VLC 2.0 Twoflower released

Our new major release was published today. Get it from videolan.org.

VLC 2.0 includes the following Mac OS X specific changes:

  • Completely re-written single window interface
  • 2 interface styles: Lion gray and QTX-like black
  • Full access to VLC’s video and audio filters
    • new Audio Effects panel adding Compressor and Spatializer filters
    • new Video Effects panel for color and geometry adjustments, and more
  • A new panel to synchronize audio or subtitle tracks with the video
  • Re-written Open Disc functionality with automatic media detection
  • Native fullscreen support on OS X Lion (can be disabled if desired)
  • enhanced AppleScript support
  • support for VLC’s lua-based extensions, which which allow you to get info about the current movie from Allociné, post to Twitter, fetch subtitles automatically, etc.

On all desktop platforms, VLC 2.0 includes these major enhancements:

  • multi-threaded video decoding based upon ffmpeg-mt
  • greatly enhanced Matroska / MKV playback
  • updated codecs including 10bit support
  • re-written video output with major speed improvements
  • enhanced subtitle display
  • and much much more


VLC 2.0 for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. We provide separate packages for PowerPC-based Macs. For Intel-based Macs, there are 3 packages available: separate 32bit and 64bit packages plus a Universal Binary including both variants. Note that the 64bit binary requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

Get it here!

Edit: I’ve just published a Q&A article answering the most questions regarding this new version. Click here!


Here a few more screenshots:

There are even more screenshots available on flickr.