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September 6th, 2016

Getting Ready for VLC 3.0

Everything you ever wanted to know about VLC but were afraid to ask.

The Video Screening Room

VideoLAN (also called VLC) is a very popular media player available for all major technology platforms. Work is progressing towards a 3.0 release and in this new video you can meet some of the developers working to make that happen.

What I like about VLC is that you can throw just about any video file type at it and it will happily play it. Not only that, it will play the video with less choppiness than lesser media players, such as QuickTime. It does a lot more than play videos, too, as any VLC power user will tell you.

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at

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