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
Latest reviews
chpicolo 2 weeks ago

For me, it's the BEST media player on Linux or any other platform but it looks as still lack a way to capture video from a

DKWatson 2 weeks ago

My comments echo meximonk's.

lovelinux 2 weeks ago

I like VLC, but the visualization with Project M don't work, hope it's fixed soon.

UtoECat 4 weeks ago

An excellent player, but it often freezes tightly, which makes it necessary to kill its process through the terminal. Sometimes you also fail to play the video on the link from youtube

Evgeniy 1 month ago

Хороший плеер. Пользуюсь им давно. На Linux Mint 19.3 (32 бит) летает!!

Menard 1 month ago

I don't know if it is because I just installed chromium codec pack extra, but this VLC has a great quality that I note 5/5 in the item :

meximonk 2 months ago

Worked brilliantly for many years. 3.0+ on Linux Mint 20 refuses to play more than one video file at a time. You have to kill the process and restart for each video. Never had an problems with VLC on ANY OS until 3.0

waldi 3 months ago

Plays absolutely any video both in Win and Linux. Only problem - setting preferences manually after installing to play videos in different windows.

johannfromthere 4 months ago

This software is more like a virus than anything. It used to be good many years ago.

kelevra 4 months ago

I have it installed on Mint 20 Cinnamon and it works great. I am able to play all the video formats that I need it to.

mstk 4 months ago

After opening one video file, I must kill the process in System Monitor before opening another video file.

Cannatonic 4 months ago

Big problem. It was working without any problem untill today. I changed nothing.

janvanveen62 4 months ago

Works on LMDE4 32bit fine using 5.1 sound dvd/video/music and composite and sVideo capture with v4l-utils on a philips saa7174 tv card

vivono 5 months ago

El mejor.

Matisse 5 months ago

One of the best.

aaronrv 5 months ago

Best video player ever, I love the codecs.

charlesmigaud 6 months ago

Awesome !

anizpoudel 6 months ago

everytime i open vlc it freezes my laptop to death...tried several times but always does the same.....very annoying

richard-gantz 6 months ago

As an answer to user grocik: Look at this solution, described here. Worked fine for me: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1102626/turn-off-language-localization-on-vlc-player-in-kubuntu

mrcrooft 6 months ago

Perfect !