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
Explorerz 4 days ago

Отличный плеер. Воспроизводит практически все форматы аудио и видео. Также, есть возможность загружать плейтисты с каналами IPTV. Рекомендую

Isis 1 week ago

Works fine, very fast, no issues.

Canis 1 week ago

Old but gold

Lightspeed 2 weeks ago

Works fin on Linux Mint 20, but you can't play 2 videos at the same time.

n0body_special 3 weeks ago

Used to be my favorite player for 15 years. Unfortunately, it has fallen behind in many ways. Hundreds of bugs have been plaguing it the last years. Moreover, it NEVER had decent subtitle finding capabilities. VLC relies on a shitty plugin called VLSub which is ABANDONWARE - has been in beta version since forever. The buggy thing constantly crashes, taking the player or the entire system with it. It's incredible that nobody has come up with a better solution for poor VLC all these years, given that multimedia players for windows like bsplayer just find the subtitle for you just in mere seconds just by opening the media file, since at least a decade now. No subtitle finding capabilities is a deal breaker for me. Not everyone is a native english speaker. More problems: Codec x265 HEVC does not play reliably but crashes often. But even with other videos types, player crashes randomly, a steady behavior through the years. Latest version 3.0.9 has a new feature, it now freezes in the system tray (what's it even doing in the tray? -I can't recall previous versions being there). Generally, VLC is getting worse and worse with every version. Someone needs to work on this player seriously. For the first time since the last 15 years, I no longer use it as my primary video player. Fortunately, the lowly SMPlayer has saved the day for me. Give it a try, it deserves it. I did, and never looked back.

nands71191 1 month ago

I really like VLC minimilastic interface and ofcourse the thing that it can play anything. :) But, sometimes it has problem closing. local celluloid works fluently.

Jack-Herer 1 month ago

Still the best media player since years

Teyrox 2 months ago

A veces no quiere reproducir los vídeos, tengo que reiniciar la PC.

Praghash 3 months ago

X265, HEVC codecs not supported. shows the video with damaged frames.(Note: For those whom vlc not quitting and remains in the tray, use xkill command to kill it, easiest way)

JonTrv 3 months ago

Minor problem with in Mint Cinnamon 20.1, if you try to close a window while you have a video playing without first stopping the playback, the window will not close and the app hangs, totally. It will not quit, close or any other exit, I have to go into the system monitor and kill the process to get rid of it.

chpicolo 5 months 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 5 months ago

My comments echo meximonk's.

lovelinux 5 months ago

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

UtoECat 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

Menard 6 months 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 6 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 8 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 8 months ago

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

kelevra 8 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.