Retina Display support

VLC’s next release, version 2.0.2, will include HiDPI / Retina Display support for its video output. This way, both video and subtitles or other overlays will be rendered at the display’s native resolution leading to a greatly improved viewing experience.

If you’re one of the lucky guys to have a MacBook Pro with Retina Display already, you’re welcome to check out tomorrow night’s nightly builds (CEST).

Click on the screenshots to see the differences more in detail.

7 thoughts on “Retina Display support”

  1. This interface sucks with the column on the left. I agree with the sentiments of others that you’re shoving the interface down our throats. You don’t give us the option to disable it, & the “internet” “local network” “my computer” “library” items are just garbage that won’t be used by 99% of users.

    Going back to an older version until an option is given to remove this stupid column, &/or a better alternative comes out.

  2. Tom, you can already disable it by dragging the line between playlist and sidebar to the left. Regrettably, yes, there is a bug there which sometimes restores it on the next launch (not always). However, that bug is fixed in VLC 2.0.2, which will be released shortly, so that release should please you. Additionally, please have a look at this post to see how to get more VLC 1.x stuff back in the current release:

  3. Hi, i’m one of the lucky ones to have the new macbookpro with retina, worked hard to get it 😉

    I tried downloading vlc 2.0.1 and it’s telling me that the dog is not recognized.

    I’m a big fan of VLC so when i read that you are working on a release for retina display makes me happy.

    I’ll come back later to see if 2.0.2 is available

    Thank’s for working on making VLC available to macbookpro’s -Retina- users available.

    Thank you

  4. Excellent. Now my Retina ThinBookPro just needs to ship.

    I applaud the recent efforts given to the OSX interface. A few bugs in 2.0 and 2.0.1 perhaps, but that is the price of moving forward. I’m glad to see that at least someone is attempting to bring it inline with the OSX HIG, and have a native look/feel.

    Looking forward to more bugfixes in the forthcoming 2.0.2, and hopefully some DVADecoder acceleration in 2.1!

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Or rather VDADecoder, I apparently got a bit dyslexic with the letters there. Apologies.

  6. Thanks a lot for the nightly build. I’ve busted installed it and it looks great.

    Regards from a happy retina macbook pro user 🙂

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