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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

2021-06-21

Today, VideoLAN is publishing the 3.0.16 release of VLC, which fixes delays when seeking on Windows, opening DVD folders with non-ASCII character names, fixes HTTPS support on Windows XP, addresses audio drop-outs on seek with specific MP4 content and improves subtitles renderering. It also adds support for the TouchBar on macOS. More details on the release page.

2021-05-11

VLC users on Windows might encounter issues when trying to auto update VLC from version 3.0.12 and 3.0.13. Find more details here. We are publishing version 3.0.14 to address this problem for future updates.

2021-05-10

VideoLAN is now publishing 3.0.13 release, which improves the network shares and adaptive streaming support, fixes some MP4 audio regressions, fixes some crashes on Windows and macOS and fixes security issues. More details on the release page.

2021-04-05

A new release of libbluray was pushed today, adding new APIs, to improve the control of the library, improve platforms support, and fix some bugs. See our libbluray page.

2021-02-01

20 years ago today, VideoLAN moved from a closed-source student project to the GNU GPL, thanks to the authorization of the École Centrale Paris director at that time.
VLC has grown a lot since, thanks to 1000 volunteers!
Read our press release!.

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Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d 0.9.1: a ton of asm

tl;dr: dav1d release 0.9.1 We've just released a new version of dav1d, the open source AV1 decoder. This version is quite notable, because the optimizations are almost finished for all platforms, for all bitdepth (8/10/12) and are now re[...]

Rémi Denis-Courmont: teredo.remlab.net suspended indefinitely

The default Miredo configuration uses teredo.remlab.net as Teredo server. As of today, the server has been terminated permanently (without advance notice). Until/unless a new host voluntarily steps up to replace it, [...]

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[Korben] Jean-Baptiste Kempf de @videolan est présent à #devbreak21. Il revient sur les origines de VLC et comment fonctionn… https://t.co/BItnc83Ejg

[videolan] Nice testing by @phoronix as usual. But the biggest gains for 0.9.2 would be for older x86 CPU that do not have AV… https://t.co/nh8kjM6UFE

[Foone] VLC detected https://t.co/a0QCtmC4Aq

[videolan] Hey, We've just released dav1d 0.9.2, adding a bit of asm in many places in SSSE3, SSE4, AVX2 and NEON, mostly for… https://t.co/0nLGViUkRn

[martz2804] Thanks to @jtclancey's PR, we now have early #dotnet 6 support for #LibVLC running on Android! 🙌🥳🙌 Test it out… https://t.co/AEJmd9Ombq