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VLC Media Player Now Natively Supports Apple Silicon Platform

VLC Media Player Now Natively Supports Apple Silicon Platform
VLC Media Player Now Natively Supports Apple Silicon Platform

SCH.cxVLC Media Player Now Natively Supports Apple Silicon Platform. In November 2020, Apple released the 13-inch MacBook Air / MacBook Pro and Mac mini product lines with a self-developed M1 ARM chip, and also provided Rosetta 2 to translate the existing software of macOS. However, to maximize the performance of Apple Silicon, developers still need to spend some time creating native applications, such as the popular VLC media player owned by VideoLAN.

It is reported that starting from version 3.0.12, VLC has officially supported native operation on M1 Mac devices, while introducing a series of other improvements (such as support for the RIST protocol), as well as fixing the Direct3D video filter crashes and audio distortion after starting to play. And other issues.

VLC for Mac OS X download link:

● Intel Macs ( Intel64 )
● Apple Silicon Macs ( ARM64 )

As Apple’s first Apple Silicon product, the performance per watt of the M1 Mac really left a deep impression on us, especially the machine learning performance brought by the integrated GPU and neural engine.

In the end, the CPU performance of the M1 has increased by 3.5 times, the GPU has increased by 6 times, the machine learning speed has increased by 15 times, and the battery life has also been easily doubled compared to the previous generation of Mac models.

VLC for Mac OS X

Devices and Mac OS X version

VLC media player requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. It runs on any Mac with a 64-bit Intel processor or an Apple Silicon chip. Previous devices are supported by older releases.
Note that the first generation of Intel-based Macs equipped with Core Solo or Core Duo processors is no longer supported. Please use version 2.0.10 linked below.

If you need help in finding the correct package matching your Mac’s processor architecture, please see this official support document by Apple.

Web browser plugin for Mac OS X

Support for NPAPI plugins was removed from all modern web browsers, so VLC’s plugin is no longer maintained. The last version is 3.0.4 and can be found here. It will not receive any further updates.

Older versions of Mac OS X and VLC media player

We provide older releases for users who wish to deploy our software on legacy releases of Mac OS X. You can find recommendations for the respective operating system version below. Note that support ended for all releases listed below and hence they won’t receive any further updates.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Use VLC 2.2.8. Get it here.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Use VLC 2.0.10. Get it for PowerPC or 32bit Intel.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later is required

Use VLC 0.9.10. Get it for PowerPC or Intel.

Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is required

Use VLC 0.8.6i. Get it for PowerPC.

Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

Use VLC 0.8.4a. Get it for PowerPC.

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and 10.1 Puma

Use VLC 0.7.0. Get it for PowerPC.

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