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VLC playback Features

     
Windows Mac OS X Linux BeOS FreeBSD OpenBSD
MPEG Layer 1/2Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MP3 - MPEG Layer 3Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AAC - MPEG-4 part3Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VorbisYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AC3 - A/52 (Dolby Digital)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MLP / TrueHD">3Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTSYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WMA 1/2Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WMA 3 1Yes Yes Yes No No
FLACYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ALACYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SpeexYes Yes Yes Untested Yes
Musepack / MPCYes Yes Yes Untested Yes
ATRAC 3Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
WavpackYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mod (.s3m, .it, .mod)Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
TrueAudio (TTA)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
APE (Monkey Audio)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real Audio 2Partial Partial Partial Untested Partial
Alaw/µlawYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMR (3GPP)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MIDI 3 Yes Untested Yes No Yes
LPCMYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ADPCMYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QCELPYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DV AudioYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime)Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
MACEYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. Native playback supported by VLC 1.0.3 and later. Previous versions could use Windows DMO codecs on 32-bit x86 platforms and allow WMV-3/WMA-3 decoding. This feature was never tested on Intel-based Macs.
  2. Sipr codec playback is not supported.
  3. Requires a .sf2 soundfont, see our wiki.
 
 
  • Yes = Yes
  • Partial = Partial
  • No = No
  • Untested = Untested
 

Streaming

See the Streaming features page