VLC for MAC error from wrong download source

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Hi experts,

It seems like I cannot make VLC run on my MAC. I have downloaded VLC from App Store and it was full with errors and that’s why I downloaded from another source. It doesn’t want to work at all and this is the error that I have. Is there a way to make VLC work on my MAC ?

Thank you !

“VLC” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the MAC App Store.

Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store.

Safari downloaded this file on August 11, 2012 from sourceforge.net.


Answered By 590495 points N/A #178798

VLC for MAC error from wrong download source


Yes, that’s true. In Mac OS X, you will not be able or you are restricted from installing an application that doesn’t come from the Mac App Store or from a website that is not an authorized developer. Though this is true, you can still install an app that is not from the Mac App Store or from a source that is not authorized by Apple.

To do this, you need to change some settings on the computer to allow the installation of unauthorized apps. To install unsigned apps on a Mac PC, click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences and then Security & Privacy. In Security & Privacy under General tab, click on the Lock icon to make some changes. If you are prompted, enter your administrator username and password to continue.

In “Allow applications downloaded from”, select Anywhere. When you are prompted, select Allow From Anywhere. After this, install VLC media player on your computer. To make sure you are installing the latest version, download VLC media player 2.1.5 for Mac OS X. Select the appropriate version for your operating system. Once installed, open Security & Privacy again.

In “Allow applications downloaded from”, choose “Mac App Store and identified developers” and you’re done.

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