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What is MultiLAN?
MultiLAN is a non-profit organization, that distributes free and open source software for video and multimedia purpose, released under Open Source licenses of VideoLAN Team.
What is the legal structure of MultiLAN?
MultiLAN is a non-profit organization with developers all around the world. MultiLAN has its own bank account and is fully responsible of this website.
What is the VideoLAN Team?
It started as a student project at the French École Centrale Paris but is now a worldwide project with developers from everywhere and dozens of millions of people using VideoLAN's software.
Why are your mailing-lists and your website in english?
VLC Media player's developers come from all around the world and english is the only language they can use to communicate together. Although great care is given to the translation of VLC in various languages, maintaining translations of our website costs too much more time than we can afford.
My file doesn't seem to work!
Are you sure VLC supports the file? Try checking the features page. If it supported and you compiled VLC yourself, check if you have downloaded and installed all the codecs correctly. If it is not supported, then you are out of luck for now.
VLC doesn't display all subtitles!
If VLC has autodetected your subtitles file, or if you opened it manually, but VLC only diplays some subtitles from time to time, you will need to change the subtitles file encoding.
Go to Preferences -> Input / Codecs -> Other codecs -> Subtitles, and set Subtitle text encoding to the right one.
See this reference: ISO Standard for various characters sets.
Go to Preferences -> Video -> Output modules, and set Video output module to something different, like DirectX video output. Be sure you have advanced options enabled to be able to access this option. Also, you might need to disable the "YUV -> RGB" checkbox in DirectX section of Preferences -> Video -> Output modules.
I have some questions about VLC player!
What am I downloading when click on "Download VLC media player"?
Your are downloading VLC Player which is a free media player.
How are you able to provide this software for free?
We're able to offer you this software for free because we are advertiser supported. When you launch our installer program, it gives our advertisers a chance to speak to you. You can simply Decline the advertiser offers if you are not interested. If you are interested, then Accept their offer; it will help us offer more software for free in the future. There is no obligation to accept any offers, you can skip all advertisers and still install and use the software for free.
Is this Spyware? Is this a Virus?
Absolutely not! We do not bundle viruses or spyware with our installer. All our advertiser offers have been tested and are Spyware/Virus free. And all our installers check AV as Kaspersky Security, Virustotal and Metascan!
I'm ready to download and install the software. How do I do this?
Click the 'Download' button to begin downloading the software. When the download box appears, click 'Save' to start downloading. Once the download has been completed, you can run the program to start the installation process.After installation begins, you will be prompted with a series of screens required to complete the installation. The first screen asks you whether you want to install VLC Player.After you click "Accept", you will then be prompted with additional screens which allow to you install our accompanying software products.After you get through the installation options, the installer will begin and your selected software will be installed.After installation is completed, you can start VLC Player from a variety of ways. The easiest way is to launch VLC Player from your Start Menu.