VLC Media Player Now Runs Natively on Apple Silicon

Ever since Apple announced Apple Silicon in November, the community of software developers has been hard at work on adding support for the new chips in order to take full advantage of the performance improvements they provide.

Today, it’s the turn of VideoLAN, the company that brought the world the super-popular VLC media player, to announce support for Apple Silicon.

Starting with version 3.0.12, VLC runs natively on M1-powered Apple devices, while also adding a series of other improvements, such as support for the RIST protocol, fixes for crashes with Direct3D video filters and for the audio distortion experienced with starting playback on macOS.

The full changelog is available here, while the latest version of VLC for macOS can be found here.

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