VLC Media Player 1.1.5

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) 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.

What's new:

  • 1000 Web-shows listing integrated inside VLC's playlist, provided by Channels.com
  • New Game Music Emu (GME) support
  • Windows SMB security issue - VideoLAN-SA-1006
  • Major updates in translations, and new translations in Asturian, Armenian and Modern Greek
  • Mac/Power-PC port fixed in 1.1.4.1

 Download: VLC Media Player 1.1.5
 View: VLC Media Player Website

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Clicking either of the links posted for the update, gets me a page not found error.

Clicking external links here at Neowin has been a hit or miss thing for a while now. What's up with that?

Thanks for the update.

eilegz said,
with potplayer and kmplayer i cant find a reason to use this program on windows

110 percent agreed. i recently found out about 'PotPlayer' ( http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=148745 ) which is basically the same developer that used to make 'The KMPlayer' and that supports hardware acceleration as that was the only thing that was missing out of the box on The KMPlayer that made me use VLC.

but basically PotPlayer is basically the same as The KMPlayer and you can even change the skins (comes with roughly 15 skins by default) to make it look like The KMPlayer to etc.

but it's basically the little things that make PotPlayer better than VLC if you ask me now that VLC's only advantage for me is now gone because they both use hardware acceleration but with VLC you have to manually turn it on where as PotPlayer used it immediately after a install.

so basically The KMPlayer is pretty much dead as it's rarely updated anymore and not even developed by the original developer. so in other words anyone who uses The KMPlayer needs to switch to PotPlayer. plus PotPlayer actually seems to get updates here and there to as since i been using it for about a week or so now i already seen a update. it's a shame many probably still do not know that PotPlayer is basically The KMPlayer and are still using The KMPlayer over on KMP's official forums.

p.s. i use the 64bit build of PotPlayer.

Edited by ThaCrip, Nov 14 2010, 9:17pm :

ThaCrip said,
p.s. i use the 64bit build of PotPlayer.

If I install the 64bit, everytime I click on the PotPlayer, nothing happens I'm using the 32 bit now, I guess I won't see the difference anyway

:: Lyon :: said,

If I install the 64bit, everytime I click on the PotPlayer, nothing happens I'm using the 32 bit now, I guess I won't see the difference anyway

just checking the obvious but are you using a 64bit operating system?

if not, then 32bit is your only choice.

eilegz said,
with potplayer and kmplayer i cant find a reason to use this program on windows

Didn't know about potplayer and as a kmplayer user I'm definitely going to check it out

Redmak said,

Didn't know about potplayer and as a kmplayer user I'm definitely going to check it out

like i say PotPlayer is pretty much KMPlayer now (in fact, you can make it look the same as KMPlayer if you want as it's got skins built into it to make it look like it) so basically almost no real reason to keep using KMPlayer anymore especially since PotPlayer supports hardware acceleration out of the box on x264 (h264) video files assuming you got a semi-modern graphics card.

plus PotPlayer actually gets updates here and there (in fact, last update was Nov 11th 2010. before that was a week or two before that) unlike KMPlayer which went over a year without a update and only got a update recently.

i got a Radeon HD 5670 card myself. but as far as Nvidia stuff i believe anything Geforce 8xxx or better can do hardware accelerated h264 video.

p.s. after messing with PotPlayer more i do notice it does not automatically adjust the video window to the original size of the video like KMPlayer does but it's only a minor issue as you can just hit the '2' key on keyboard to have the video file play at it's original size or double click to go full screen etc. and it seems you will need to check the 'keep aspect ratio' on PotPlayer otherwise it will stretch videos when going full screen etc etc which it should not do. but with a few minor adjustments you can basically get it acting pretty much like KMPlayer always did in general.

Edited by ThaCrip, Nov 16 2010, 2:30pm :

0trunk said,
With all these added features I still can't seem to get away from my MPCHC

i know what you mean...who could resist the Armenian language support or the new GME.It still seeks videos badly but who needs it