multimedia player and streamer
  20 reviews

VLC is the VideoLAN project's media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, FLAC, MP3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources.

VLC can also be used as a streaming server that duplicates the stream it reads and multicasts them through the network to other clients, or serves them through HTTP.

VLC has support for on-the-fly transcoding of audio and video formats, either for broadcasting purposes or for movie format transformations. Support for most output methods is provided by this package, but features can be added by installing additional plugins: * vlc-plugin-access-extra * vlc-plugin-fluidsynth * vlc-plugin-jack * vlc-plugin-notify * vlc-plugin-samba * vlc-plugin-skins2 * vlc-plugin-svg * vlc-plugin-video-splitter * vlc-plugin-visualization
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DinoDon96 6 days ago

It works even better in Linux than windows

eveisinsane 1 month ago

It does the job and it does it well, and has done for years. Other media players are alright, but this thing will play ANY file type you throw at it and has so many features even if only 1% of it's users need them!

INovozhilov 3 months ago


Sergey1108 3 months ago

Почему я не могу скачать версию VLC для Linux Mint. Просто не реагирует кнопка "Установить"

busdriver12 5 months ago

One of the first things I install and make it default on a new OS install. First started using it when I was on Windows and continued when I came over to Linux

HeavyGhostChemist 6 months ago

my favt , thanks team

Blwred 6 months ago

Es todo terreno. Ahí en donde otros no llegan, esta programa corre por verdes praderas.

JE77 7 months ago

Very Good!

mikethegmr 7 months ago

i thought it was just me for the longest time but relieved to see a lot of frustration surrounding vlc in the recent years. i work with a lot of videos and it's been super frustrating. lots of bugs, random shut downs, and the UI seems to have gotten clunkier with the more recent updates. not a fan anymore :(

Robertwho 7 months ago

Used to love it, but as of 2023-11-11, vlc 3.0.16 - 5.15.0-88-generic, loop track works, but when run for hours RES size in top grows to 4gb ram or more for a 14mb 3 min mp4 song, IBM w540 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz, 32GB RAM.

0xLinux 7 months ago

used to love vlc but now it's full of bug even flatpack

clayhenry 7 months ago

Good ole VLAN! Interface isn't modern, but the functionality is great! Been using it for 30 years, and it's still about the same. Very stable! (Preinstalled on Mint Vera)

dcatlett0 7 months ago

INSTALL THE FLATPAK VERSION! It is much better than the system package version here. There isn't the bug of two windows opening up (media and controls) for a file.

Keithw 8 months ago

This used to be a brilliant tool - now its terrible. I've installed it and re-installed it many times to try and get rid of the problem of it opening in two windows, with no success. I've downloaded it from the Software Manager in MInt, compiled it myself, and it still won't work properly. I finally gave up when I found many other people have the sam eproblem, and apparently the developers refuse to admit there is a problem, and insist it is down to a problem with hsome other program. It is surely the developers responsibility to make their work operate in whatever environment it is aimed for. Don't instal it - you will waste a lot of time.

pg82 9 months ago

Used to be better. Still, a mighty classic.

Murkin 9 months ago


ksumanadhikari 10 months ago

Its average

Alcophetamine 1 year ago

In Windows it was my preferred video player. But in Linux Mint it open up another window with the video. So the video isn't playing inside the standard VLC window or what you might call it. It seems like many other people have the same problem but no solution. EDIT: When I installed is from Flathub/Flatpack it worked fine!

lup89 1 year ago


joao-gs 1 year ago

i think vlc is perfect for anyone who likes to play videos and music, i wish vlc was a default application in linux mint. I believe many will approve of this.