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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
Subtitles DVD 1Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial
Text files (MicroDVD,
SubRIP, SubViewer, SSA1-5, SAMI, VPlayer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Closed captionsNo Yes Yes No Untested
VobsubYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Universal Subtitle Format (USF)Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SVCD / CVDYes Untested Yes Untested Yes
DVBYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OGMYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CMMLYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
KateYes Yes Yes Untested Yes
 
Tags ID3 tagsYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
APEv2Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vorbis commentYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. Full color for YUV-type chromas is not handled, only the gray-scale value. Subtitle transparency is not fully supported for all chromas. Some chromas are not handled at all.
  • Yes = Yes
  • Partial = Partial
  • No = No
  • Untested = Untested

Streaming

See the Streaming features page