One of the most asked question is about the VLC download numbers. Don't ask me why, this comes all the time back on the subject.
We decided for the 1.1.x releases to use the new sourceforge download service.
There were 2 main reasons to do so:
- it provides quite interesting statistics and numbers per file, per OS, per date...
- it makes a 3rd party count our numbers, so we can't be accused of
cheating, as we were accused in the past.
Therefore, I'll give a few insights on VLC 1.1.x (1.1.0, 1.1.1 and 1.1.2) download stats.
1.1.x download stats
Those download numbers have been done in the first 50 days after the VLC 1.1.0 release.
The average is around 640k (640000) downloads per day, in total, on the official mirror (sourceforge).
This accounts to around 19 million downloads per month...
This OS repartition is quite simple:
- is 86,7%
- is 13%
- is around 0,3%
Of course, this doesn't mean that we don't have any Linux users. It is just that they use their distributions, which is the correct way to do it.
One the most interesting topic is the repartition per country.
Here is the diagram of the most important downloading countries.
- USA is
- Germany and France are both a bit above
- Italy, India and UK are around
Numbers for smaller countries are available on request.
Update vs Direct download
The last important number I will share with you today is the repartition between direct downloads from the website against update from within VLC.
- Direct downloads are around 40% of the total downloads
- Updates are therefore 60% of the total downloads
This explains why the videolan.org website doesn't get 19 million visitors per month, but just around 8 or 9 million.