[vlc-devel] How to start contributing?

Tristan Matthews tmatth at videolan.org
Thu Apr 29 13:29:50 UTC 2021

Hi Ajay,

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 6:25 AM Ajay Panthagani
<ajaypanthagani321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am new to VLC. I am very much interested in contributing. Where can I start? Thank you.
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We have some info here:

The usual advice is:
1. Get the code https://code.videolan.org/videolan/vlc
2. Build VLC for your platform, if you've achieved this you're already
in good shape
3. Look at our open issues
https://code.videolan.org/videolan/vlc/-/issues and find one you think
you can help with
4. Submit a Merge Request for us to review

Note that we just transitioned to GitLab so a lot of the documentation
may still be referring to our previous hosting and bug tracker.

You can also talk to us on IRC (#videolan on irc.freenode.net)

Most of us are in Europe but none of us sleep so you'll probably find
help somewhere.

Good luck!


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