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VLC update adds 4K video playback

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2013 21:14 User comments (10)

VLC update adds 4K video playback VideoLAN, the group behind the popular open-source video playback app VLC, has updated the platform to version 2.1.
With the new update, the group has improved audio processing, most notably adding full support for surround sound output.

In addition, 2.1 adds 4K video playback support, although the group warns that it is in its early stages.

Finally, VLC for Android and iOS have been updated, as well, with support for more devices now included. If you have Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 or Windows RT, there are now "partial ports" of the applications available.

Get VLC here: VLC version 2.1 at Afterdawn

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10 user comments

127.9.2013 0:56

This is one of my favorite programs, nice to see the people behind it keep updating it.

Anyone that hasn't used/tried it... Shame on you, you are missing out on a great audio/video player.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Sep 2013 @ 2:09

227.9.2013 0:59

Now if I can only find a suitable 4K computer monitor........

327.9.2013 9:31

Dose it still have a sucky GUI? :P


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427.9.2013 14:43

Does this one crash every time you try to use it on Win 7 64?
I had to roll back to an old version with the last update (and this after using software to completely remove the old stuff).

527.9.2013 15:27

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
This is one of my favorite programs, nice to see the people behind it keep updating it.

Anyone that hasn't used/tried it... Shame on you, you are missing out on a great audio/video player.
Bugger that. VLC is still a buggy mess, and furthermore, its resizing algorithms are terrible.

627.9.2013 15:43

awesome!

727.9.2013 18:43

I have been using VLC as my only video player for quite some time. But I'm using an older version. An update or two ago VLC was "improved" by making it less easy to use. With the version I'm using the playback speed control, settings tab and everything I use are always shown at the bottom of the screen. With the newer versions you have to open a menu to get to any of the controls. Luckily Google still lists all older versions of the program.

828.9.2013 0:26

I usually use MPCHC, but I have been meaning to try VLC again. I recall liking certain features, but there were a multitude of problems too. This was quite some time ago though...




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928.9.2013 5:13

The one area where VLC consistently shines, in my opinion, is playback of partially-downloaded (for previewing on eMule/other P2P, for example) and/or damaged video. Beyond that, the persistent bugs and horrible interface repel me.

1030.9.2013 3:43

Never had a problem with bugs or crashes makes me think you are talking about a different program. :)

The interface is skinnable but I don't care as I just use the almost more than comprehensive hotkeys, the most important are mapped to my x360 controller anyway.

VLC is the only player I use nowadays (apart from blu-ray unfortunately)and the odd format like .tp (because it's not quite as good) but it always plays everything without hassle as far as I'm concerned.



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