The VideoLAN streaming solution includes two programs:
VLC media player which can be used as a
server and as a client to stream and receive network
streams. VLC is able to stream all that it can read.
VLS (VideoLAN Server), which can stream MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and
MPEG-4 files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial
television channels and live videos on the network in unicast or
multicast. Most of the VLS functionality can now be found VLC.
Usage of VLC instead of VLS is advised.