VLC 2.0.6 Final version released

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VLC plays absolutely anything. It supports an enormous number of multimedia formats, and does not require you to download additional codecs. VLC features a complete streaming server, with extended features like video on demand, on-the-fly transcoding, granular speed controls, frame-by-frame advancement and more. It can also be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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

What's new in this version:

VideoLAN and the VLC development team released the seventh version of "Twoflower", a minor update that improves the overall stability. Notable changes include support for Matroska v4, improved reliability for ASF, Ogg, ASF and srt support, fixed GPU decoding on Windows on Intel GPU, fixed ALAC and FLAC decoding, and a new compiler for Windows release. More info in the release notes.

Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.6 | 21.6 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 19.0 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.6 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 22.0 MB
Download: VLC 2.0.6 for Linux | VLC 2.0.6 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website | Support

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Cripe! Already can't edit my above post from a whole 10 minutes ago.

Anyway,
i just now installed that MPC-HC and tried to play a tune. Had to manually tell it to use that player as I didn't change it to use it as my primary player when installing. Just from as fast as it started, I removing VLC right now!!

I guess I'll try a video first, but I can just about guarantee you that VLC is history. Slow a** loading thing anyway!!

Another unbelievable thing that happened when install MPC-HC was that my firewall never went off. I can't remember the last time I installed something that didn't try to connect to the net instantly! I DESPISE that! It even gave me the option to check for automatic updates when installing and still didn't try to connect to the net first, even after I told it no.

VLC is certainly better, from rendering to lite editing it provides TONS of options. My only complaint would be it's Aztec GUI & lack of configuration presets for non technical users.

Users facing issues with the player should try deleting the "vlc" folder in their "AppData/Roaming". This would reset the player to it's default config.

Dutchie64 said,
I prefer MPC-HC, as VLC takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to start on my PC's. Especially on W8.

And I haven't came across a video file MPC-HC didn't play, but for W8 I'm eagerly awaiting the Metro version.

Glad to hear someone else says VLC takes forever to load on the machine! Not really glad, but you know what I mean.

ShAsadAhmad said,
VLC is certainly better, from rendering to lite editing it provides TONS of options. My only complaint would be it's Aztec GUI & lack of configuration presets for non technical users.

Users facing issues with the player should try deleting the "vlc" folder in their "AppData/Roaming". This would reset the player to it's default config.

Why not simply open VLC and click the reset preferences button?

Lack of configuration presets for non technical users? Why would a non technical user need ANY configuration presets? Isn't that part of what makes them non technical users?

I prefer MPC-HC, as VLC takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to start on my PC's. Especially on W8.

And I haven't came across a video file MPC-HC didn't play, but for W8 I'm eagerly awaiting the Metro version.

2.0.6 is a very buggy release. I would probably wait a bit, maybe a few days and wait for them to fix this release with a 2.0.6.1 release.

Thanks for that tidbit of info. I will wait as I'm beginning to dislike this player more and more everytime I have to WAIT for it to open.

Is it just me, or does this thing take forever to start playing anything now a days?

Edit:
Was just reading of some of the issues with the 64bit of this thing on VLC's forums. Sounds like a real piece. Definitely wWILL NOT be installing this version. 32 bit Windows seems to be fine.

Edited by cork1958, Apr 12 2013, 9:51am :