Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

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VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Updates in 2.0.7:
1. fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
2. fixes track selection for PowerPC machines.
3. fixes an important regression in decoding numerous audio file formats and when encoding in MP3 and AAC.
4. closes a couple of security issues and fixes regression in our ActiveX plugin for Internet Explorer.

Version 2.0.7
Developer Open Source
Website http://www.videolan.org/
Status Works fine

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[ uhane]uhaneAnonymous 03 Apr 2012 01:23

Hi, I am experiencing a lion freeze (causing me to have to force reboot) while using VLC. I am running Version 2.0.1 Twoflower (Intel 64bit) on a macbook pro. I also hear a strange clicking sound in the vicinity of the CD/DVD drive just before the freeze. Any thoughts before I take it in to the store to run diagnosis on the drive? Thanks ever so much

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[ gopher]gophergopher 27 Jul 2012 01:36

Note Mountain Lion by default needs X11 (XQuartz 2.7.2) from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/ before you can load VLC Version 1.1.3 The Luggage (Intel 64bit)

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feepkfeepkAnonymous 05 Aug 2012 12:23

@gopher: hello from VideoLAN. Get VLC 2.0.3 to solve this issue. X11 isn't needed by VLC at all. However, a packaging issue in the past triggered something weird in 10.8.

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[ OmarMX]OmarMXAnonymous 02 Sep 2012 05:18

Dear all
since Mountain Lion, video stuttering is very annoying when opening local network video source (tv receiver), e.g. http://IPreceiver:port :( please let me know if i am the only one with the problem… otherwise i will throw ML away and will go back to Leopard or Snow Leopard

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Pbls]PblsAnonymous 25 Feb 2011 22:25

I'm having some problems with VLC. Especially when playing music with it.

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[ Steve]SteveAnonymous 19 Jun 2011 13:24

Can you give more info in the problem? Since playing music works fine here. (mp3 files)

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[ Brewster]BrewsterAnonymous 05 Jul 2011 02:08

problems with surround sound via optical out (documented here http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=91767)

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[ ]dafire 06 Jul 2011 09:49

there are also some glitches when switching from normal to fullscreen and back while it resizes the window :)

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[ Howie]HowieAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 17:14

Problems with sound when playing .mkv files. The sound skips every 10-30 sec. This didn't happen when I was using Snow Leopard.

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feepkfeepkAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 23:51

@dafire: can you give detail of the used hardware? I can't reproduce this problem on my Macbook…

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SiobhterSiobhterAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 04:14

VLC on my MacBook Pro (MacBookPro5,3) works flawlessly with MP4, MP3, MKV, and AVI.

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[ JJSaccolo]JJSaccoloAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 14:05

yes, me too (like dafire): when you switch from normal to fullscreen mode, there are some glitches (but it works fine)

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RasmusRasmusAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 20:26

The Apple remote doesnt work with VLC sometimes since I upgraded

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[ Javier]JavierAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 10:33

there are also some glitches when switching from normal to fullscreen and back while it resizes the window :) +111111111111111111111111

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feepkfeepkfkuehne 23 Jul 2011 13:03

I can't reproduce these glitches on my Macbook2,1. I'm aware of known graphic driver issues on some MacBookPros on OS X Lion, so this might be the reason for the experienced glitches.

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[ Nathan]NathanAnonymous 24 Jul 2011 20:11

I formatted my hard drive and ran a clean install of Lion via a USB flash drive and restored my programs (including VLC 1.1.11 (64-bit)) via Time Machine. So far I've had no problems, either when switching to and from fullscreen or the ability to play music videos

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[ Eddy]EddyAnonymous 27 Jul 2011 12:10

My VLC stopped working now. It won't play anything. More details here: http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=92387

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KnuddeliKnuddeliAnonymous 28 Jul 2011 13:30

Yes, digital audio is broken (also in mplayer). Switch to fullscreen flickers bad (and vice versa). MBP i5, MID 2010, Fresh Lion install.

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[ coiin]coiinAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 23:25

when i stream youtube videos and hit play, vlc just crashes and wont stream the youtube video idk why

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[ Anon]AnonAnonymous 28 Aug 2011 04:51

when playing aac encoded mp4 fies, there is no audio, but only video. these played fine in snow leopard

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[ Aldergood]AldergoodAnonymous 18 Sep 2011 04:04

I have the same glitches on the MacbookPro 5.1 also when switching from normal mode to FullMode or vice versa. The problem only happens on some series of the MacBook Pro as it has not happen on my friend's MacBook Pro early 2011.

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[ naich]naichAnonymous 26 Sep 2011 16:37

Optical audio out is fixed in the latest nightly builds. You can download it at nightlies.videolan.org, when you cannot wait for the next public release. ;-)

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[ Macaroni323]Macaroni323Anonymous 19 Jan 2012 14:48

Issues playing MKV files on Mac Mini w/i7 with VLC v1.1.12. HD TV display connected via HDMI. HD (1920x1080) Video stumbles and jumps.

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