VLC Media Player 2.2.0 is out, x64 build available

VLC VideoLan Media Player

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.

2.2.0 is a major version of VLC media player, introducing many new features fixing numerous bugs (~500 since 2.1.5, ~800 since 2.1.0).

Notable features of this release are:

  • Hardware decoding and zero-copy rendering for Linux (VDPAU), Android (MediaCodec), Linux rPI (MMAL)
  • Automatic rotation to fight Vertical Video Syndrome, GPU accelerated
  • New formats supported, like MKV/Opus/VP9, H.265, Ogg/VP8, CAF, raw H.265
  • Support for Digital Cinema Packages, Blu-Ray BD-J, FTPS
  • Restart where you left off feature on Qt and OS X interfaces
  • VLC Extensions and Addons downloader
  • HLSL shaders on Windows and CoreAnimation output on OS X
  • Port of the core on iOS, Android and WinRT

Numerous bugs have been fixed:

  • Important refactor of the AVI, WMV, OGG and MP4 demuxers
  • Audio loops on Windows using DirectSound
  • OpenMax IL decoder, Speex, SRT support
  • AVI, Ogg and MP4 muxer

Updates of the translations are, of course, present too. There are literally hundreds of other improvements, so check out the release notes for more details.

Download: VLC Media Player 2.2.0 | Portable VLC 32-bit | ~30.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player 64-bit | Portable VLC 64-bit
View: VLC Media Player Website

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