December 11, 2006

VLC Media player 0.8.6 released

The videolan people have released the latest version 0.8.6 of the popular VLC media player after over 7 months of development.

This cool cross-platform media player and streaming server is
available for download here. (Probably the only format it doesn't play is Real video.)

Complete features list here.
As for support,their forums are quite helpful.

The future 0.9.0 version of the VLC player, currently under development is available from the nightlies section.

Full list of changes (from VLC)

Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6

* Shoutcast TV listings support

* Support for RTSP authentication
* Support for adding subtitles on the fly
* Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
* ATSC support for DVB input
* Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
* Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
* Improved support for Flash Video files

* Native WMV9/VC-1 support
* WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
* VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support
* The True Audio Lossless codec support
* WavPack support
* Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc)
* Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
* Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles

Video output:
* Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
* Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
* Improved libcaca support

* All
* New hotkeys for crop and zoom
* Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
* Windows
* Systray support in skins
* OS X
* Support for Apple Remote control
* Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
* New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
* right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
* Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
* Linux
* Notifications using notification-daemon

Windows port:
* Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
Windows 9x/ME users:
- Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
- Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the
Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location:
Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the folder
* Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
* Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)

* Add Czech
* Add Slovak
* Add Malay
* Add Slovenian

* Updates to the libvlc API
* Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins



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