What is VideoLAN?

VideoLAN is a group of people that produce and distribute free and open-source software for video and multimedia purposes, released under Open Source licenses. It started as a student project at the French École Centrale Paris, but is now a worldwide project with developers from everywhere and dozens of millions of people using VideoLAN’s software.

What are the differences between VLC, VLC media player, VideoLAN Client, VideoLAN Server and VideoLAN?

VLC media player is the official name of VideoLAN’s main product, most often called VLC. VideoLAN Client is a former name of this product. VideoLAN Server is another product of VideoLAN, but is discontinued since VLC media player can do more. VideoLAN is NOT a software, see VideoLAN.

How can I contribute to VideoLAN?

You might either contribute time, material, or money. You DON’T NEED to be a programmer to help us. Translators are always welcome. You will find all the information you need on the contributor page.

Why is the VideoLAN mailing-lists and website in English?

VideoLAN’s developers come from all around the world and english is the only language they can use to communicate together. Although great care is given to the translation of VLC in various languages, maintaining translations of our website costs too much more time than we can afford.

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