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Download VLC Media Player for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android Safely [Direct Links + Alternatives]

Can't access the VLC (Videolan) website? Here are the direct download links. Also, check out the alternatives.

VLC is the most popular Media Player for Windows and is also available across all platforms including macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and more. However, VLC has been banned in India and Indian telecom operators have been blocking the official website since early this year. Those having trouble accessing the site, can download a legit copy of VLC Media Player directly from the developer’s servers.

According to TechCrunch, many Indian telecom operators have been blocking its website since February 2022. VideoLan president and lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf said, “Most major ISPs [internet service providers] are banning the site, with diverse techniques.”

Telecoms have not stated why they have blocked the VideoLan.ORG website, but some theorize that it might be because a security alert from earlier this year was interpreted incorrectly.

Security company Symantec revealed in April of this year that the hacker group Cicada, which is linked to the Chinese government, was taking advantage of VLC Media Player and a number of other well-known programs to get remote access to the computers of its victims.

However, Symantec’s Security Threat Intelligence blog further mentions that the Hackers distributed a modified version of VLC to use it for triggering a custom malware loader. One of these tools is a modified version of the popular open-source media player, VLC.

So if you download it from the official website, you are safe!

Kempf claimed that no Indian government agency has contacted him or his company and that the restriction is likely the result of a misinterpretation of the Chinese security problem.

Here, we have mirrored the VLC downloads directly from the VideoLan website. So we have assured the links are safe.

VLC Media Player Features

  • Supports all platforms – Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Unix
  • VLC plays Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices, and Streams.
  • Fast – Hardware Decoding – It supports 0-copy on the GPU and can fall back on software when required.
  • Supports and plays all formats. MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3…
  • Advanced control – VLC has the most complete feature-set over the video, subtitle synchronization, video, and audio filters.
  • Completely Free – no spyware, no ads, and no user tracking.
  • Stream directly from a Torrent file.
  • Subtitles support.
  • Supports add-ons, plugins, or modules.

Download VLC Media Player

The latest VLC Media Player available for download is version 3.0.17.4 for Windows, macOS, Linux, and v3.5.0 for Android.

You can still access the official website using a VPN.

Official Download Links

Direct Download Links [NO VPN Links]

Following are the VLC Media Player direct download links for various platforms extracted directly from the source videolan.org website. The website generates a random download link from various servers.

You can also run the file through the VirusTotal website and check the file before installation.

Best VLC Media Player Alternatives

If for some reason you don’t want to install VLC, you can try the following alternatives.

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