VideoLAN has released version 2.1 of its popular video player, VLC. The update is codenamed “Rincewind” and brings new audio processing to the app. There is full support for surround sound outputs in addition to new effects and many new supported metadata formats for audio.
Whereas, for the video the update has ported the OpenGL output to OpenGL ES, making ports to iOS and Android much easier. VideoLAN says that VLC is now ready for Ultra-HD content. The app update has focused on improving MKV compatibility, including better seek performance and subtitle metadata support.
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Late in 2010, an iOS version of the popular, open-source VLC media player appeared on the App Store. But by January 2011, Apple had pulled the app, facing possible litigation from one of VLC’s original creators. According to a report from Ars Technica, version 2.0 of the app has now returned to the New Zealand and Australian App Stores, with a U.S. launch scheduled for late Thursday night and worldwide roll out later.
The visual appearance of the app has remained fairly consistent to the old version from 2010. The app was completely rewritten and is much faster thanks to modern output modules for audio and video, [...]