One of the most popular media player software and streaming media server VLC media playerdeveloped by VideoLAN project, no longer works in India. According to a report by MediaNama, VLC Media Player was blocked in India almost 2 months ago. Neither the company nor the Indian government disclosed details of the ban.
There is bad news for those who use VLC Media Player. In fact, VLC Media Player, the most popular media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN Project, has been banned in India.
According to a report by MediaNama, VLC Media Player has been banned in India. This is said to have happened about 2 months ago, but neither the company nor the Indian government has provided information about this ban.
Some reports suggest that VLC Media Player has been banned in the country because the platform was used for cyber attacks by China-backed hacking group Cicada.
A few months ago, security experts are said to have discovered that Cicada was using the VLC media player to deploy malware loaders as part of its long-running cyber attack campaign.
While this was a mild ban on VLC media player, neither the company nor the Indian government has officially announced a ban on the media platform.
Meanwhile, some Twitter users are still figuring out the reasons for the platform’s ban.
A Twitter user named Gagandeep Sapra He also tweeted a screenshot of the VLC website, which shows that the site has been banned as per the order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the IT Act, 2000.
Let me tell you that currently VLC media player website and download links are restricted in the country.
In simple words, this means that no one in the country can now access this platform for any work. That said, VLC media player is banned by all major ISPs including ACTFibernet, Jio, Vodafone-idea and others.
It is worth noting that in the year 2020, the government of India banned hundreds of Chinese apps in the country, including many Chinese apps like PUBG Mobile, Tiktok and Camscanner.
Actually, the Indian government was afraid that these Chinese apps were sending the data of Indian users to China, so these apps were banned.