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Wednesday, February 2 2011

VLC on Android

A lot of people are asking about the status of VLC media player on Android. We usually answered that we are working on it. Now that some good progresses has been done, lets look at the current status of VLC media player for Android.

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Friday, October 1 2010

Compiling VLC for linux people

Compiling VLC media player on Linux is now something really easy. This article is a small tutorial for every people wondering about it.

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Monday, September 13 2010

VLC media player extension for LibriVox

Thanks to VLC extensions, we recently created a script that fetch books from LibriVox. This website is a directory and a project that provide free audio books from the Public Domain like Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) or War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy).

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Wednesday, August 18 2010

Free music and VLC

Actually more and more artists are following the Open Source movement and create really nice content (both audio and video). Since the lastest release of VLC media player (1.1.0), thanks to VLC extensions, we added the ability to access selections of Free Music directly from the playlist. Let's have a look at these contents.

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Wednesday, July 14 2010

Saving memory for free

We have reduced the memory footprint of VLC media player only by repacking some important structures. Let's have a look at the way the structures are arranged in memory and its impact on the memory usage.

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Monday, February 1 2010

Visualisations in VLC

Last summer, I worked on VLC media player as part of the Google Summer of Code, One part of my job was to integrate libprojectM inside VLC media player.

libprojectM is a library that create visualisation accoring to the samples it receive. As you can see the results are really amazing. And for the next version of VLC media player you will normally see this nice feature. Lest enjoy a first screenshot!