VLC 2.0 Released For Mac, Get Downloading!

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The two color schemes and revamped interface in VLC 2.0

The VideoLAN organization has released VLC 2.0 “Twoflower” with a completely revamped interface, hundreds of bug fixes, performance enhancements, experimental BluRay support, and more. We told you that version 2.0 had hit the final design stage last week, and it’s finally ready to download!

With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC.

Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos.

It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).

Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.

Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.

Basically everything has been rewritten from the ground up. There are video outputs available for Windows 7, Android, and iOS. This huge update also includes added image support, multi-threaded decoding for more formats, extensions support, better integration with OS X Lion, new professional features, and more development tools. Users can choose from two color themes: Lion grey and QTX black.

Head over to the VideoLAN website to download the open source VLC 2.0 video player for free.