VLC 2.0 reached the Release Candidate milestone. RC1 builds for Mac are available here (links withdrawn due to actual release).
Please note the following:
You use Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 on a Core2Duo, Xeon or Intel i3/i5/i7? Get the “intel64” binary.
You still use Mac OS X 10.5 on Intel or a CoreDuo CPU (first Intel-based machines introduced by Apple a few years ago)? Get the “intel32” binary.
You want to use VLC on a PowerPC-based Mac? Get the “powerpc” binary.
The “intel32” binary will also run on Mac OS X 10.7, but you’ll miss a few features, so be sure to get the “intel64” package.
Of course, the actual release will handle this selection automatically for the non-tech savvy users.
To have a look at the changes and new features, check this list!
Please also note that the execution of VLC 2.0 on so-called Hackintosh devices and within virtualized Mac OS X installations will likely fail due the lack of hardware graphics acceleration (called “Quartz Extreme”).