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Description

VLC is the ultimate media player, ported to the Windows Universal Platform. ⚠ ⚠ Beware! This VLC does not feature all the features of the classic VLC! It does not support DVD or Blurays! Use the desktop version instead! ⚠⚠ VLC media player is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for all operating system, desktop, mobiles or TVs. VLC media player supports virtually all video and audio formats, including subtitles, rare file formats and streaming protocols.

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

Windows Holographic

Windows Holographic

PC

PC

mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Bugfixes: * Fix crash when browsing password protected network drives * Fix mixed up channels when playing 5.1/7.1 * Fix too long media discovery * Fix wrong external drive being browsed when 2 or more drives are plugged in * Fix various hardware acceleration bugs * Fix crash when displaying teletext subtitles * Fix inconsistent background audio behavior * Fix duplicated display of network drives Application: * Added fast seek using gamepad triggers * B will now close the playback overlay when it's displayed * Fix default control panel button focus * Improved media discovering performances * Fixed tab colors * General performance improvement

Features

  • video player
  • audio player
  • audio management
  • MKV playback
  • FLAC playback
  • Subtitles downloader
  • subtitles
  • audio

System Requirements

These apply only to PC and phones.
Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture ARM, x64, x86
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Architecture ARM, x64, x86

Additional info

Published by
VideoLAN
https://www.videolan.org/legal.hml


Approximate download size
21.69 MB - 86.05 MB


Category
Photo & video



This app can
Use your location
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
Use your music library
Use your video library
Use data stored on an external storage device
Use your pictures library


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)
Français (France)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Xbox Live code of conduct
VLC privacy policy
VLC license terms
This application is under the GPLv2 license. There are no limitations in usage. https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.txt



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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:4/5

1/5/2017

Brian

Platform: PC

Best app for videos on windows 10!

Great job supporting hardware video decoding! This app gives great battery life as a result of great usage of power efficient hardware video decoding. Requested feature: add a picture-in-picture mode, so that this app can keep a video always-on-top while the user flips between other apps. Would be so great to have a movie or TV show playing in a corner of the screen, while browsing the web or working on a document!!

13 out of 15 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:2/5

12/17/2016

DarthSyphilis08

Platform: Xbox

Does everything I need, except............

This app is great at streaming video files from my plex server, perhaps even better than the Plex app itself. I do really recommend VLC for music as well over the Simple Background Music Player app due to the fact it reads information faster, displays album art, and can handle more than 200 songs. Just don't expect it to play blu-rays, which I don't know why is a big deal. The Xbox One already has a BD app. Bottom line, if you want to stream movies and music from local, or network resources, this is the app to get. EXCEPT, this app constantly freezes, and I wouldn't have a problem giving this app 4 or 5 stars if they patch it and make it stable.

16 out of 17 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

1/16/2017

Bob

Platform: Mobile

Really want to like it...

I really like the design and layout. A key feature is the ability to view your music folders and play songs from them. This is a big feature lacking in groove music. The problem, is that the player stops after a few minutes of playing a song, so I end up having to go back to my phone and press the play button again. Fix this, and VLC gets 5 stars from me.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

1/8/2017

Brodrick

Platform: Mobile

Definitely come a long way

This app felt a bit awkward when it was first released on Windows 10 Mobile, and I honestly wasn't expecting much on improvements, considering Windows 10 Mobile is mostly slept on by developers.. So when the app updates came in, I was surprised.. In a good way! This is how its supposed to be done. This app has become my first go-to app for videos, and its in second place for music playback when Groove Music is acting funky. It has video support that even Microsoft's own video player doesn't have, so its almost a NECESSARY app for this OS. Thank you for being one of the rare developers supporting us! My support for you goes a long way after this.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

1/5/2017

Brian

Platform: PC

Best app for videos on windows 10!

Great job supporting hardware video decoding! This app gives great battery life as a result of great usage of power efficient hardware video decoding. Requested feature: add a picture-in-picture mode, so that this app can keep a video always-on-top while the user flips between other apps. Would be so great to have a movie or TV show playing in a corner of the screen, while browsing the web or working on a document!!

13 out of 15 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

1/10/2017

Jason

Platform: Mobile

Can't Remove Videos?

When you delete or remove a video (movie/show) it remains in the library even though it is gone. What a major pain if you ate constantly removing finished movies and episodes. And why is there a section for shows and with movies it just throws in in with your self filmed video clips? Really odd. We were told that at some point we would see movie posters and dvd covers...at this point I'd just be happy if my movies were separated from my self filmed clips.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

1/7/2017

Joshua

Platform: PC

Awesome app! Would love it to play DVD

I love this app, but wish it played discs. I would pay for that feature.

Rating:4/5

1/1/2017

Derek

Platform: Mobile

Refresh rate

Every time I open to play music it refreshes my songs from scratch and takes a long time and can not scroll down to find songs while refreshing, when I try to delete a song it crashes and repopulates when it refreshes.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

12/20/2016

Marton

Platform: PC

Great potential with NAS support and a few bugs!

This app makes me hopeful! It plays all of my videos nicely, it has a beautiful and functional user interface and it can finally easily connect to my Dlink NAS. This is literally the only app I could find in the whole store that cam do that, and it does it beautifully. There are a few bugs, for example the app becomes unresponsive when an external drive is connected to my PC, but otherwise great job!

17 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

12/20/2016

Aiden

Platform: Mobile

Love the design, many bugs fixed

The app is beautifully laid out, clear and easy to navigate (perspective from Windows Mobile). The recent updates fixed many bugs and made the UI even better. Can you please add transparent tile and OneDrive streaming?

15 out of 16 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

12/22/2016

Disposable8Hero

Platform: Xbox

Best free media player on xbone

I see a lot of complaints about this app, and it has some bad reviews. What people are forgetting it that despite the bugs in this app, it supports every video format i have tried (unlike the media player app) and has subtitle support (unlike the media player app). It is truly great!

14 out of 14 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

12/17/2016

DarthSyphilis08

Platform: Xbox

Does everything I need, except............

This app is great at streaming video files from my plex server, perhaps even better than the Plex app itself. I do really recommend VLC for music as well over the Simple Background Music Player app due to the fact it reads information faster, displays album art, and can handle more than 200 songs. Just don't expect it to play blu-rays, which I don't know why is a big deal. The Xbox One already has a BD app. Bottom line, if you want to stream movies and music from local, or network resources, this is the app to get. EXCEPT, this app constantly freezes, and I wouldn't have a problem giving this app 4 or 5 stars if they patch it and make it stable.

16 out of 17 people found this helpful.

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