VLC 2.0 already has RC (iOS, Android, Mac, Linux & Windows)

VLC It is that super complete player, but it has a "something" that makes me not use it. I am not saying that it is better or worse than others, I simply recognize that it is good, very good, excellent, but still I like to use more SMPlayer.

It turns out that the first RC (Released Candidate) of VLC version 2.0 has just come out, we can even download and test it: Download VLC v2.0 RC1

The happiest with this version will be Mac users, as the interface has changed drastically for them:

You can see more screenshots of VLC 2 on Mac here: feepk.net

By the way, this new design is from Damien Erambert.

The version for Windows will not receive many changes from the visual aspect, it will have a version for 64 bits when this version 2.0 of VLC is considered stable.

In addition, you can have this new version not only on your computer, but also on your mobile device 😀 Well, it will have a version for Android as well as for iOS.

In summary, we will have among others, a new subtitle manipulator, support for multiple files in a single RAR file, on Mac they will have a new UI as well as support for Blue-Ray.

And if this were not enough, VLC now has support for addons made in LUA - » LUA VLC Addons

What about VLC on Linux? ...

I just downloaded this new version 😀…

I tried to install it starting with the simple .configure, but it gives me an error ... does anyone have any idea why? (I leave the error here):

checking for MINIZIP… no
checking unzip.h usability… no
checking unzip.h presence… no
checking for unzip.h… no
checking for DBUS… no
configure: error:.


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  1.   gadi said

    My reasons for not using VLC are: it doesn't integrate as well with KDE (or Gnome) as SMPlayer with the Oxygen icons and you can't drag the player from the screen (a little thing that I love to use, it's very comfortable to hold the window from either side).

    I really like that interface for Mac and it makes me a little angry that GNU / Linux users are always third in priority in cross-platform free software projects ... but hey, like you, I don't deny the quality of the player and it's not my intention to discredit their work.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Yes, actually the visual aspect influences our decisions, many times this is how we like it or not 🙂
      More for KDE users, who are used to a beautiful environment, polished applications, excellent details haha.

      Greetings and welcome 😀

  2.   Sebastian said


    I have installed it in Chakra, but everything has worked correctly, the only thing is that it has taken a long time.

    But it has worked, and I have not received any errors.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      You can put the .configure log here: http://paste.desdelinux.net/ ?
      Let's see what the hell happens that I couldn't install it haha.

      Oh, did you install it with configure + make + make install, or via repos or something?

      Greetings and thanks 😀

  3.   Sebastian said


    Sorry but the ./configure log is very long.

    And yes I did install it with: ./configure, make, make install (root) and ./vlc (normal)


    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Ok don't worry, thanks anyway 🙂

  4.   alunado said

    gaaaara, install unzip and dbus. look for them in your repositories. I think it's that.

    1.    Sebastian said

      Possibly, this is what you indicate, I have verified it and I have both installed.

    2.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      That is the problem T_T ... yes I have unzip installed, and obviously also dbus, if I don't have this installed, nothing in KDE works T_T ...
      Damn, with the illusion that made me try it 🙁

      I've searched the AURs but this version isn't there yet.

      1.    alunado said

        not clear .. the specific versions of the output of the check .. there said the "-dev"; many times they are. Others is a version. Ami for example asked me for LUA, I installed lua and then I continued in the same, I read better and in the output it said lua5.1 .. install ... and so you go .. haha ​​..
        If a windows user compares it with the .exe it sends you to the antipodes.
        PS: scabies with pleasure does not itch !!

  5.   VisitntX said

    Yes, but what you need are the dbus devs and the unzip, if it were debian it would say for example: libdbus-1-dev, but in arch I have no idea what the name would be.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Oh ok, I'll look for you to see how tal
      Thank you

  6.   pandev92 said

    They could renew the interface for Linux / Windows a bit, right now I use umplayer in both because it looks more beautiful.

  7.   sieg84 said

    I've had it in openSUSE [VideoLan repo] for a few days and it works quite well, my favorite.

  8.   THC said

    The client for Android is still in closed beta, right?

  9.   isar said

    I have had to compile using "make CXXFLAGS + = - fpermissive". If it didn't give me an error with a type conversion.

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      I still couldn't get to that step, I can't get past ./configure

      1.    VisitntX said

        Supposedly dbus-core provides the headers, but in the /usr/include/dbus-1.0/dbus/ folder and they should go in / usr / include / dbus /

  10.   pandev92 said

    Also for the most daring, you can download the nightly versions for any operating system, there is even a ppa for Ubuntu I think. http://nightlies.videolan.org/

    The same are version 2.0 so it's worth it. the rc1 gave me errors, but the nightly did not.

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  12.   Juanelo said

    To install it in Mint 12 I only had to add the repositories of the stable version "daily":

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa: videolan / stable-daily
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vlc

    And voila, everything working like a charm without problems.

  13.   elav <° Linux said

    What an elegant interface. That's what I like the most about Mac.

    1.    Courage said

      Steal one and stop fiddling with how "wonderful" the Mac interface is, which by the way, is the least customizable out there

      1.    elav <° Linux said

        The one who spends his life touching eggs is you. We already know you don't like Ubuntu, or Mac, or Shuttleworth, or women. Does everyone have to be the same as you? Come on, go take for cu **

        1.    Courage said

          Stop fucking with women, I've already made it very clear, I don't want to hurt anyone.

          What annoys me is that you are saying bullshit, Mac is 0 customization (you would feel tied), also any Linux environment with good themes is more beautiful than Mac, especially if it is KDE

  14.   Yoyo said

    Thanks for the info 😉

    Beautiful new interface, this is how it looks on my Mac OS X Lion 🙂


    a greeting

    1.    pandev92 said

      Then they complain about those of us who use windows LOL!

      1.    Courage said

        Yoyo will have to hang too