VLC Media Player 2.0.8

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.

VLC plays absolutely anything. It supports an enormous number of multimedia formats, and does not require you to download additional codecs. VLC features a complete streaming server, with extended features like video on demand, on-the-fly transcoding, granular speed controls, frame-by-frame advancement and more. It can also be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC Media Player now features fully customizable toolbars, customizable Skins, supports playback for broken files as well as zipped files, and so much more.

What's new in this version:


  • Fix ISDB-S tuning
  • Fix crash in QTsound
  • Fix screen mouse file location
  • Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access


  • Fix use after free in sgimb
  • Improve resistance and checking against malformed MKV files


  • Fix crash in the libavcodec module

Mac OS X:

  • Fix interface crashes
  • Fix autostart playback option
  • Respect "playlist-autostart" option


  • update Welsh translation
  • New Kannada translation

Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.8 | 21.9 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 19.7 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.7 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 22.0 MB
Download: VLC 2.0.8 for Linux | VLC 2.0.8 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website | Support

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alphonseM said,
2.08 quits unexpectedly on OSX10.8... skip and wait for bug fix

Skype from MICROSOFT quits unexpectedly on Mac OS X. Disappointing Microsoft.

Office on Mac is also pretty disappointing.

syobon999 said,
open source at it finest, go try comply to the developer he will tell you nice some word like linus torvalds.

I guess you're not much of a hacker...

68k said,

I guess you're not much of a hacker...

what the point of fixing the issue myself if it won't be inserted in the official repository to be available to the other millions of users.

quote: "NB: Most commercial Blu-Ray are protected by AACS or BD+ technologies and this library is not enough to playback those discs."

So, technically yes can be made to (although not quite as well as commercial players),
but legally no (since uses technologies that have to be paid for, and aren't).

As adam.mt says it won't play protected discs, which is the case with 99% if not all commercial blu-rays. But if you use AnyDVD HD you can then use VLC or MPC to play blu-rays.