Are GIMP and VLC Player safe apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bubwell, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Bubwell macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2016
    #1
    They never caused issues in Windows, but I'd like to know if they are considered safe by mac community?
    https://www.gimp.org/
    www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
  3. 960design macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Location:
    Destin, FL
    #3
    Yep... safe as long as you get the download from official web sites.
    PS... Oops... exactly what Floris said.
     
  4. Bubwell thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2016
    #4
    Thank you for your help!

    No worries, the more help the better. :)
     
  5. freiheit macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Location:
    California
    #5
    It took me years to switch over to VLC and now I can't stand to use anything else. My only gripe is it's difficult (not really supported) to have multiple VLC instances running at the same time. But I only rarely have the need to do that anyway.

    Have never used GIMP but I know it's one of the oldest and most respected open source apps in the world.
     
  6. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #6
    We used to be able to just get VLC to open with the media loading right away. Now it has a pre-screen like a real player, with internet, streaming, a history, etc. And then it (auto) loads the media.

    When I got my mac pro in 2006 i stress tested it by loading a directory of dvd files and > open with vlc > it started playing it all at once. Was amazing in expose.

    Kinda miss that vlc player, but yeah - it is still my goto player on the mac, dont;' use anything else really
     
  7. KALLT macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    #7
    If you just want a simple player like QuickTime, mpv is a decent alternative. Just avoid MPlayerX, it is distributed with adware.
     

Share This Page