VLC Media Player 2.0.1 released with improved Bluray discs playback

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.

Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1:

Access:

  • fix and improve the CDDB information retrieval
  • fix the samba module compilation
  • fix UDP / RTP multicast stream reception on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
  • multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Win32 and for encryption
  • multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback
  • fix for DVD decryption on some RPC-I drives

Codecs:

  • Support for MXPEG files
  • limit auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module
  • fix quicktime audio codecs in RTSP streams

Demuxers:

  • Fix multi-file splitted RAR archive support
  • Fix a crash when seeking in mka
  • Improve MKV multi-video tracks support

Muxers:

  • Fix ogm header creation

Audio filters:

  • limit spatializer filter distortions
  • Use fastest SinC algorithm for samplerate module

Audio output:

  • Fix S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA.
  • Remove flawed ALSA channels autodetection.
  • The available ALSA channels MUST be configured now (stereo by default).
  • Fix delay when changing the volume on Mac OS X

Video filters:

  • Fix gradfun unloading on Windows platform

Mac OS X interface:

  • allow to hide the playlist to get a small controller window
  • allow to hide the sidebar
  • disable Lion fullscreen mode by default, since its behavior is misleading
  • this fixes fullscreen video output on a secondary screen
  • noticebly faster launch time
  • correct a few visual glitches and accessibility support
  • re-enable visual feedback on seek and volume changes
  • improve track synchronization panel
  • fix fontconfig cache dialog, closure of the interface and numerous crashes
  • fix crop, aspect ratio handling, DVD (no menu) support and Open subtitle menu


Qt interface:

  • allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one
  • fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar the open dialogs, preferences and customization dialogs
  • fix for fontconfig cache dialog, when rebuilding ASS fonts

Skins interface:

  • fix for menus display
  • Addition of $R to display current playback speed
  • documentation update

Web interface:

  • fix mobiles display for remote control mode
  • support for .drc and .3ga extensions

Service discovery:

  • fix SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times
  • fix SAP discovery on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
  • Update Jamendo selections

Miscellaneous:

  • fix DBus crash
  • fix build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/Sparc
  • fix a crash on VLM close

Security:

  • Update libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026)
  • Update freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144)
  • Fix MMS stack overflow (SA-1201)
  • Fix RealRTSP heap overflow (SA-1202)

Translations:

  • Update of Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Walloon translations

Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.1 | 20.9 MB (Freeware)
View: VLC Media Player Website

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2.0.1 irons out a lot of issues. If you are on Mac you *definitely* should upgrade from 1.1.x, as it revamps everything for the better. I'm using 2.0.1 on both Win 7 and OS X Lion, easily the best VLC to-date.

sam232 said,
They should really get someone to do a really nice interface. The current interface looks really crap.

VLC has no interface, it uses the Windows/Linux/Mac shell. Just like foobar2000 and that's what is good about some players - they don't have ****ty skins. If you are all about skins you are really not with your right mind.

Sorry,
I will probably stick with version 1.1.11 as that last update was a joke. I already have forgotten what it was about that last version that I despised, but I despised it enough to make a mental note NOT to upgrade VLC again!

cork1958 said,
Sorry,
I will probably stick with version 1.1.11 as that last update was a joke. I already have forgotten what it was about that last version that I despised, but I despised it enough to make a mental note NOT to upgrade VLC again!

What? VLC 2.0 was a great update IMO...