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VLC 2.0 brings Blu-ray playback, sleek new UI, more to Mac OS X

VLC, everyone's favorite Swiss-Army-like media player for Mac, is about to make the jump to version 2.0, and oh what a big jump it appears to be.

(Credit: Screenshot by Felix Kühne, developer on the VLC 2.0 project)

VLC (download), everyone's favorite Swiss-Army-like media player for Mac, is about to make the jump to version 2.0, and oh what a big jump it appears to be.

Apparently being rewritten from the ground up, the new and improved application is set to offer features like native full-screen mode in Mac OS X Lion and experimental Blu-ray playback support. It's also worth noting that the change log mentioned porting to Android and iOS platforms to be in the works as well.

And of course, expect some dramatic (and long overdue) changes to VLC's interface. Playlist and video output are merged into one window, with various audio and video filters accessible through different adjustment panels. Also, users now get the choice of switching between the standard gray or new predominantly black skins.

Finally, 2.0 has also added support for VLC's lua-based extensions, which allow users further interactive options like fetching movie information or subtitles, or even posting to Twitter.

(Credit: Screenshot by Felix Kühne, developer on the VLC 2.0 project)

According to Felix Kühne, one of the developers on the project, the official VLC 2.0 is set to release later this week on Videolan.org. For more details, you can also check out the full change log.

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