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VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support, kills font cache, and more

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VLC 2.0.2 adds support for the MacBook Pro with Retina display as well as an assortment of other fixes.

VLC 2.0.2 retina comparison
VLC 2.0.2 retina comparison

VLC 2.0.2 has just been released for Windows and OS X, and while the update further tweaks video playback on both platforms, the major changes come to the version for Apple's desktop OS. For those who took the plunge and upgraded to the MacBook Pro with Retina display, you'll notice that the update introduces support for the high-resolution screen. This extends not only to icons and menus, but also to the video content itself, as can be seen below (2.0.1 on the left, 2.0.2 on the right playing a 4K video). All Mac users should be very glad to hear that the VideoLAN team has also seen fit to obliterate the "building font cache" window that had a nasty habit of popping up after every single update, delaying movie watching experiences the world over. There are a number of other changes, too, including support for Growl 1.3, the return of the "keep aspect ratio" when resizing option, and the reappearance of the "windows decoration" preference, which displays videos free of any border or controls in a floating window on your desktop. Be sure to check the complete changelog, and if you're looking to update you'll find the download to VLC 2.0.2 right here.