Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Get Ready For VLC Media Player 2.0

Filed under
Software

VLC is one of the most popular third party media players. If you check the download stats on portals such as Softpedia or Betanews, you will notice that it is always listed in one of the top spots. That’s not because of the player’s pretty name but the functionality it provides. VLC plays nearly every media format out of the box, without codec hunting and installation. There are other players, like the excellent SMplayer that offer that functionality as well, but none managed to reach the popularity of VLC.

The developers of VLC Media Player have just announced on their Twitter account that they will release the first release candidate of VLC 2.0 at the end of the week. The latest release version right now is VLC 1.1.11 which is available for Windows, Mac OS X, popular Linux distributions and even other operating systems such as Android or OS/2 (anyone still using that?).

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share

Spare a thought for Microsoft, a relative newcomer to the mobile making business, after Redmond completed its $7.2BN+ acquisition of former European mobile making powerhouse Nokia earlier this year. If Microsoft was hoping to see quick marketshare wins in Europe once its hands were fully on the levers of production that has not come to pass. The latest 12-week smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, up to this September, indicate that Windows Phone’s already small share of the smartphone market has shrunk in Europe — dropping 0.3 percentage points in aggregate across the top five markets in Europe (the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany). Read more

35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use

This list of essential Android apps are the ones you must have apps you need every day. They help with email, weather, music, and handful of other essential tasks. Read more

Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs

The Linux kernel is finally being optimized for use of solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) that follow the ATA 3.2 standard. Read more

A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5

While perusing the nighly newsfeeds the release of Puppy Linux 6.0 was mentioned. Jonathan Riddell said the next release of Kubuntu will feature Plasma 5 and Chris Hoffman is reporting Unity 8 will allow more privacy. And finally tonight, Bruce Byfield has seven reasons LibreOffice is better than OpenOffice. Read more