• VLC Media Player v2.0.0 Officially Released

    VLC Media Player v2.0 has been officially released which comes with a ton of new features. See below for highlights and download links.
    * Thanks to Arthur for the heads up.


    FEATURES

    VIDEO
    • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
    • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
    • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
    • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
    • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
    AUDIO
    • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
    • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
    • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
    • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
    FORMATS
    • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
    • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
    • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
    • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
    • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.
    INPUT AND DEVICES
    • Experimental support for BluRay discs:
      - Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
      - AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
    • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
    • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.
    FOR MAC USERS
    • Completely new, single window interface:
      - Available in 2 colours: Lion grey and QTX black.
      - Extensions support and better Lion integration.
    • Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
    • Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).
    FOR ANIME FANS
    • Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
    • Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
    • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
    • Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
    • Various ASS subtitles improvements.
    FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS
    • Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
    • Support for Jpeg-2000 and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
    • Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
    • SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
    • New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
    FOR DEVELOPERS
    • libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
    • New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
    • New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
    • Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
    • VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.
    Download / Homepage


    Comments 11 Comments
    1. JJanisch's Avatar
      JJanisch -
      And most importantly a smoother UI!
    1. koryo's Avatar
      koryo -
      Thanks for letting us know about this! Blu ray support! Hell yes!
    1. garethedmondson's Avatar
      garethedmondson -
      Anyone MSI'ed it up yet?
    1. FN-GM's Avatar
      FN-GM -
      Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
      Anyone MSI'ed it up yet?
      I dont bother. I just run a silent install with a batch file.

      zak
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      You can run it from a unc as well I thought?
    1. CESIL's Avatar
      CESIL -
      They seem to have broken it

      We run our laptops thought a docking station and VLC was the only decent player I found that worked on the computer and projector at the same time...v2 doesn't seem to like doing that so I am staying with the old version...
    1. zag's Avatar
      zag -
      Quote Originally Posted by JJanisch View Post
      And most importantly a smoother UI!
      Still looks like it was made for windows 3.1 though :/
    1. j17sparky's Avatar
      j17sparky -
      Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
      Still looks like it was made for windows 3.1 though :/
      It plays videos, you play videos in full screen... it's not trying to be a clumsy, slow, buggy, piece of "wickid" eye candy, infact it's trying to be the exact opposite.
    1. zag's Avatar
      zag -
      Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
      It plays videos, you play videos in full screen... it's not trying to be a clumsy, slow, buggy, piece of "wickid" eye candy, infact it's trying to be the exact opposite.
      I think it has more to do with making the interfaces work on all platforms.

      I use zoomplayer myself due to its beautiful OSD and interface. Shame VLC cant do that as its technically a much better player.

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    1. mac_shinobi's Avatar
      mac_shinobi -
      what about winamp, havent heard or seen anyone or many people using winamp ??
    1. Osarchos's Avatar
      Osarchos -
      We have been using Media Player Classic for the last few years, it just plays virtually everything we throw at it. A little 'clunky' to use but with staff bring in all sorts of formats, MPC just gets on with it.