Help VideoLAN

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Here are ways to help VideoLAN project.


Direct access:

  • You are a designer
  • You are someone who is computer-efficient
  • You speak good English
  • You are a coder in C/C++/ASM
  • You are a sysadmin (Linux)
  • You are a Maintainer/Packager
  • You are Google
  • You are Microsoft
  • You are Coverity
  • You are Mozilla
  • You are none of the above
  • You are God


If you are a programmer, you can help us by integrating the project:

  • New features
  • Features improvement
  • Bug Tracking
  • Code cleaning
  • Porting to a new platform

If don't feel taking such huge task, we suggest you to look at our Code Janitorial project page.

If you don't feel comfortable working on code but are a native speaker of the English language, look at Strings Review.

Also take a look at our Mini Projects Page.

Maintainer / Packager

If you know how to package for your special distribution/OS, please do so. Help us port VLC media player to as many platforms as possible.


If you know the software, update the documentation, the wiki, create How_To, answer on the forum.

Help us give the best support to everyone.


You can help with your design skills by :

  • Repairing and updating the websites
  • Create new skins
  • Create new icons, screenshots, etc... See the design page


You can test and report bugs. You can enter the quality team.

Promote VLC

You can help to promote VLC by:

  • Subscribing to VLC on Freshmeat
  • Talking about VLC to your friends and family
  • Donating money
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See here for more details.