VLC for Mac 2.0.6 Supports MKV v4 Files, Bug Fixes
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.
— 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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