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VLC for Mac 2.0.6 Supports MKV v4 Files, Bug Fixes

12 April 2013 1,376 views No Comment

When QuickTime, or anything you've tried, won't play a particular video file, what should you do? Get VLC for Mac…

When QuickTime, or anything you’ve tried, won’t play a particular video file, what should you do? Get VLC for Mac — one of the great successes of the open source software movement. And, of course, it is very free to use and distribute.

The good people at VideoLAN.org have released VLC for Mac 2.0.6 (download), which comes to market mostly packed with bug fixes:

— Fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC
— Introduces support for Matroska v4 files
— Introduces an important number of fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV, HTTPS and subtitles support
— Fixes FLAC 6.1/7.1, ALAC, and Intel HD 2000/3000 GPU decoding on Windows are also present
— Improves the Mac OS X, the D-Bus and MPRIS2 interfaces
— Uses a new compiler for Windows version, done by the MinGW-w64 project

So, what is an MKV file? It’s a open standard free container format used to package and play video, audio, picture and subtitle tracks — all kids are using it these days.

For additional info on MKV v4, check out Matroska.org.

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