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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, and various streaming protocols.

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News & Updates

2019-06-07

After 100 millions downloads of 3.0.6, VideoLAN is releasing today the VLC 3.0.7 release, focusing on numerous security fixes, improving HDR support on Windows, and Blu-ray menu support.
VideoLAN would like to thank the EU-FOSSA project from the European Commission, who funded this initiative.
More information available on the release page.

2019-04-08

VideoLAN is happy to present the new major version of VLC for Android platforms. Featuring AV1 decoding with dav1d, Android Auto, Launcher Shortcuts, Oreo/Pie integration, Video Groups, SMBv2, and OTG drive support, but also improvements on Cast, Chromebooks and managing the audio/video libraries, this is a quite large update.

2019-02-12

VideoLAN is releasing a new major version of libbluray: 1.1.0. It adds support for UHD menus (experimental), for more recents of Java, and improves vastly BD-J menus. This release fixes numerous small issues reported.

2019-02-05

VideoLAN is releasing a new minor version of libdvdread, numbered 6.0.1, fixing minor DVD issues. See libdvdread page for more info.

2019-01-12

VideoLAN is very happy to announce that VLC crossed the 3 billion downloads on our website: VLC statistics. Please note that this number is under-estimating the number of downloads of VLC.

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Development Blogs

Rémi Denis-Courmont: VLC adaptive HTTP User-Agent injection vulnerability

VLC 3.0.6 suffers from an HTTP request injection vulnerability.[...]

Rémi Denis-Courmont: Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2019

I will be giving a talk on VLC media player in cooperation with the VideoLAN foundation at the upcoming Hong Kong Open Source Conference on 14-15 June 2016. Follow the link to sign up. See you there.[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: VLC 3.0.7 and security

VLC 3.0.7 release and EU-FOSSA We just released VLC 3.0.7, a minor update of VLC branch 3.0.x. This release is a bit special, because it has more security issues fixed than any other version of VLC. This high number of security issu[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d 0.3.0 release: even faster!

tl;dr: dav1d another fast release If you want a quick summary of this post, about our AV1 decoder: dav1d is still ready for production, and getting used more, dav1d has a speed gain of 12% on ARM64 mobile CPUs, a gain of 15%-25% on SSSE3[...]

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