Open Source Media Player VLC Releases Version 2.2.0, Brings Major Updates

VLC 2.2.0 codenamed “Weatherwax” is the latest major update of VLC media player. The new release brings many improvements, including better support for smartphones and tablets among them.

Updated Sep 19, 2016News
VLC 2.2.0 "Weatherwax"

One of the most popular media players in the world, VLC is not only proving that open source model works, but it also goes to show that it may even outperform its proprietary counterparts as well.

Nonetheless, being a widely used media player already doesn’t stops VLC from keep getting better and better.

With its latest release, the player has brought some major enhancements which are mostly expressed by higher functionality and efficiency.

VLC 2.2.0 Highlights

Among many other new / improved features, these are the most prominent ones in this release:

  • Auto-rotates videos taken from phones (yes, there’s a smartphone VLC app too)
  • VLC now resumes where you left off in all versions
  • Improves support for new HD codecs, VP9, opus and H.265/HEVC, for decoding and for encoding.
  • Extensions are now downloadable from within the application.
  • VLSub extension can download subtitles from the application.

VLC 2.2.0 Downloadble extensions

Download VLC

VLC is available on almost any platform that exists out there: Windows, OS X, Linux, BSD, iOS and Android.

If you wish to install its latest release, simply hop into the official website and download the version appropriate to your machine.

Linux users note, you may need to compile from source or ask the package maintainer on your distro for it.

Download VLC-2.2.0