VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS streamlink

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

VideoLAN Client (VLC)

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


Streamlink is a CLI utility which pipes video streams from various services into a video player (by streamlink)
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VideoLAN Client (VLC) streamlink
134 58
8,442 6,986
2.5% 2.6%
10.0 9.6
6 days ago 7 days ago
C Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later BSD 2-clause "Simplified" 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 streamlink. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-03.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing VideoLAN Client (VLC) and streamlink 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

youtube-dl-gui - A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython.

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

mpd - Music Player Daemon - 🎞 is a modern media player for Windows that works just like mpv.

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

TwitchLeecher - Twitch Leecher - The Broadcast Downloader

MistServer - The official mistserver source repository -

owncast - Take control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box.