MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq:LNUX), the online network for the global geek community, today announced that VideoLAN has chosen the new SourceForge Downloads service to host its popular VLC media player.

SourceForge Downloads is a free, global distribution service that provides developers of open source software with access to the world's largest managed global mirror network, which includes 31 mirror sites on six continents. Built with input from leading open source project administrators and developers, SourceForge Downloads allows developers to distribute any open source project, regardless of where the software is hosted. In addition to providing projects with increased external visibility, SourceForge Downloads also includes a set of robust reporting tools and controls that allow developers to view key statistics, such as download volume, geographic location and computing platform.

"VideoLAN's selection of SourceForge Downloads to host VLC validates our strategy to open our global distribution network to all open source software projects," said Jeff Bates, Vice President, Product at Geeknet. "VLC launched on our service just one week ago and has already been downloaded more than four million times."

The wildly popular VLC project is a free, highly portable multimedia player, encoder and streamer, supporting most audio and video formats. Since its inception, the project has been downloaded over 420 million times.

"By joining forces with SourceForge, our VLC media player gains greater visibility in the open source community," said Jean Baptise Kempf, developer for the VideoLAN Project. "Their excellent in-depth reporting tools allow collection of statistics on our users, enabling us to improve and refine the project in an efficient manner."

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VideoLAN is a project, run by volunteers, backed-up by a non-profit organization, which produces free and open source software for multimedia, released under the GNU General Public License. Our main software is the cross-platform VLC media player. We are also the home of x264 and many other projects, like DVBlast, libDVDcss or VLMa.


VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedia files, medias and streaming protocols.

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