Play Video Files Encoded With HD Codecs in Windows 7 With VLC Media Player 1.0.0

Written By Sam on 9 July 2009

Recently I got some video files which are are encoded with HD codecs like TrueHD, Real Video 4.0 etc. I was trying to play them in the Windows Media Player that came along with Windows 7. But I found that media Player doesn’t support those formats. So I was looking for a video player to play the latest file formats and found that the latest VLC 1.0.0 plays them.


VideoLAN has announced the release of VLC media player 1.0.0 – Goldeneye recently which plays most of the file formats. VLC plays anything that you ever thought about playing. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License and moreover VLC attracts a large number of developers with desperate media interests. VLC is independent of system’s codecs and it plays most of the today’s audio and video formats such as DivX, XviD, AVI, MPG, FLV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, MKV and many more.

New features in VLC 1.0.0 – Goldeneye

  • Zipped file playback.
  • Customizable toolbars.
  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface.
  • Better integration in Gtk environments.
  • MTP devices on Linux.
  • Supports AirTunes streaming and Live recording.
  • Instant pausing and frame by frame support.
  • Finer speed controls.
  • Added new HD codecs like AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0.
  • New formats such as Raw Dirac, M2TS are added and major improvements in many formats.
  • New Dirac and MP3 fixed-point encoder.
  • Video scaling in full screen.
  • RTSP Trickplay support.

So if you are having trouble playing video/audio files on your Windows 7 or other machine try to install VLC player and you will be able to play of the popular formats.

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