VLC update adds new audio core, hardware decoding and more

By Jos ยท 12 replies
Sep 26, 2013
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  1. 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...

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  2. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Posts: 128   +19

    It just keeps getting better and better...
  3. jephthah

    jephthah TS Rookie

    Its good but not suprise >>for .... such to happen//.eh..
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    As if we didn't love them enough already ;)
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Best Open Source software IMO.
  6. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    Yep, I can't complain a bit about it. Better than a lot of free or paid media players out there both in support and stability.
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Hopefully this stops crashing my PC when using a USB sound card. Although I primarily blame Windows 8 or Asus, no one wants to address it. Have to start a video and then plug in the sound card to stop it happening. VLC has been my go to video player for years though :) Love it.
  8. Full outdated, buggy project, eating CPU like a shark, ugly quality
  9. I had APU E-350 laptop... 8-bit video decode just fine with GPU support, even for 1080p

    but... can it decode 10-bit .mkv format ? I mean DXVA for 10-bit...
  10. PC EliTiST

    PC EliTiST TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +7

    Seriously, that's the case... Both, MPC-HC and especially Potplayer are miles better in terms of efficiency and stability.
  11. Agreed. I had issues playing broken video files in VLC. This is surprising considering that VLC's main strengths is to play files that are corrupted or incomplete. PotPlayer, on the other hand, handles those videos effortlessly. Not to mention it handles GPU acceleration as well unlike VLC's GPU acceleration which is broken despite the fact I've submitted this bug request countless of times since VLC incorporated this feature.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    It definitely can. I just tested a 1080p 10-bit mkv and it played back flawlessly. 13% CPU and 11% on one GPU. The other GPU stayed at 1%. I stopped the video and everything dropped to 1%
  13. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,380   +168

    Thanks. I didn't realise VLC 2.1 was out. Checked a short while ago. The thing which bothers me the most is the way interlaced DVD's look. I'll see if 2.1 fixes that.

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