Tuesday, July 7, 2009

VLC 1.0.0 Is Out.

For those of you who don't know VLC is an open source video player that plays more video formats, often in higher quality, than anything else coming out of Apple or Microsoft etc... If you don't believe me, check it out, it's free and completely cross platform and therefore works for Mac and Windows in addition to Linux.

The video is finally ready for the big 1.0 release. Only about 250 million people downloaded the development versions along the way so it has really been tested. For those using the last 0.9 release here is the changes since 0.9:
* Independent of systems codecs to support most video types
* 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 major 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 the skins2 interface

Esther and I were successful listening to BYU Football games over internet radio and watching Conference over the internet using VLC and it all worked great. This in addition to all the DVDs, and any other media I ever wanted to watch/play. Now, with it finally reaching it's "stable" 1.0 status, it should work eve better. Enjoy! :)


  1. I downloaded it and it works great for playing videos. I may try it on my Windows partition.

  2. Just wanted to note I beat Slashdot to this news. :)

  3. Also, let me know if Blue Ray works if anyone has a Blue Ray player out there.

  4. Great news. I have been using the development version for a couple years now and it sounds like with the improvements it will now be even better. And best of all, it's free. :)

  5. It even plays youtube videos. Just for fun I put the page of the video in the "Open Network" box and it fired right up.

    Not that you would rather watch them in VLC, just a testament to how many media outlets they thought of.


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