What is VideoLAN?
VideoLAN is an Open Source team and a community that develop and support video projects.
VideoLAN produces free software projects under the GNU General Public License.
See how you can contact the team.
Here is a short list of the main projects hosted by the VideoLAN project:
- VLC media player, the core and main program, is a complete video solution that is a player, a live transcoder and a streamer.
- VLS is a streaming server, used for professional streaming solutions. VLC media player can now do the same. VLS is deprecated and unmaintained.
- MiniSAPServer is a SAP server.
- x264, a free H264 / AVC encoder.
- libdvdcss, a C library to access DVDs without having to bother about the decryption.
- libdvbpsi, a C library to decode and generate MPEG TS and DVB PSI tables.
- libdca, a DTS Coherent Acoustics decoder.
Discover also lesser known projects.
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In this section, you can find how you can help and participate to the VideoLAN project, you being a programmer or not.
VideoLAN is also a development community that you can join.
You can help videolan by developing, doing artwork, doing translations ...
The Developers Corner contains various information relative to development: Howtos, work in progress, ...
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Checkout the special VideoLAN wiki syntax for this wiki.
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You can try the wiki syntax in the Sandbox, the test page.