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Free Software and Open Source video streaming solution for every OS!

The VideoLAN project targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on a high-bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes. VideoLAN also features a cross-plaform multimedia player, VLC, which can be used to read the stream from the network or display video read locally on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavours, all BSD flavours, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, QNX, Familiar Linux...

VideoLAN is free software, and is released under the GNU General Public License. It started as a student project at the French École Centrale Paris but is now a worldwide project with developers from 20 countries.

More information about the VideoLAN streaming solution be found in the streaming section.

For setup instructions, see the documentation section. If you have a problem that is not covered in the documentation, look at the support section to know about the web forums, the user mailing-lists and the IRC channels users and developers usually hook on.


VideoLAN welcomes all contributions to the project! You can contribute time (development, documentation, packaging, tests, user support, ...), material or even money. See the contribution page for more information.


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