Devices and Mac OS X version
VLC media player requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 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.
About Real Player for Mac RealPlayer is a media player created by RealNetworks that plays a number of multimedia formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media formats and multiple versions of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo codecs.
- QuickTime Player lets you make common movie edits like trim, rearrange, and rotate. You can also split a movie into multiple clips and manipulate each one individually. How to edit a movie. Record your Mac screen. Need a quick way to show someone how to do something on a Mac, or maybe just show another person what you’re seeing on your screen.
- RealPlayer for Linux/Unix was developed separately from the Windows and Mac versions. The client is based on the open-source Helix Player which can be found at the Helix Community Website. It supports Windows Media 7/8, RealAudio/Video, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.
Web browser plugin for Mac OS X
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. 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.
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Use VLC 2.2.8. Get it here.
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.
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is required
Use VLC 0.8.6i. Get it for PowerPC.
Real One Player For Macbook
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Use VLC 0.8.4a. Get it for PowerPC.
Real One Player For Macbook Pro
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and 10.1 Puma
Real Time Player For Mac
Use VLC 0.7.0. Get it for PowerPC.