • MMS
  • File
  • DVD 1
  • VCD
  • SVCD 2
  • Audio CD (without DTS)
  • MPEG encoder 3
  • Video acquisition
Video Decoders
  • MPEG-1/2
  • DIVX (1/2/3)
  • MPEG-4, DivX 5, XviD, 3ivX D4
  • H.264
  • Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime)
  • DV
  • Cinepak
  • Theora (alpha 3)
  • H.263 / H.263i
  • MJPEG (A/ :)
  • WMV 1/2
  • WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1 4, 5
  • Indeo Video v3 (IV32)
  • DVD 6
  • SVCD / CVD
  • DVB
  • OGM
  • Matroska
  • Text files (MicroDVD, SubRIP, SubViewer, SSA1-5, SAMI, VPlayer)
  • Vobsub
  • Deinterlace
  • Cropping
  • Image wall
  • Image adjust
  • Rotate/Mirror
  • Logo overlay
  • Magnification
  • Image distortion
  • Bluescreen
  • RSS/Atom feeds
  • Native DirectX, GDI
  • SDL
  • ASCII Art
Audio Decoders
  • MPEG Layer 1/2
  • MP3
  • AC3 - A/52
  • DTS
  • LPCM
  • AAC
  • Vorbis
  • WMA 1/2
  • WMA 3 7
  • DV Audio
  • FLAC
  • QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime)
  • MACE
  • Real Audio 8
  • Speex
  • Visualization effects
  • Equalizer
  • Native DirectX WaveOut
  • S/PDIF DirectX WaveOut
  • Multi-channel DirectX WaveOut
  • SDL
  • Interfaces and control
  • Default WxWidgets
  • Qt 4
  • Skins
  • Web
  • Telnet
  • Command line
  • SAP/SDP announces
  • Bonjour protocol
  • Mozilla/Firefox plugin
  • ActiveX plugin
  • SVCD Menus
  • Localization
  • CD-Text 10
  • CDDB CD info 11
  • IPv6
  • IGMPv3 Win XP
  • CPU acceleration 13
  • Additional skins are available at the developer's website.
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May 30 2008 02:12 PM
This is a must have program. you may not need all of the programs, but if you do you will have them. I downloaded VLC DVD player 3 months ago and i am very happy with it.
Nice program with lots of feature, plays almost any files except realplayer BUT...
video playback quality is poor.
Hmmm, haven't noticed that myself (poor video playback quality that is). I have GOMPLayer installed on one machine (running Vista) and VLC on another (running Win7). They are both very good players and I'm very happy with them. Quality of playback is comparable....both look fine to me. Then again, my eyes aren't getting any younger! :(

Big advantage with VLC (and GOMPlayer) is their versatility, as Bala said....will play just about anything, so the need for 'extra' codecs is rare.

Hey stargazrroger - I like VLC Player too!!!
Jul 19 2012 04:25 AM
This version is CRAP! Makes my FLAC files sound undewater and I've had quite a bit of pixelation in video mode. I just signed up here 10 minutes ago because CNET sold out and throws so much adware on your computer it's just stupid. When you read reviews about software that has those problems associated with it the last thing you'd expect is the site you're on to be doing it 10 times more.
Still, this version sucks, I'm looking for 1.11 but haven't figured out how to get there OR if this even has older files. We will see won't we,,.

Oh yeah and- HI YALL!! lol
Wecome aboard NorCalDaddio.
CNET owned by the American media conglomerate CBS, sold-out their scrupulous quite some time ago.

regarding VLC player ... the most recent update to version 2.0.2 notwithstanding the small incremental version number is in fact a major release. Bound to be some bugs. I recommend this for FLAC or any other audio file.

Still, this version sucks, I'm looking for 1.11 but haven't figured out how to get there OR if this even has older files. We will see won't we,,.

Oh yeah and- HI YALL!! lol

If you want the 1.1.11 just go here http://filehippo.com/download_vlc/10228/
Hope it helps.
If there's a difference between FLAC playback in VLC and Foobar I can't hear enough to worry; YMMV. Anyway VLC is most useful for the video functions like subtitle delay from the keyboard, etc., and the interface for such a comprehensive, FREE app is excellent. Hey NorCalDaddio, try listening to some happy music:)

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