Today VideoLAN has released VLC 2.12, it fixes numerous bugs and regressions, notably on audio device management and S/PDIF. The new version is available only for Windows and Mac OS X. According to the developers, VLC 2.12 is the second minor version of its flagship multimedia player ( code named as ” Rice Wind”). The release log states that, the latest version fixes digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows and OS X . Furthermore in OS X , stutters or silent playback has been fixed and responsiveness when playback is paused have been improved.
Also the built-in decoders and video filters has been improved in the new build , for instance some bugs arise while playing Vimeo and DailyMotion videos has been fixed. In addition the update comes with various WMV playback improvements and fixes. The Win32 installer has been improved, now it will kill running VLC application while uninstalling or updating the app.
Furthermore VLC 2.1.2 update comes with loads translations which include : Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer, Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, and Uzbek.
VLC is the best free media player, not only it can handle any audio and video files without the requirement of additional codecs, but also it will bring a host of useful features avoiding installation of separate programs. Since Rincewind (VLC 2.1) was released, there have been other minor updates to VLC that fixed yet more bugs, making the program even more stable. Rincewind added experimental decoding support for HEVC (High Efficiency video coding) and VP9 (an open video compression standard developer by Google).
VLC also supports skins, so you change its interface according to your liking and you can find third-party plugins at addons.videoloan.org, these add-ons will let you add even more features to this most versatile media player.