Overview

VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, DVD, audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.

Does VLC media player provide source code?

Yes, VLC media player provides source code.

Is VLC media player free of charge?

VLC media player and its source code are free for personal use. For the pricing for enterprise use, see relevant usage terms of VLC media player.

What operating systems does VLC media player support?

VLC media player supports Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS with corresponding player programs.

What live stream formats does VLC media player support?

VLC media player supports most live stream formats, including RTMP, FLV, and M3U8.

How do I download VLC media player?

You can download the latest version of VLC media player from its official website.

How do I use VLC media player to play videos?

After you install VLC media player, perform the following steps to play videos:

  1. Open VLC media player and choose Media > Open Network Stream. The Open Media dialog box appears.

  2. Obtain the target streaming URL.

    Log on to the ApsaraVideo Live console. Choose Stream Management > Ingest Endpoints. On the page that appears, click View URLs in the Actions column of the target stream to view streaming URLs.

  3. Go back to VLC media player. On the Network tab of the Open Media dialog box, enter a streaming URL and click Play.

    After you complete the preceding steps, you can view the live stream.

    Note: In normal cases, the buffer period is 2 to 5 seconds. It varies with the network condition.

For more information, visit https://www.videolan.org/.