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The VideoLAN Knowledge Base's goal is to document codecs, file formats, protocols, etc. Although mainly consisting of technical information, it is intended to be easily understandable by all users. The Knowledge Base serves as a glossary on video/audio streaming/playing, helping users understand the rest of this wiki. When contributing to the user documentation please link to these definitions as much as possible.

In addition, Mike Melanson and Diego Biurrun, from the FFmpeg project, have started the MultimediaWiki where you can find tons of information about multimedia technology, particularly codecs.

Audio and video formats, like DivX and AC2
Different file types, like .avi and .mpg
How data is sent from one place to another
VideoLAN-related words and concepts
Other multimedia software
Software companies related (or not related) to VideoLAN
Related web links
3rd party projects related to VideoLAN
About VideoLAN
Different ways to display output
Different ways to control VLC
How to get DRM-free music.
Hardware that works with VLC/VLS.