VLC media player 3.0.18 RC

VLC Media Player

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.

Changes between and 3.0.18-rc:


  • Major adaptive streaming update, notably for multiple timelies and webvtt
  • Fix seeking with some fragmented MP4 files
  • Add support for DVBSub inside MKV
  • Fix some Flac files that could not be played
  • Improve seeking in Ogg files


  • Fix DxVA/D3D11 crashes on HEVC files with bogus references
  • Fix libass storage size and crash
  • Fix decoding errors on macOS hw decoding on some HEVC files

Video Output

  • Fix color regression with VAAPI/iOS and OpenGL output
  • Fix some resizing issues with OpenGL on GLX/EGL/X11/XV
  • Fix Direct3d9 texture stretching
  • Fix 10-bit accelerated video filters on macOS


  • Avoid playlist liveloop on failed/tiny items (temporize EOS bursts)


  • Misc fixes for the extension UI on macOS
  • Improve SMBv1 and SMBv2 behaviours
  • Improve FTP compatibility
  • Support RISC-V
  • Fix AVI muxing for Windows Media Player compatibility
  • Fix seeking speed on macOS


  • update FFmpeg, bluray, upnp, pthread, x265, freetype, libsmb2, aom, dav1d, libass, libxml2 (contains CVE), dvdread, harfbuzz, zlib, gme, nettle, GnuTLS, mpg123, speex, bluray, libvpx

Download: VLC Media Player 3.0.18 (64-bit) | Portable ~40.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player 3.0.18 (32-bit) | Portable
View: VLC Media Player Website | Other Operating Sytems

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