VLC Media Player Banned In India

Posted by bforblogs | Aug 14, 2022
vlc media player banned in India

Highlights: The VLC media player and website of the VideoLAN project have been banned by the government under the IT Act, 2000.

VLC Media Player, a popular streaming media player developed by VideoLAN project, has been banned in India. This was reported by MediaNama nearly two Months ago.  The government had already banned about 350 Chinese apps for security reasons. Recently BGMI also suddenly disappeared from Google Play-Store and Apple App Store. After PUBG was banned in 2020, BGMI was dropped as its substitute.

Media player and video streaming server VLC media player has been banned in the country.
According to reports, the VLC media player and website of the VideoLAN project have been banned by the government under the IT Act, 2000.The services of VLC media player and its website have been discontinued about two months ago.

However, there has been no statement from the company on this. But, its website is down and the download link has also been blocked. On opening the website of VLC Media, a message of being banned under the I Act is visible.

Now, no one can access VLC in India. VLC Media Player is blocked on ACT Fibernet, Vodafone-Idea and all other major ISPs. The government also blocked hundreds of Chinese apps, including Tiktok, Camscanner and many more popular apps. The reason behind blocking the apps is that the government had received inputs that these platforms are sending user data to China.
However, VLC media player is not supported by a Chinese company, but has been created by the Paris-based firm VideoLAN.

From Tweet
There has been no response from the company on the ban so far. A Twitter user tweeted saying that this platform has been banned two months ago. The user wrote that this platform has been closed in India under the IT Act, 2000 on the orders of the Ministry of Information Technology.


Why is VLC banned?

The VLC Media Player has been banned by the Indian government on suspicion of a Chinese-backed hacking attack.

Is VLC Player banned?

Yes, VLC Media Player banned in India.

Is VLC blocked in India?

VLC, the free open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server has reportedly been banned in India on Windows devices.
MediaNama was the first to report about the ban on the VLC Media Player in the country.

Does VLC Media Player still exist?

According to VideoLAN: Today, VideoLAN is publishing the 3.0.17 release of VLC, which adds support for a few formats, improves adaptive streaming support, fixes some crashes and updates many third party libraries.

Is VLC Chinese app?

VLC Media Player is not backed by a Chinese company. The software was developed by VideoLAN, which is a Paris-based firm.