VLC media player (AKA VLC) is a highly portable free and open-source mediaplayer and streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project.

It’s a cross-platform media player with versions for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, GNU, Linux, BeOS, MorphOS, BSD, Solaris, iOS, and eComStation. It supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files.

VLC Media Player now features fully customizable toolbars, customizable Skins, supports playback for broken files as well as zipped files, and so much more.

2.1.0 Highlights

  • With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, 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.
  • Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.
  • It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
  • Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers.

Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.0 | 23.2 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 20.3 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.0 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 22.0 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.0 for Linux | VLC 2.1.0 for Mac
Full Patch Notes here

 

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