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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

2020-04-28

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.

2019-12-03

VideoLAN is publishing updates to VLC on iOS, to improve support for iOS9 compatibility and add new quick actions and improves the collection handling.

2019-10-13

We are publishing today libdvdnav and libdvdread minor releases to fix minor crashes and improving the support for difficult discs. See libdvread page for more information.

2019-09-14

VideoLAN is finally publishing its new major version of iOS, numbered 3.2.0.
This update starts the changes for the new interface that will drive the development for the next year. It should give the correct building blocks for the future of the iOS app.

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Development Blogs

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[...]

Geoffrey Métais: Announcing VLC 3.2

VLC 3.2 is the second feature update for VLC 3. This update focused on polishing the user interface, adding some more features to Android TV and chromebooks and improving network browsing. Under the hood, the VLC app is now (almost) 100% w[...]

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[trudluc] When I try to explain the refmv rewrite in #dav1d 0.7.0 https://t.co/BCnQN1do06 https://t.co/7fTZWlT5UO