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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

2022-11-29

Today, VideoLAN is publishing the 3.0.18 release of VLC, which adds support for a few formats, improves adaptive streaming support, fixes some crashes and updates many third party libraries. More details on the release page. This release also fixes multiple security issues, which are detailed here.

2022-10-24

VideoLAN is a de-facto pacifist organization and cares about cross-countries cooperations, and believes in the power of knowledge and sharing. War goes against those ideals. As a response Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we decided to financially support the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and their work on aiding and protecting forcibly displaced people and communities, in the places where they are necessary. See our press statement.

2022-07-20

VideoLAN is proud to release the new major version of VLC for Android. It comes with new widgets, network media indexation, a better tablet and foldable support, design improvements in the audio screen, improved accessibility and performance improvements.

2022-04-19

Today, VideoLAN is publishing the 3.0.17 release of VLC, which adds support for a few formats, improves adaptive streaming support, fixes some crashes and updates many third party libraries. More details on the release page.

2022-03-21

We are happy to announce a major update of VLC for iOS, iPadOS and tvOS adding a new video playback interface, support for NFS and SFTP network shares and major improvements to the media handling especially for audio. See the press release.

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Development Blogs

Rémi Denis-Courmont: RISC-V support in FFmpeg

VLC on RISC-V is kind of done. Time for FFmpeg...[...]

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