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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busdriver12 1 month 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 2 months ago

my favt , thanks team

Blwred 2 months ago

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

JE77 3 months ago

Very Good!

mikethegmr 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

clayhenry 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago

Used to be better. Still, a mighty classic.

Murkin 5 months ago


ksumanadhikari 6 months ago

Its average

Alcophetamine 9 months 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 11 months ago


joao-gs 11 months 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.

bananabob 1 year ago

When will we get 3.0.18 in LM21.1? It's there in LMDE5!

msa2023 1 year ago

i want de vlc for linux but system rejects my user's password!!!!

bobbycatji 1 year ago

May have to adjust the output method. I found that one of my DVDs VLC would play the audio but not video. The fix is easy change the the output method as opposed to using the Automatic setting. Goto tools, then select preferences, than select Video and then Output. I found that either X11 or XVideo works well.

bigbadbootydaddy 1 year ago

I dont know what happened to this app.....I can hardly get it to work anymore. Ive tried flatpak Ive tried regular.... had to uninstall it....sad day