VideoLAN Releases VLC 2.02 - Major Bug Fixes and Improvements Plus Retina Support for the Mac
VideoLAN has released version 2.0.2 of its acclaimed VLC video player, which brings major bug fixes and improvements along with extra features for the Apple Mac.
"After more than 100 million downloads of VLC 2.0 versions, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the third version of "Twoflower", a major update that fixes a lot of regressions in this branch. It introduces an important number of features for the Mac OS X platform, notably interface improvements to be on-par with the classic VLC interface, better performance and Retina Display support. VLC 2.0.2 fixes the video playback on older devices both on MS Windows and Mac OS X, includes overall performance improvements and fixes for a couple of hundreds of bugs" reports VideoLAN in their summary of the new version.
Among the many improvements, are new video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2; multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM; for Mac users, support for HiDPI, aka Retina display; support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra; new audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2; support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH and many, many more. Best of all, this fantastic piece of software is free, thanks to the GNU general public licence and can be downloaded at the link below.
2.0.2 specific changes
- Rework of the Mac OS X interface
- Fix video output for old graphic cards on Windows XP, which are using DirectX
- Fix video output on old Macs, notably PowerPC and GMA950 intel Macs.
- Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display
- Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux
- Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation
- Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback
- Rewrite of the Digital TV module on Windows
- Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
- Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
- Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces
Posted by | Sun, Jul 01, 2012 - 07:03 AM