VLC Media Player 3.0.8

November 14, 2019 - VideoLan (Freeware)
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VLC Media Player for Windows download 64-bit to play all multimedia files like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3 as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is an open-source cross-platform multimedia player and framework loaded with many amazing features that are used to play most of the modern audio and video files and can be run on all platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android. Moreover, it comes with the most complete feature-set over the video, subtitle synchronization, video, and audio filters. It also can be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Along with these features, the VLC Media is free without any adware.

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VLC Media Player 64-bit supports various plugins and is a modular platform and therefore supports, all the video formats. If the NPAPI plugin is clubbed with VLC Media Player Windows 10, the users can also play the embedded videos of the websites. With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC 64-bit.

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.

VLC Media Player for Windows Features

Convert Media Files

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VLC to convert your media files into a wide variety of formats? The app lets you choose exactly how you would like to convert them or you can simply use a given preset.

Play or Download Youtube Videos

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You can actually use VLC to play and download online videos. You can use the full suite of tools to manipulate video playback or save them for later play.

Record Currently Playing Video/Audio

vlc media player for windows can record currently playing video
Record and capture a snippet of a video that you are playing, VLC has an option to do so. To enable this feature, on the menu bar, click View > Advanced Controls. Extra buttons will appear on the app. While playing a media file, click on the Record button to start recording. Press again to stop.

Record Desktop

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VLC is able to record a video of your desktop, acting as a screen recorder. To enable desktop recording, here’s what to do:

Record Webcam

vlc media player for windows can record your webcam
You can record a video in VLC using the webcam. Go to Media > Open Capture Device and select DirectShow from the Capture mode drop menu. From here you will select the video and audio device from where it will capture. Click Play and VLC will stream from your webcam. Use VLC’s ability to record currently playing video and you have yourself a webcam recorder.

Remote Control VLC From A Browser

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There is an option available to use a web browser remote control for VLC. This is incredibly useful when running VLC on a media center PC, as you can control it using a laptop or your mobile phone.

Rip A DVD

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Did you know you can use VLC to rip your DVD’s into your computer? It’s a simple way to create an archive of your DVD’s for backup purposes or a way to view them when you do not have access to the physical disc.

Play Internet Radio

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VLC provides Internet Radio channels on its Playlist sidebar for you to browse and search for online radio stations. If the provided stations don’t interest you, you can play your favorite channel by getting the station’s URL and opening it using Media > Open Network Stream.

Audio  and Video Effects

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VLC gives you a multitude of tools that allows you to editing video and audio of any given media. To see the tools available, go to Tools > Adjustments and Effects. From here, you will see tabs that contain the A/V manipulation tools. On the video side, you can adjust colors, crop, rotate video, add filters, etc. With audio, you get the usual equalizers to tune your music.

Add Watermarks on Video

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You can add your own watermarks on video through VLC, bypassing a need for a dedicated video editor to do so. Do remember though that you will need to use VLC’s recording feature to save the video with the watermark.

Subscribe To Podcast

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If you are looking for a very simple podcast subscription app, VLC can fill that need. You can use the app to subscribe to your favorite video and audio podcast and view them all within the app.

To subscribe to a podcast, got to the Playlist sidebar, under Internet, there is a Podcast option. Hover your mouse cursor over it and a + will appear. Click on it and add the RSS for your podcast. On the Mac version, go to the Podcast option and press Subscribe to add the RSS URL.

Video Wallpaper


Ever wanted to have a video playing as your desktop wallpaper? There is a simple way to toggle this using VLC. Go to Tools > Preference. Click on Video and under the Output drop-down box, select DirectX (DirectDraw) video output. Save and restart VLC. The next time you play a video, an option will appear on the right-click menu under Video to play as a Set as Wallpaper. Choose it and the video will then start playing as your desktop background.

Play Archived Media Files

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If you have a ZIP or RAR file that contains a media file, you can actually play them within VLC without extracting them. Simply open them with VLC and it will play all of the files contained within.

If the file is broken up into pieces, just open the first part of the archive in VLC, making sure all the files are within the same place. This is a good tip when you don’t want to waste space decompressing the video.

Scrobble To Last.fm

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If you are a heavy Last.fm user, you can scrobble the music you play through VLC. To enable it, got to Tools > Preference. On the Show settings radio box, click All. Click on Interface > Control interfaces and tick the checkbox for the Submission of played songs to Last.fm. Then, under Interface > Control interfaces > Audioscrobbler, enter in your Last.fm credentials.

Play Video As ACSII Characters

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For a bit of fun, VLC allows you to display a video all in ACSII characters. To enable this fun feature, here’s what you do: Go to Tools > Preference – Click on Video – Under the Output drop-down box, choose Color ASCII art video output, Your video will now be displayed entirely in ASCII. Now try watching ‘The Matrix’ like this.

Take Snapshot of Videos

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Ever need to take a snapshot of a video you are watching? VLC has a way to do so. Simply use the shortcut Shift + S on vlc media player for Windows and Linux or CMD + ALT + S on OS X. The picture will be saved in your OS’s respective pictures folder.

Bookmark A Video

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You can bookmark a part of a video so that you can return to it later on, if you feel like replaying a certain part of a video. To bookmark a video, go to Playback > Custom Bookmarks > Manage. The Edit Bookmarks window will pop up. Press the Create button when at a section of a video you would like to bookmark.

Add Subtitles

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If a video you have doesn’t come with subtitles, you can add your own by finding an SRT subtitle file for the video and adding it in. To add the subtitle, play your video and go to Subtitle on the menu bar and click Add Subtitle File. If you want VLC to play it automatically, place the SRT file in the same folder as the video and make sure it uses the same file name as the video file.

Control the playback speed 

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This feature is incredibly useful when you are watching a media file primarily for the content, such as podcasts, audiobooks, recorded lectures, etc. To start, press ] to fast forward by 0.1x for each press. To slow it down, press [ instead. On the Mac, there is a slider to control playback speed, located in Playback.

Extensions And Plugins

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Just like Firefox, you can extend the functionality and appearance of your VLC player skins. There are a variety of extensions and skins available on the VideoLAN site. Take a look and see what appeals to you.

Some of the extensions enable you to automatically get subtitles, info on the actors, as well as lyrics to songs, among other things. Skins, on the other hand, allow you to modify the look of your VLC media player for windows and there are many available that are sure to fit your taste.

Some other features

  • 8K support (hardware decoding is on by default)
  • Chromecast/Google Cast support
  • HDR and 10 bit video
  • HMDI Audio passthrough
  • Network browsing for NAS systems
  • 360 video and 3D audio
  • Modifying subtitle size live
  • Drag and drop support
  • HD DVD support
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing blending in GPU.
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for conversion, including 10bits.
  • Video outputs for Windows 8 and 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
  • Debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
  • Deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
  • Resamplers for higher quality audio.
  • Dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
  • Audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
  • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
  • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp etc.
  • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.

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