VLC Media Player 2.0.4 delivers reworked Mac interface
Funky video codecs from strange places. VLC Media Player can handle pretty much all of it and does it equally well on the Mac, Windows and Linux. Further, developer VideoLAN.org presents the somewhat rare combination of excellent open source software and product presentation.
As of this writing, the app’s “Check for Update” reveals nothing. However, VLC Media Player 2.0.4 (release notes) is available for direct download and delivers the following features, tweaks and fixes:
• Rework of the Mac OS X interface
• Fix video output on old Macs, notably PowerPC and GMA950 intel Macs.
• Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display
• Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation
• Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
• Rewrite of the Digital TV module on Windows
• Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
• Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
• Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces
For what it’s worth, the “rework of the Mac OS X interface” appears to more of a refresh than a wholesale makeover — thinner, crisper lines.
VLC Media Player is free, open source download for OS X 10.6 and up. Versions for OS X 10.5 Intel and PowerPC are available, as well, click through.