VLC 2.0 Released With New Mac UI And More Technical Improvements – Download Now

VLC is, an open source media player available. Users should be excited to know that the Videolan has shown off VLC 2.0 which features an extensive redesign. Combining with a sleek, simplistic interface with the ability to play seemingly any audio or video files, that’s the reason it become of the most popular application to the masses.

The stock applications mostly bundled with your favorite operating systems are incredibly limited. While Windows Media player 12 is only available for Windows 7 PC which has long been renowned for throwing up incessant code errors and for thos you have to add some codecs. Mac OS X with iTunes, that doesn’t like to play .avi, wma, .ogg and this VLC as an freeware that offers several other codecs that both these two doesn’t.

Few days back, we had given you a download link for VLC 2.0 Release Candidate released for Windows, Mac and Linux. VLC 2.0 for Mac will be the major update for its new UI and design, that will boast with bug fixes and various improvements implemented. While the Mac’s VLC version is currently under development stage,

The most important part of this topic about VideoLan VLC 2.0 is that it will be able to run Blu-Ray rips, which also gets the ability to read all the video files even though inside the RAR archieves and enhanced video output modes with an ease. VLC 2.0 for Windows version is not be seeing much changes in user interface, instead given ability to a 64-bit version, along with handful of bug fixes, updated codes and improvements, as well as lots of rewritten stuff that will probably improve the VLC experience on Mac.

The video player that can view just about any audio or video file is finally available after being teased last week.

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.

There are a whole host of new features, optimizations, as well as a completely rethought Mac UI. The version 2.0 of VLC final brings support for even more formats such as H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM. OS X is often commended for its violent simplicity, and with Mountain Lion looming, VLC certainly looks as though it will slot it like a glove to the fruit company’s sleek visuals.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Completely new, single window interface:
    – Available in 2 colors: 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!).

After three and half years’ work, VLC 2.0 has now been released for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Linux users: Ask your favorite packager for VLC 2.0.0