VLC media player is a multimedia player, framework, streamer, and encoder. It can play inputs like files, network streams, DVDs, audio CDs, Blu-Rays, capture devices, and screens. It can play most audio and video codecs and formats (MPEG 1/2/4, H264, VC-1, DivX, WMV, Vorbis, AC3, AAC, MKV, etc.), but can also be used to convert to different formats and/or send streams through the network.
|Tags||multimedia Video Display Sound/Audio Players|
|Operating Systems||BeOS POSIX Mac OS X Windows Windows CE|
|Implementation||C Assembly C++ Objective C|
Release Notes: This version fixed a number of bugs and regressions, notably in audio device management and SPDIF/HDMI pass-through. It also fixed some HEVC playback issues and a few crashes. A few codecs and most translations were updated.
Release Notes: VLC 2.1.1 is the first minor version of the VLC 2.1.x branch. It fixes a numerous bugs and regressions introduced in 2.1.0, adds experimental HEVC and VP9 decoding, and improves the VLC installer on Windows.
Release Notes: With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, a port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video, and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC. It has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better efficiency and volume and device management. It supports many new devices inputs, formats, and metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs. Around a thousand bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: This version is a minor update which improves overall stability. Notable changes include improved reliability for MKV file playback, fixed MPEG2 audio and video encoding, pulseaudio synchronization, and Mac OS interface, and other fixes. It also resolves potential security issues in the HTML subtitle parser, freetype renderer, AIFF demuxer, and SWF demuxer.
Release Notes: This is a major update which fixes a lot of regressions, issues, and security issues in this branch. It introduces Opus support and improves Youtube, Vimeo streams, and Blu-Ray disc support. It also fixes many issues in playback, notably on Ogg and MKV playback and audio device selections, and a hundred other bugs.