VLC 2.0.5 has been released

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 2.0.4 and 2.0.5:


  • Fix DVB-S delivery system detection

Audio Output:

  • Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio (however similar bugs in PulseAudio version 2.0 and later still exist)
  • Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems


  • Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
  • Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
  • Fix koreus lua parser
  • Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
  • Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
  • Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
  • Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.

Video filters:

  • Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
  • Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases


  • Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization

Mac OS X:

  • Fix Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
  • Fix crash with local statistics disabled
  • Fix Time counter UI look


  • Fix https streaming


  • Fix audio and video track selection: The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.


  • Update of Asturian, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, Scottish Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malayalam, Polish, Slovak, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai translations
  • Initial translations for Welsh and Interlingua

Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.5 | 21.6 MB (Open Source)
Download: VLC Media Player Portable | 19.0 MB
Download: VLC Media Player 2.0.5 64-bit | Portable 64-bit | 22.0 MB
Download: VLC 2.0.5 for Linux | VLC 2.0.5 for Mac
View: VLC Media Player Website | Support

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