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LibVLC and libvlccore documentation


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, java, Objective-C and C#.


libVLC and libvlccore are 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.

However, note that some plugins are under more restrictive licenses, such as GPLv3 (or later).