VLC Collects Too Much Data (Privacy) 09 May 2020, 20:52:32 Hello Everyone,I don't use VLC , I use mpv+Smplayer (and set it up to use VAAPI ), so I should care less, but since VLC is by far the most used media player out there, maybe someone should look what data this software collects. Because it collects data about your played media (hashes?, timestamps?) that you have on your HDD.I am not trying to be paranoid, but by default VLC collects data (I turned it off) and does not explain what kind of. This is called "Collect miscellaneous local statistic about the playing media". (See screenshot). Giving the fact that more and more software collect data/telemetry/statistics, whatever PR name they call it, I'd rather nothing is collected. Not that MPAA would get the hashes, because they wouldn't - I don't have any of copyrighted crap (got VOD), but still.