Tag Archives: VideoLAN

VLC is adding AirPlay support and will reach 3 billion downloads

Just like with Chromecast, we intend to support AirPlay on any platform. There is no release date yet at all. We would like it to be part of VLC 4, which is the next major release we are currently working on. We will let you know in advance once we define a date. – Videolan via Stefan Etienne, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2FmCU34

VLC 3.0 Is Here and It’s Packed With New Features

It took VLC years to get here (we were talking about Chromecast support in 2014). But finally, [VLC 3.0] has Chromecast support across all of its platforms. This was well worth the wait because VLC will play all of its supported formats on Chromecast. And that’s a big deal. VLC will transcode your media on your device and then stream it to Chromecast. You can then use the VLC app as a playback controller. – Khamosh Pathak, Make Use Of http://muo.co/2D6ft97

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