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
waldi 3 weeks ago

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

johannfromthere 1 month ago

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

kelevra 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Cannatonic 1 month ago

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

janvanveen62 1 month 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 2 months ago

El mejor.

Matisse 2 months ago

One of the best.

aaronrv 2 months ago

Best video player ever, I love the codecs.

charlesmigaud 3 months ago

Awesome !

anizpoudel 3 months ago

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

richard-gantz 3 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 3 months ago

Perfect !

busdriver12 3 months ago

My goto app for viewing vidoes. Now using it for audio files since moving from Windows

doridokisora 3 months ago

Perfectly works on LinuxMint 20 BETA xfce.

leonhascal 3 months ago

The go to multimedia player that never lets me down. No frills but it works.

Mpc46 4 months ago

Okay, Im one say it, it's a great player, but has a well known issue, when you play from the file manager, and close vlc and click another video it just wont show up, you would need first to kill all vlc processes in the background to be able to play the video, it happens so often that it becomes pretty annoying, the media player is really nice and compatible with most codecs, but that little issue is a deal breaker to most people and distros, is not the fault of mint dev's, I had the same issue with ALL of the distros I've used :T

Paolo_bps 4 months ago

Этому плееру трудно найти полноценную замену на Линуксе, не хватает только поддержки скинов :(

sundy58 4 months ago

I love the way this installed! I have never seen that before. I need to look around here to find more packages like this. If it handled subtitles like SMPlayer I would give it a 5.

stat 4 months ago

Nice and easy!