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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


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.


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.


The 3 VideoLAN Blu-Ray libraries have been released: libbluray 0.7.0, libaacs 0.8.0 and libbdplus 0.1.2 library.
Those releases notably improves BD-J support, fonts support and file-system access.

Development Blogs

Ludovic Fauvet: Using DNS as a cheap failover and load-balancer

I’m currently testing the upcoming version of Mirrorbits with clustering support to be finally able to achieve high-availability for the VideoLAN downloads infrastructure. We’re now running two servers for powering the downloads: get.d[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: libbluray 0.8.0

libbluray 0.8.0 After releasing new DVD libraries, it's time we released new bluray libraries. Libbluray 0.8.0 was released a few days ago, with quite a few new features: Support for BD ISOs directly in the library, Support for stream[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: New libDVD releases: streaming DVD ISOs

Past releases Following my blogpost about the history of the free DVD stack, last August, and the announces of libdvdread and libdvdnav 5.0.0, with libdvdcss 1.3.0, I kept updating the projects. libdvdnav 5.0.1/5.02 There were not many [...]

Ludovic Fauvet: VLC 2.2.0 WeatherWax

The VideoLAN community is proud to announce the immediate availability of VLC 2.2.0 codename WeatherWax and for the first time in history on all supported platforms simultaneously (see related press release). In addition to the release of[...]

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[fcartegnie] #VLC B-CAS enabled … for watching Japanese DTV. Set --dvb-budget-mode option or in prefs (入カ/アクセス/DTV/デマルチプレクスしない)

[feepk] The next version of VLC for iOS now awaits beta review by Apple and will hopefully be available to testers soon!

[fcartegnie] Japanese DTV playback in #VLC with: vlc --dvb-budget-mode with your B-CAS card plugged

[feepk] We are looking for 500 beta testers of the next release of VLC for iOS. Please signup here if you are interested: