Jan 19, 2021 VLC, the popular open-source media player, has received an update that brings native support for Apple Silicon M1 Macs. VLC was previously available for Intel-based Macs, and was running fine. Get your IPTV Free Trial NOW:to setup VLC Player to playback Live TV and Live Sports Events. This tutorial shows you how.
Apple Silicon, better known as the company's own 'M1' processor, is a game-changer. The new Mac computers (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini) powered by this new ARM-based processor have been very well received by critics and consumers alike.
I was personally fascinated by this new CPU, so I recently purchased my own 2020 Mac mini. Guess what, folks? The hype is real. The performance is exceptional while the fan almost never kicks in. It is a silent and powerful computing experience. Not to mention, the new Mac mini is quite affordable, but I digress.
Apple Silicon isn't just brilliant with native software designed for it, but when running emulated x86_64 software via Rosetta 2 as well. It is such a seamless experience, that you often don't even realize when apps aren't native to ARM.
For the best performance, however, we will need developers to compile their apps for Apple Silicon. Microsoft has already done so with Office 365, which is very much appreciated.
Unfortunately, one app that I, and many others, depend on was not yet optimized for Apple's M1 processor -- VLC. While the popular media player app ran fine in emulation, many people -- including me -- have been clamoring for a version of VLC that would be optimized for Apple Silicon.
Thankfully, today, VLC finally gets a true Apple Silicon version. Beginning with VLC 220.127.116.11, it will no longer be emulated through Rosetta 2. If you want to try it for yourself, you can download it here now. The changelog is found here.
If you do run it on an M1 Mac, I ask you to please share your experience with me in the comments below. Specifically, do you notice any difference between this new native version and the previous variant that used Rosetta 2 emulation?
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Owners of the latest Apple MacBook laptops powered by the companies new M1 processors, might be pleased to know that the VLC media player now supports the latest processes from Apple.The VLC Media Player can now be updated for macOS Updated With Native M1 support although the update is not yet available from the Apple App Store, users can use the existing application VLC 3.0.12 to trigger an update on your M1 MacBook to download the subsequent 18.104.22.168 update that installs the native application on your Mac.
The latest update from VLC includes support for Apple Silicon (Mac M1) and Big Sur, improvements for DASH, RIST, Bluray support, fixes for macOS audio, Windows GPU, crashes and security issues.
Changes between 22.214.171.124 and 3.0.12:
– Add new RIST access module compliant with simple profile (VSF_TR-06-1)
– Add new RIST access output module compliant with simple profile (VSF_TR-06-1)
– Fixed adaptive’s handling of resolution settings
– Improve Bluray tracks support
– Improve WMV seeking and DASH support
– Fix crashes in AVI, MKV modules
– Fix audio distortion on macOS during start of playback
– Direct3D11: Fix some potential crashes when using video filters
– Add native support for Apple Silicon / ARM-64
– Visual UI adaptations for macOS Big Sur
– Fix displaying EQ bands in the UI depending on which frequency
presets are set for the EQ in advanced preferences
– Fix UI issues in bookmarks window
– Several fixes in the web interface, including privacy and security
– Update YouTube and Vocaroo scripts
– Fix rotation filter mouse handling
– Update translations
Vlc Media Player For Macbook
Features of VLC 3.0
+ VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” is a new major update of VLC
+ VLC 3.0 activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!
+ It supports 10bits and HDR
+ VLC supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisonics 3rd order+ Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
+ Can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively
+ Can play Blu-Ray Java menus: BD-J
+ VLC supports browsing of local network drives and NAS
Source : Mac Rumours : VideolanFiled Under: Technology News, Top News