Who is behind VLC Media Player?

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 26 2019 @ 12:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Without a doubt, VLC Media Player is one of the most popular media utilities for the PC. The application plays just about anything and has a very basic design without any unnecessary bills & whistles. In a new piece, Increment takes a look at the team that creates this open-source, cross platform media software. As the article explains, VLC was originally a coding project at a French university:
When Jean-Baptiste Kempf joined École Centrale Paris as a student in 2003, he was tasked with helping run the university’s computer network. It included an unusual project: student-run open-source software that had been running on a couple of university servers for seven years. To students, the project was known as “Network 2000.” To the rest of the world, it was VLC media player.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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