VLC continues to be swiss army knife of playback. http://bit.ly/9swyPw New version supports H.264 hardware accel. and WebM/VP8.
The release of a standalone player for WebM video represents a significant step for the adoption of the new video format. Up until now, users had to download special nightly builds of Firefox, Chrome or Opera to play WebM videos on their systems, and not everyone is committed to running what can essentially be considered an unstable browser version on their machine. VLCâ€™s website also warns visitors that the new release candidate is â€œaimed at power-users,â€ but the release will undoubtedly also get some traction with people simply curious about WebM.