Videolan have released VLC 2.0.5 (code name “Twoflower”) for Windows and Mac, VLC is one of the best multipurpose video players around and version 2.0.5 includes numerous fixes and has an improved Mac OS interface. You can get the free download from

Videolan have raised over £23,000 via their Kickstarter project for the development of VLC for the Windows Store, more info on their Kickstarter page.

2.0.5 is an important update that fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.

2.0.5 introduces an important number of fixes for MKV, SWF, AIFF, RTSP, subtitles and encoding.

2.0.5 also improves the Mac OS interface, some video filters and Pulseaudio synchronization.

With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.

2.0.5 fixes around a hundreds of bugs, and adds around 100 commits on top of 2.0.4, fixing 50 bugs.

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