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VLC Media Player 3.0.17

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC plays absolutely anything. It supports an enormous number of multimedia formats, and does not require you to download additional codecs. VLC features a complete streaming server, with extended features like video on demand, on-the-fly transcoding, granular speed controls, frame-by-frame advancement and more. It can also be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC Media Player now features fully customizable toolbars, customizable Skins, supports playback for broken files as well as zipped files, and so much more.

Changes between 3.0.16 and 3.0.17:


  • Fix a regression in parsing secondary source MRLs
  • Allow brackets in path part of URLs


  • Fix support for screen capture on macOS with avcapture
  • Fix closing of HTTP 1.x connections
  • Improve HTTP2 memory usage
  • Improve AVCapture module
  • Improve AudioCD support (audio/data mixed mode, musicbrainz)
  • Improve SMB compatibility by changing the read size
  • Several improvements on the SRT modules (including streamID)


  • Add support for DTS LBR
  • Fix some HEVC hardware decoding on Windows and crashes when aspect ratio changes
  • Fix hardware decoding for some AMD GPU drivers
  • Add support for new Fourcc for E-AC3, AV1, GeoVision
  • Fix crashes with VP9 streams
  • Fix styling issues with subs tx3g (mp4) tracks
  • Fix playback of live AV1 streams

Audio Output

  • iOS/tvOS: add support for spatial audio
  • macOS: fix some channels ordering for > 5.1 channels
  • Android: rework audio volume management

Video Output

  • Fix a D3D11 crash when the stream changes aspect ratio


  • Major overhaul of the adaptive streaming stack
  • Support for DAV video files
  • Add WebP image mapping
  • Fix missing audio start of Opus audio in MKV/WebM
  • Fix an infinite loop in MP4
  • Fix attachments extractions in ogg files
  • Support Uncompressed audio in mp4 (ISO/IEC 23003-5)
  • Fix some lip sync issue in rare MPEG-TS streams


  • Qt/macOS: Fixup user provided URLs
  • Add safe area handling on macOS
  • Qt: improve preferences search
  • Qt: fix --no-mouse-events option


  • Update YouTube script
  • Fix Icecast directory parsing which could lead to missing entries
  • Improve UPnP compatibility with some servers

3rd party libraries (contrib)

  • Update FFmpeg to 4.4
  • Update libflac to 1.3.4 to fix CVE-2020-0499 and CVE-2021-0561
  • Update libsmb2 to fix invalid UTF-8 encoding of some filenames
  • Update taglib to fix corruptions when editing some OGG metadata
  • Update dav1d to 0.9.2
  • Update fribidi to 1.0.11
  • Update freetype to 2.11.1
  • Update libass to 0.15.2
  • Drop pthreadGC2 in favor of winpthreads
  • Enable Java support for blurays on Apple M1
  • Update libsrt to 1.4.4
  • Update twolame to 0.4.0
  • Update mpg123 to 1.29.3
  • Update libnfs to 5.0.1
  • Update libarchive to 3.6.0
  • Update AOM encoder to 3.1.1

Download: VLC Media Player 3.0.17 (64-bit) | Portable ~40.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player 3.0.17 (32-bit) | Portable
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