Monday, February 20

VLC 2.0 Released, Brings Experimental Blu-Ray Support [Install from PPA]


VLC 2.0 has been released bringing in UI improvements, faster decoding, experimental Blu-Ray support and many other new features and fixes.

New Features
  • Faster decoding on multi-core, GPU
  • Ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs
  • A new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles
  • New video filters to enhance your videos
  • Supports many new devices
  • Fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding
  • Improved web UI
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing
  • Full list of changes here
VLC 2.0 is already available in Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu 11.10 users can install it from a PPA by running the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install vlc

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