Videolan have updated everybody’s favourite media player VLC to version 2.1.2. The update improves the Windows Installer, fixes audio issues on Windows and Mac, there are video player improvements, Mac UI improvements and improved language translations.

By now I think most people know of VLC player, it’s an excellent video and music player and will play almost any video format. Get the Windows and Mac version from


Changes between 2.1.1 and 2.1.2:



Audio output:

* Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed

* Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows

* Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external

audio devices on OS X

* Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused

* Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS



* Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing

* Various WMV playback improvements and fixes



* Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding

* Fix playback of some HEVC samples


Video filters:

* Fix crash on deinterlace selection


Qt interface:

* Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed

* Improve A-B loop control

* Fix album art update when changing media


Mac OS X interface:

* Add a language option in the interface

* Option to control VLC’s iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find

* Improved UI resetting when requested in the preferences

* Fix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks

* Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working

* Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking

* Fix crash when closing window without decorations

* Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled


Win32 installer:

* Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update



* Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian,

French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer,

Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala,

Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations

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