VLC has released a new version of their popular video player app for both the Mac and PC, the latest version is VLC 2.1 and it comes with a range of new features, and also gets 4K video compatibility.
With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.
It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers.
You can find out more details on everything that is included in the update over at VideoLAN.
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