updated 05:10 am EDT, Fri April 20, 2001
VideoLAN is an open-source DVD and MPEG development project by students from the ecole Centrale Paris whose "main goals are MPEG and DVD playing and broadcasting on the campus, but it also features a standalone multimedia player that can read DVDs and MPEG files. It will also eventually support streams from a satellite or from an MPEG2 compression card. VideoLAN is free software, and is released under the GNU General Public License." Early developmental builds are available for Mac OS X.