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VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Features includes simple, fast and powerful media player, plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams, and plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, and MP3 .
What's new in this version:
With the capabilities of "RinceWind", 2.1.5 fixes a few bugs, and important security issues
2.1.5 fixes a few decoding bugs, on MP3, MKV, and hardware decoding on Windows.
It also fixes QTsound capture and audio channel orders for OS X.
2.1.5 also ships with updated GnuTLS and libpng libraries, because of security issues.