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Tuesday, July 7 2009

VLC 1.0.0 is out.

You know that this blog has been a bit quiet, because I had a lot of work to do.

This new version includes:

  • Live recording
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, …)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, …) and majors improvements in many formats…
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in fullscreen
  • RTSP Trickplay support
  • Zipped file playback
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface
  • Better integration in Gtk environments
  • MTP devices on linux
  • AirTunes streaming
  • New skin for skins2 interface

Have fun!

Thursday, May 28 2009

VLC 1.0.0 RC 2

1.0.0 RC2

VLC 1.0.0 RC2 (Second Release Candidate) is out!

As all releases of VLC 1.0.0, it introduces:

  • many new codecs (True HD, DD+, AES3, RV40, SCTE-20, dirac…)
  • various playback core improvements (frame-by-frame, live-recording, instant pausing, etc…)
  • interface improvements
  • interface customization
  • better multi-channel audio support
  • better subtitles support
  • global hotkeys
  • better integration in GTK environments
  • better integration in KDE
  • and so many other bugfixes

Skins contest

And there is a Skins2 contest going on!

Please spread the news!

Thursday, April 2 2009

0.9.9 is released

Hello people,

As said on the main website, VLC 0.9.9 has been released.

Many bugfixes and native real video decoding (no need to put dll in the plugins/folder).

Profit, this is probably the latest version of the 0.9.9 series.

Friday, February 29 2008

VLC media player release: 0.8.6e and coverity

Release

We just released a new stable version.

This version is ONLY focused on security vulnerabilities and minor bugfixes.

0.9.0

0.9.0 version is in the work, and an alpha preview is due soon. :D

Coverity

I am quite unpleased with Coverity, that does a free scanning of open source projects. We applied many times for VLC, and they always replied that they would do it soon, but they actually never done it. :'(

Security

This is a bit bad, because VLC is one important Open Source project, and more used that some of the projects they already scan...

Anyway, this is a bit problematic, because we need help in finding security issues and do some auditing of the VLC media player code. And since there are web plugins on VLC, this is dangerous.

Friday, November 30 2007

VLC media player 0.8.6d release

Announce

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.

Bad Sites

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...

USE: http://www.videolan.org/mirror.php?file=vlc/0.8.6d/win32/vlc-0.8.6d-win32.exe http://www.videolan.org/mirror.php?file=vlc/0.8.6d/macosx/vlc-0.8.6d.dmg

Enjoy this release,

The VideoLAN Team

Monday, June 18 2007

Bugfix Release: 0.8.6c

Changes

This is not a big release, neither a big annoucement.

However, for most Vista users, the problems are solved. So if you are using this OS, please upgrade.

But, the important information is about security issues that need to be solved. Ogg, Vorbis, theora comments are dangerous. CDDA and SAP too.

Summary

Unless you have a strong reason not to upgrade, do it.

Release process

I was not happy with the release process. Some people on the forum took the FTP exe and disclaimed it as official everywhere before the release. This is not so bad, except when they advertise a broken binary.

We work for everyone best pleasure. If we don't release even if some binaries are done, this is always for a good reason.

The rule is easy: DON'T DOWNLOAD ANY UNSIGNED UN-MD5 BINARY

Mirrors

However, if sometimes you found some bonaries on our FTP that are not yet a released version, it is because we are waiting for our official mirrors to take the good files.

In fact, many of the unofficial mirrors are linking to the direct files or caching the exe and we can't count the download numbers... :'( And many serve the wrong files.

HAPPY Release...

...to everyone

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