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VLC Media Player

The VLC media player is a very portable and also a very popular multimedia player for a number of audio and video formats available today on the internet. It also plays DVDs, VCDs, and a number of other streaming protocols without the need for an external codec or program.

The VLC player is also good for torrents as it allows you to view a video file that has not been downloaded completely as yet as it has the ability to play incomplete files. It will give you an option to rebuild the index however if it is still downloading then do not rebuild the index as it will damage the file downloading.

The VLC Player can also be used as a streaming internet server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. If you are looking for another option then try GOM Player.

Release notes:


  • * Fix random and reshuffling behaviour
  • * Fix recording
  • * Fix some subtitles track selection


  • * VP9 support in WebM
  • * HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
  • * Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes


  • * Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
  • * Support Speex in ogg files
  • * Fix some .mov playlists support
  • * Support Alac in mkv
  • * Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
  • * Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files


  • * Fix DVB options parsing
  • * Fix DeckLink HDMI input
  • * Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain

Audio output:

  • * Fixes for DirectSound pass-through
  • * Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD


  • * Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
  • * Fix D-Bus volume setting

Win32 installer:

  • * Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
  • * Simplification of the upgrade mechanism


Software Features:

VLC Media Player can play:

  • – MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 / DivX files
  • – DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CDs
  • – From satellite cards (DVB-S)
  • – Streams: UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP, RTSP, MMS, etc.
  • – From acquisition or encoding cards (on GNU/Linux and Windows only)

Latest Specifications:

Title: VLC Media Player 2.1.2 (32-bit)
Filename: vlc-2.1.2-win32.exe
File size: 22.98MB (24,097,311 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: December 10, 2013
Author: VideoLAN.org

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