VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, Powerful and Fast
Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray), Webcams and Streams
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, MPEG-4, WebM, WMV player
Completely Free, 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking
Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix…
Media Converter and Streamer
What is new in vlc 2.0
VLC 2.0 “Twoflower” is a major new version of our popular media player.
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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.