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Russ
28 Apr 2017

VLC is certainly the best freeware Media Player I have ever used ... and I've used or tried many.

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Walter Eric Clyde
28 Apr 2017

I have used VLC for years successfully fo NTSC and a couple of PAL videos for years and love it. Highly recommended

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JP
28 Apr 2017

One of the many features I like about VLC is the frame capture for videos, as well as the ability to advance one frame at a time. It makes getting screenshots extremely easy.

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Walter T
28 Apr 2017

I'm a long-time VLC user, and it's one of the first things I install when setting up a new PC. I've only used it to play local files and DVDs on my PC, and have not had the opportunity to try out any of the streaming/server capabilities. I'll try that some day.

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Mat
28 Apr 2017

I have been using it for years.
I use it primarily for videos, especially to transfer videos downloaded into my pc to my iPhone.......I have never had any problems with it, and it works extremely well.
The dvd player always works well, even (or more especially) on Windows 10.

Posted by:

Foxuk
28 Apr 2017

Used VLC for years. It really is the Swiss Army Knife of players.

I've never found a non-corrupt file that it won't play and it will even re-build some of those.

AND it is really free!

Thanks Bob, I'm sure many will thank you for this advice.

Posted by:

Dave
28 Apr 2017

Most people will use it only as a standard viewer for local files but it can do so much more. It can trans-code, it supports SAP. It is quite useful when setting up IP camera systems.

Posted by:

bb
28 Apr 2017

An alternate good, safe, site for downloading VLC is ninite.com.

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Gary Bergman
28 Apr 2017

I certainly agree VLC is the most robust and versatile player, but my player of choice is MPC-HC for windows. It is nearly as complete and versatile, including video subtitle support, but the 64 bit version loads and starts audio content almost instantly.

Posted by:

SysOp404
28 Apr 2017

I'd used VLC for several years and was OK with it. My current favorite for the last year has been PotPlayer 64-bit, which has a lot of similar features and is also free.

Posted by:

Darwin
28 Apr 2017

I have been using vlc for a long time and love it, in fact I stopped using Microsoft Windows and all its programs a long time ago, I just got sick of its viruses, blue screens, having to install every single program in case of disaster and format, etc... So in its place went to Ubuntu, and after trying a few versions I got stuck with Linux Mint, I like the fact that never had to re-format due to virus and anything like, my old laptop will not freeze and if i have to hard boot won't loose any dll files, I re-formated the drive a couple of time, not because I had to but I wanted to, and most of the regular programs I use on daily basis are automatically installed with the OS, and any other I will install without looking for CDs on my shelves, even for backups of my files, just copy - paste to external drive. In short I like it (bye windows bye) Yes, there are limitation but I've been able to overcome them. (This home use only not office evirontment)
Would anybody comment on this?
Now my problem is I am trying to install wiles cameras using the Linux Mint but the software that comes with most cameras is Windows based, for some reason WINE, the Windows emulator opens the software of the camera but that software won't display the camera.

Posted by:

HisSon
28 Apr 2017

Been using VLC since our son and his family were here last year on vacation. He is s music/worship pastor at his church and they do a lot of creative things which one might not think possible with VLC.

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NB
28 Apr 2017

I am surprised by the universal praise for the VLC player. Based on past reviews I tried the program twice over the years, and both times was disappointed. Same with iTunes, even though it is already on my computer to sync my phone. Windows Media Player continues to work fine for me, including on Win10.

By the way, EAC (Exact Audio Copy) is a great choice for ripping CDs to MP3.

Posted by:

john silberman
28 Apr 2017

I am a long time user of VLC. I have recently noticed many are switching to SMPlayer and/or MPV Player. I have not tried either yet but have seen many good reviews.

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David
28 Apr 2017

I use VLC but not so much now as it won't integrate with Google Cast. For that reason I'm interested to know what you mean by “partial” integration with Google Chromecast?

Posted by:

richard a florer
28 Apr 2017

That is a good program. However sir I tend to like
SM player more for me it seems a easier install plays at least as many formats as VLC and seems to have less issues.
Sincerely
Richard A Florer

Posted by:

Peter Mauro
28 Apr 2017

Bob, I use the " FLV Player"
It allows multiple videos to be played simultaneous.
I tried doing that with VLC and could not , although that was a long time ago.
Also, it's the original version of FLV that works ,not the new one .
Have you any experience with FLV?

Posted by:

Micky
28 Apr 2017

One of the first things I install on any device I own. Use it for streaming low bandwidth audio. Can't say much for the visualizations compared to Windows Media Player, but almost never use that feature.

Posted by:

Steve Gordon
28 Apr 2017

VLC will play just about anything. Has great menus and gives you the ability to be able to play something even if it is out of sync. Best player out there, period.

Posted by:

Steve Gordon
28 Apr 2017

VLC will play just about anything. Has great menus and gives you the ability to be able to play something even if it is out of sync. Best player out there, period.

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