A few weeks ago, the 10 years Google Summer of Code Reunion was held in San Jose. To celebrate for the 10 seasons of GSoC, this event replaced the usual Google Summer of Code summit.
Sunday, November 16 2014
By Jean-Baptiste Kempf on Sunday, November 16 2014, 11:35
Friday, October 3 2014
By Jean-Baptiste Kempf on Friday, October 3 2014, 12:12
A new release
This is the second major release of this application. While still beta, it should be way more stable than the previous one.
The major changes are:
- using libVLC 2.2.0 core,
- redesign of the interface,
- huge performance improvements,
- use of Winsock for networking instead of WinRTsock,
- use of Windows 8.1 widgets,
- move the interface code to Universal to prepare Windows Phone 8.1 port.
To get more stability, the performance improvements and the preparation to port for WP8.1, we had to move the application to Windows 8.1-only.
Be careful, this is still not as perfect and stable as the desktop release.
While this release is still x86-only, we've made great advances on the ARM port. More news soon.
Get it on the Windows Store.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
By Jean-Baptiste Kempf on Tuesday, August 5 2014, 17:38
Dvdread and Dvdnav
libdvdread and libdvdnav have had a history of poor maintenance and numerous forks (and merges), with numerous lapse of time without active maintainers.
As a result, those libraries were in a sorry state, crashing a lot (crashing VLC more than libavcodec or filling up distribution BTS), while the DVD protections were getting stronger than ever...
Last year, after some work on libbluray, I decided to take over the maintenance of those DVD libraries. And here are the first releases of the new libdvdread, libdvdnav, coupled with a libdvdcss one...
Saturday, July 26 2014
By Jean-Baptiste Kempf on Saturday, July 26 2014, 18:00
Release of 2.1.5
Today, we did a small release of the stable version of VLC media player: 2.1.5.
It is just a maintenance release, before VLC 2.2.0 is ready.
The highlights are:
- Blu-Ray subtitles (PGS) in MKV are correctly sized,
- Some MP3 streams could crash VLC,
- GPU decoding that could artefact on Windows is repaired,
- QTsound input does not crash anymore on OS X,
- Audio channels order are fixed on OS X,
- Improvements on the OS X UI for retina displays,
- We updated freetype, libass, libogg, libmodplug, live555 and libjpeg,
- We updated GnuTLS and libpng, to solve security issues,
- Various issues in interfaces and transcode chains are fixed too.
Hopefully, this is the last one before 2.2.0 is out!
You can grab your version on our website!
Saturday, July 19 2014
By Jean-Baptiste Kempf on Saturday, July 19 2014, 17:35
DVD on Android
If you're like me, you probably have a large number of DVDs at your place.
Of course, the DVD format is outdated, but it has a few advantages:
- Everything is available on DVDs and it's cheap to buy,
- It's cheap to decode MPEG-2 with any CPU (even mobile),
- It's very simple and well supported,
- It has menus and bonuses,
- Most patents for decoding DVDs are over (or almost),
- It does not need an Internet connection to work.
It's also great when you travel, in car, trains or planes.
Sunday, July 13 2014
By Jean-Baptiste Kempf on Sunday, July 13 2014, 00:49
We have seen, in the last weeks, the release of:
So, the three libraries of the stack have been updated with a few important features.
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