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VLC Media Player 2.2.0

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

VideoLAN has released VLC 2.2.0 [1] (nicknamed WeatherWax after the Granny Weatherwax [2] character from Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” novels) with automatic rotation of vertically oriented videos captured by mobile devices (supported for MP4/MOV, MKV, and raw H.264 formats) and the addition of a playback resumption feature that returns you to the point last played when the file was closed (a feature that has been available in all mobile editions of VLC for some time). When you open a previously played video, you can restart from the beginning, continue from the left-off point, or choose to always continue playback (these options can be adjusted in Preferences > Interface).

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The open-source media player also improves support for UltraHD video codecs like VP9 and H.265, adds a subtitle downloading extension (using OpenSubtitles), and updates the user interface to be more in line with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. (Free, 33.5 MB, release notes [4])

[1]: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
[2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_Weatherwax
[3]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2015-03/vlc-222-screenshot-continue.png
[4]: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.2.0.html