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The libVLC (VLC SDK) media framework can be embedded into an application to get multimedia capabilities.

Since VLC is based on libVLC, one should be able to have the same features that VLC media player has.

The libVLC media framework is already used by several applications; see who uses libVLC?


Please refer to the Doxygen documentation, which is the reference documentation.

Make sure that the documentation matches the LibVLC version. (if not, you can build it from the source code)

Some further topics are covered here:



Rendering and streaming

More complex examples

libVLC on Android

VLCKit for Cocoa (iOS/MacOS)

You can find details on features and implementation on a designated page.

Mac OS X


Outdated samples

Language & platform bindings

LibVLC is a C library. It has bindings to the following languages and frameworks: