VLC Media Player for Mac OS X freeware

VLC Media Player for Mac OS X

Version: 3.0.4 | Size: 45.70 MB | Filename: vlc-3.0.4.dmg
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The first notable thing about VLC Media Player for Mac OS X is its simple, compact, and pleasant. The well-structured interface compliments its brilliant performance. VLC is not just a program that plays music and videos. It has more capabilities, which is something unique, which stands out. Users can enjoy their favorite content through the innate interface.

This software has faster and more efficient decoding abilities. It also supports BluRay and high definition content. It is light, flexible and fast, this makes its use popular across the globe. The media player is vast in its capabilities. First, it is able to play an array of formats for both the audio and video. These formats include MP3, 3GP, MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLAC, Digital TV just to name a few.  This makes VLC for Mac OS X stand out because it enables the user to have freedom of choice and variety of formats.

The original settings of VLC consist of a proliferation of encoding and decoding libraries that are free. This makes the consumers life easy because they do not go through the trouble of adjusting and finding plug-ins. In addition, VLC Media Player features the libavcodec, which is a library of various codecs to enable playing of various files. VLC also supports multi-threaded decoding for H.264, WedM and 4/Xvid. There is also support for 10-bit codecs.

Previewing is much better, thanks to VLC’s capability of playing incomplete parts of the downloaded file. The tool can integrate streaming services from various platforms. Users can access their favorite streaming channels. This offers a great selection of channels and getting there is simple, simply right-click on the menu and make a selection. All the streaming sites will emerge on the media player’s playlist. There are various channels and categories to make a selection.

A great hot key support is what makes navigating this program so easy. It also has control capabilities without touching the mouse. VLC for Mac OS X also supports easy addition of subtitles to video file. The process involves adding the SRT storage file, in seconds the subtitles will be played. The interface is very attractive and gives this software a cleaner and smoother appearance. There are more skins and extras online.

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Version Change log
VLC Media Player for Mac OS X 3.0.4 Sep 3, 2018 Decoder:
Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
Decode AV1 streams
Fix playback of low-fps files
Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
Fix crashes with LPCM streams
Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
Fix MediaCodec rotation handling
Improve FLV fps detection
Fix some ogg/flac
Improve support for broken HEVC inside MKV
Fix some AVI regression for broken files and for DVAudio
Support files splitted in the .mts%d pattern
Fixes for MKV seeking
Fix for MP4 disabled track selection
Fix playback of incomplete RAR files (downloading)
Audio Output:
Improve iOS session management and resume-from-pause
Improve macOS audio performance
Support 44.1kHz DTS passthrough
Fix crashes on DirectSound output
VLC Media Player for Mac OS X 3.0.3 May 29, 2018 Core:
Update subtitles display while paused

Enable srt support on binary builds

Allow videotoolbox hardware decoding to be disabled
Disable VideoToolbox for 10bits H.264
Fix VideoToolbox with some invalid HEVC streams
Fix subsdec wide character support
Fix 1st order Ambisonics in AAC

Miscellaneous ogg improvements & bugfixes, including oggds
Fix forced tracks selection
Fix Topfield files
Probe AAC/ADTS inside TS
Fix tracks detection issues with DolbyVision and Bluray streams

Fix "Open Network Stream" URL box focus
Add option to disable hardware acceleration for video decoding
Remove option to force dolby mode from simple preferences

Video Output:
Fix crashes on Direct3D11

Fix tooltip display on some desktop environments
Fix spurious movement of the main Window
Fix playlist being displayed in fullscreen

Fix amem output
Fix numerous issues on fonts fallback and font shaping
Fix subtitles toggle through hotkeys
Fix audioscrobbling
VLC Media Player for Mac OS X 3.0.0 Feb 12, 2018 Highlights:
VLC 3.0 activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!
It supports 10bits and HDR
VLC supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisoncics 3rd order
Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
Can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively
Can play Blu-Ray Java menus: BD-J
VLC supports browsing of local network drives and NAS
3.0.x will be maintained as a LTS (best-effort basis, mostly for security) that will be the last working version for quite a few systems.
For the 3.0 branch, please note:
Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7.
Support network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...) and rewrite the parsing of the media files and inputs
Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...) similar to subtitles
Support HDMI passthrough for Audi
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