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    VLC Media Player v1.1.0 (Final) Has Been Released

    VLC Media Player v1.1.0 has now been released.

    Download Links
    Windows: EXE / 7zip
    Mac: DMG

    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.
    * 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

    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.
     * 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
     * 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
     * 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)
     * 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
     * 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
     * x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings
     * x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example
     * 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{...}"
     * 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
     * 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
     * new sqlite module
     * --save-config command line option not supported anymore.
     * Fixed and reenabled netsync module.
     * Improved Solaris port
     * 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

    By the way, the VLC developers have removed ShoutCast support due to AOL wanting them to bundle a toolbar.
    Last edited by Arthur; 22nd June 2010 at 09:17 AM.

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    what features are new on OS X ??

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    See changelog above for specifics. Other than that, everything else mentioned should apply to all versions.

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    I've only just edited 1.0.5! Bah! More work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Splendid. VLC has always been the best player.

    By the way, Videolan are working on a movie maker app.

    It's still beta (I think), but keep an eye on it as it's sure to be good.
    Yes VLMC does look promising. I have been nagging the developers to get an updated Windows build out but they said they been waiting for VLC 1.1.0 which is now out, so hopefully they should release the next Win build for VLMC soon. It's actually pre-alpha which is before alpha and way before beta, but even so videolan are quickly becoming my favourable developers of software!

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