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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
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News & Updates

VLC 2.0.1
2012-03-19

After 15 million downloads of VLC 2.0.0 versions, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the second version of "Twoflower", a bugfix release.
Support for MxPEG files, new features in the Mac OS X interface are part of this release, in addition to faster decoding and fixes for hundred of bugs and regression, notably for HLS, MKV, RAR, Ogg, Bluray discs and many other things.
This is also a security update.
More info on the release notes.

VLC 2.0.0
2012-02-18

After 485 million downloads of VLC 1.1.x versions, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower", a major new release.
With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos.
It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).
It features a completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.
Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.
More info on the release notes.

VideoLAN at SCALE 10x
2012-01-15

VideoLAN will have a booth (#74) at the Southern California Linux Expo at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel next week-end. The event will take place from Friday throughout Sunday. We will happily show you the latest developments and our forthcoming major VLC update.

multicat 2.0
2012-01-04

VideoLAN is happy to announce the second major release of multicat. It brings numerous new features, such as recording chunks of a stream in a directory, and supporting TCP socket and IPv6, as well as bug fixes. Also aggregaRTP was extended to support retransmission of lost packets.

DVBlast 2.1
2012-01-04

VideoLAN is happy to announce version 2.1 of DVBlast. It is a bugfix release, fixing in particular a problem with MMI menus present in 2.0.

Development Blogs

Felix Paul Kühne: Improved media key support

VLC 2.0.2 will include improved support for the media keys on keyboards produced by companies other than Apple, notably the brand Cherry. VLC uses a piece of code called SPMediaKeyTap developed by Spotify SB to provide this functionality[...]

Rémi Duraffort: Born to be PRoot

It's been a long time since my last post on thit blog. To start again in a good shape I will seize the opportunity of a new version of PRoot to present this open source software in a cycle of articles. What's PRoot about ? PRoot is a use[...]

Felix Paul Kühne: VDA decoder support

VLC's next major release will include support for the VDA decoder API on Mac OS X thanks to Sébastien Zwickert, who added the needed code both to VLC and libav. So, what's the use? This adds hardware acceleration to H.264 video decoding [...]

Felix Paul Kühne: VLC 2.0.1 Q&A (updated)

Following the previous Q&A post, here's a new one about VLC 2.0.1. It should explain the most common problems. As usual, feel free to add new questions to the comments since this a living document.   When doing snapshots, I get an error [...]

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