VLC Media Player 2.1.5

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 2.1.4 and 2.1.5:

Core:

  • Fix compilation on OS/2

Access:

  • Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module

Mac OS X audio output:

  • Fix channel ordering
  • Increase the buffersize

Decoders:

  • Fix DxVA2 decoding of samples needing more surfaces
  • Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams
  • Fix PGS alignment in MKV

Qt Interface:

  • Don't rename mp3 converted files to .raw

Mac OS X Interface:

  • Correctly support video-on-top
  • Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays
  • Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side

Streaming:

  • Fix transcode when audio format changes

Security contents:

  • Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466)
  • Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333)

Translations:

  • Update British English

Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.5 | 23.6 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 20.5 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.4 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 20.8 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.1.5 for Linux | VLC 2.1.5 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website

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victorecho said,
i know right? why do they even support the obsolete 32-bit version? they should abandon 32-bit and only release 64-bit version. :p

Should really put a (/sarcasm) in there--'cause there are still a lot of us with the 32-bit OS, therefore necessitating the 'obsolete' 32-bit versions of programs (including VLC). Just sayin'. :)

Many users still run 32-bit versions of Windows. Also, 64-bit programs don't necessarily run faster than their 32-bit counterparts.

"Also, 64-bit programs don't necessarily run faster than their 32-bit counterparts."

I'll definitely agree with that part!

Potplayer, huh?

Never heard of it! :(
Might check into it, but why? Don't listen to very much music or do many movies on computer.

Also,
If I had to do this just to play something, potplayer + lavfilters + madvr, I might as well just use WMP!

Another thing. I don't give a rats patooch about the UI as long as it works like it's supposed to. Anyone that's only complaint is it's looks, I always assume doesn't know what they're talking about!

a7omic said,
Many users still run 32-bit versions of Windows. Also, 64-bit programs don't necessarily run faster than their 32-bit counterparts.

That's my point--but victorecho said, "why do they even support the obsolete 32-bit version? they should abandon 32-bit and only release 64-bit version. :p"--sounded kinda sarcastic to me, and anybody else running 32-bit Windows and software. Just sayin'. :)

ensiform said,
Win64 Versions of VLC don't play copy protected DVDs very well either if at all.

For me, i had graphic issues when i played videos with the x64 build. With x86 build, i have no issues, and i run x64 win.

a7omic said,
Many users still run 32-bit versions of Windows. Also, 64-bit programs don't necessarily run faster than their 32-bit counterparts.

I tend to agree with you.

im using it too, since its by the same person who made the legendary kmplayer - the only one who would play 95% perfectly matroska videos on an old pc that was 10+ years old

Potplayer to me is the best player out there. I love the feature of adding similar files to the playlist. I'm not sure if MPCHC even has ab repeat. It lacks lot of convenient features of potplayer.

soldier1st said,

In what way? details would be nice.

It's a waste of resources for him because he wants full time focus and support only for the platforms he uses.

Jub Fequois said,
Fixed compilation on OS/2... Really?
Because some people/companies just won't switch/upgrade.

sanctified said,

It's a waste of resources for him because he wants full time focus and support only for the platforms he uses.

No, not everyone's like you, mate.

I just can't see that many OS/2 environments that even allow media playback.

Jub Fequois said,

I just can't see that many OS/2 environments that even allow media playback.

That does not even makes sense. Care to point where I criticize multi-platform developing please?

Jub Fequois said,

I just can't see that many OS/2 environments that even allow media playback.

What? OS/2 has been capable of media playback since Warp 2... released in 1993! O _o

And OS/2 stills exists in the form of eComstation.

sanctified said,

That does not even makes sense. Care to point where I criticize multi-platform developing please?

I haven't criticised multi-platform development either, however I'm surprised that time is spent on OS/2 when the VLC project is suffering from lack of developers overall (unless that's changed in the last couple of years).

With that said, I haven't used VLC in many years so to me personally it doesn't matter which platforms they focus on.

I run XBMC on an ARM machine, SublimeText on OS X, Linux and Windows, Netflix on my Blu-Ray player and Spotify on my iOS devices. I'm all for cross-platform development.

sanctified said,

What? OS/2 has been capable of media playback since Warp 2... released in 1993! O _o And OS/2 stills exists in the form of eComstation.

Yes, of course, but I meant that I can't believe that many people still use them for media playback! :) But like with everything I could very well be wrong.

Jub Fequois said,

Yes, of course, but I meant that I can't believe that many people still use them for media playback! :) But like with everything I could very well be wrong.

Now I get you, read your first reply totally different. Fair enough, I even agree with you. As far as I know eCommstation is used in certain offices and document centric environments, thou I remember some years ago hearing that some schools use it too, maybe those schools use it for media? Quite... strange choice for a school OS. I bet any Linux distro could be more useful and inexpensive.

Kamran Mackey said,
No, VLC does not take forever to load, and MPC has a stupid interface.

If you don't like MPC-HC ui then use MPC-BE. It's the same thing with a nicer UI and other features added.

cork1958 said,
Used to be the best, IMO, but takes forever to load anymore!

Use MPC-HC exclusively now. :)

Same here, It does takes forever to load sometimes that's why I ditched it as well.

MPC-HC loads instantly every time, not just every now and then. That's been my experience of VLC anyway.

UXGaurav said,
VLC has a stupid interface, MPC-HC FTW. :)

If you don't like it, you could skin it as vlc allows you do to so. for me i like the default interface.

VLC was my remedy for broken movies, now it even has problems playing perfectly fine ones... Switched to MPC-HC also and am very happy :-)