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

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News & Updates

2020-09-23

VideoLAN is proud to release the new major version of VLC for Android. A complete design rework has been done. The navigation is now at the bottom for a better experience. The Video player has also been completely revamped for a more modern look. The video grouping has been improved and lets you create custom groups. You can also easily share your media with your friends. The settings have been simplified and a lot of bugs have been fixed.

2020-07-29

Today, VideoLAN is publishing the VLC 3.0.11.1 release for macOS, which notably solves an audio rendering regression introduced in the last update specific to that platform. Additionally, it improves playback of HLS streams, WebVTT subtitles and UPnP discovery.

2020-06-16

VideoLAN is now publishing the VLC 3.0.11 release, which improves HLS playback and seeking certain m4a files as well as AAC playback. Additionally, this solves an audio rendering regression on macOS when pausing playback and adds further bug fixes. Additionally, a security issue was resolved.
More information available on the release page.

2020-04-28

VideoLAN is now publishing the VLC 3.0.10 release, which improves DVD, macOS Catalina, adaptive streaming, SMB and AV1 support, and fixes some important security issues.
More information available on the release page.
We are also releasing new versions for iOS (3.2.8) and Android 3.2.11 for the same security issues.

2020-03-31

VideoLAN is publishing updates to VLC on iOS and tvOS, to fix numerous small issues, add passcode protection on the web sharing, and improve the quick actions and the stability of the application.

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Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d 0.7.1

Release 0.7.1 We just did a small release of dav1d called 0.7.1, just one month after 0.7.0. It is a quick release that fixes a couple of bugs and that does more optimizations on ARM32 and SSE2. ARM 32-bit After spending a lot of ti[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d 0.7.0: mobile focus

tl;dr Dav1d new release: 10% faster on Intel CPUs with 25% less RAM, assembly finished for 8bit ARM64 assembly mostly done for 10/12bit in addition to 8bit dav1d is twice as fast as gav1 on ARM CPU and 4 times faster for 10b 1080p AV1 dec[...]

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[videolan] A new major release of VLC for Android is released today! New UI, more stability and cleanups, and in-app donations… https://t.co/ikUQxKm9yy

[PomepuyN] Today we are releasing VLC for Android 3.3. We did a completely design revamp, for the navigation as well as the V… https://t.co/n6K0etrTCf

[davlgd] VLC publie une build 4.0 avec l'accélération matérielle pour AV1 https://t.co/eYGQBuoHZN via @nextinpact

[robUx4] I made a public build of #VLC 4.0 that can decode #AV1 with GPU acceleration from NVIDIA/Intel, wrapped in #dav1d.… https://t.co/Pnz7MxFGuP

[m4gsoft] I had no way to watch Big Buck Bunny on the old Mac IIcx from 1989 I have just fixed. So, I made a custom player! L… https://t.co/ID1uA7ou6X