VLC media player receives a major update


Do you like watching movies on your laptop, desktop or phone?. Then you might be using VLC media player a lot. As it is easy to use and has a lot of great features. Today, VLC media player has got a new Major update. The code name for this update is “Vetinari”. This time VLC media player has come with several new improvements like HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11, support for 360 video and 3D audio, support for Chromecast streaming and more. Find the full change log below.

  • Support network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS…)
  • Supporting HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
  • Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
  • Will Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
  • Support for 360 video and audio, including viewpoint modification
  • Supports for ambisonic audio and more than 8 audio channels
  • Support subtitles size live adjustments
  • Support for BD-Java menus and overlay in Blu-Ray
  • Supports for experimental AV1 video and Daala video
  • Support for the OggSpots video codec
  • New MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III + MPEG 2.5 decoder based on libmpg123
  • New BPG decoder based on libbpg
  • Support TDSC, Canopus HQX, Cineform, SpeedHQ, Pixlet, QDMC and FMVC codecs
  • TTML subtitles support, including EBU-TT-D variant
  • Rewrite of webVTT subtitles support, including CSS style support
  • BluRay text subtitles (HDMV) are now decoded
  • Support HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11
  • Supports hardware decoding using Direct3D11 and DxVA2, including GPU-zerocopy mode
  • Support HEVC hardware decoding using OMX and MediaCodec (Android)
  • Support MPEG-2, VC1/WMV3 on Android using MediaCodec
  • OMX GPU-zero-copy support for decoding and display on Android using OpenMax IL
  • Important improvements for the MMAL decoder and output for RPI and rPI2
  • New hardware accelerated decoder for OS X and an iOS based on Video Toolbox
  • Important rework of the MP4 demuxer
  • Important rework of the TS demuxer
  • Support of HD-DVD .evo
  • Important rework of the PS demuxer
  • Improvements on MKV
  • Support for Digital Cinema Packages and encrypted DCP with KDM
  • HEVC encoding and muxing in MP4 and TS
  • Support VP8 encoding inside Ogg
  • Improvements of audio bar graph, for speed and resilience
  • Support MPEG-2 video encoding through x262
  • Large improvements of Teletext rendering, for speed and alignments
Platform integration
  • Port of the interface to Yosemite
  • Support drag and drop in the skins2 interface
  • New TLS module on OS X and iOS, using the central store
  • Signature of the Windows binaries
  • Improvement of audio device detections on OS X and Windows
  • Support of audio ducking in various audio outputs
For developers
  • Add equalizer API for libVLC
  • Add functions for scrambling detection
  • Experimental new C++11 libVLC library: libvlcpp
  • New Android build system and Java SDK
  • New WinRT library component for libVLC: libVLCX
  • Improvements for iOS/OSX VLCKit: Swift support and ARC
This major update is available on the following platforms:

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