I noticed yesterday that the excellent VLC media player had been updated to version 2.0.6.
2.0.6 is an important update that fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
2.0.6 introduces support for Matroska v4 files.
2.0.6 also introduces an important number of fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV, HTTPS and subtitles support. Fixes FLAC 6.1/7.1, ALAC, and Intel HD 2000/3000 GPU decoding on Windows are also present.
2.0.6 also improves the Mac OS X, the D-Bus and MPRIS2 interfaces.
2.0.6 uses a new compiler for Windows version, done by the MinGW-w64 project.
With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.