VLC 2.0.1 out now

VLC 2.0.1 is now available on videolan.org and pushed directly to your Mac through VLC’s internal updater.

Here are the most important improvements for VLC for the Mac:

  • fixed delay when changing the volume
  • added a way to minimize the playlist
    • option-click on the playlist button, if the video is played within the main window
    • click normally on the playlist button, if the video is played in a detached window or no video is playing at all
  • provided a way to hide the sidebar
  • added playback controls to the detached video window
  • added OSD feedback when changing the volume
  • added accessibility support to the black UI mode
  • resolved fullscreen playback issues on Lion and Snow Leopard
  • the forward / backward buttons are way less sensitive now, so you can skip the movie much more slowly (the speed matches iTunes now)
  • disabled the native fullscreen mode on OS X Lion by default
  • fixed issues with the track synchronization panel
  • fixed playback of multicast UDP / RTP streams on certain setups
  • fixed SAP service discovery on certain setups
  • fixed crop functionality in the main menu and the video effects panel
  • fixed issues with the aspect ratio and subtitles menu items
  • fixed various crashes and minor ui issues
    • progress bar flickering, video window getting larger than the actual screen size, re-appearing “Updating font cache” dialogs, etc.


This update includes the following security content:

  • Updated libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026)
  • Updated freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144)
  • Fixed MMS stack overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1201)
  • Fixed RealRTSP heap overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1202)

Additionally, VLC 2.0.1 includes the following cross-platform improvements:

  • Access:
    • fixed and improved the CDDB information retrieval
    • fixed the samba module compilation
    • improved HTTP Live Streaming support
    • multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Windows and for encryption
    • multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback
    • improved DVD playback on some RPC-I drives
  • Codecs:
    • Support for MXPEG files
    • limited auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module
    • fixed the use of QuickTime audio codecs in RTSP streams
  • Muxers:
    • FIxed OGM header creation
  • Demuxers:
    • Fixed multi-file splitted RAR archive support
    • Fixed a crash when seeking in mka
    • Improved MKV multi-video tracks support
  • Audio filters:
    • limited spatializer filter distortions
    • Use the fastest SinC algorithm for the samplerate module
  • Web interface:
    • fixed mobile display for remote control mode
    • support for .drc and .3ga extensions
  • Service discovery:
    • fixed SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times
    • Updated Jamendo selections


Furthermore, VLC 2.0.1 includes these improvements for Windows and Linux:

  • Audio output:
    • Fixed S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA
    • Removed flawed ALSA channels autodetection.
      • The available ALSA channels MUST be configured now (stereo by default)
  • Video filters:
    • Fixed gradfun unloading on Windows
  • Qt interface:
    • allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one
    • fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar, the open dialogs and preferences
    • fix for the fontconfig cache dialog when rebuilding ASS fonts
  • Skins interface:
    • fixed menu display
    • Addition of $R to display the current playback speed
    • documentation update
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Fixed DBus crash
    • Fixed build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/SPARC
    • Fixed a crash on VLM close

6 thoughts on “VLC 2.0.1 out now”

  1. Someone asked already in February: ” Your main window is really big now. How can I make it as small as it used to be?”
    You replayed: “In VLC 2.0, you can’t. We will include a fix for that in VLC 2.0.1.” And yet – It’s still TOO big! What? Why?
    And how to disable that annoying “LIBRARY”-window?

  2. @ Tom: you can disable the sidebar by grabbing the line between sidebar and drop zone and dragging it to the left. This way, it will be permanently hidden and you only see the playlist / drop zone. Additionally, you can make the window much smaller by clicking on the playlist button (the one with the 3 lines) to collapse the playlist. Afterwards, the main window is less high that the one in 1.1, but slightly wider.
    Furthermore, you can stop VLC from playing the video in the main window by disabling the respective option in the Interface category of VLC’s preferences. Afterwards, it will play in a separate window like you’re used to from VLC 1.1.

  3. Screen dump funktion has a bug. An attempt to make a screen photo results in a message “Strömning / Omkodning misslyckades:
    VLC kunde inte öppna kodaren.” Streaming failed, VLC couldn’t open coding..

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