VideoLAN, a project and a non-profit organization.

Consulting services

The following is a list of individuals and/or companies experienced with multimedia and VideoLAN solutions.
You may contact them for professional services to order.

Videolabs

Videolabs is a company founded by VideoLAN members and is the current editor of the VLC mobile applications and one of the largest contributor to VLC.

VideoLabs has a large experience on various Open-Source multimedia technologies on most platforms: desktop, server or mobile.

VideoLabs can provide multimedia consulting, VLC support, VLC custom development and custom applications for most needs. VideoLabs also edits webservices around multimedia, including recommendation engines and image recognition software.

OpenHeadEnd

OpenHeadend was founded by VLC co-founder and DVBlast and multicat main developer Christophe Massiot, and provides the broadcast industry with a modular platform allowing video stream reception, processing and recording. It also provides consulting services, and is the working force behind the open source flexible video framework Upipe.

M2X

M2X is an ICT company that is specialized in using Open Source software for providing solutions to IT problem areas of Networking (wired or wireless), Embedded and Multimedia.

The founder of the company is a VideoLAN developer Jean-Paul Saman.

M2X provides innovative solutions for these use cases through its experience in developing and integrating Open Source software like VLC and embedded linux in customer products.

Partners

Such an experience would never have been born without the invaluable cooperation of our partners, on both technical and financial sides:

Free

The French ISP Free S.A.S hosts 3 of our servers in one of their datacenters near Paris.
Free is also using VLC for their FreePlayer project.

Free hosted and sponsored our first DevDays in 2008 and also in 2013

Gandi

Gandi is a one of most popular registar in France and in Europe. Founded in 1999, and based in Paris and in London, it has had a long history of quality, proximity to people and decent prices.
Gandi has always cultivated its difference and humanity and supports many projects following the VideoLAN's ideals.

Gandi supports VideoLAN by managing their domain names and helping the VideoLAN association in various administrative tasks.

Anevia

French company founded by four members of the VideoLAN team (Brieuc Jeunhomme, Tristan Leteurtre, Damien Lucas and Alexis de Lattre - to know more about them, see the VideoLAN team page). Anevia sells professional video servers and provides development and integration of high quality video streaming solutions.

Andrew Beveridge

Andrew Beveridge is a freelance web developer based in Scotland, UK. He donated a virtual server to the project to help with building each release, as a way of giving something back to his media player of choice for a decade.

École Centrale Paris

The École Centrale Paris and it's Master in Open Information System are historic partners of the project. The Master in Open Information System aims to enable the student to acquire a real competence in the field of Open Computing Systems and supports VideoLAN as a key developement project.

ZF Friedrichshafen

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and its subsidary ZF Electronics GmbH donated five "Cherry" branded keyboards to improve the media hotkey integration in VLC's Mac OS X port.

Panasonic

Panasonic Deutschland, a division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, lent us a SC-XH150 setup consisting of a S/PDIF input capable DVD player and a 5.1 speaker set, which allowed us to fix the optical audio output on OS X Lion.

Puget Systems

Puget Systems donated an Echo II to the project to aid in development of GPU acceleration on Intel graphics.
Puget Systems is well known for their quiet computers, exceptional customer service, and the ever popular Aquarium Computer. They offer custom built computers from gaming and desktop, to liquid cooled and trading computers.

TASCAM

TASCAM, a division of TEAC Europe GmbH, lent us a US-144 MKII MIDI interface, which allowed us to add support for multi-buffer audio output devices to VLC's Mac OS X port. This improvement will be part of VLC 2.1.

Epitech

EPITECH is a French educational institution specialized in computer science expertise. Founded in 1999, it is one of the best institutions for computer science in France and has seeded many very innovative companies.

Epitech hosted and sponsored our second DevDays in December 2009.

Western Digital

WD, one of the largest hard-drive manufacturer donated some of their new wireless storage drives to improve UPnP and network discovery in VLC. They were also kind enough to send us one of their discontinued product to help fixing an incompatibility with VLC for iOS.

MetaBrainz Foundation

The MetaBrainz Foundation runs a number of open source projects revolving around open data, most of those focusing on music metadata.

VLC media player is using data from their MusicBrainz and Cover Art Archive projects to enrich the experience of our users.

Respected Generous Donators

We would like to thank all the people who supported the VideoLAN project through their remarks, bug reports or donations. We're particularly grateful to the following people whose contributions made some important projects possible. The partners page also lists some companies and institutions who helped VideoLAN.

  • The GNI MEDIA SARL company for donating 500€ to the project.
  • The global Magento provider and Open Source company AOE for donating $500 to the VideoLAN project.
  • Freesecurity, who made a 540€ donation to the VideoLAN project
  • The online magazine netzwelt.de, which is one of the biggest Magazines in Germany, has made a 1 000€ donation to the VideoLAN project.
  • The Dutch website Pepermunt.net, who made a 500 € donation to the VideoLAN project.
  • Julian Cain, who made a $1000 donation to the VideoLAN project
  • The French website MacBidouille gave 500 € to help us buy a PowerMac G5
  • The French magazine à vos MAC gave 500 € to help us buy a PowerMac G5
  • The PSW Group who made a 1 000€ donation to the project
  • The Dutch company Netoda who made a 500€ donation to the project
  • The German company Hitmeister who made 650€ donation to the project

Past Partners

We would like to thank other companies that helped us in the past, on both technical and financial sides:

Cybervia has provided and paid for the hosting of one the VideoLAN development server (Skanda server) for a couple of years.

IBM gave servers to VIA to host VideoLAN services and awarded VideoLAN in the Linux Challenge, an international challenge for opensource projects developed by university students.

British Telecom Exact Technologie developed an IPv6 port of the VideoLAN solution.

AT&T developed a multicast support for VLC.

SNCF hired Samuel Hocevar, a VLC developer, to work full-time on enhancing VideoLAN.

I.D.M hired Simon Latapie, a VLC developer, to work on enhancing VideoLAN.

Lacie offered the team four DVD burners and a 1.6 Terabytes Hard Drive.

Uniways was a videosurveillance systems company. They helped us porting VLC media player to Windows Mobile and sponsored our first DevDays in 2008.