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VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as Blu-ray, 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 Mac Linux
Version:3.0.4
Released:Aug 31,2018
File size:38.3MB
8.1/10
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Latest version

3.0.4 (August 31, 2018)




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Download VLC media player 3.0.4 Windows  [38.3MB]  [Win]

Download VLC media player 3.0.4 Windows 64-bit  [39.6MB]  [Win64]

Download VLC media player 3.0.4 Mac  [45.9MB]  [Mac]

Download VLC media player 3.0.4 Linux  [Linux]




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Download VLC media player 3.0.4 Portable Windows  [64.9MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download VLC media player 3.0.4 Portable Windows 64-bit  [67.0MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]




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Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




License

Free software




More information and other downloads

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

Download VLC media player nightly builds here ( http://nightlies.videolan.org/ )




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Changes between 3.0.3 and 3.0.4:
--------------------------------

Decoder:
* Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
* Decode AV1 streams
* Fix playback of low-fps files
* Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
* Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
* Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
* Fix crashes with LPCM streams
* Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
* Fix MediaCodec rotation handling

Demux:
* Improve FLV fps detection
* Fix some ogg/flac
* Improve support for broken HEVC inside MKV
* Fix some AVI regression for broken files and for DVAudio
* Support files splitted in the .mts%d pattern
* Fixes for MKV seeking
* Fix for MP4 disabled track selection
* Fix playback of incomplete RAR files (downloading)

Audio Output:
* Improve iOS session management and resume-from-pause
* Improve macOS audio performance
* Support 44.1kHz DTS passthrough
* Fix crashes on DirectSound output

Video Output:
* Fix some crash in Direct3D11/Direct3D9 because of sensors
* Fix some broken DVD subtitles rendering (OpenGL, notably)
* Fix crashes on old mac machines, after some time
* Fix memleaks on the EGL output (Android notably)
* Fix misc display in Direct3D11 due to broken drivers
* Fix potential green screen on Windows XP

Text renderer:
* Fix rendering of arabic fonts fallback on macOS
* Fix head buffer overflow on macOS with some fonts
* Fix rendering of fonts with specific fonts
* Fix some RTL rendering

Misc:
* Fix live555, macOS-UI, screen capture crashes
* Change the extension registration names on Windows
* Fix VLM 'now' date
* Fixes on the HTTPD server
* Fix on the NTservice registration
* Fix --stop-time option
* Fix ChromeCast compatibility with web interface
* Fix subtitles alignment
* Fix infinite recursion on directory playback
* Fix detection SAT>IP servers

Qt:
* Fix tooltip display when using Wayland

macOS:
* macOS 10.7.5 is required now, VLC will no longer launch on earlier releases
* Fix delay and fps setting in subtitle dialog
* Modernized and improved support for media keys
* Fix issues with drag and drop of playlist items
* Fix support for audio capturing with qtsound module
* Fix layout issues in the Convert and Save panel

Translations:
* Update of most translations

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All features


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

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How to stream live tv or video with VLC/videolan

- Read

Streaming Digital TV/DVB Over A Network

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VLC/videoLAN video streaming from a video file

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VLC media player video tutorials



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Acronyms / Also Known As

VLC, videolan, VLC Blu-ray plugin



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114 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

Best video player out there for FREE. Always will be free. Works on nearly every OS. For encrypted DVDs simply find a copy of the LIBDVDCSS.dll for your OS,install it to the home directory (windows, copy, MAC: (NFI how to install as there are OS security issues to avoid).

I haven't used any other video player in over 15 years.



Jul 1, 2018 Version: 3.0.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Before updating to 3.0.2, vlc 2.2.7 worked perfectly with any thing I tried. After updating 10 vlc 3.0.2 related packages, noting was working. VLC player wouldn't start at all. Spent 8+ hours to remove new version packages and manually install back 2.2.7-1 (amd64) packages, VLC 2.2.7 was finally back and working again.


May 21, 2018 Version: Emmabuntu 1.01 Debian9 OS: Linux Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



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May 21, 2018 Version: Emmabuntu 1.01 Debian9 OS: Linux Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



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Mar 11, 2018 Version: 3.0.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



Version 3 seems to have resolved the brief video instability at the start of H264 based clips that crept in with later releases of 2 on my machines.


Feb 10, 2018 Version: 3.0.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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