VideoLAN’s VLC Media Player has been updated to a newer version with lots of new features. This version, VLC 2.0.4, adds support for Opus Codec, the new lossy audio compression format developed by IETF. Opus is an open standard and royalty-free. This step is going to enhance the acceptance of Opus format, as VLC is the only popular media player supporting it at the moment.
Firefox already supports Opus format, and Opera and Chrome have plans to support it in future versions. For WebRTC compatible browsers, Opus implementation is mandatory.
Apart from support for Opus codec, the VLC 2.0.4 fixes and improves playback for Blu-Ray, DVD, HLS, Ogg and MKV files. The Mac OS X interface has been reworked, and support Retina Display (HiDPI) has been introduced.
Suggested Link: Comparison of Opus with other codecs