VideoLAN Client (VLC)

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


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videolan/vlc is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where VideoLAN Client (VLC) has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-10.
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