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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

2019-04-08

VideoLAN is happy to present the new major version of VLC for Android platforms. Featuring AV1 decoding with dav1d, Android Auto, Launcher Shortcuts, Oreo/Pie integration, Video Groups, SMBv2, and OTG drive support, but also improvements on Cast, Chromebooks and managing the audio/video libraries, this is a quite large update.

2019-02-12

VideoLAN is releasing a new major version of libbluray: 1.1.0. It adds support for UHD menus (experimental), for more recents of Java, and improves vastly BD-J menus. This release fixes numerous small issues reported.

2019-02-05

VideoLAN is releasing a new minor version of libdvdread, numbered 6.0.1, fixing minor DVD issues. See libdvdread page for more info.

2019-01-12

VideoLAN is very happy to announce that VLC crossed the 3 billion downloads on our website: VLC statistics. Please note that this number is under-estimating the number of downloads of VLC.

2019-01-10

VideoLAN is now publishing the VLC 3.0.6 release, which fixes an important regression that appeared on 3.0.5 for DVD subtitles. It also adds support for HDR in AV1.

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Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d 0.3.0 release: even faster!

tl;dr: dav1d another fast release If you want a quick summary of this post, about our AV1 decoder: dav1d is still ready for production, and getting used more, dav1d has a speed gain of 12% on ARM64 mobile CPUs, a gain of 15%-25% on SSSE3[...]

Geoffrey Métais: Announcing VLC 3.1 release!

This is the first feature update in the VLC 3 cycle. It brings back Android auto and improves support of Oreo and Pie. This version only supports Android 4.2 and newer. This allows us to use up-to-date SDK and restore some features like An[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d shifts up a gear : 0.2 is out!

tl;dr: dav1d has its second release If you want a quick summary of this post, about our AV1 decoder: dav1d is really ready for production, dav1d has impressive benchmarks on ARM devices, dav1d is now fast on 32-bit desktop processors (SS[...]

Geoffrey Métais: Android runtime permissions in one (suspending) function

This post offers a basic implementation of a single suspending function managing the runtime permission process. Runtime permission API If you are reading this, you should already know this API. It is only composed of requestPermissions [...]

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[nilsding] Looks like I found @videolan’s furry form. https://t.co/iZNUSCvoA0

[fcartegnie] No. #VLC can't: - play 4K videos on your Pentium III - recover your deleted files - remove TV sound from your recor… https://t.co/F9zRv3IWJo

[fg118942] SVT-AV1 bef6750を適当にベンチマーク 主にencmode8の性能を測りたかったので比較対象はx264、x265のmedium https://t.co/baUO4coZ5Y

[videolan] libVLCSharp 3.0 is out: first stable release of our new libVLC C#/.Net bindings, targeting all platforms (desktop,… https://t.co/geJfhTMZ9d

[videolan] We just got CVE-2019-9826 exploited on our infrastructure to create a DOS. Not a big problem for the infra, since t… https://t.co/r5sqcSvIkr