Date addedSep 10, 2018
VLC Media Player immediately became very popular because of its flexible multi-format playback capacities. It was helped by compatibility and codec problems which left competitor media players such as QuickTime, Windows and Real Media Player unworthy to a lot of popular video and audio file formats. The simple, fundamental UI and enormous collection of customization choices have enforced VLC Media Player's position near the peak of these free media players.
VLC plays virtually any movie or audio file format you are able to find. In its launching it was a revolution when compared with the default media players many folks were using that frequently crashed or exhibited "codecs missing" error messages when attempting to play media files. For an entire list of compatible file formats please see here. Not only does VLC Media Player manage tons of different formats, but VLC can also playback partial or faulty media files so that you may preview downloads until they complete.
Effortless to Use
VLC's UI is undoubtedly a case of role within beauty. The fundamental look does however produce the player incredibly simple to use. Just drag and drop files to open or play them using folders and files then utilize the basic press navigation buttons to play, pause, stop, jump, edit playback rate, alter the quantity, brightness, etc.. A massive assortment of skins and personalization choices imply the conventional appearance should not be sufficient to prevent you picking VLC as your default media player.
Do not let VLC Media Player's simple interface fool you, inside the playback, sound, movie, tools and see tabs are a massive assortment of participant choices. You're able to play with synchronization settings such as a graphic equalizer with a number of pre-sets, overlays, special effects, AtmoLight movie effects, sound spatializer and customizable array compression configurations. You may even add subtitles to videos by simply incorporating the SRT file into the movie's folder.
VLC Media Player is very simply the most flexible, secure and higher quality free media player available. It has rightly dominated the free media player marketplace for more than ten decades now and looks as though it might for a second 10 years as a result of the continuous development and advancement from VideoLAN Org.
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.
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).
Improve iOS session management and resume-from-pause.
Improve macOS audio performance.
Support 44.1kHz DTS passthrough.
Fix crashes on DirectSound 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.
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.
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.
Fix tooltip display when using Wayland.
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.
Update of most translations.
VLC Media Player (64-bit) 3.0.2
Released : Apr 23, 2018
VLC Media Player (64-bit) 3.0.1
Released : Mar 01, 2018
VLC Media Player (64-bit) 3.0.3
Released : May 30, 2018
VLC Media Player (64-bit) 3.0.0
Released : Feb 12, 2018
VLC Media Player (64-bit) 2.2.8
Released : Dec 18, 2017
VLC Media Player (64-bit) 2.2.6
Released : Oct 12, 2017