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VLC Media Player 2.1.0 final
on 04 October 2013 , reviewed by: OPODER

# 56

A real good player, and FREE.

Have very few problems (like slow motion mode buffer) and need to improve the performance with .ts and high bitrates files.

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VLC Media Player 2.1 beta 3
on 27 August 2013 , reviewed by: DbaiG

# 55

VLC media player is really nice app. It plays almost any media file. I remember I initially installed it because I could not play my file in another player. Then I came across more such files which were not playing in other media players.

Finally, I started playing all files in it. If there is any file which VLC is not playing, then you can be assured that it won’t play in other media players either.

It is like all-codecs-in-one player!

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VLC Media Player 2.1 beta 3
on 15 August 2013 , reviewed by: The Director

# 54

Always reliable and plays almost everything. The only exception is digital tv files recorded using Arcsoft Total Media in which I have to use Media Player Classic.

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VLC Media Player 2.0.6
on 24 April 2013 , reviewed by: cdflyer

# 53

I have used VLC player for years. It either works great or it flat out causes major issues with your computer.

Version 2.0.6 cannot be scanned by my Anti-Virus, Vipre Internet Solutions.

It took many attempts to install it. When finally installed, it pretty much took over all audio and video, and the audio quality on playback was terrible, fuzzy and difficult to understand.

I will continue trying to make it work correctly, but in the meantime, Windows Media Server and GOM are my backups. I hope a new revision comes out quickly.

I use Windows 7 64-bit with a fast Intel cpu and LOTS of memory.

I just finished uninstalling VLC Media Player 2.0.6 because ever since I DID, I kept getting a High CPU Usage message, which would slow my normally fast computer to a crawl! VLC Media Player ALWAYS treated me well, but ever since the last upgrade did I EVER have issues!

I think it has something to do with either the codecs, the thumbnail issue with Windows... or both!

I will NOT try to install it again! :-(

on 18 Aug 2013 , by Linus

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VLC Media Player 2.0.5
on 07 February 2013 , reviewed by: Poulpos

# 52

Pros :
.Easy to use
.Don't know your actual codec installation ? It comes with its codec files and will use them
.VERY efficient when playing damaged, corrputed, incomplete files
.Will defintitely save you time when your current player fails on some specific files

Cons :
.Well, if you DO know why you have your current choice of codec installation, VLC won't use them cause it uses its own files
.Ergonomy : inefficient when you want to get just a few seconds backward \ forward.

Just do like me : Use MPC-HC with K-Lite Mega Codec Pack. When you have a problem on a specific file (let's say once every 2 years), VLC is the guaranted working alternative, saves me the trouble of seeking throw the net or trying to fix the file.

this is exactly what i do:Just do like me : Use MPC-HC with K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.

When you have a problem on a specific file (lets say once every 2 years), VLC is the guaranted working alternative, saves me the trouble of seeking throw the net or trying to fix the file.good advice!

on 19 Aug 2013 , by 7huan

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VLC Media Player 2.0.4
on 25 November 2012 , reviewed by: sorbit_2

# 51

It is continually improved and is very versatile. I used it together with MPC-HC.

I feel that pound for pound,VLC player is probably one of the best Media players on the Net. Yeah? The sound needs a little help but other then that,I love it and I am never turning back.

Good work VLC Developers 5 STARS

on 26 Nov 2012 , by Peter

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VLC Media Player 2.0.0 final
on 10 March 2012 , reviewed by: Ben

# 50

Without these problems, it would have been almost perfect for me:

1. Volume normalization is very bad. As it tries to constantly adjust volume up and down, sound is uneven and right down nasty. At best, it's annoying. At worst, it's headache inducing.

2. Video playback is choppy when I play videos that have been converted from PAL to NTSC, and vice versa.

1. Try disabling the time stretch audio option. Or put the dolby surround option on. Maybe that can be help.

2. for converted videos, I use yadif deinterlacing and it gives very good results. Maybe toggle GPU acceleration on - it works for me. VLC is my go to media player for all videos I get from internet.

For my movies, I use Mediaplayer CLassic HomeCinema coz I use ffdshow and haali- gives me best quality

on 14 Mar 2012 , by Lisa

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.11
on 04 December 2011 , reviewed by: gigi

# 49

version 1.1.11 is good, plays 1080p HD fluently but the thing that i hate the most is that it doesn't keep the settings i want after i close it and open it again..big disappointment

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.8
on 26 March 2011 , reviewed by: Mike S

# 48

I started using VLC about 4 or 5 years ago, when Windows Media Player wouldn't play a lot of the movies I had download,and never looked back.

Version 1.1.4 was real buggy with certain codecs for me but 1.1.8 everything so far is fine. I love the ability to customize so many settings, and the fact it take almost anything I can throw at it.

I donate to this project when ever I can.

Rating 9/10

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.5
on 19 November 2010 , reviewed by: wolvish

# 47

I agree with wdc. Ever since 1.0.3 it's been buggy as hell, Can't seek mkvs, m2ts s, crashes frequently too.. I dumped it for good..

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.4
on 30 September 2010 , reviewed by: wdc

# 46

vlc lost its way, it used to be a terrific player, now it's just another one, slow, resource hog, keeps icon in systray even after close, keep my files busy after closed, too many bugs. i'm using mpc right now and dumped vlc for good.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.5
on 29 March 2010 , reviewed by: Nathan

# 45

Dissatisfied with Windows Media Player, this application is a far better alternative. It has more options and is easy to use. I recommend it for anyone who uses a DVD ROM or CD ROM.

VLC Media Player is a very user friendly, intuitive application that allows me to use my music libraries or 'movie of the day' without any struggle. It lets me gets started, the 'disappears' while in use. Then it comes easily to use when I am done.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.2
on 05 October 2009 , reviewed by: Moo

# 44

1.0.2 is finally usable for me (Windows)! Still has flaws (creates invalid icon entries for the file associations; sometimes displays three little video popup windows when playing a wmv!), but this player is finally worthy enough to replace Media Player Classic here (HomeCinema was a good alternative but unfortunately that is just a bit too unstable). VLC is quite heavy in the disk space department, but it can be cut down to about 55 mb (from around 80 -LOL). Quite good player so far, and the playback speedup while keeping the same sound pitch is great (seems only this player offers that).

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.2
on 23 September 2009 , reviewed by: Chuck

# 43

Using VLC 1.0.2, WMV file, with WMV3 format video and WMA3 (VLC codec "wmap") format audio, plays video fine but has NO AUDIO!!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.0 rc1
on 12 May 2009 , reviewed by: djb

# 42

VLC is one pretty smart media player. However, I found that with VLC 1.0, when seeking through a WMV file, playback was slow. When downgrading to the 0.9.9 version, the file instantly played after each seek time with no pause afterwards. I will stick with the 0.9.9 version until the 1.0 version becomes more stable and this issue with WMV files is resolved. Other than that, this is a great media player. Will use this for great .WMV file playback.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.9.9
on 21 April 2009 , reviewed by: Gerard

# 41

Very good on older youtube video clips but image is shaky on newer youtube clips even those with lower resolution.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.9.9
on 03 April 2009 , reviewed by: wdld0628 (Chuck)

# 40

Using VLC 0.9.9, under Tools->Preferences->Audio->Filters->spatializer there are 5 parameters/options but no descriptions or names for these parameters/options on the left.

Help->Check for Updates... appears to be broken. I get pop-up window with title "VLC media player updates". Window shows "Launching an update request...", but then comes back with "An error occurred while checking for updates...". Clicking on "Recheck version" button at bottom of pop-up window, repeats this error.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6i
on 29 August 2008 , reviewed by: Larry

# 39

I'm using VLC version "f".

It does play .wmv files fine. That's a positive!

However,

* It displays .3gp (3gpp) video, but has no sound.
* It displays .3g2 (3gpp2) video, but has no sound.

* It does not even open a .avi file!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6i
on 13 July 2008 , reviewed by: mihlub

# 38

pro:
-played most audio/video formats well...


con:
- click on timeline to seek or move forward backward failed to do so in flv and vob files

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6h
on 05 June 2008 , reviewed by: Tempus3

# 37

Only real problem I have with VLC (which for most things is quite nice) is the subtitle support. It's absolutely the worst. How about working on improving that for the .i release????

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6h
on 04 June 2008 , reviewed by: Firenze

# 36

It doesn't play video's, horrible UI, skippy playback, useless options, needed options missing.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6e
on 20 March 2008 , reviewed by: Bri Mo

# 35

Only plays audio. No video at all. Doesn't work with streaming media. Bad download ? loaded this software 3 times same problem. Bri

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6c
on 04 October 2007 , reviewed by: Will

# 34

"The libty_plugin.dylib in the Mac OS X version STILL doesn't play series 2 ty files from tivo."

But a kind soul at www.dealdatabase .com has just created one!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6c
on 29 September 2007 , reviewed by: Will

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The libty_plugin.dylib in the Mac OS X version STILL doesn't play series 2 ty files from tivo.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6c
on 01 August 2007 , reviewed by: Muzammil

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Pros:

Awesome plaback capabilities works with pretty much every known codec without installing any other shady codec packs.

Cons:

1. Flash Video or FLV seeking has been broken for a long time.

2. Seek bar behavior is odd, always jumps somewhere else on the timeline when clicked upon.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6c
on 16 July 2007 , reviewed by: Mrs EM

# 31

I've never had any problem with it until I had to reinstall Windows XP. Now I can hear the films but I can't see the image.
Please help

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6c
on 13 July 2007 , reviewed by: dr.suess'd

# 30

the only viewer that is for me,
it lets me watch everything for free.
From the tiniest clip , to those as big as a house.
It will work for you too, and even for your spouse!!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6c
on 02 July 2007 , reviewed by: firiz

# 29

i like VLC!!! it can almost all of my favourite video & audio files. my second favourite media player after GOM player. give me a favour, I wish da' graphics in vlc 0.86c could be compared. i also hope that vlc can pla my favourite 3GP files. by da' way, GOOD JOB for VLC

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6b final
on 24 May 2007 , reviewed by: trevor

# 28

I get no sound on VLC Portable. Regardless of the file I have no sound. I have an audiophile 24/96 soundcard and never had trouble with sound before downloading the VLC Portable player.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6b final
on 04 May 2007 , reviewed by: Nash

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What can I say? VLC is one of the best players around. It plays most video files easily and without the need for extra codecs.
If you don't want to faff about getting codecs to play this and that then this will do the trick.
If you're into your P2P and BiTorrent downloads then this is essential because it can play incomplete videos without interrupting your download. Another nice thing about VLC is the way it handles high quality and high-def videos. It runs them really smoothly without as much lagging as most media players do, which is great.

Even though it plays most videos, there are the odd ones that it either completely refuses to play or just doesn't display properly. This can leave you stuck and scrambling for those codecs you were trying to avoid, but that's very rare and unlikely for the average guy.
Also, the video quality isn't really the best out there, but that's just me being fussy.

All in all, VLC is really popular for a reason. Its really convenient and works great. I definitely recommend it as a main player or at least a backup player, should your main one fail with a certain video type.
But if you want something that can handle absolutely everything and is configurable, then give GOM Player a try

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.6a
on 05 April 2007 , reviewed by: børge.Salseggen

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yes yes yes ... this is good .... nå slipper vi og gråte noe mer . greates hilsning from norway

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 final
on 31 July 2006 , reviewed by: ~ChinPeng~

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now i can play tsuchiya's drift bible with excellent sound playback..thnx yall

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 final
on 17 May 2006 , reviewed by: Frank Smith

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VLC 08.5 plays almost anything... great sound but poor Video quality. nice spare when nothing else works..

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 test 4
on 06 May 2006 , reviewed by: matty

# 23

i've downloaded the VLC player but can't understand one thing.
if there's a downloading process of video files running on my PC and almost 20% of it is completed,can i use VLC player to view the already downloaded 20% content ??
if Yes,then someone please throw some light on how to do it...thnxx !!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 test 4
on 05 May 2006 , reviewed by: Mo

# 22

yo how does the vlc work, i tried playin a movie on there and it doesnt work any suggestions ?

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 test2
on 18 April 2006 , reviewed by: Tom

# 21

it is a super Player. But i had 2 difficulites:
1. Sometimes videos are shown in too much pixels.
2. could't configure the Hotkeys for Volume.
(I changed many times .. but didn't work!!!)

Still it is a good programme!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 test2
on 15 April 2006 , reviewed by: André

# 20

GREAT GREAT GREAT! VLC 0.8.4a play my quicktime 7 trailers (WinXP and h.264) in Win 98! Work excellent.
Very nice work VideoLan!
I love this player!

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.5 test1
on 21 March 2006 , reviewed by: -=Spider-Dave=-

# 19

"Highly portable"?
No it isn't. There's an installer, and it said it requires 19 megs.

Not interested in any silly workarounds. It's either portable or not.

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.4b
on 21 February 2006 , reviewed by: Mr John

# 18

where can i get vlc player 0.8.2 from.

Administrator's Note: You can download it from here:
http://downloads.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/0.8.2/win32

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VLC (VideoLAN Client) 0.8.4b
on 21 February 2006 , reviewed by: Damned

# 17

really nice player, but recently the sound and video didn't match up, the sound was always a little ahead of the video...anyone have any solutions?

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