VLC 3.0 User Documentation

Welcome to the User Documentation of VLC media player, the free and open source application that plays everything and run on all platforms.

About VLC

About VideoLAN


To get the most out of the VLC media player, start by reviewing a few introductory topics below;

Getting Started

Quickly find, install and use VLC on your favorite platform.

Basic Usage

Introduction to the most common uses of VLC.

Advanced Usage

Harder, better, faster, stronger VLC scenarios.

Reference Manual

An (almost) exhaustive description of VLC features and modules


Find third-party software programs for additional features and abilities.

FAQ & Support

All the help you need on VLC.


One Upon a Time…


Definitions for terms used in VLC and this documentation.