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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
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News & Updates

2014-07-26

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to present a new minor version of the VLC 2.1.x branch.
This fixes a few bugs and security issues in third-party libraries, like GnuTLS and libpng.
More info on our release page

2014-07-13

The 3 VideoLAN Blu-Ray libraries have been released: libbluray 0.6.0, libaacs 0.7.1 and libbdplus 0.1.1 library.
Those releases notably add correct support for BD-J, the Java interactivity layer of Blu-Ray Discs.

2014-07-06

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to present a new release for Android today. It improves a lot DVD menus and navigation, adds compatibility with Android L, fixes a few UI crashes and updates the translations.
More info in the release notes.

2014-06-13

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to present a new release for Android today. It adds support for DVD menus, a new VLC icon, tutorials and numerous fixes for crashes.
More info in the release notes.

2014-04-18

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to present a new release for iOS today. It adds support for folders to group media, more options to customize playback, improved network interaction in various regards, many small but noticeable improvements as well as 3 new translations. More info in the release notes.

Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: libdvdread, libdvdnav and libdvdcss releases

Dvdread and Dvdnav libdvdread and libdvdnav have had a history of poor maintenance and numerous forks (and merges), with numerous lapse of time without active maintainers. As a result, those libraries were in a sorry state, crashing a lo[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: VLC 2.1.5

Release of 2.1.5 Today, we did a small release of the stable version of VLC media player: 2.1.5. It is just a maintenance release, before VLC 2.2.0 is ready. The highlights are: Blu-Ray subtitles (PGS) in MKV are correctly sized, Som[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: VLC, Android and DVDs

DVD on Android If you're like me, you probably have a large number of DVDs at your place. Of course, the DVD format is outdated, but it has a few advantages: Everything is available on DVDs and it's cheap to buy, It's cheap to decode M[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: Blu-Ray playback libraries updates (BD-J)

Triumvirat update 6 months after the first libbdplus release, and my post about the open Blu-Ray playback stack state, we've updated a bit the libraries. We have seen, in the last weeks, the release of: libbluray 0.6.0 libaacs 0.7.1 libbdp[...]

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2012-10-03 10:22 @MyKey_ a subset of Dash, indeed...