Media player VLC for Mac app has been updated today to add a lot of fixes and improvements. The update also brings OPUS audio support, a codec that its being adopted by Skype, Google and many more.
Included in the update:
- Improved audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged during playback and fixed live audio device selection.
- Disabled CoreAnimation UI effects on OS X Leopard leading to overall performance improvements
- Improved menu display and behavior
- Fixed various crashes and minor issues in bookmarks, playlist, main window buttons, streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controler
- Fixed font selection for unicode subtitles
- Improved system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is now allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
- Added option to the Audio Effects panel to activate the karaoke filter
- Improved behavior when using command-line options to control the Mac interface
- Added support for OPUS decoding via libopus including multi-channel files
- Fixed numerous crashes related to DVD playback (dvdnav)
- Improved Blu-Ray and HLS playback
- Improved H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 part 2 and VP80 playback behavior when using more than one CPU core for decoding
- Fixed HTTP playback through proxies and advertise gzip correctly
- Fixed TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake
- Fixed Hebrew and Greek subtitles decoding
- Improved playback behavior of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
- Fixed crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
- Added support for YouTube live streams
- Fixed playback of Vimeo, Koreus and YouTube streams
- Fixed buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
- Fixed issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
- Codec and other 3rd party library updates
- Fixed swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
- Fixed mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
VLC is available for free and you can download it straight from VLC's site.