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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Just weeks after the first release candidate, the VideoLAN developers have officially released version 2.0 of the VLC media player for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. VLC media player 2.0, code-named "Twoflower", is a major reworking of the VLC application, bringing playback improvements and experimental support for playing Blu-ray discs, albeit without menus.
Internally, VLC 2.0 contains numerous enhancements, including a complete rewrite of the video core, reworked output functions to allow for blending with the GPU, and a new rendering pipeline for higher quality subtitles. These improvements should also give faster decoding on multi-core, GPU-supported or mobile hardware. The changes should also improve MKV file playback and H.264 decoding.