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VLC reaches 2.0.4

VLC 2.0.4 "Twoflower" is an important update to our 2.0 media player.
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2.0.4 is a major update that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
2.0.4 introduces an important number of fixes and improvements for all playback, notably for Blu-Ray, DVD, HLS, Ogg and MKV files; but also for Youtube, Vimeo, Koreus and Soundcloud.
2.0.4 adds Opus codec support, including multichannel ones and streams, and MSS playback through DMO libraries.
2.0.4 fixes numerous issues, including audio device selection, Qt and Mac OS interface, security issues and Windows wallpaper mode...
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 was a major upgrade for VLC.
2.0.4 fixes around a hundreds of bugs, and adds more than 300 commits on top of 2.0.3.
Download VLC icon Get VLC now! Version 2.0.4

Features

Video
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
  • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
  • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
  • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
Audio
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
  • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
  • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
Formats
  • 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.
Input and Devices
  • 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.
For Mac Users
  • 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!).
For Anime Fans
  • Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
  • Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
  • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
  • Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
  • Various ASS subtitles improvements.
For professional Users
  • Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
  • Support for Jpeg-2000, Dirac and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
  • Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
  • SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
  • New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
For Developers
  • libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
  • New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
  • New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
  • Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
  • VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.

Screenshots

VLC media player - Mac OS X 10.6
VLC media player - Windows 7
VLC media player - Gnome 2 on Mandriva
VLC media player - Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
VLC media player - Gnome 3 on debian
VLC media player - Gnome 3

2.0.4 specific changes

2.0.4
  • 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
2.0.4
  • 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

Download VLC

Windows

Download VLC icon VLC for Windows Version 2.0.4

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8

Download VLC icon VLC for Mac OS X 10.6+ Version 2.0.4

Mac OS X 10.5 Intel

VLC 2.0.4 for Mac OS X.5 (intel)

Mac OS X 10.5 PowerPC

VLC 2.0.4 for Mac OS X.5 (powerpc)

Linux

Ask your favorite packager for VLC 2.0!

Sources

Get the source!

Contact

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