VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It’s a project and a non-profit organization, composed of volunteers, developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions. Features that make VLC the preferred media player for a lot of people are its excellent support for various Audio and Video codecs, the fact that it’s cross platform and the open way of development. VLC runs on all versions of Windows, from Windows XP SP3 to the last version of Windows 10.
• Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
• Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
• New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
• New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
• New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
• New resamplers for higher quality audio.
• New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
• Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
• New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
• Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
• Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
• Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp…
• Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
• CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.
Input and Devices
• 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.
• Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
• Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.
For Mac Users
• Completely new, single window interface:
– Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black.
– Extensions support and better Lion integration.
• Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
• Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).
For Anime Fans
• Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
• Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
• Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
• Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
• Various ASS subtitles improvements.
For professional Users
• Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
• Support for Jpeg-2000, Dirac and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
• Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
• SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
• New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
• libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
• New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
• New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
• Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
• VLC’s web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.
Changes between 2.2.2 and 2.2.3:
* Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow
* Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
* Fix WMV regression
* Fix hardware decoding with libvdpau-va-gl
* Fix crashes with libvpx
* Use libass without caching dialog
* Fix green lines on Direct3D output
* Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context
* Fix resume where you left off
* Fix infinite recursion in the customize dialog
* Fix size when switching to/from the minimal interface
* Fix size after resume toolbar is displayed
* Fix crashes in media information panel
* Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option
* Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer
* Update of most translations
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