As some of you might know, next major release of VLC, is probably going to be called 1.0.
Some audio codecs were added to VLC for this major release, especially the ones you can find in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disks.
VLC media player 1.0 should be able to decode:
- Dolby TrueHD/MLP
- Linear PCM 8 channels as in Blu-Ray files
- Dolby Digital Plus, DD+ or E-AC-3
- AES3 (I know this is not in HD formats)
And VLC should still be able to play:
- SMTPE VC-1
- MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Here you go, have fun!