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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
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News & Updates


VideoLAN and the Android teams are happy to present the release of VLC for Android 1.6.0. Ported to Android 6.0, this release should provide an important performance boost for decoding and the interface. Get it now!.


VideoLAN and the DVBlast teams are happy to present the simultaneous release of DVBlast 3.0, bitstream 1.1 and multicat 2.1!
DVBlast and multicat are now ported to OSX and DVBlast 3.0 is a major rewrite with new features like PID/SID remapping and stream monitoring. DVBlast, bitstream and multicat.


VideoLAN and the libbluray team are releasing today libbluray 0.9.0. Adding numerous features, notably to better support BD-J menus and embedded subtitles files, it also fixes a few important issues, like font-caching. See more on libbluray page


VideoLAN and the VLC development team are excited to announce a major version of VLC for iOS today, which adds support for Apple Watch to remote control and browse the library on iPhone, a mini player and large number of improvements through-out the app.
It will be available on the App Store shortly.


The 2 VideoLAN Blu-Ray libraries have been released: libbluray 0.8.0, libaacs 0.8.1.
These releases add support for ISO files, BD-J JSM and virtual devices.

Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: This week in VideoLAN - 21

21st week of VideoLAN reports For the 21st time, here is the weekly report of what has happened in the VideoLAN community and VLC development, during the past week. Features and changes VLC Last week started again with Felix committin[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: This week in VideoLAN - 20

20th week of VideoLAN reports For the 20th time, here is the weekly report of what has happened in the VideoLAN community and VLC development, during the past week. I'm surprised to have been keeping at it for already 5 months. It's a bi[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: libbluray 0.9.0

Almost 6 months after libbluray 0.8.0, I'm delighted to announce libbluray 0.9.0! We published, in the meantime, a version 0.8.1, that was focused on fixing the biggest regressions of 0.8.0. Between 0.8.0 and 0.9.0, we had around 100 comm[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: new libVLC backend for EFL/Emotion

This is quite short a post about libVLC in EFL (Enlightenment). Emotion is the multimedia API of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) used in the e17 desktop environment. It is similar to KDE's phonon. For a long time, the libVL[...]

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[radioradioradio] @mnt_alex @EBU_TECH implementation of DTT to IP in a box based on SAT-IP using @Raspberry_Pi & @videolan DVBLast

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[videolan] Last week in VideoLAN: VLC/Android 1.6, VLC/WinRT 1.8, x264 ARM boot, DVBlast 3.0, multicat 2.1, VLC font cache...

[neuwaves] Good news yall, under TPP white hat hackers and teens burning DVDs could have their devices destroyed: