VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support

Jul 2, 2012
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VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support

VLC, the popular cross-platform media player, has received an update to version 2.0.2 that adds a plethora of new features. Most importantly, it adds HiDPI support for the new Retina MacBook Pro. Visual elements in the app will now be rendered correctly on the Retina display, with buttons, toggles, and menus appearing sharper and crisper. Other features in VLC 2.0.2 includes Growl 1.3 support, media key functions for keyboards other than Apple’s, and various crash fixes.

There’s a whole laundry list of fixes in VLC 2.0.2, so we won’t list them all here, but the update mainly fixes various decoder bugs on top of tweaking the interface and controls. The main thing is that the app will no longer appear blurry on Retina MacBook Pros, although you’ll still want to feed it some high definition video to get the most out of that gorgeous display.

Other apps that have been updated recently to support the Retina display include Reeder, and Blizzard’s Diablo III currently makes full use of the real estate, with further updates promised that will tweak windowed mode. Apple’s core apps also take advantage of the screen as well, with Safari rendering text and elements sharper than browsers such as Chrome.

[via Cult of Mac]


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