VideoLAN Client (VLC) alternatives and similar software solutions
Based on the "Video Streaming" category.
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Streama9.0 0.0 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS StreamaSelf hosted streaming media server. https://docs.streama-project.com/
InvidiousInvidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube
Owncast8.5 0.0 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS OwncastTake control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box.
Zoneminder8.3 9.9 L2 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS ZoneminderZoneMinder is a free, open source Closed-circuit television software application developed for Linux which supports IP, USB and Analog cameras.
Emby7.9 0.0 L1 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS EmbyEmby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device.
Restreamer7.2 6.6 L4 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS RestreamerThe Restreamer is a complete streaming server solution for self-hosting. It has a visually appealing user interface and no ongoing license costs. Upload your live stream to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Vimeo, or other streaming solutions like Wowza. Receive video data from OBS and publish it with the RTMP and SRT server.
MediaCMSMediaCMS is a modern, fully featured open source video and media CMS, written in Python/Django and React, featuring a REST API.
Shinobi5.9 0.9 L1 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS Shinobi:peace_symbol: :palestinian_territories: Shinobi CE - The Free Open Source CCTV platform written in Node.JS (Camera Recorder - Security Surveillance Software - Restreamer
HTPC Manager4.9 0.0 L4 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS HTPC ManagerA fully responsive interface to manage all your favorite software on your Htpc.
Darwin Streaming ServerDarwin Streaming Server is Apple's open source version of the QuickTime Streaming Server technology allowing you to send streaming media across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and RTSP protocols.
MistServer4.3 5.0 L5 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS MistServerThe official mistserver source repository - www.mistserver.com
RapidbaySelf-hosted torrent video streaming service compatible with Chromecast, AppleTV & Kodi deployable in the cloud
Hellowlol HTPC Manager forkA fully responsive interface to manage all your favorite software on your Htpc.
Odd Networks3.9 0.0 L4 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS Odd Networks[MIRROR]
Myflix3.8 1.8 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS MyflixMyflix, a Netflix clone!
BluecherryBluecherry surveillance system (server application)
SyncTubeSynchronized video viewing with chat and other features (one-channel web service)
Radium2.8 2.6 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS RadiumSynced stream and video playback with VOD capabilities utilizing HLS. Developed for movie nights but has many use cases.
Oblecto2.6 2.1 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS OblectoOblecto is a media server, which streams media you already own, and is designed to be at the heart of your entertainment experience. It runs on your home server to index and analyze your media such as Movies and TV Shows and presents them in an interface tailored for your media consupmtion needs.
Flumotion2.0 0.0 L3 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS FlumotionFlumotion master repository
Rygel1.9 0.0 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS RygelRead-only mirror of https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/rygel
Tube1.1 0.0 VideoLAN Client (VLC) VS Tube📺 tube is a Youtube-like (without censorship and features you don't need!) Video Sharing App written in Go which also supports automatic transcoding to MP4 H.265 AAC, multiple collections and RSS feed.
ShinobiCEOpen Source CCTV software written in Node with both IP and local camera support.
uWaveüWave is a self-hosted collaborative listening platform. Users take turns playing media-songs, talks, gameplay videos, or anything else-from a variety of media sources like YouTube and SoundCloud.
OlarisOlaris is an open-source, community driven, media manager and transcoding server.
PeerTubeDecentralized video streaming platform using P2P
crtmpserverHigh performance RTMP/RTSP streaming server.
ReadyMediaA simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
Open Streaming PlatformSelf-Hosted alternative to Twitch and Youtube Live for live and on-demand video streaming
Access the most powerful time series database as a service
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VLC media player
VLC is a libre and open source media player and multimedia engine, focused on playing everything, and running everywhere.
VLC can play most multimedia files, discs, streams, devices and is also able to convert, encode, stream and manipulate streams into numerous formats.
VLC is used by many over the world, on numerous platforms, for very different use cases.
The engine of VLC can be embedded into 3rd party applications, and is called libVLC.
VLC is part of the VideoLAN project and is developed and supported by a community of volunteers.
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 billions of times.
VLC is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license. On some platforms, it is de facto GPLv3, because of the licenses of dependencies.
libVLC, the engine is released under the LGPLv2 (or later) license. \ This allows embedding the engine in 3rd party applications, while letting them to be licensed under other licenses.
VLC is available for the following platforms:
- Windows (from 7 and later, including UWP platforms and all versions of Windows 10)
- macOS (10.10 and later)
- GNU/Linux and affiliated
- *BSD and affiliated
- Android (4.2 and later), including Android TV and Android Auto
- iOS (9 and later), including AppleTV and iPadOS
- Haiku, OS/2 and a few others.
Not all platforms receive the same amount of care, due to our limited resources.
Nota Bene: The Android app and the iOS app are located in different repositories than the main one.
Contributing & Community
VLC is maintained by a community of people, and VideoLAN is not paying any of them.\ The community is composed of developers, helpers, maintainers, designers and writers that want this open source project to thrive.
The main development of VLC is done in the C language, but this repository also contains plenty of C++, Obj-C, asm and Rust.
Other repositories linked to vlc are done in languages including Kotlin/Java (Android), Swift (iOS), and C# (libVLCSharp).
We need help with the following tasks:
- packaging for Windows, macOS and Linux distributions
- technical writing for the documentation
- community management and communication.
Please contribute :)
We are on IRC. You can find us on the #videolan channel on Libera.chat.
Contributions are now done through Merge Requests on our GitLab repository.
CI and discussions should be resolved before a Merge Request can be merged.
libVLC is an embeddable engine for 3rd party applications and frameworks.
It runs on the same platforms as VLC (and sometimes on more) and can provide playback, streaming and conversion of multimedia files and streams.
libVLC has numerous bindings for other languages, such as C++, Python and C#.
Some useful links that might help you:
Source Code sitemap
ABOUT-NLS - Notes on the Free Translation Project. AUTHORS - VLC authors. COPYING - The GPL license. COPYING.LIB - The LGPL license. INSTALL - Installation and building instructions. NEWS - Important modifications between the releases. README - Project summary. THANKS - VLC contributors. bin/ - VLC binaries. bindings/ - libVLC bindings to other languages. compat/ - compatibility library for operating systems missing essential functionalities. contrib/ - Facilities for retrieving external libraries and building them for systems that don't have the right versions. doc/ - Miscellaneous documentation. extras/analyser - Code analyser and editor specific files. extras/buildsystem - Different build system specific files. extras/misc - Files that don't fit in the other extras/ categories. extras/package - VLC packaging specific files such as spec files. extras/tools/ - Facilities for retrieving external building tools needed for systems that don't have the right versions. include/ - Header files. lib/ - libVLC source code. modules/ - VLC plugins and modules. Most of the code is here. po/ - VLC translations. share/ - Common resource files. src/ - libvlccore source code. test/ - Testing system.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the VideoLAN Client (VLC) README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.