VideoLAN finally seems to be going in for a major overhaul to its open source media player, the status of which is suggested by the title VLC 2.0 Twoflower. The new edition is expected to introduce changes like better performance on mobile hardware, support for Blu-ray discs, and some more do-ups.
The fresh version apparently ensures quicker decoding on gadgets with multi-core chipsets as well as GPUs. Some new devices are being made compatible as well. The software will also possess the ability to let users access more formats like HD and 10bits codecs. For videos, the player is now expected to accommodate enhanced quality subtitles along with video filters meant to improve the content being played out.
The user interfaces for web as well as Mac have undergone some considerable transformation. Owners of Apple computers should now be able to access a single window layout. They can choose from color options like Lion grey or QTX black. Apart from better integration with the Lion OS, the application will also provide support for extensions along with QTKit devices, through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
Developer requirements will be catered to with revamped features like the shift of libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat from GPL to LGPLv2.1+. In addition to this, web plugins have been rewritten to offer improved stability and better integration in all browsers. What’s more, CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX assistance have been enabled for hardware encoding purposes.
VLC 2.0 Twoflower for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from the official VideoLAN website.