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What is the full form of VLC MEDIA PLAYER

VLC: VideoLAN Client

VLC is an open source and cross-platform media player. It was developed by VideoLAN and is free to use by everyone. It is available on App stores, supports all operating system and mobile platforms. VLC supports audio and video format (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs. It is built in a modular way which means you can choose from different modules and decide how to control and display the output.

It can stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and can save them into various formats.



The VideoLAN project was an academic project by the students of French Engineering School, in 1996. They wanted to watch television on their PCs. They wrote VLS (VideoLAN Server) and VLC (VideoLAN Client) to stream and read MPEG2.

On 1st February 2001, it was released with the name VLC media player. It is available for android devices on Google Play store since 2011.


  • As it is packet based, it can play damaged, incomplete or unfinished videos also.
  • It can be installed or run directly from the USB or other external drive.
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