The VideoLan Organization has released a major update to the VLC media player for OS X. VLC 2.1 adds a number of significant updates to the popular open-source media player. For starters, VLC now supports “Ultra HD video,” otherwise known as 4K. That means VLC is now capable of outputting video that is over twice the resolution of Blu-ray. This, of course, requires you to have video files of 4K quality.

In addition to 4K support, VLC 2.1 now also offers OpenGL ES, which will make outputting video to iOS and Android devices much easier. The update has also added support for more than a dozen other video codecs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. VLC 2.1 offers dozens more new features in all areas including audio, formats, inputs, mobile and for developers. On top of all the new features, more than 1,000 bugs were also fixed.

VLC 2.1 is a free download.

VLC for Mac gets 4K support, dozens of new features originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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