VideoLAN association
A project and a non-profit organization, composed of volunteers, developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions.
Large Orange VLC media player Traffic Cone Logo

VLC media player

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.
Features Screenshots Skins Download VLC icon Download VLC Version 2.2.1  • Windows • 20MB Other Systems
View All Projects

Help us out!

donate
Donate to VLC
VideoLAN is a non-profit organization.
All our costs are met by donations we receive from our users. If you enjoy using a VideoLAN product, please donate to support us.
Learn More
Contribute
Contribute Work to VLC
VideoLAN is open-source software.
This means that if you have the skill and the desire to improve one of our products, your contributions are welcome
Learn More
Spread the Word
Spread VLC
We feel that VideoLAN has the best video software available at the best price: free. If you agree please help spread the word about our software.
Learn More

News & Updates

2015-06-30

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.

2015-04-30

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.

2015-04-16

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

2015-03-27

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 Box.com, 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.

2015-02-27

VideoLAN and the VLC development team are releasing VLC 2.2.0 for most OSes. We're releasing the desktop version for Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, and at the same time, Android, iOS, Windows RT and Windows Phone versions.
More info on our release page and press release.

Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: This week in VideoLAN - 16

16th week of VideoLAN reports This weekly report of what's happening in the VideoLAN community and VLC development is a bit late, because I'm in India, a bit far from a stable Internet connection However, here it is. You'll see that thi[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: This week in VideoLAN - 15

15th week of VideoLAN reports Yet another week, and yet another weekly report of what's happening in the VideoLAN community and VLC development teams! We're going back to one report per week, as holidays are over. But, to be honest, thi[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: Last weeks in VideoLAN - 14

14th weekly (!) report of VideoLAN This week is a bit special, since I will report about the last 2 weeks, because of lack of connectivity last week. So here is a double weekly report of what has happened in the VideoLAN community and VLC[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: This week in VideoLAN - 13

13th week of VideoLAN reports Yet another week, and yet another weekly report of what's happening in the VideoLAN community and VLC development teams! Features and changes VLC Another week started with MediaCodec fixes, which went o[...]

Social media Twitter Facebook

[videolan] Some sanity about patents in France reported by @lesnums [FR] http://t.co/XQCenzTqkx

[jlnostr] I love the VLC mini player - thanks for it @ThomasNigro :-) http://t.co/TufYJlsEDM

[videolan] What happened last week in @videolan community: CC, WinRT, prefetching, iOS deinterlacing, dash and devtools. http://t.co/IdY6BnELm4

[ThomasNigro] J'aurai donc téléchargé illégalement le jour de mon déménagement. Uhuh http://t.co/xBs8N8Fjeg

[ThomasNigro] Light theme is back. Wasn't there in v1.5.0 http://t.co/n1LfGYodVM