VLC Media Player 2.0.4 is out, x64 build available

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.

Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4:

Audio Output:

  • Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
  • Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
  • Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
  • Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
  • Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged during playback on Mac OS X


  • Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
  • Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
  • Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake


  • Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
  • Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
  • Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
  • Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
  • Fix crashes when using hardware decoding


  • Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
  • Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
  • Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
  • Support Youtube live streams


  • Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8


  • Fix media info dialog update
  • Fix random/repeat preferences saving
  • Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
  • Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
  • Fix album art display at start

Mac OS X:

  • Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
  • Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
  • Fix menus display and behavior
  • Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons, streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
  • Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
  • Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
  • Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
  • Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter


  • Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
  • Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
  • Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
  • Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
  • Codec and other 3rd party library updates
  • Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
  • Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
  • Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
  • Codecs and 3rd party libary updates


  • Updates of Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations
  • Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian

Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.4 | 21.9 MB (Freeware)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 19.0 MB
Download: VLC Media Player x64 | Portable | 22.0.0 MB
Download: VLC 2.0.4 for Linux | VLC 2.0.4 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website | Support

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I am using PotPlayer V1.5.34321. It is really awesome. I feel that it is better that VLC. I would recommend users to try out PotPlayer. It's free !

This thing is still around, huh? I thought it would be a relic of the past (like Windows XP) by now. I always used this kind of stuff for porn encoded with obscure, rarely-used codecs.

Sem XL said,
what benefit will the x64 version give?

So far,
I haven't figured that out, whether a single program or an entire OS? I know what the difference is, but I see no difference between my 4 32bit machines and my 4 64bit machines.

Rappy said,
ooo a 64bit version! getting that now!

hahaha...excellent! i'm downloading it now. i'm going to replace all my win32 vlc with win64 vlc on all my 'puter

I have the 32-bit installed, do I have to uninstall it first if I want to install the 64-bit version or will they co-exist together?

Have they fixed the bug where you can't skip ahead when you're watching a file that is incomplete? The old version used to do it fine.

no 'win64' version yet, huh? i only see 'win64' version for 2.02. i don't understand why in 2012 we don't have native 64-bit for everything.