VLC is one of the best media player for playing almost all formats of Video files. A major upgrade by VLC developers have been released with a version jump from VLC 1.x to VLC 2.0 “Twoflower“. This new version of VLC comes with faster decoding on new hardware such as on multi-cores, GPU, & mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs. In simple terms, it can now handle much more media formats or codecs.
Apart from loads of bug fixes which wont be visible, it also comes with support for Blue Ray Discs (still experimental though), a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles and new video filters to enhance your videos.
If you try to go through the options window of the new VLC, you will find loads of new options compared to previous versions. The GUI for Mac OSX has been revamped and comes with almost new interface for it. For Windows, the GUI looks almost same though.
VLC 2.0 is available for following Operating systems.
- Windows (XP SP2, Vista, and 7),
- OS X (10.6 or later on PowerPC or 32-bit and 64-bit Intel machines), and
VLC for iOS, Android versions are on the way and hopefully will be available soon.
Full list of VLC 2.0 features and Release notes cab be found here.