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VLC media player

NEW VERSION 2.2.4

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. VLC can also convert, capture/record and be used as a server to stream video.

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OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:2.2.4
Released:20160605
File size:29.1MB
Portable version
Old versions available
Version history available

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  Latest version

2.2.4 (June 05, 2016)



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Supported operating systems

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More information and other downloads

Note! The 64 bit version is EXPERIMENTAL!!!

Download VLC Blu-ray plugin here, it allows to you watch encrypted blu-rays directly with VLC 2.0+.

Download nightly builds here:
http://nightlies.videolan.org/

Download IPTV Recorder here, it is an add-on for VLC media player with the intention to simplify timed recording of IPTV media streams.




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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.4:
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Decoder:
* Fix crash in G.711 wav files
* Fix mp3 crash in libmad
* Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)

Qt:
* Fix resizing issues

Win32:
* Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output

Misc:
* Build fixes for Hurd

Translations:
* Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian
Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish,
Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations
View full changelog



All features / Full description

VIDEO
Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.

AUDIO
New resamplers for higher quality audio.
New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.

FORMATS
Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.

INPUT AND DEVICES
Experimental support for BluRay discs:
- Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
- AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.

FOR MAC USERS
Completely new, single window interface:
- Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black.
- Extensions support and better Lion integration.
Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).

FOR ANIME FANS
Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
Various ASS subtitles improvements.

FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS
Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
Support for Jpeg-2000 and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.

FOR DEVELOPERS
libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.



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Guides and How to's

How to record streaming WMV/ASF/MMS-links using VLC Media Player - Read
How to stream live tv or video with VLC/videolan - Read
Streaming Digital TV/DVB Over A Network - Read
VLC/videoLAN video streaming from a video file - Read
View all guides with guide description here



Acronyms / Also Known As

VLC, videolan, VLC Blu-ray plugin



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About thread - VLC Media Player 1.1.11 The Luggage slow open Nov 23, 2011
Hay, I'm running VLC media player 2.1.5 Rincewind on a Intel i5 Desktop with OS Win 7 (64bit) updated 2015may08
After many googles finally the SOLUTION - in Malwarebytes (pro) and possible also in other anti-malware progams
go to Settings - Malware exclusions - select C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
(maybe you have to add also C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc-cache-gen.exe)
Only with VLC.exe added it opens on my 8 gB memory PC in 3 secs now.

Greets from "half down under water" Holland)
(Google tags - VLC media player opens slow starts slow slow loading running slow)



Posted May 08, 2015 by WieboJW. Tool version 2.1.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: https://www.vlchelp.com/guides/ http://www.gha ... nd-tuning)



Versatile media player that can play about anything you throw at it.
It can crash on some occasion though with mkv files containing subtitles.

But its free. :)



Posted February 27, 2015 by John1972. Tool version 2.1.5 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



While it has generally functioned well I have been having one very major issue with this version. Randomly the picture freezes and say 5 - 6 second segment of the audio stream goes into infinite loop. At this point I even have hard time in killing the application. The same video file plays flawlessly in version 2.0.7.

I wonder if it is just me - with sub-par original Intel hardware - or something is the matter with this version !



Posted January 13, 2015 by pmshah. Tool version 2.1.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10



I tried both versions 2.1.5 and 2.2.0RC2 (x64) and Audio garbles. Video OK. Tried install 2.1.4 over this, no can do. So, I uninstalled via Microsoft Add/Remove and decided to go with 2.1.3 since I saw "roma_turok" comment below. BTW, when I try to play a Movie with VLC, it does not show the video clearly right off the back. After few seconds that movie is playing then picture becomes clear.


Posted November 28, 2014 by gonwk. Tool version 2.1.5 & 2.2.0 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



VLC Media Player 2.1.5 crashes while opening any video but it was same in 2.1.4 version also. But 2.1.3 version is working fine. Please fix this bug.


Posted September 06, 2014 by parag19. Tool version 2.1.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 2 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


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