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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

2016-06-21

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to publish version 2.0 of VLC for Android today
It supports network shares browsing and playback, video playlists, downloading subtitles, pop-up video view and multiwindows, the new releases of the Android operating system, and merged Android TV and Android packages.
Get it now! and give us your feedback.

2016-06-05

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to publish version 2.2.4 of VLC media player today
This fourth stable release of the "WeatherWax" version of VLC fixes a few bugs reported on VLC 2.2.3 for Windows XP and certain audio files. It also includes updated codecs libraries and fixes a security issue when playing specifically crafted QuickTime files as well as a 3rd party security issue in libmad.
Read more about it on our release page.

2016-05-19

Due to unscheduled maintenance on one of our servers, some git repositories, the trac bug tracker and mailing-lists are currently not available. We are restoring the services, but we can't give detailed information when everything will be back online. Note that downloads from this website, git repositories on code.videolan.org, the wiki and the forum are not affected.
Important: Any communication send to email addresses on the videolan.org domain (aka yourdude@videolan.org) won't reach the receiver.

2016-05-03

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to publish version 2.2.3 of VLC media player today
This third stable release of the "WeatherWax" version of VLC fixes more than 30 important bugs reported on VLC 2.2.2. It also includes updated codecs libraries and fixes 3rd party libraries security issues.
Read more about it on our release page.

2016-02-18

2016 is a special year for many FLOSS projects: VideoLAN as open-source project and Free Software Foundation Europe both have their 15th birthday while KDE has its 20th birthday. All these call for celebrations! This year VideoLAN has come together with Qt, FSFE, KDE and KDAB to bring you QtCon, where attendees can meet, collaborate and get the latest news of all these projects.
VideoLAN Dev Days 2016 will be organised as part of QtCon in Berlin. The event will start on Friday the 2nd of September with 3 shared days of talks, workshops, meetups and coding sessions.
The current plan is to have a Call for Papers in March with the Program announced in early June.

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For some releases now, LAVA server is publishing events every time: a Job status change (Submitted, Running, ...) a Device status change (Idle, Reserved, ...) The stream of events is public and anyone can subscribe and receive updates. A [...]

Rémi Duraffort: Testing LAVA with DummySys

For more than 3 years now, I have been working on LAVA. Looking at the documentation: LAVA is an automated validation architecture primarily aimed at testing deployments of systems based around the Linux kernel on ARM devices, specifically[...]

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