VLC is now also available in a version optimized for the new M1 Macs. These optimizations ensure a significant increase in speed and performance and improve the energy efficiency of an app. In addition, VLC 3.0.12 includes various other improvements to the interface and performance.
The popular VLC media player is now also available in a version optimized for the new Apple silicon chips. The update to version 3.0.12 adds support for the M1 Macs, which are currently the latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini.
The variants of an app optimized for the M1 Macs stand out above all through a dramatic increase in speed, which is noticeable, for example, when opening and performing other actions in an app. In addition, the use of the M1 variants results in improvements in energy efficiency.
New in VLC 3.0.12
From version 3, VLC introduced hardware acceleration for the playback of 4K and 8K content. A 10-bit HDR spectrum, 360-degree video and 3D audio are also supported. The update to version 3.0.12 also brings some optimizations to the VLC interface, which better integrates the player into the design of macOS Big Sur.
VLC can be downloaded for free from the side of the makers downloaded. Apple has a list of apps already optimized for the M1 chip compiled (Affiliate link), which can be obtained from the Mac App Store.
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