VLC Media Player 2.1.1

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 version 2.1.1:

Core:

  • Fix random and reshuffling behaviour
  • Fix recording
  • Fix some subtitles track selection

Decoders:

  • VP9 support in WebM
  • HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
  • Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes

Demuxers:

  • Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
  • Support Speex in ogg files
  • Fix some .mov playlists support
  • Support Alac in mkv
  • Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
  • Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files

Access:

  • Fix DVB options parsing
  • Fix DeckLink HDMI input
  • Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain

Audio output:

  • Fixes for DirectSound pass-through
  • Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD
  • Interfaces:
  • Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
  • Fix D-Bus volume setting

Qt:

  • Reinstore right click subtitle menu to open a subtitle
  • Fix saving the hotkeys in preferences
  • Fix saving the audio volume on Win32, using DirectSound
  • Fix play after drag'n drop
  • Fix streaming options edition and scale parameter

Stream out:

  • Fix transcoding audio drift issues
  • Fix numerous audio encoding issues
  • Win32 installer:
  • Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
  • Simplification of the upgrade mechanism

Mac OS X interface:

  • Reintroduce the language selector known from pre-2.1 releases
  • Fix fullscreen behaviour and various crashes
  • Fix about dialog crash in Japanese
  • Fix crashes on proxy lookups
  • Fixes on the playlist and information behaviours
  • Fixes on the streaming dialogs
  • Improves interface resizings

Translations:

  • Update of Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Galician, Gujarati, Hindi, hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Marathi, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek translations

Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.1 | 23.4 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 20.5 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.1 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 22.0 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.1 for Linux | VLC 2.1.1 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website

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Something that's been annoying me for a long time, and it's still not fixed in this version.

If I shut down VLC while its main window is NOT maximized, the next time it's re-launched, the window size/position is preserved. Which is fine.

If I shut down VLC while its main window is maximized, it comes back maximized. Still all good. *Except* that if I then do a Restore, the window is ridiculously large--like, twice my main monitor width. So I have to grab an edge (the top-left corner), resize until there's barely anything left of the window on the screen, grab it by the caption, drag what's left of the window back on the screen, then resize it again, until it's back to a reasonable size (something that'll fit on a single monitor).

As I tend to run the window maximized (or fullscreen, which leaves it in the maximized state when video playback is done), I hit this Every. Single. Time.

I use VLC on multiple computers, and this only seems to happen on the one computer that has multiple monitors hooked up to it. That one's running Windows 8.1, but this has been a problem since Windows 7.

Don't know about this being a virus or not, but it's a wonder anyone uses it anymore as slow as it is to open!!

I used it for a long time, but can't stand how long it started to take to start playing anything so I switch to MPC-HC. Very fast opening and plays everything VLC does too!

cork1958 said,
Don't know about this being a virus or not, but it's a wonder anyone uses it anymore as slow as it is to open!!

I used it for a long time, but can't stand how long it started to take to start playing anything so I switch to MPC-HC. Very fast opening and plays everything VLC does too!


Slow as in how slow? is ur pc new and high speced? VLC is a fine player.

Maybe I'm just having a bad day but this is a virus! the latest version of VLC is 2.1.0 (2.1.1 does not exist) and I stupidly downloaded it and infected my PC I did scan it before install it (it came back clean) but AFTER I installed it picked up the virus...got what I deserved

Well thanks . Curious to why Trend Micro auto deleted it on my PC though saying it was infected when that site you posted says Trend Micro reports it clean I think I might chalk this off as a bad day. Sorry if I caused any bother, just concerned (for the wrong reason it seems)...

Xerxes said,
Well thanks . Curious to why Trend Micro auto deleted it on my PC though saying it was infected when that site you posted says Trend Micro reports it clean I think I might chalk this off as a bad day. Sorry if I caused any bother, just concerned (for the wrong reason it seems)...

Maybe it's time to ditch trend micro and switch to something else like avast or something.

Steven P. said,
Maybe Trend Micro checks against the "official" public webpage version? Could just be a false positive.

Yeah, I think it was a false positive. Downloaded it again when they updated the homepage with the new version and Trend Micro had no problem with it. On the upside it (unfortunately) alerted me to a trojan on my system (I'm usually pretty careful) and flushed it out. Not good Trend Micro didn't know it was there though, although I'll probably still stick with Trend as no single AV solution will get 100% of the threats anyway. I'll just use other tools in conjunction with it.