VLC video player 2.0 out this week

VLC video player 2.0 out this week

VLC 2.0 is now available for Mac OS X, Linux and the Windows operating system. There’s also a 64-bit version of the Windows being made with this release, but that isn’t available for download, just yet.

. The OS X version has a totally new user interface along with Blu-ray playback support.

Lets talk briefly about Blu-ray playback in OS X. Apple does not officially support Blu-ray as they provide no option for Blu-ray drives and the software support is poor to say the least. Blu-ray discs are encrypted so not just any player can play them. Since Apple doesn’t support Blu-ray, there hasn’t been a player that would enable one-click Blu-ray playback. However, it’s still been possible to rip and encode the video with the OS X version of MakeMKV, in which case the video will become a regular MKV file that is supported by various players. There is also a direct playback method but it’s rather complicated and doesn’t work with all discs.

more on VLC 2.0 at Anandtech | Cnet