VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also can be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

What's New

VLC media player 2.1.5

  • Improved reliability of MKV and MAD file playback
  • Fixed audio recording using the QTSound module
  • Improved audio playback reliability and channel ordering
  • Fixed support for video-on-top playback
  • Fixed video output event propagation on Macs with Retina Displays
  • Improved stability when running future VLC versions side by side

  • Security contents:
  • Updated GnuTLS and libpng versions

Improvements in VLC 2.1

With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better efficiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.
It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers.

Details on this major update are available online.

VLC media player (org.videolan.vlc) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is VLC media player 2.1.5. The most popular version of this application used by our users is VLC media player 2.2.0.

Minimum OS version: 10.6.0

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