Software Update: VLC Media Player 2.1.2

Version 2.1.2 of VLC Media Player 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 just like the previous version to a character from the Discworldbooks by Terry Pratchett, work has been done to improve sound reproduction and 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 2.1.2 the following changes and improvements have also been made:

audio output:

  • Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed
  • Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
  • Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external audio devices on OS X
  • Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused
  • Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS


  • Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing
  • Various WMV playback improvements and fixes


  • Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding
  • Fix playback of some HEVC samples

Video filters:

  • Fix crash on deinterlace selection

Qt interface:

  • Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed
  • Improve AB loop control
  • Fix album art update when changing media

Mac OS X interface:

  • Add a language option in the interface
  • Option to control VLC’s iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find
  • Improved UI resetting when requested in the preferences
  • Fix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks
  • Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working
  • Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking
  • Fix crash when closing window without decorations
  • Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled

Win32 installer:

  • Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update


  • Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer, Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish , Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations

Version number 2.1.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, iOS, Windows 8
Website VideoLAN
License type GPL