VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS Emby

Compare VideoLAN Client (VLC) vs Emby and see what are their differences.

VideoLAN Client (VLC)

VLC media player - All pull requests are ignored, please follow (by videolan)


Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device. (by MediaBrowser)
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VideoLAN Client (VLC) Emby
135 41
8,496 2,967
3.1% 0.3%
10.0 0.0
about 18 hours ago about 1 year ago
C C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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VideoLAN Client (VLC)

Posts with mentions or reviews of VideoLAN Client (VLC). We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Emby. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-26.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing VideoLAN Client (VLC) and Emby you can also consider the following projects:

Jellyfin - The Free Software Media System

mpv - 🎥 Command line video player

iina - The modern video player for macOS.

jellyfin-tizen - Jellyfin Samsung TV Client

PhotoPrism - Photos App powered by Go and Google TensorFlow 🌈 ✨

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

Streama - Self hosted streaming media server.

Zoneminder - ZoneMinder is a free, open source Closed-circuit television software application developed for Linux which supports IP, USB and Analog cameras.

jellyfin-kodi - Jellyfin Plugin for Kodi

overseerr - Request management and media discovery tool for the Plex ecosystem

mpd - Music Player Daemon

streamlink-twitch-gui - A multi platform browser for Streamlink