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Mailing Lists

Currently, the main development mailing list is hosted at To subscribe, just send an email to, with the body of the email containing subscribe linux-media. You may just click here to ask your mailer for generating such email.

The archives are a available on a few sites:

Subscription on the lists hosted at

In order to contribute to the development, you can subscribe to one of the mailinglists via the Mailman interface.

If you are looking for the video4linux users list, It is hosted by Redhat. It is expected that this list will be gradually replaced by

List archives

We changed the mailing list software from Ecartis to GNU Mailman on Feb. 12 2005, and we now use the list archives integrated into Mailman. Unfortunately this means that the older list archives (which were kept HTML generated by Mhonarc) will be linked separately.

Note: You might find archives for some of the lists elsewhere on the net, e.g. on, or

Mailman list archives (starting Feb. 12 2005):

Old Mhonarc list archives (before Feb. 12 2005):
(not yet...)