Software Update: VLC Media Player 2.1.1

The first update for VLC Media Player version 2.1.0 has been released. This open source and cross-platform media player can play a variety of audio, video and streaming formats without the need to install the appropriate codec. There is also a version for Windows. The source code should also make the program usable for operating systems such as Linux, BSD and Solaris. A version for Android is in development.

In version 2.1.0, which with RinceWind was named after a character from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books like the previous version, work has been done to improve the sound reproduction and the playback of new and old non-standard file formats, among other things. . We also see the return of the iOS version, it is intended that the program will also appear for Windows RT and the first steps have been taken to support UHD material. In version 2.1.1 about a hundred more bugs have been fixed and the translations have been updated.


  • Fix random and reshuffling behavior
  • Fix recording
  • Fix some subtitles track selection


  • VP9 support in WebM
  • HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
  • Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes


  • Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
  • Support Speex in ogg files
  • Fix some .mov playlists support
  • Support Alac in mkv
  • Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
  • Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files


  • Fix DVB options parsing
  • Fix DeckLink HDMI input
  • Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain

audio output:

  • Fixes for DirectSound pass through
  • Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD


  • Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
  • Fix D-Bus volume setting


  • Reinstore right click subtitle menu to open a subtitle
  • Fix saving the hotkeys in preferences
  • Fix saving the audio volume on Win32, using DirectSound
  • Fix play after drag’n drop
  • Fix streaming options edition and scale parameter

Stream out:

  • Fix transcoding audio drift issues
  • Fix numerous audio encoding issues

Win32 installer:

  • Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
  • Simplification of the upgrade mechanism

Mac OS X interface:

  • Reintroduce the language selector known from pre-2.1 releases
  • Fix fullscreen behavior and various crashes
  • Fix about dialog crash in Japanese
  • Fix crashes on proxy lookups
  • Fixes on the playlist and information behaviours
  • Fixes on the streaming dialogs
  • Improves interface resizing

Version number 2.1.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, iOS, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Website VideoLAN
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License type Freeware