VideoLAN celebrates 15 years of VLC, the media player that plays everything

VideoLAN today announced that VLC, the world’s most used media player, has turned 15 years old. […] The software was originally developed by students at the École centrale Paris to stream videos from satellite dishes across the campus network. […] VLC has seen 70,000 commits by 700 contributors. It has also received “at least” 2 billion downloads and has “hundreds of millions users,” according to [President Jean-Baptiste Kempf]. Not bad for a nonprofit! – Emil Protalinski, VentureBeat