The VideoLAN project group has released version 2.0.4 of the VLC Media Player. This is a major update, which according to release notes fixed many bugs of previous versions and provides numerous improvements in playback. This is especially true for playback of Blu-rays, DVDs, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Ogg and MKV files, but also for Youtube, Vimeo, and Koreus SoundCloud.
Another new feature is support for audio codec Opus, including multi-channel and streams, as well as for MSS playback using DMO libraries. The surfaces of the Qt and the Mac version has been slightly revised. Also, high-resolution displays such as Apple’s Retina display is now supported.
Total Version 2.0.4 fixes the developers say around 100 bugs. The improvements subtitles, localization and the video output on older DirectX graphics cards on Windows XP and on older Macs with PowerPC and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 There are also some closed security holes for which the manufacturer makes but no further information. A list of changes can be found in the official changelog .
VLC Media Player 2.0.4 is available now for Windows, Mac OS and Linux is available for download.The Windows version is available as an installation file and as an archive. It requires at least Windows XP Service Pack 2 with advance; older Microsoft operating systems are no longer supported. The Mac version (OS X 10.5) is available for Intel CPUs (32 and 64 bit), as well as for PowerPC. The Linux version is available as a tarball.