VLC has been appeared in new version, VLC 2.0, with lots of new features. It provides faster decoding on Multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware. VLC 2.0 is also very friendly towards professional formats such as HD and 10bits codec.
“Since the release of VLC 2.0 is approaching, I thought it was time to publish its final interface design by Damien Erambert,” writes Felix Kühne. “Jean-Baptiste Kempf and me started to collect ideas for this interface in the summer of 2008. After slightly chaotic approaches and a few near death experiences for VLC’s Mac OS X port, we’re really proud of the result,” he adds.
As per Videolan‘s site the latest version has following features:
New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
Experimental support for BluRay discs:
- Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
- AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
VLC’s web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.