VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, fast and powerful media player.
Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...
Completely Free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking.
Can do media conversion and streaming.
Notable changes include:
Improved playback for Apple-lossless audio, MKV files including support for Matroska v4, paletted codecs within AVI and FLAC
Overall improvements through updated codecs and third libraries, including but not limited to DVD playback
Improved Vimeo playlist parsing and HTML SRT subtitle rendering
Solved connectivity issue with certain https servers
This update includes the following security content:
Fixed crash triggered by specifically crafted ASF files (SA-1302, Credit: Debasish Mandal)
Fixed use-after-free crash with Ogg file playback (Credit: Tomi Juntunen)
Additionally, we improved various aspects of the OS X port:
Improved fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
Improved lookup of human readable device names in AUHAL plugin (OS X)
Fixed subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X’s native fullscreen mode
Fixed listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console) in the advanced preferences panel
Fixed spatializer audio filter panel
Fixed crash within the video output code
Fixed BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
Fixed bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
Fixed various minor UI drawing issues (main window, fullscreen controller, lua extensions, …)
Allowed VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages
Fixed GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards
Fixed uninstallation from different locations than C:\
Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
Reject broken versions of PulseAudio