VLC, the free and open source cross-platform multimedia player, has been updated to version 1.2.0 Pre 3, which delivers support for the native full screen mode in OS X Lion and other goodies.
A mile-long changelog
accompanying the new VLC build for Mac OS X reveals that there are quite a few platform-specific tweaks and enhancements.
Some of the changes targeting the Mac user base are the re-written Main Window, which also includes the Video Windows, a new Audio Effects panel adding Compressor and Spatializer filters, a new Track Synchronization panel, a new Video Effects panel for color and geometry adjustments, support for Lion’s Full Screen mode, and enhanced AppleScript support.
The Open Disc functionality has been re-written with automatic media detection and the new audio output is now based on the AudioQueue API (application programming interface) for iOS.
Other important changes are listed as follows:
· Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite: Subtitles, subpictures and OSD can now be sized and blent inside video outputs x11 (Unix), OpenGL (Unix) and Direct3D (Windows) are such video outputs.
· Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
· Playback rate doesn't get resetted to 1 between items anymore
· Option --sub-filter was renamed --sub-source
· Port to Android, iOS, OS/2 and Win64
VLC Player accepts everything from the most common media files and Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray) to Webcams and Streams. It plays most codecs with no codec packs needed, including MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, MPEG-4, WebM, WMV player, and it’s completely free to download and use.
Donations to the VideoLAN project are, of course, much appreciated.
VideoLAN also distributes an iOS version of their player for owners of an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app can only be installed on jailbroken devices.
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