VideoLAN Release VLC 2.0 'Twoflower'

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 20 February 2012 16:13

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VideoLAN, one of the best all-around media players out there (in my opinion), has finally released VLC (video-lan client) 2.0, dubbed "Twoflower." Aside from a slightly new interface (not much has changed from the first version), there are actually quite a number of improvements. For those of you who don't know about VLC, it's a simple-to-use media player that has all of its codecs built in, meaning that you don't need to install codec packs like you would have to if you were using Windows Media Player. The included codecs have played just about any codec I've thrown at it, from FLAC to MKV to FLV and beyond. What's new in Twoflower is basically updated support for newer codecs, better filters and decoders, and (experimental) support for Blu-rays. Also updated is their support for rendering on "multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware." You can read more about all of the new features as well as download the new version of the program here