VLC 2.0 Release Candidate Is Here; Android and iOS Versions Soon
By Kevin Lee
VLC, the multi-platform video player on Mac, Windows, and Linux, will soon release a big new version 2.0. But you don’t have to wait until the official release–a release candidate version has just hit the Interwebs for you to try.
The Mac OS X version received a big overhaul, starting with a black-barred application window that clearly takes cues from iTunes. The new version also brings native full-screen mode support to Lion and experimental support for Blu-Ray playback.
The Windows version didn’t receive as many UI changes, but it will come in a new 64-bit edition. The new version includes a new subtitle manager, and it now supports multiple files in a single RAR archive. The changelog also has a tidbit about porting VLC to iOS and Android–yes please.
You can check out all the new shiny bits behind VLC 2.0 by downloading the release candidate for your PowerPC and 32- and 64-bit Intel Macs, or for Windows (32-bit only for now) systems. Note that you won’t be able to update your existing version to the release candidate and you will have to install it separately.