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Press Releases from VideoLAN

Announcing VLC for Apple TV

2016-01-12

The VLC team is proud to announce the first port of VLC on the Apple TV!
VLC on the Apple TV allows you to get access to all your files and video streams in their native formats without conversions, directly on the new Apple device and your TV.
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VLC media player 2.2.0 released

2015-02-27

VideoLAN and the VLC development teams are proud to publish a major new release of VLC.
The 2.2.0 release of VLC media player for the desktop is coordinated, for the first time ever, with releases on iOS, Android (including Android TV), WinRT (Windows RT and x86) and Windows Phone.VLC runs everywhere!
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2014-1

2014-04-01

Press Release about VLC distributed decoding and conecoin
VLC starts a distributed codec and a new currency
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VLC for iOS 2.0 released

2013-07-18

We have exciting news to share. VLC for iOS will be back on the App Store today!
It will be available free of charge in any country, requires iOS 5.1 or later and runs on any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
This is more than an upgrade of the initial version: it's a full re-write. It's way faster thanks to modern output modules for audio and video, offers multi-core decoding, and supports any video files available in VLC media player for desktop operating systems.
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Successful fundraising campaign for VLC ports to Windows 8, RT and Phone

2012-12-29

Today, the kickstarter campaign run by several core members of the VLC development team ended. £47,056 was pledged by 3080 generous backers. We would like to thank everyone who made this possible
This is a tremendous and somewhat unexpected success. We are very pleased about it.
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VLC for the new Windows 8 User Experience fundraiser

2012-11-29

Today, some VideoLAN team members launched a fundraiser on Kickstarter to support a port to the new User Experience on Windows 8 (aka "Metro") and Windows RT.
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VLC playback modules relicensed to LGPL

2012-11-20

As announced in previous press releases, VideoLAN and VLC developers have completed the process of changing the license of most of the VLC playback modules to LGPL. In addition to last year's relicensing of the VLC engine, this allows the creation of fullly-LGPL playback applications, based on VLC technology.
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libVLC relicensed to LGPL

2011-12-21

As announced in a previous press release, VideoLAN and VLC developers have completed the process of changing the license of the VLC engine to LGPL. The École Centrale Paris shares its happiness about this change.
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libVLC and LGPL

2011-09-07

During the third VideoLAN Dev Days, last weekend in Paris, numerous developers approved the process of changing the license of the VLC engine to LGPL.
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2010-1

2010-06-21

Press Release about Shoutcast Removal in VLC
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Patents

VideoLAN is seriously threatened by software patents due to the numerous patented techniques it implements and uses. Also threatened are the many libraries and projects which VLC is built upon, like FFmpeg, and the other fellow Free And Open Source software multimedia players.
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EUCD

Press Release about DADVSI and its impact on VLC
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2007-1

2007

VLC media player to remain under GNU GPL version 2
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2006-2

2006-04-01

Apple-VideoLAN partnership announced, Mac VLC to be Intel only
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2006-1

2006

The VideoLAN website gets a new home
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2005-1

2005

Following announcement by Cinema On the Web (COW) and DivXNetworks of the new COW video on demand service, the VideoLAN project team members were informed of a possible violation of VLC media player's license. The VideoLAN project, which owns copyrights to VLC, distributes VLC as free software exclusively under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).
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