VideoLAN is an excellent multimedia player with it's own plugins for playing different formats, so it doesn't need any codecs to be installed. It works great for previewing partially downloaded files too as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
This is a bugfix release. VLC media player 0.8.6d and earlier versions suffer from security vulnerabilities in the Web interface, Subtitle demuxer, Real RTSP demuxer, SDL_image library and MP4 demuxer.
Technical details are available in our advisories: SA-0801 and SA-0802.
The usual collection of assorted changes and improvements can be found here.
This release fully supports Mac OS X 10.3.9 once again.
We strongly recommend all users to update to this new version.