VLC 2.0 is released now, it includes faster multi threaded decoding, extended codec and experimental Blue-ray support.
VLC is insanely popular as all in one media player for every platform, it is most widely used on Windows, Mac and Linux. The main reason of vast VLC popularity is that it is tailored for everybody needs, whether you are computer genius or ordinary computer user you will always find VLC Media player trailered to your needs.
VLC Media Player born back in 1996 as an academic project, after very steady development it was caught by the eyes of masses when VLC 1.0 is released in 2009. Since then it is very popular among all kind of users and today version 2.0 of this popular media player is released which is considered to be a very important milestone.
The first difference that everybody will see in this version is the redesigned user interface, the user interface of VLC media player kept same for very long period which started to annoy many of the users, so the revamped modern design looks far better than before and is off-course welcoming.
The latest VLC Media player 2.0 looks good on all platforms. Especially on Mac which finally got good looking VLC Media player, previous look and feel of VLC on Mac was really terrible.
Besides visual appeals there are performance enhancements too, VLC 2.0 uses faster multi threaded decoding which allows maximum quality video on multicore CPUs along with GPUs. More performance improvements include Broadcom CrystalHD hardware decoding, new video and audio filters, improvements to the MKV demuxer and SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc
Windows & Mac
- free / open-source