VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also can be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
What is new in this release:
Notable number of improvements, like green lines in the Windows video output and resuming where you left off.
It also improves our codec support by adding new formats and providing faster decompression.
More than 30 fixes for issues reported for 2.2.2. You can finally open more than 15 elements from the Windows' Explorer.
What is new in version 2.2.2:
This second stable release of the "WeatherWax" version of VLC fixes more than 100 important bugs and security issues reported on VLC 2.2.1. It also includes updated codecs libraries and fixes 3rd party libraries security issues. Finally, this update solves installation issues on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
What is new in version 2.2.1:
It fixes numerous crashes (FLAC, SPC), codec issues (VP9, Atrac3, AAC), regressions and several issues (Resume, MP4 chapters, MKV over network) and security issues.
What is new in version 2.2.0:
- "Weatherwax" is a major update of VLC
- auto-rotate the videos taken from phones, to fight VVS!
- More support for Ultra HD codecs, VP9 and H.265/HEVC, including for encoding.
- Extensions are now downloadable from within the application.
- VLSub extension can download subtitles from the application.
- New version and beta for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows RT are available.
What is new in version 2.1.5:
2.1.5 fixes a few decoding bugs, on MP3, MKV, and hardware decoding on Windows.
It also fixes QTsound capture and audio channel orders for OS X.
2.1.5 also ships with updated GnuTLS and libpng libraries, because of security issues.