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VLC 2.0.1 Media Player: Update

Version 2.0 of the free media player VLC media player has a maintenance update . Two security fixes, and more than 120 bug fixes.

Last month, the VideoLAN project has delivered an expetcted 2.0 version of VLC media player. If Mac users were eligible for a new interface, this has not been the case for users in other environments than OS X.

Code-named Twoflower, the new major version, however, brought a faster decoding with multicore processors, while the GPU hardware acceleration has been improved.

Support for new video formats was added. A new rendering engine for increased video quality for the subtitles, while filters can improve the videos like an anti-flickering filter. As an experiment, the Blu-ray playback is proposed.

VLC media player 2.0 has already been downloaded over 15 million times. The 2.0.1 maintenance release corrects around 120 bugs and regressions, including MKV, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Ogg or menus with Blu-ray.

Two security vulnerabilities are corrected at the support of MMS streaming protocol and Real RTSP.

In addition, VLC media player 2.0.1 adds support for file stream and MxPEG improvements for decoding and better customization for the OS X user interface.

Download VLC media player 2.0.1

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