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VLC Media Player for Mac 2.1.3

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Posted:February 5, 2014, 2:04 pm
Updated:February 6, 2014, 9:52 am
Operating System:Mac

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 is a major upgrade for VLC. Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos. It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental). Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.

Version 2.1.3 Features


Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.


New resamplers for higher quality audio.
New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.


Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.

Input and Devices

Experimental support for BluRay discs:

Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.

Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.

For Mac Users

Completely new, single window interface:

Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black.
Extensions support and better Lion integration.

Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).

For Anime Fans

Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
Various ASS subtitles improvements.

For professional Users

Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
Support for Jpeg-2000 and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.

For Developers

libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.


With the capabilities of "RinceWind", 2.1.3 fixes numerous bugs, and improves decoders, notably for the new formats (HEVC and VP9)

2.1.3 fixes numerous bugs, notably numerous regressions introduced in "RinceWind" and 2.1.2. Important fixes involve Audio and Video output management on most platforms.

2.1.3 also improves the demuxer and decoders for most formats, and the various interfaces.


Fix broken behaviour with SOCKSv5 proxies
Fix integer overflow on error when using vlc_readdir


Fix DVB-T2 tuning on Linux
Fix encrypted DVD playback
Fix v4l2 frequency conversion


Fix numerous issues (M2TS, VC1 interlaced, Lagarith, FFv1.3, Xvid) by updating codec libraries
Bring fluidsynth back on Mac OS X
Fix some Opus crashes with some filters
Fix teletext crash on Windows


Avoid an infinite recursion in MKV tags parsing
Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks
Fix missing samples at the end of some wav files
Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing

Audio output:

Fix audio device selection via command line on Mac OS X
Fix audio crashes on Mac OS X

Video Output:

Fix selection of DirectDraw as the default output for XP
Fix transform off-by-one issue
Fix screensaver disabling on Windows outputs
Fix DirectDraw device enumeration and multi-display output
Fix a potential crash when playing a fullscreen game at the same time as VLC

Stream output:

Fix 24bits audio MTU alignment in RTP
Fix record file names

Qt interface:

Fix minimal size possible on start
Fix a crash with the simple volume widget
Fix a crash in the audio menu building
Fix multimedia keys issues on Windows
Fix opening of DVD and BD folders on Windows

HTTP interface:

Fix album art display on Windows


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