VLC Media Player 1.1.6

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:

  • Security updates in codecs and demuxers
  • Support for RTP/PCM 24bits, audio/L24
  • Support for MPC SV7/SV8 on Windows and MacOS builds
  • Faster Webm/VP8 decoding
  • Support for Midi on MacOS
  • Major updates in most language translations
  • Support for projectM visualisation on Windows
  • KDE and PulseAudio integration improvements
  • Subtitles fixes and improvements
  • Improvements in visualisations and interfaces
  • Codecs updates
  • Many miscellaneous fixes

 Download: VLC Media Player 1.1.6
 View: VLC Media Player Website

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If they modernized the interface it would grab a hell of a lot more market share than what it currently has...

The skin system is dodgy and always reduces or hinders functionality

TRC said,
Nice player except for the terrible interface, and I wish they'd get rid of the stupid traffic cone.

There have been some really great icon packs made for it, but they aren't exactly...automated. There's nothing fun about manually changing, one by one, a betchload of icons by filetype.

'PotPlayer' (formerly 'The KMPlayer' basically) is best. supports hardware accelerated h264 video out of the box.

ThaCrip said,
'PotPlayer' (formerly 'The KMPlayer' basically) is best. supports hardware accelerated h264 video out of the box.

So does VLC, and unlike KMPlayer - VLC is not listed on FFmpeg's hall of shame: http://ffmpeg.org/shame.html

Edited by Barium, Jan 24 2011, 11:38pm : add hall of shame comment :)

Barium said,

So does VLC, and unlike KMPlayer - VLC is not listed on FFmpeg's hall of shame: http://ffmpeg.org/shame.html

in VLC hardware acceleration only works when you turn it on, which it's not on by default.

in VLC options.... Tools > Preferences > Input&Codecs > then... check the "Use GPU acceleration (experimental)" .... otherwise GPU Acceleration is OFF.

once i CHECK that, CPU use lowers quite a bit to around 5percent which is basically on par with PotPlayer and other programs that use GPU acceleration. otherwise it's much higher CPU use in VLC as i talk about below...

...without turning on that option in VLC... just for a x264 720p file CPU use floats around 30percent instead of 5 percent when hardware accelerated h264 video is actually ON. 1080p without hardware acceleration on my PC CPU usually 60+ and audio/video can get out of sync which don't happen when GPU acceleration is on as CPU use pretty much floats around 5percent when it's on with 720p or 1080p.

by default VLC seems to use much more CPU than PotPlayer does when playing a x264 720p or 1080p video file.

p.s. bottom line for me is the way PotPlayer is setup with interface etc is just all around better than VLC in my opinion. PotPlayer just works and works well.

the only reason i was using VLC up until around 6months-1year ago was because The KMPlayer did not support GPU accelerated video but once i found out about PotPlayer (which is original developer that did The KMPlayer) and it does hardware acceleration out of the box there was basically no reason for me to use VLC anymore.

Edited by ThaCrip, Jan 25 2011, 6:43am :

This software works, but the interface and usability needs some updating. Not the most straightforward to set up streaming and things like that.

Kinda' werid that my VLC never notify me about new updates and it didn't pick up this new update when I manually check for update.

But, <3 VLC still!