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VLC Media Player v1.1.0 has been released! Their website has now been updated too. :)

Download Links

Windows: EXE / 7Zip

What's New?

Ready for HD

* GPU decoding on Windows Vista and 7, using DxVA2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2

* GPU decoding on GNU/Linux, using VAAPI for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2

* DSP decoding using OpenMax IL, for compatible embedded devices

* Improved support for MKV HD, including seeking fixes, and 7.1 channels codecs

* Support for new codecs, like Blu-Ray subtitles, MPEG-4 lossless and VP8

NB: so far, on Windows, VideoLAN is quite sad to be forced to recommend nVidia® GPU, until ATI® fixes their drivers on Windows, and until VLC developer get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding.

Extensions

* New add-ons and script framework so one can personalize its vlc.

* Written in lua

* 2 main types of scripts:

- content add-ons, integrated in the playlist

- functionnalities extensions, like metadata searching on the web, or subtitles look-ups

* Very Simple

Web improvements

* Support for WebM decoding and encoding

* Improved web plugins

* Better streaming capabilities

Better Audio experience

* Integrated playlist in the Qt4 interface

* Multiple views (like album art) in the playlist in the Qt4 interface

* Support for AMR-NB, Mpeg-4 ALS, Vorbis 6.1/7.1, FLAC 6.1/7.1 and WMAS

* CDDB and CD-Text works now on the Windows port when listening to CD-Audio

* Support for DVD-Audio files (.aob)

* Improved meta-data and album-art support

Faster, Lighter

* Faster decoding, with up to 40% speed-ups, in HD resolutions

* First part of the Video Output core rewrite

* Removal or rewrite of dozens of modules, code simplification and tens of thousands of lines of code removed

* Some functionalities that are less used are now moved to extensions

* More assembly optimizatinons, especially SSSE3/SSE4 and ARM Neon

* Fewer threads used

Better for developers

* Simplified and improved libVLC, removal of exceptions for better C integration

* New phonon-backend for Qt applications, on all platforms* New C++ bindings

Changelog

Changes between 1.0.6 and 1.1.0:

--------------------------------

Important changes for users:

* On Linux, known bugs in the ALSA library might prevent audio output.

Update to alsa-lib v1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or later, or use the libpulse audio

output plugin instead of the ALSA one (if you have PulseAudio).

Important changes for packagers:

* The module cache has moved to ${libdir}/vlc/. The module cache can now be

generated at install time except if you use staged installation. In the

later case, you can generate the module cache in your post-inst script

by invoking 'vlc-cache-gen'. If the module cache is not present and vlc

can't write in ${libdir}/vlc/, it will result it vlc taking a long time to

launch each time.

* Most X11-related plugins now use XCB instead of Xlib. VLC now uses

- xproto,

- xcb, xcb-shm, xcb-xv, xcb-randr (from libxcb),

- xcb-keysyms (from xcb-utils),

- x11-xcb (from libx11) - only for GLX support.

* On X11 platforms, a _working_ version of xdg-screensaver is typically

required to inhibit the screensaver during video playback.

Access:

* Support for the sftp protocol

* Support for CDDB servers for Audio-CD on the Windows port

* New memory input (imem) access and access_demux module to feed VLC from data in memory

* New avio module to use libavformat capabilities for network streams, like rtmp://

* Port of the screen module from Xlib to XCB

* Port of the dc1394 module from libdc1394 to libdc1394 v2.0

Decoders:

* Support for DxVA2 for H.264 decoding on GPU on Windows Vista and 7

* Support for VAAPI for H.264 decoding on GPU on GNU/Linux

* Support for Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP

* Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray

* Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment

* Invmem module improvements

* Support for Atrac1 audio codec

* Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs

* Multiple improvements for subtitles styles in .SRT and .SSA

* Support for native decoding of Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec

* Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port

* Support for Indeo5 video codec

* Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)

* Direct rendering is used more often with H.264 in avcodec module

* Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec

* Support for VP8 codec

* Support for 7.1 channels in vorbis audio

Demuxers:

* Many fixes on Matroska support (notably seeking) and support for Webm format

* Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NOT present yet)

* Support for ADPCM in .flv streams

* Support for TwinVQ (.vqf) and AMV (.amv) files

* Various EGP improvements

* Support for embedded subtitles in OpenDML and legacy .avi files

* Metadata and cover art improvements

Video Output:

* Rewrite of the video output core and most video outputs

* Added desktop mode to the Direct3D output module. It differs from DirectX

desktop mode, because it hides the desktop icons, but reacts to mouse clicks.

* New x11, glx and xv modules based on XCB

* New deinterlacing modes based on yadif and yadif(x2)

* New audio/video filter to show audio level on the video output

* Enhanced AtmoLight filter with hardware support for

Classic AtmoLight (http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Atmo-plugin)

Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one)

MoMoLight (http://www.ambilight4pc.com/momolight/momolight.html)

Simple serial DMX controller (http://www.ulrichradig.de/ search for DMX)

Extensions:

* New content extensions framework for lua

Audio filters:

* Chorus/Flanger audio filter

* 3F1R to stereo down-mix filter

* Dolby mixer, parameterized equalizer, trivial mixer, scaletempo, bandlimited

resampler, linear resampler, ugly resampler, converter_fixed, DTS to SPDIF

and A/52 to SPDIF filters have been upgraded to the "audio filter2" API

* NEON assembly audio converter module

* Converter filters have been rewritten and extended to support s32 as input

Playlist:

* WPL and ZPL playlist support

* Lua scripts for Mpora, Vimeo playback and Rockbox FM radios

* New Play-And-Pause function to stop playback on latest video image

* Podcast images are now displayed

Service discovery:

* Service discoveries can now be written in lua

* Service discovery for Picture/Music/Video user directories

* Service discovery based on libudev

* Shoutcast Service discoveries are now removed

Encoders:

* x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings

* x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example

#transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=1.2},vb=384,width=320,height=176}

* x264, defaults to crf=23 as x264.exe-does, if bitrate is given,

uses ABR and if qp-value is set uses CQP

* libx264-version 0.76 or higher is required

* x264 has tune/preset parameters supported

Stream output:

* New smem module, streaming to memory

* Allow duplicate outputs to be merged, like:

--sout "#duplicate{dst=transcode{vcodec=mp2v},select=es=0,dst=transcode,select=es=1}:std{...}"

Interfaces:

* Renamed the legacy rc, telnet and http interfaces to oldrc, oldtelnet

and oldhttp.

* rc, telnet and http are now implemented using the lua interface system.

* qt4 interface contains new iconview and listview mode for playlist

Visualization:

* Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries

Mac OS X Port:

* Vastly improved VLCKit framework

* A new dialog provider for libvlc-internal interaction without full interface

* Improved update detection and installation by using the Sparkle framework

by Andy Matuschak et al.

* New CoreText based text renderer replacing the former ATSUI renderer

* New Video output module (mostly targetting VLCKit)

* Optimised behavior when using the 2009 Apple Remote

Windows port:

* Integration in Windows 7 taskbar

* Playback of .Midi files is supported through fluidsynth's module

Maemo port:

* Multiple improvements for N900 compliance and efficiency

* Support for HW accelerated video decoding on N900

* Improvements to the maemo/hildon interface

Misc:

* new sqlite module

* --save-config command line option not supported anymore.

* Fixed and reenabled netsync module.

* Improved Solaris port

Bindings:

* new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp

* phonon-VLC backend is now usable

Removed modules:

* csri codec: use the libass module instead.

* galaktos visualisation: use the new projectM module instead.

* showintf: Useless in Qt and on Mac OS X

* transrate: broken since too long

* Xlib x11, Xlib xvideo, Xlib glx: Use the new XCB modules instead.

* HAL: Use libudev instead.

* gtk_main, gtk_main2, gnome_main, gnome_main2 and pda interfaces

* WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces

* opie, qte and qte_main interfaces

* linear_resampler and trivial_resampler are removed: use the ugly one.

* XvMC accelerated modules: use VAAPI instead.

* MGA (Matroska) for Linux: use Linux Framebuffer (or X) instead.

* opengllayer: use macosx_video instead.

* cddax: use cdda instead.

* cmml and tarkin codecs are removed because they are dead codecs.

* realaudio codecs: use libavcodec

* access_file removed in favor of filesystem

* RTMP input and output: use avio module

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Thank you ace, 7zip portable version is great :)

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nice :)

Lets hope a stable build of MPC-HC with WebM support built in is released soon too.

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their website still say 1.0.5 for me...

but thinks for the sorceforge link.

VLC's own updater also says 1.0.5 is current?...

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+rep, thanks for the heads up Ace! Looks like a wicked build! w00t.gif

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their website still say 1.0.5 for me...

but thinks for the sorceforge link.

VLC's own updater also says 1.0.5 is current?...

it's updated on the main videoLAN homepage but not on the vlc subpage yet

just go to plain videolan.org

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their website still say 1.0.5 for me...

but thinks for the sorceforge link.

VLC's own updater also says 1.0.5 is current?...

Same here - the auto update isn't working yet :(

Great little piece of software though... I use this for almost everything (except DVD playback where it seems to have some issues with menus :/ )

EDIT 8:55 Jun 22nd

Still not auto-updating :/

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Sadly it's not out for OSX yet. :(

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Wow what a complete change, welcomed on my part (Y)

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Nice, looks like its up there with MPC-HC now.

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Awesome, cheers for the heads up.

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Great little piece of software though... I use this for almost everything (except DVD playback where it seems to have some issues with menus :/ )

Funny tho, it's the only software I use for DVD playback that doesn't crash. Everything else I used in the last 8 years did, except some old Powerdvd software I had

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VideoLan 1.1.0 has the ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) security feature enabled by default for Vista/7 :jump:

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OSX version live now...

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Wasn't VLC 1.1 supposed to bring a new UI for OS X? It still looks the same as before:

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Wasn't VLC 1.1 supposed to bring a new UI for OS X? It still looks the same as before:

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Meh, I'm not too fussed; what I'm excited about is the fact that it is now 64bit! :D

From what I understand the UI is still in development but quite honestly I'm not too fussed because the UI is already pretty good as it is :)

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Is it 64bit for Windows?

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Doesn't seem to support Aero, it switches back to Classic in Vista :(

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Is it 64bit for Windows?

I can't seem to find a 64-bit version for Windows anywhere. I remember hearing something a while ago about an issue they had with their development environment - they use a Linux environment which for some reason (don't ask me how) limits their ability to produce a 64-bit version for Windows. Unfortunately they took down their forums during the release :/ For now the 32-bit version works just fine under Windows 7 64-bit :)

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Still no where near the latest MPC:HC versions in terms of performance.

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Doesn't seem to support Aero, it switches back to Classic in Vista :(

Sure you haven't forced any non-default video mode? It plays nice with Aero since v0.9

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Sure you haven't forced any non-default video mode? It plays nice with Aero since v0.9

I've not changed any settings, 1.0.5 worked fine. Already wasn't happy with VLC might be time to switch...

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Still no where near the latest MPC:HC versions in terms of performance.

Does it perform better than previous versions?

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Is it 64bit for Windows?

Unfortunately not.

One thing that does suck is I tried to convert a file to webm and there is no option from the video codec drop down list. Once again Mac users are pulling the short straw when it comes to codec support.

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Running 1.1.0 RC4 here.

Working Sweeeetpost-1625-12772157374534.png

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