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.
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.
X265 is a free software library and application for encoding video streams into the H.265/MPEG-H HEVC compression format, and is released under the terms of the GNU GPL. Unfortunately, when you switch to Mac OS X, K-Lite Codec is no longer a solution. The list below will provide you with alternatives that can successfully replace K-Lite Codec for Mac. These tools will install all the necessary codecs needed for playback of all sorts of videos on your Mac. Perian is a free, open source, QuickTime component that supports many popular media types, including AVI, DivX, and XviD. Mac OS X 10.4.7 or higher. FFmpeg for providing such a rich audio/video codec. The CODEC component consists of two methods for the creation of MD5 digests. CODECEncodeMD5x creates a properly formatted MD5 digest directly from a supplied. Global Nav Open Menu Global Nav Close Menu; Apple; Shopping Bag +.
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
Video Codec For Mac Osx
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
Mp4 Codec Mac
QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is required
Use VLC 0.8.6i. Get it for PowerPC.
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Video Codec Pack Mac Os X
Use VLC 0.8.4a. Get it for PowerPC.
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and 10.1 Puma
Video Codecs For Mac Os X
Use VLC 0.7.0. Get it for PowerPC.