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VLC gets 360-degree video and photo support

VLC is known for supporting basically any video format you throw at it on a wide range of platforms. Now the venerable media player is getting into the 360-degree videos with a technical preview called VLC 360° for Windows and…

VLC is now available for the Apple TV

One of the most popular cross-platform video players, VLC, is now available on Apple TV, giving users the ability to watch their collection of videos without the need to convert or transcode them.

VLC update adds new audio core, hardware decoding and more

The VideoLan Organization has released a major update to its popular open-source, cross-platform VLC media player software. Among the highlights in version 2.1.0 are a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, initial support for Ultra-HD video formats, advanced subtitles…

VLC launches Kickstarter campaign for Windows 8 app

The team behind the popular open-source media player VLC has announced plans to develop a native app for Windows 8’s  Metro UI, and they’re looking to crowdsource funds for the project through Kickstarter. According to the team, although they currently…

VLC 2.0 hits RC, brings new UI and Blu-ray support for OS X

Everyone's favorite open-source media player has reached a new milestone, delivering a bevy of new tweaks and features. The jump from v1.1.13 to v2.0.0 represents a drastic overhaul and the changelog contains nearly 17,000 characters -- more ground than we can cover here, naturally.

Catalyst 10.7 drivers add H.264 acceleration for VLC 1.1.1

AMD has pushed out its latest Catalyst display drivers today, bringing numerous changes, including H.264 acceleration for VLC media player version 1.1.1 when running on Radeon HD 4000 and 5000 series graphics cards. There are a few multi-display enhancements, such…