VLC media player

VLC media player 3.0

Watch your favorite movies and listen to your music from one app.
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VLC media player is one of the most popular video players on the market. This open source utility is packed with a wide range of useful features, such as support for dozens of media formats, subtitle synchronization, the ability to convert or stream clips, and many others.

You can use drag-and-drop actions to import your media files, create playlists, and work with the integrated search tool to immediately find an item in your VLC media player library. The program also enables you to define multiple shortcut keys. By using these hotkeys you can handle the app's player and the main menu functions a lot quicker.

Furthermore, VLC media player provides you with a solution for watching DVDs and playing audio CDs. It also features an option for automatically searching and updating media file metadata.

The only thing missing from this program is an option to look for subtitles for movies. This feature is available in various video players. However, not many Mac users actually require this option while watching movies.

Briefly, VLC media player is an effective and feature-rich utility that might prove to be a smart addition to your collection of Mac applications. You should definitely give it a try if you're looking for an alternative to using Mac's default player for watching movies.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Supports a wide range of media formats
  • Subtitle synchronization
  • Localized in multiple languages
  • Helps you find missing metadata
  • Allows you to define multiple hotkeys
  • Supports drag-and-drop actions


  • Lacks a built-in search tool for finding and downloading subtitles
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