VLC media player 2.2.2 adds support for El Capitan, resume playback and more
VLC media player 2.2.2 has been released, with a ton of new features.
The most important addition to the application, is support for Mac OS El Capitan.
It is a bit surprising, that the developers took this long, to add suppoert for the latest version of the operating system, which was launched over four months ago. But it should work just fine now
Though VLC has been a remarkably versatile media player, it has lacked several basic features, which are available in major rival apps (SM Player, PotPlayer to name a few). But the latest version, pretty much puts it on par with the other apps.
Resume last playback position:
The feature I’m talking about here, is resume playback automatically. Remember when you left a movie midway, and had to open the same video again in VLC, you had to manually seek the time position to resume where you left off. Well, VLC media player 2.2.2 will now resume the last playback position in all of its versions.
Support for downloading subtitles:
Another superb addition to the app is the ability to download subtitles from within the application. The dubtitles are downloaded from opensubtitles.org. To download a subtitle, play a video, and click on View > Download Subtitles. This will open the search menu, which you can use to select the language of the subtitle you need, the movie name, TV series name, etc, and then you can download the selected subtitles to your PC.
This new feature uses the good old VLSUB extension, which is now built-in to the app.
Built-in add-on download manager:
And speaking of extensions, you will no longer need to download them from the VLC add-ons repository website anymore. VLC media player 2.2.2 now allows you to download the add-ons from within the application. Click on the Tools menu > Plugins and Extensions. This will allow you to check the “Find All Add-ons” option, which will allow you to search for and download the extensions, and install them.
VLC media player now supports two more Indian languages: Kashmiri and Maithili. The application now supports new HD codecs, VP9, opus and H.265/HEVC as well.
Download VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax from the official website, for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The developers have announced that they will release all future beta versions of the media player will be released simultaneously. One disadvantage of VLC, is that the application still does not have an official portable version, which is a bit annoying.