VLC (VideoLAN Client) Media Player 0.8.6 Test 2a

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multi-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, OGM, MOV, wma, wmv...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. The VideoLAN project targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on a high-bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes. VideoLAN also features a cross-platform multimedia player, VLC, which can be used to read the stream from the network or display video read locally on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavours, all BSD flavours, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, QNX, Familiar Linux...

Features in VLC (VideoLAN Client) :

- Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing ...)

- Preferences improvements

- XML parsers - Client-side SSL/TLS support

- Massive Matroska improvements

- Support for SOCKS proxy

- Support for Shoutcast Meta-data

- Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams

- TiVo demuxer

- Samba (Windows shares) access module

- Dirac decoder and encoder

- PNG decoder/encoder

- Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec

- Services discovery modules (brand new SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), shoutcast)

- Support for 20/24 bits LPCM

- Video snapshot support (png or jpg)

- Image file video output (png)

- Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)

- Pocket PC port

- Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin

Changes between version 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:


* Shoutcast TV listings support


* Support for RTSP authentication

* Support for adding subtitles on the fly

* Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation

* ATSC support for DVB


* Native WMV3 / VC-1 support

* WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)

Video output:

* Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)

* Improved libcaca support


* New hotkeys for crop and zoom

* Systray support in skins (Windows only)

* Notifications using notification-daemon on Linux

* Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface

* OS X

- Support for Apple Remote control

- Right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs

- Main Menu keeps accessible when playing in fullscreen mode


* Add Czech

* Add Slovak

* Add Malay


* Updates to the libvlc API

Size: 9.99 MB