Vlc 2.1.1 Has Been Released!

Vlc 2.1.1 has been officially released. It comes with many fixes, new features and improvements. The 2.1.1 Vlc version fixes around 100 bugs, the Windows installer and also numerous Mac OS X crashes. Many language translations are updated such as Italian, Polish, French etc. The following is the list of all updated translations:

– Arabic
– Basque
– Belarusian
– Czech
– Danish
– Dutch
– French
– Galician
– Gujarati
– Hindi
– hungarian
– Icelandic
– Italian
– Japanese
– Korean
– Lithuanian
– Marathi
– Modern Greek
– Norwegian
– Occitan
– Persian
– Polish
– Portuguese
– Punjabi
– Romanian
– Sinhala
– Slovak
– Slovenian
– Spanish
– Swedish
– Telugu
– Thai
– Traditional Chinese
– Turkish
– Ukrainian
– Uzbek

According to the official announcement on the videolan.org website, the most important fixes in this release of Vlc involve Speex, WMV3, Alac and AVI decoding. Crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files are fixed and the support for Speex in ogg files is added. The 2.1.1 version has some core fixes. The random and reshuffling behaviour is now fixed. Some other core fixes include recording and some subtitles track selection.

What about audio output?

I can say that you will enjoy your music with a better volume than before. The audio core and audio modules have been rewritten. Vlc 2.1.1 offers correct support for multi-channel layouts in all formats: 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1. Many new audio metadata formats are now supported. There are also fixes for the OSS output, notably on BSD and for the DirectSound pass-through. Android and OpenBSD users have now the to choose between new video outputs.

Other audio features:

– New remapping, gain, stereo widening, down mixing effects.
– Higher sample rate, precision, live configuration in the core.
– Numerous new audio metadata format supported.

Interfaces And Decoders

The HTTP interface infinite loop and D-Bus volume setting have been fixed.

– VP9 support in WebM.
– HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files.
– Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes.

Download the latest VLC 2.1.1 version here.