VLC Source code

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Latest Release source

VLC media player Source Code can be downloaded here (3.0.12)


Older Source

You can get all the versions of VLC, using the VLC FTP Archive.

Development Sources

How to get VLC media player's latest source tree

This is the recommended way if you are working on VLC media player

You need to use Git to download the latest, live snapshot of the development tree.

Start by reading the Git page and then use the repository located at:


To get the VLC stable branch, you should take it from:


Please note that this will download the entire git repository. If you are only interested in the latest development build then use the link under Latest source packages.

Latest source packages

If you want to get the latest bleeding edge development source package then go to this link:


and download the first listed tar.xz file.

If you want the entire source tree then look under How to get VLC media player's latest source tree.

Get the nightly snapshots

You can download nightly source snapshots from the nightlies website.

Compiling VLC

OK! You've got the source. Here's how to Compile VLC