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VLC 2.0 Review

Mar 16, 2012, 18:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Rob Zwetsloot for this link. ]

"The amazing thing about VLC that helped make it so ubiquitous was that this tiny, free, open source package could play absolutely anything you could throw at it without going through the hassle of finding and installing various codec packs. Well, apart from the one DVD library for legal reasons.

"In recent years though, VLC has slowly begun to lag behind. With other media players making better use of multi-core systems, and the inability to play Blu-Ray films or 10-bit content, the lightweight media player that could play everything was anything but.

"Enter VLC 2.0. It?s finally been released nearly three years since 1.0 was finished, which itself took 13 years. With apparently 7000 code commits by 160 volunteers, there are huge changes that have been made throughout it?s core, as well as some tweaks to the interface."

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