VLC Media Player freeware

VLC Media Player

Version: 3.0.4 | Size: 37.10 MB | Filename: vlc-3.0.4-win64.exe
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The first notable thing about VLC Media Player is its simple, compact, and pleasant. The well-structured interface compliments its brilliant performance. VLC is not just a program that plays music and videos. It has more capabilities, which is something unique, which stands out. Users can enjoy their favorite content through the innate interface.

This software has faster and more efficient decoding abilities. It also supports BluRay and high definition content. It is light, flexible and fast, this makes its use popular across the globe. The media player is vast in its capabilities. First, it is able to play an array of formats for both the audio and video. These formats include MP3, 3GP, MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLAC, Digital TV just to name a few.  This makes VLC stand out because it enables the user to have freedom of choice and variety of formats.

The original settings of VLC consist of a proliferation of encoding and decoding libraries that are free. This makes the consumers life easy because they do not go through the trouble of adjusting and finding plug-ins. In addition, VLC Media Player features the libavcodec, which is a library of various codecs to enable playing of various files. VLC also supports multi-threaded decoding for H.264, WedM and 4/Xvid. There is also support for 10-bit codecs.

Previewing is much better, thanks to VLC’s capability of playing incomplete parts of the downloaded file. The tool can integrate streaming services from various platforms. Users can access their favorite streaming channels. This offers a great selection of channels and getting there is simple, simply right-click on the menu and make a selection. All the streaming sites will emerge on the media player’s playlist. There are various channels and categories to make a selection.

A great hot key support is what makes navigating this program so easy. It also has control capabilities without touching the mouse. VLC also supports easy addition of subtitles to video file. The process involves adding the SRT storage file, in seconds the subtitles will be played. The interface is very attractive and gives this software a cleaner and smoother appearance. There are more skins and extras online.

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Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10, Windows 10 x64

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Last versions of VLC Media Player
Version Change log
VLC Media Player 3.0.4 Sep 3, 2018 Decoder:
Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
Decode AV1 streams
Fix playback of low-fps files
Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
Fix crashes with LPCM streams
Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
Fix MediaCodec rotation handling
Improve FLV fps detection
Fix some ogg/flac
Improve support for broken HEVC inside MKV
Fix some AVI regression for broken files and for DVAudio
Support files splitted in the .mts%d pattern
Fixes for MKV seeking
Fix for MP4 disabled track selection
Fix playback of incomplete RAR files (downloading)
Audio Output:
Improve iOS session management and resume-from-pause
Improve macOS audio performance
Support 44.1kHz DTS passthrough
Fix crashes on DirectSound output
VLC Media Player 3.0.3 May 30, 2018 Core:
Update subtitles display while paused
Enable srt support on binary builds
Allow videotoolbox hardware decoding to be disabled
Disable VideoToolbox for 10bits H.264
Fix VideoToolbox with some invalid HEVC streams
Fix subsdec wide character support
Fix 1st order Ambisonics in AAC
Miscellaneous ogg improvements & bugfixes, including oggds
Fix forced tracks selection
Fix Topfield files
Probe AAC/ADTS inside TS
Fix tracks detection issues with DolbyVision and Bluray streams
Fix "Open Network Stream" URL box focus
Add option to disable hardware acceleration for video decoding
Remove option to force dolby mode from simple preferences
Video Output:
Fix crashes on Direct3D11
VLC Media Player 3.0.1 Feb 28, 2018 Core:
Fix use-after-free when cleaning playlists
Fix crash on exit on Windows
Video output:
Fix HLG tone mapping on some systems like macOS.
Fix screensaver inhibition on Windows XP
Fix various Direct3D11 crashes
Fix HDR tone mapping in Direct3d11
Fix pink screen on Windows
Fix potential stack buffer overflow with faad
Enable Cineform HD in avcodec
Hardware Decoder:
macOS: Improve HEVC 10bit performance with Videotoolbox
android: Add MPEG2 support via MediaCodec
Fix HEVC decoding with some files on Android/macOS/iOS
Improve Direct3D11 memory usage
Improve MKV seeking speed
Fix xspf base URL handling
Fix reading mp4 trun with moof based offsets
Fix adaptive http redirections
Replace old API, fixing adaptive TLS leak
Use mime type as fallback for HLS segment type
Fix subtitle (srt,ssa..) seek when having a single entry
Flag non default HDMV subset video streams
Increase TS probing amount for 4K streams
Miscellaneous MKV, MP4 & AVI crash fixes
Fix out of bounds
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