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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:2.2.8
Released:Dec 5,2017
File size:29.4MB
8.2/10
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Latest version

2.2.8 (December 5, 2017)




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Download VLC media player 2.2.8  [29.4MB]  [Win]

Download VLC media player 2.2.8 64-bit  [30.5MB]  [Win64]




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Download VLC media player 2.2.8 portable  [49.5MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download VLC media player 2.2.8 portable 64-bit  [51.3MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

Download VLC media player 2.2.8 Mac  [35.1MB]  [Mac]

Download VLC media player 2.2.8 Linux  [Linux]




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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 2.2.7 and 2.2.8:
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Demuxers:
* Fix AVI invalid pointer dereferences

Translations updates
Changes between 2.2.6 and 2.2.7:
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Decoders:
* Fix flac heap write overflow on format change
* Fix crash in libavcodec module (heap write out-of band) (CVE-2017-10699)
* Fix infinite loop in sami subtitle
* Fix AAC 7.1 channels detection

Demuxers:
* Fix potential crash in ASX parser
* Fix AVI read/write overflow

Mac OS X:
* Fix compatibility with macOS High Sierra
* Fix regression in ASS subtitle decoding
* Fix crash during automatic update. Some users might need to manually
update to the newest version.

Video Output:
* Fix Direct3D9 output with odd offsets

Misc:
* Fix crash in MTP
* Support libupnp 1.8

Translations updates

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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

- Read

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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YouTube VLC media player video tutorials



View all guides with guide description here




Acronyms / Also Known As

VLC, videolan, VLC Blu-ray plugin



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108 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

I am using it for recording TV. It is invaluable to direct download whole stream containing all programs (video, audio, subtitles and everything is transmitted) and do not change it. So you can save whole multiplex. It has its disadvantage because you need lots of space to save it. 3xHD AVC + 2xSD mpeg + 2 radio station. 4 hours is +/- 30GB DVB-T. It vary from 2-4 MB/s because that multiplex is containing sport channel (higher bitrate + 2 track of audio 448kbps and 192 kbps).
I have not found any other free software that is able to do this.
Bernix



Oct 20, 2017 Version: 2.2.6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Very complete player though there are many others with better quality


Oct 15, 2017 Version: 2.2.6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



No comments. Rating it only.


Oct 15, 2017 Version: 2.2.6 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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Oct 15, 2017 Version: 2.2.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



VLC is great. But one peeve I have with the 2.2.6 ver is all the mp4, mkv avi, flv files that are associated with vlc now show as type "Media" and the icon is no more the orange cone that used to be in earlier versions. Anyone know how to fix this if it all it can be?


Oct 15, 2017 Version: 2.2.6 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10


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