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VLC playback Features

     
Windows Mac OS X Linux BeOS FreeBSD OpenBSD
MPEG-1/2Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DIVX (1/2/3)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
H.261Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
H.263 / H.263iYes Yes Yes Untested Yes
H.264 / MPEG-4 AVCYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CinepakYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TheoraYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dirac / VC-2Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
MJPEG (A/B)Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
WMV 1/2Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DV (Digital Video)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On2 VP3/VP5/VP6Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
Indeo Video v3 (IV32)Yes Yes Partial Yes Partial
Indeo Video 4/5 (IV41, IV51)No No No No No
Real Video 1/2Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real Video 3/4Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
  1. Windows DMO codecs can be used by VLC on 32-bit x86 platforms and allow WMV-3/WMA-3 decoding. This feature is untested on Intel-based Macs.
 
 
  • Yes = Yes
  • Partial = Partial
  • No = No
  • Untested = Untested
 

Streaming

See the Streaming features page