VLC is the world’s most popular media player, and there is a good reason for that. The app is equipped with a plethora of useful features that make it easier for users to watch their favorite movies, TV shows, and all other types of videos. If you always wanted to use VLC on your Mac but couldn’t because it didn’t benefit from native support, we have some great news to share with you. The developers who are in charge of VLC have published a brand-new release that introduces support for macOS.
VLC is Now Supported on Mac
The latest update for VLC introduces support for the new versions of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the popular Mac Mini that is powered by Apple’s M1 processor. The update sports the 3.0.12 version number and it also comes with a bundle of bug fixes and visual tweaks that will help macOS Big Sur run all types of video formats without a single issue.
Adjusting for x86 Processors
We also want to mention not all apps that want to run on Macs are required to receive software changes specific to the M1 processor. This is thanks to the fact that Apple Silicon Macs are equipped with Rosetta 2. For those who are unfamiliar with Rosetta 2, they should know that this is a translation layer that makes it possible for software compiled for x86 processors to run on all the latest ARM-based hardware.
What makes VLC different is the fact that it relies on playback of hefty 4K and 8K video files. Therefore, the processor’s architecture matters. Nonetheless, here is what VLC’s developers had to say about the new update “Support for Apple Silicon (Mac M1) and Big Sur, improvements for DASH, RIST, Bluray support, fixes for macOS audio, Windows GPU, crashes, and security issues.”