VLC Media Player: New features & review

VLC Media Player, the best media player for Windows, has become even better with its latest release. Bugs have been fixed, quality has been improved, and for sure new features have been added. Bugs have been fixed in large amounts and now VLC supports many new inputs and devices. It will also officially get ported to iOS and Android, and partially to Windows Store App and Windows RT.VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

The player has a rewritten audio core which allows better volume outputs and better device management. In order to support the new core, some of the modules have also been rewritten. It also correctly support multi-channel layouts in all formats: 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1. All new audio outputs have been added to give its user a good and smooth audio experience.

Read: How to adjust, delay, speedup Subtitle Speed in VLC Media Player.

If we see video improvements, most of them are done for Mobile Versions, as color conversion shaders are now supported on Android and iOS, and a new filter for side-by-side 3D has been successfully introduced. Moreover Open GL output has been ported to OpenGL ES and as a result of which VLC has introduced new video outputs for iOS using OpenGL ES2.

Hardware encoding for various platforms has been added and VLC now supports Microsoft Smooth Streaming. Now VLC shows support for fragmented MP4, Wave/RF64 files and for FLAC, Atrac, ADPCM, DV Type 1, 12bits DV audio in AVI files.

Read: How to record Desktop Screen using VLC Player.

Some of the extended features are:

  • Better support for AVI and MKV files
  • Audio fingerprinting using AcoustID
  • Developments on Blu-Ray, Dash and HTTP inputs
  • Better windowless integration for HTML
  • Many more features…

There are many other features included, out of which some are very useful for developers and rest for all the VLC lovers. This release has added something essential to the software and it has been made better. The latest update is considered to be as one of the important VLC updates since it includes a lot major and minor improvements. You can also use it to play MP4 on Windows 10.

We’ve seen many bugs fixed and many new features added. The best ever media player has become even better. You will find the updates very useful, as all the codec upgrades can play maximum file formats smoothly.

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Now read: How to stream videos in LAN with VLC Media Player.

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