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. Links: ====== 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. COPYING.LIB - The LGPL 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 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 buildsystems 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 Resources files. src/ - libvlccore source code. test/ - testing system.