For years I have loved the VLC Player. It is the one video player that played EVERYTHING no matter how it was encoded. Well that EVERYTHING excluded BluRays. Now with this upgrade it seems that it will play BluRays too. My only fear is that they might be trying to be like iTunes. What I like the most about VLC is that it is not iTunes, it’s a simple player that works with everything.
“After 485 million downloads of VLC 1.1.x versions, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 2.0.0, a major new release. With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC. 2.0 has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos. It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental). It features a completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use. 2.0 fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.”
VLC Player: http://www.videolan.org/