README for the VLC media player
VLC is a popular libre and open source media player and multimedia engine,
used by a large number of individuals, professionals, companies and
institutions. Using open source technologies and libraries, VLC has been
ported to most computing platforms, including GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X,
BSD, iOS and Android.
VLC can play most multimedia files, discs, streams, allows playback from
devices, and is able to convert to or stream in various formats.
The VideoLAN project was started at the university École Centrale Paris who
relicensed VLC under the GPLv2 license in February 2001. Since then, VLC has
been downloaded close to one billion times.
The VLC web site . . . . . http://www.videolan.org/
Support . . . . . . . . . . http://www.videolan.org/support/
Forums . . . . . . . . . . http://forum.videolan.org/
Wiki . . . . . . . . . . . http://wiki.videolan.org/
The Developers site . . . . http://wiki.videolan.org/Developers_Corner
VLC hacking guide . . . . . http://wiki.videolan.org/Hacker_Guide
Bugtracker . . . . . . . . http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/
The VideoLAN web site . . . http://www.videolan.org/
Source Code Content:
ABOUT-NLS - Notes on the Free Translation Project.
AUTHORS - VLC authors.
COPYING - The GPL license.
INSTALL - Installation and building instructions.
NEWS - Important modifications between the releases.
README - This file.
THANKS - VLC contributors.
bin/ - VLC binaries.
bindings/ - libVLC bindings to other languages.
compat/ - compatibility library for operating systems missing
contrib/ - external libraries retrieving facilities for systems that
don't have package manager.
doc/ - Miscellaneous documentation.
extras/analyser - Code analyser and editor specific files.
extras/buildsystem - different buildsystems specific files.
extras/contrib/ - old contrib/.
extras/misc - Files that don't fit in the other extras/ categories.
extras/package - VLC packaging specific files such as spec files.
include/ - Header files.
lib/ - libVLC source code.
modules/ - VLC plugins and modules. Most of the code is here.
po/ - VLC translations.
projects/ - projects that uses libVLC
share/ - Common Resources files.
src/ - libvlccore source code.
test/ - testing system.