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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

2021-02-01

20 years ago today, VideoLAN moved from a closed-source student project to the GNU GPL, thanks to the authorization of the École Centrale Paris director at that time.
VLC has grown a lot since, thanks to 1000 volunteers!
Read our press release!.

2021-01-18

VideoLAN is now publishing 3.0.12 release, which adds support for Apple Silicon, improves Bluray, DASH and RIST support. It fixes some audio issues on macOS, some crashes on Windows and fixes security issues. More details on the release page.

2020-10-23

A minor release of libbluray was pushed today, focused on fixing bugs and improving the support for UHD Blurays. More details on the libbluray page.

2020-09-23

VideoLAN is proud to release the new major version of VLC for Android. A complete design rework has been done. The navigation is now at the bottom for a better experience. The Video player has also been completely revamped for a more modern look. The video grouping has been improved and lets you create custom groups. You can also easily share your media with your friends. The settings have been simplified and a lot of bugs have been fixed.

2020-07-29

Today, VideoLAN is publishing the VLC 3.0.11.1 release for macOS, which notably solves an audio rendering regression introduced in the last update specific to that platform. Additionally, it improves playback of HLS streams, WebVTT subtitles and UPnP discovery.

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Rémi Denis-Courmont: VLC plug-in for YoutubeDL

The third major update of the VLC YoutubeDL plug-in is now available, bringing most enhancements from version that was built into the VLC 4.0 development branch last year.[...]

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[adrg_b] libvlc-go v3.1.2 adds more audio functionality, including equalizer support. Check out the repository on Github: https://t.co/9kTvwv9KVK

[lu_zero_] https://t.co/HKZRJOo9r3 Another blogpost about the speed optimizations we landed in #rav1e during the last 3 weeks.

[golem] Open-Source-Mediaplayer: "Die Deutschen werden VLC wohl zerstören" #Verkehrskegelplayer https://t.co/exBgoEnBXV

[videolan] Really cool results confirming what we see on desktop :) ARM got a huge boost too… https://t.co/ZEjpJJ0CWQ

[phoronix] #dav1d 0.8.2 @videolan #AV1 Decoder Showing Nice Uplift On @Intel, @AMDRyzen CPUs https://t.co/yRmcvb4ZaS