Although VLC is more famous for playing DVDs and videos, but the version after 0.9.6 can rip movie from DVD on Mac and PC as well. Before following the guide below on how to rip DVD on Mac with VLC, go to VLC official site and free download VLC for Mac latest version and get it installed. It runs on 64-bit Mac running on OS X 10.6 or later. Support for NPAPI plugins was removed from all modern web browsers, so VLC's plugin is no longer maintained. The last version is 3.0.4 and can be found here. It will not receive any further updates. Older versions of Mac OS X and VLC media player. We provide older releases for users who wish to deploy our software on legacy releases of Mac OS X. VLC Player for Mac OS X: This version is suitable for your Mac PC. The download is a DMG file. This version is for the 32 and 64-bit Intel platforms in one download. The download is direct from our secure high-speed servers with maximum bandwidth.
Devices and Mac OS X version
VLC media player requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later. It runs on any 64bit Intel-based Mac. Previous devices are supported by older releases.
Note that the first generation of Intel-based Macs equipped with Core Solo or Core Duo processors is no longer supported. Please use version 2.0.10 linked below.
Older versions of Mac OS X and VLC media player
We provide older releases for users who wish to deploy our software on legacy releases of Mac OS X. You can find recommendations for the respective operating system version below. Note that support ended for all releases listed below and hence they won't receive any further updates.
If you need help in finding the correct package matching your Mac's processor architecture, please see this official support document by Apple.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Use VLC 2.0.10. Get it for PowerPC or 32bit Intel.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later is required
Use VLC 0.9.10. Get it for PowerPC or Intel.
Vlc For Mac Os X 10.5.8
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is required
Use VLC 0.8.6i. Get it for PowerPC.
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Use VLC 0.8.4a. Get it for PowerPC.
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and 10.1 Puma
Use VLC 0.7.0. Get it for PowerPC.
VLC 2.0 aka Twoflower has finally been released and is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This new VLC release comes with faster decoding on multi-core systems, GPU, and mobile hardware, with the ability to support more file formats than its previous version. One of the major new formats include professional HD and 10bits codecs. Unlike some previous versions, VLC 2.0 is a major VLC upgrade. Let’s take a look at some of the new features and installation instructions for TwoFlower aka VLC 2.0.
Major New Features
Some of the major new features and enhancements VLC 2.0 For Mac OS X, Linux And Windows include the following:
- Broadcom Crystal HD hardware decoding
- New filters for videos and audio
- BluRay support (currently experimental)
- Improvements for MKV demuxer
- VLC 2.0 has new video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
- VLC now has some new de-banding, grain, de-noising and anti-flickering filter.
- Speaking of filters, VLC 2.0 also comes with a new deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
- Another new feature includes a new re-samplers for higher audio quality.
- It also has new dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
- The audio core has been simplified for faster processing.
- Interface changes
There are also some platform specific changes for VLC 2.0 that are listed below each platform section below, including VLC 2.0 For Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux And Windows.
Note: While VLC 2.0 is available for a number of platforms, including mobile platforms, this post is focused on VLC 2.0 For Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux And Windows.
Mac OS X
You can install VLC 2.0 on Mac OS X by downloading DMG package from the link given at the end of this post. The new features that would be of interest to Mac users in particular include the following:
- A new single window interface for Mac users.
- VLC 2.0 is available in two different colors for Mac users, i.e. Lion grey and QTX black.
- VLC 2.0 has extensions support and better Mac OS X Lion integration.
- Support for QTKit devices via qt-capture and qt-sound modules.
- VLC 2.0 brings support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080 pixels and ProRes on Dual-G5)
VLC 2.0 works on the following Mac OS X versions 10.6 and later:
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Vlc For Mac Air
The open source VLC 2.0 media player can be installed in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin via the Ubuntu Software Center. However, Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot users can install VLC 2.0 from the PPA given below.
Vlc For Mac Os X 10.5.8 Download
One of the notable Linux specific feature that VLC 2.0 brings is support for SDI and HD-SDI cards for input on Linux.
As always, windows users can download and install VLC 2.0 via the EXE file.
VLC 2.0 works on the following Windows based operating systems:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
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