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VLC playback Features

Input formats Video formats Audio formats Subtitle/Tag formats Interfaces Miscellaneous
Windows Mac OS X Linux BeOS FreeBSD OpenBSD
Video Outputs Native Direct3D
DirectX
GDI
OpenGL Yes Yes Yes
X11- Untested Yes - Yes
XVideo- - Yes - Yes
SDLYes No Yes Untested Yes
FrameBuffer- - Yes - -
ASCII ArtYes Yes Yes Untested Yes
 
Audio Outputs Native DirectX
WaveOut
Yes OSS
ALSA
Yes OSS
S/PDIF DirectX
WaveOut
Yes OSS
ALSA
No Untested
Multi-channel DirectX
WaveOut
Yes OSS
ALSA
No Untested
PulseAudio- - Yes - Untested
PortAudioYes Untested Untested - Untested
JACK- Untested Yes - Untested
  • Yes = Yes
  • Partial = Partial
  • No = No
  • Untested = Untested

Streaming

See the Streaming features page