The VideoLAN Team is pleased to announce the release of VLC media player 0.8.6d.
This release is aimed at fixing security vulnerabilities in the Active X plugin and the the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) library which affect VLC media player 0.8.6c and lower. For more technical details see our advisory: http://www.videolan.org/sa0703.html.
Improvements in this release include better Video Output compatibility on Mac OS X and Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Please note that Mac OS X 10.3.9 is no longer supported.
The full list of changes can be found on our tracking site: http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/browser/tags/0.8.6d/NEWS.
We strongly recommend all users to update to this new version and as always to only download from the main VideoLAN website.
As usual, several sites (neowin.net, gratisdrivers.net, xiabar.com, chatzworld.com, multihunter.com, tweakers.net, computerbase.de) have linked to or still offer (filehippo.com, majorgeeks.com, kaldata.com) early and broken development versions from before the official release was made available.
Those binaries (done by your servitor) weren't good release. This was clear and written in a README file. I just want to tell them how much they don't help us. Those guys are really a pain.
Bad, but less sites
Moreover, I am bored of Download.com that does almost the same, and that doesn't use our link to the files, but either:
- mirror the exe (and forget to update it) and we can't count our download number
- link directly to our main FTP and don't use the links that help us mirroring and kill our webserver...
Enjoy this release,
The VideoLAN Team