VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS owncast

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

VideoLAN Client (VLC)

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


Take control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box. (by owncast)
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VideoLAN Client (VLC) owncast
134 35
8,442 5,484
2.5% 3.2%
10.0 9.8
6 days ago 2 days ago
C Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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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 owncast. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-05.

What are some alternatives?

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

mpv - 🎥 Command line video player

iina - The modern video player for macOS.

Invidious - Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

Ant-Media-Server - Ant Media Server is a streaming engine software that provides adaptive, ultra low latency streaming by using WebRTC technology with ~0.5 seconds latency. Ant Media Server is highly scalable both horizontally and vertically. It can run on-premise or on-cloud.

Emby - Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device.

rtsp-simple-server - ready-to-use RTSP / RTMP / HLS server and proxy that allows to read, publish and proxy video and audio streams

mpd - Music Player Daemon

CyTube - Node.JS Server and JavaScript/HTML Client for synchronizing online media

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

MistServer - The official mistserver source repository -

streamlink - Streamlink is a CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player