VideoLAN, a project and a non-profit organization.
Large Orange VLC media player Traffic Cone Logo

VLC media player

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

Other projects from VideoLAN

View All Projects

Help us out!

donate
  • Donate to VLC
    VideoLAN is a non-profit organization.
    All our costs are met by donations we receive from our users. If you enjoy using a VideoLAN product, please donate to support us.
    Learn More
Contribute
  • Contribute Work to VLC
    VideoLAN is open-source software.
    This means that if you have the skill and the desire to improve one of our products, your contributions are welcome
    Learn More
Spread the Word
  • Spread VLC
    We feel that VideoLAN has the best video software available at the best price: free. If you agree please help spread the word about our software.
    Learn More

News & Updates

2022-04-19

Today, VideoLAN is publishing the 3.0.17 release of VLC, which adds support for a few formats, improves adaptive streaming support, fixes some crashes and updates many third party libraries. More details on the release page.

2022-03-21

We are happy to announce a major update of VLC for iOS, iPadOS and tvOS adding a new video playback interface, support for NFS and SFTP network shares and major improvements to the media handling especially for audio. See the press release.

2022-03-06

libbluray and related libraries, libaacs and libbdplus, have new releases, focused on maintenance, minor improvements, and notably new OSes and new java versions compatibility. See libbluray, libaacs and libbdplus pages.

2021-12-15

Since its very early days in 1996, VideoLAN software is written in programming languages of the C family (mostly plain C with additions in C++ and Objective-C) with the notable exception of its port to Android, which was started in Java and recently transitioned to Kotlin. VLC does not use the log4j library on any platform and is therefore unaffected by any related security implications.

2021-09-20

We are pleased to release version 3.4.0 of the VLC version for the Android platforms.
Still based on libVLC 3, it revamps the Audio Player and the Auto support, it adds bookmarks in each media, simplifies the permissions and improves video grouping. See our Android page.

More News

Development Blogs

Rémi Denis-Courmont: VLC plug-in for PipeWire

The first release of the VLC PipeWire plug-in is now available for testing, providing a native PipeWire audio output.[...]

Rémi Denis-Courmont: VLC plug-in for YT-DLP

Version 3 of the VLC YTDL plug-in is now available. This switches to YT-DLP as backend and brings a few minor fixes.[...]

Felix Paul Kühne: VLC media player for iOS, iPadOS and tvOS version 3.3

After a long time, I have exciting things to share! VLC media player for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV is receiving a major update on the App Store today. As always, it is completely free of charge in all countries and the source[...]

Rémi Denis-Courmont: Running VLC on RISC-V

VLC builds on RISC-V already. Next step would be testing in an emulator or simulator...[...]

Social media

[dotnetamsterdam] Join us today at 19:00 CEST remotely using the following link https://t.co/ZfSx0fy7NJ and learn all about LibVLCSha… https://t.co/lMwjWaLnrv

[SFLCin] In a response to an RTI Application filed by @SFLCin with @GoI_MeitY seeking information related to blocking of… https://t.co/Si6OLa3Btz

[davlgd] The guy is on stage https://t.co/EUU98pNoP8

[Scaleway] "20 years ago, if you said you were working on #opensource, companies like Microsoft would think you were communist… https://t.co/Zvm65ISVfi

[linagora] Quand notre Fondateur @AlexZapolsky rend hommage aux Champions qui existent en 🇫🇷 et en 🇪🇺 comme alternatives aux g… https://t.co/MPuNWegS9V