VLC Source code

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Releases Sources

Latest 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.

You can also get it with the tags from the VLC's Git.

Development Sources

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.gz or .zip file. Or you can check it out by using Git.

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

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:


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.

Get the nightly snapshots

You can download nightly source snapshots from the nightlies website.