Features of the VideoLAN Client

Windows Mac OS X Linux BeOS *BSD
Inputs Unicast UDP and RTP UDP and RTP UDP and RTP UDP and RTP UDP and RTP
Multicast UDP and RTP UDP and RTP UDP and RTP No UDP and RTP
HTTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FTP CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
MMS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
File Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DVD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VCD No Yes Yes No Yes
Satellite No Hauppauge Nova No No No
Video Codecs MPEG 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPEG 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPEG 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DivX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SVQ 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Xvid CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
DV CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Cinepak CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Tarkin CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Theora CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Video Filters Deinterlace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Wall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brightness / Saturation / Contrast Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rotate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Up side down Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Output Native DirectX / GDI Yes X11 / Xvideo Yes X11 / Xvideo
SDL Yes Untested Yes Untested Yes
Framebuffer Yes
ASCI art No No Yes No Yes
MGA Yes
GGI Yes Untested
Audio Codecs MPEG Layer 1 and 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MP3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AC3 (i.e. A52) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LPCM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AAC CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Vorbis CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
WMA CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Wav CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Audio Output Native DirectX / WavOut Yes OSS / ALSA Yes OSS
SDL Yes Untested Yes Untested Yes
ESD Yes Yes
aRts Yes Yes
File Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interfaces Native Yes Yes Yes
GTK+ Yes Yes Yes
Gnome Yes Yes
QT Yes Yes
KDE Yes Yes
WxWindows CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Service Information VLCS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SAP / SDP CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
SLP CVS only CVS only CVS only CVS only
Misc Command line Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infrared No No Yes No Untested