Software Update: VLC Media Player 2.1.4

Version 2.1.4 of VLC Media Player has been released. This open source and cross-platform media player can play various audio, video and streaming formats without having 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 2.1.4, which is currently only for OS X is available for download, the following changes and improvements have also been made:


  • Fix issue in WMV with multiple compressed payload and empty payloads

Video Output:

  • Fix subtitles size rendering on Windows

Mac OS X:

  • Fix DVD playback regression
  • Fix misleading error message during video playback on OS X 10.9
  • Fix hardware acceleration memleaks

Version number 2.1.4
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, iOS, Windows 8
Website VideoLAN
License type GPL