VLC Media Player Banned In India- The most popular video player software and streaming media server, VLC, is no longer available in India. VLC Media Player has been prohibited in India, according to MediaNama.
The most popular video player software and streaming media server, VLC, is no longer available in India. According to a report by MediaNama, VLC Media Player was prohibited in India roughly two months ago. Neither the corporation nor the Indian government disclosed any details concerning the prohibition.
According to sources, the VLC Media Player has been prohibited in the nation because the platform was used for cyber assaults by the Chinese hacker outfit Cicada.
VLC Media Player Banned Due To Security Purpose
Security specialists found Cicada a few months back as part of a long-running hacking operation that was utilizing the VLC video player as a malware loader.
The website has been disabled by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in accordance with the IT Act of 2000.
Let us remind you that the Indian government blacklisted hundreds of Chinese applications, including PUBG Mobile, Tiktok, Camscanner, and others, in 2020.
The government has now blacklisted the PUBG Mobile Indian version BGMI in India and removed it from the Google Play and Apple App stores. The authorities blocked these applications because it was concerned that they were transmitting user data to China.
It should be highlighted that a Chinese corporation does not support VLC Media Player. It was created by the Paris-based company VideoLAN.
VLC Media Player Used To Run Many Unsupported Video FOrate
VLC player is frequently used to play movies and kind of supported videos on a laptop or smartphone. However, because the Indian government has allegedly banned it, a new player would have to be found to play the films.
Although no official announcement has been received, we were unable to access the VLC player’s page to confirm it. VideoLAN, a Paris-based company, created VLC.
According to sflc.in, which has been pursuing a digital freedom campaign since 2010, VLC player has been restricted for several months. It is prohibited by the Government of India’s IT Act of 2000.
According to sflc.in, http://videolan.org is unavailable on all major ISPs, including ACTFibernet, Jio, Vodafone-idea, and Airtel. However, if you already have VLC installed, you may use it to play videos.