VLC Media Player 2.0 RC1

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.

Download: VLC Media Player 2.0 RC1 | 20.9 MB (Freeware)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 18.3 MB
View: VLC Media Player Website | Release Notes

Thanks to Mephistopheles for the tip in Back Page News.

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This isn't the article I commented on recently as the final release of this thing is out, but it comes with some retarded toolbar that installs even if you tell it not to. Even after removing it, it was still added to my Seamonkey and Waterfox addons.

Will either stay with the last version or remove this thing. All good things must come to an end and this thing is now what I classify as a full fledged POS!!

Did they fix the stuttering and pixellation yet?
Over the past year, 2 years, the updates seem to have made it worse. SO much so, I now use WMP almost exclusively.

I'll still have it installed in case WMP won't play something though.
I don't like WMP Classic.

Mr Spoon said,
Did they fix the stuttering and pixellation yet?
Over the past year, 2 years, the updates seem to have made it worse. SO much so, I now use WMP almost exclusively.

I'll still have it installed in case WMP won't play something though.
I don't like WMP Classic.

I have used WMP exclusively since Vista.. I never really liked Classic either..

Anyone know why they didn't port the new Mac UI to Windows? It looks so much better than the tired one Windows has had for so long.

And theres a Win64 port? There wasn't a 64bit download when I looked yesterday..

statm1 said,
Anyone know why they didn't port the new Mac UI to Windows? It looks so much better than the tired one Windows has had for so long.

And theres a Win64 port? There wasn't a 64bit download when I looked yesterday..


To get to the Win64 builds, I had to go through their nightly folders manually. Really, their website doesn't exactly make it simple to find this stuff.

nightlies.videolan.org/build/win64

Joshie said,

To get to the Win64 builds, I had to go through their nightly folders manually. Really, their website doesn't exactly make it simple to find this stuff.

nightlies.videolan.org/build/win64


Thanks Joshie!

Changes between 1.1.12 and 2.0.0:
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Core:
* Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite:
Subtitles, subpictures and OSD can now be sized and blent inside video outputs
x11 (Unix), OpenGL (Unix) and Direct3D (Windows) are such video outputs.
* Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
* Playback rate doesn't get resetted to 1 between items anymore
* Option --sub-filter was renamed --sub-source
* Port to Android, iOS, OS/2 and Win64

Does it support placing subtitles in the black area under the movies? This is one heck of a feature WMP Classic does well and Movist app on OSX does even better.