VLC Media Player is the most popular and robust multi format, free media player available. Its popularity has been aided by compatibility and codec issues which render competitor media players like QuickTime, itunes and RealPlayer useless to many popular video and music file formats. The easy, basic UI and huge array of customization options mean few free media players can match VLC. Flexibility VLC plays almost any video or music file format you can find. At its launch this was a revolution compared to the default media players most people were using that often crashed or displayed “codecs missing” error messages when trying to play media files. VLC can play MPEG, AVI, RMBV, FLV, QuickTime, WMV, MP4 and a shed load of other media file formats.
VLC Media Player for Mac 3.0.1. By VideoLAN.org (Open Source) User Rating. Download This Version (44.67MB) Download Advertisement. Latest Version. VLC 3.0 'Vetinari' is a new major update of VLC; VLC 3.0 activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!; It supports 10bits and HDR; VLC supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisonics 3rd order. Here you can download experimental versions of VLC that are daily generated from the VLC code that is currently in development. Several issues that existed in previous versions of VLC might be fixed here, but since this version of VLC is not yet finished, you should expect other problems and issues. Download VLC Media Player 4.0, 3.0.4 and VLC 3.0.3: VLC Media Player plays most multimedia files as well as Blu-Ray Discs and DVDs.
For a full list of compatible file formats please click here. Not only can VLC Media Player handle loads of different formats, VLC can also playback partial or incomplete media files so you can preview downloads before they finish. Easy to Use VLC’s UI is definitely a case of function over format. The basic look does however make the player extremely easy to use. Simply drag and drop files to play or open them using files and folders then use the classic media navigation buttons to play, pause, stop, skip, edit playback speed, change the volume, brightness, etc. A huge variety of skins and customization options mean the standard appearance shouldn’t be enough to prevent you choosing VLC as your default media player.
Advanced Options Don’t let VLC Media Player’s simple interface fool you, within the playback, audio, video, tools and view tabs are a huge variety of player options. You can play with synchronization settings including a graphic equalizer with multiple pre-sets, overlays, special effects, AtmoLight video effects, audio spatializer and customizable range compression settings. You can even add subtitles to videos by adding the SRT file to the video’s folder. Summary VLC Media Player is quite simply the most versatile, stable and high quality free media player available. It has rightly dominated the free media player market for over 10 years now and looks like it may for another 10 thanks to the constant development and improvement by VideoLAN Org. Changes - Core: Fix use-after-free when cleaning playlists. Fix crash on exit on Windows.
Video output: Fix HLG tone mapping on some systems like macOS. Fix screensaver inhibition on Windows XP. Fix various Direct3D11 crashes. Fix HDR tone mapping in Direct3d11.
Fix pink screen on Windows. Access: MacOS: enable SMB file sharing. Decoder: Fix potential stack buffer overflow with faad. Enable Cineform HD in avcodec.
Hardware Decoder: macOS: Improve HEVC 10bit performance with Videotoolbox. Android: Add MPEG2 support via MediaCodec. Fix HEVC decoding with some files on Android/macOS/iOS.
Improve Direct3D11 memory usage. Demux: Improve MKV seeking speed. Fix xspf base URL handling. Fix reading mp4 trun with moof based offsets. Fix adaptive http redirections. Filemaker Pro 13 Download For Mac. Replace old API, fixing adaptive TLS leak.
Use mime type as fallback for HLS segment type. Fix subtitle (srt,ssa.) seek when having a single entry. Flag non default HDMV subset video streams.
Increase TS probing amount for 4K streams. Miscellaneous MKV, MP4 & AVI crash fixes. Packetizer: Fix out of bounds read in mpeg4video. Stream Output: Improve chromecast loading speed. Improve local/chromecast transition during playback. Fix chromecast loading with some versions of Windows. Fix chromecast loading with some chromecast devices (TVs and Android boxes).
Fix wrong first cover art when casting. Fix casting to VP9. MacOS Interface: Re-add option to disable the fullscreen controller panel. Auto-layout improvements. Remove misleading playback warning indicator. Fix crash with the interface for lua extensions (like VLSub).
Fix show sidebar setting being ignored on restart. Fix MKV files association. Fix chromecast audio detection. Qt Interface: Improve scaling on HiDPI displays. Snap: Improve interface look and feel.