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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 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.


VideoLAN and the VLC development team are releasing today VLC 2.2.1, named "Terry Pratchett".
This first stable release of the "WeatherWax" version of VLC fixes most of the important bugs reported of VLC 2.2.0.
VLC 2.2.0, a major version of VLC, introduced accelerated auto-rotation of videos, 0-copy hardware acceleration, support for UHD codecs, playback resume, integrated extensions and more than 1000 bugs and improvements.
2.2.0 release was the first release to have versions for all operating systems, including mobiles (iOS, Android, WinRT).
More info on our release page


VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to release updates for all three mobile platforms today.
VLC for Android received support for audio playlists, improved audio quality, improvements to the material design interface, including the black theme and switch to audio mode. Further, it is a major update for Android TV adding support for media discovery via UPnP, with improvements for recommendations and gamepads.
VLC for Windows Phone and WinRT received partial hardware accelerated decoding allowing playback of HD contents of certain formats as well as further iterations on the user interface.
For VLC for iOS, we focused on improved cloud integration adding support for iCloud Drive, OneDrive and, a 10-band equalizer as well as sharing of the media library on the local network alongside an improved playback experience.
All updates will be available on the respective stores later today. We hope that you like them as much as we do.

Development Blogs

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[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: Last weeks in VideoLAN - 19

19th week of VideoLAN reports Because of the VideoLAN Dev Days that happened last week-end, here is a dual-week report of what has happened in the VideoLAN community and VLC development, during the past 2 weeks. :D It explains also why [...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: The future of codecs is at VideoLAN Dev Days '15

VideoLAN Dev Days 15 Like the last few years, we are organizing the VideoLAN Dev Days, this week-end, in Paris. The conference is nicely hosted by the French unicorn Criteo and sponsored by Google and Videolabs. Last year was in Dubli[...]

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[videolan] libbluray 0.9.0 is out! Better BD-J support, Xlet security, new APIs and numerous fixes!

[feepk] Our talk recordings about next gen codecs, #VLC 3.0 and more are now also live on @Vimeo! check them out! #VDD15

[thepyxelz] Antoine de Caunes fait la promo de VLC #vlc #videolan cc @videolan

[THD_IT] lit "Videolan / VLC , le célèbre lecteur vidéo né à Centrale" , with (Jean Baptiste Kempf inside) cc @videolan

[ThomasNigro] Enjoying some awesome VLC + Windows swag