VLC Media Player 1.0.0 RC3

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols without external codec or program.

It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC can play:

  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 / DivX files from a hard disk, a CD-ROM drive, and so on
  • DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CDs
  • From satellite cards (DVB-S)
  • Several types of network streams: UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP, RTSP, MMS, etc.
  • From acquisition or encoding cards (on GNU/Linux and Windows only)

Download: VLC Media Player 1.0.0 RC3 | 17,8 MB (Freeware)
View: VLC Media Player Website

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boogerjones said,
With Window 7, CoreAVC, and Haali, WMP will play pretty much anything I throw at it; I no longer have any need for VLC Player.

but its still better. Just in-case you need it. Say you don't have internet because the world ended and you only have one video file to watch but wmp can't play it.

excalpius said,
Shark codecs ftw over cccp :)


Agreed, I use the Vista Codec Pack, and it's great. I used to use K.lite Mega Codec Pack until I found VCP.

Any fixes for the windows 7 pixelation problem? in vista the video when scaled is smoothed by hardware acceleration... in windows 7 recently starting with the RC all video in VLC is pixelated when scaled larger... and changing the outmode doesn't fix the problem (been reported by many people in the VLC forum)

Maybe that smoothing caused by a setting or a filter/codec you used back then...

I had this effect in WinXP also when i reinstalled Windows and i don't see any pixels in Windows 7...

Maybe your video is bad or you need to turn on some preprocessing options...

sorlag said,
Maybe that smoothing caused by a setting or a filter/codec you used back then...

I had this effect in WinXP also when i reinstalled Windows and i don't see any pixels in Windows 7...

Maybe your video is bad or you need to turn on some preprocessing options...


This is with built in codecs in Win 7 and if you use brand new divx codecs, and there are tons of users complaining about it in the RC build of Windows 7 having the same problem

ThaCrip said,
seems popular but i prefer 'The KMPlayer' more as it's just better ;)


Didn't you know, that KMPlayer changed from using it's own codebase to using the VLC codebase a while back, so KMPlayer could be considered a frontend for VLC.

Comic Book Guy said,
Didn't you know, that KMPlayer changed from using it's own codebase to using the VLC codebase a while back, so KMPlayer could be considered a frontend for VLC.

I didn't know that, but I also prefer the KMPlayer so much more.

Tend to prefer VLC for the simplicity. KMPlayer's combination of one of the craziest right-click menus I've ever seen in a media player, with that newbish hey-look-i'm-skinnable non-native UI, just comes together into one great big turn-off.

While VLC might be needlessly 1995, KMPlayer is inexcusably 2001. :P

In the release notes of RC2 they describe a completely reworked interface on Mac OS X, yet it looks exactly the same as version 0.9x and below.