VideoLAN today debuts its new VLC 2.1 "Rincewind" for public consumption. Notable improvements include 4K support, a rewritten audio core and various improvements to file format compatiblity.
"With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC. Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support. It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers."
Head on over to the source link for a full overview over changes and to download the new release.