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07 July 2009, 12:40

VLC Media Player 1.0.0 released

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Three months after the release of version 0.9.9, the VLC developers have announced the release of version 1.0.0 of their popular VLC Media Player, code-named Goldeneye. VLC is a free open source cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats. Version 1.0.0 of VLC is a major release and, in addition to numerous bug fixes, includes several new features, new formats and new codecs.

For users who have not been following the release candidates, the release includes instantaneous pausing, frame-by-frame playback, on-the-fly recording and finer speed control during playback. New decoders in the release include the AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, True HD/MLP and Blue-ray Linear PCM decoders. Improvements have also been made to playback of RealMedia files and to the TS de-multiplexer for M2TS files from Blu-ray and AVCHD, in addition to fixes to 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering. A new raw audio de-multiplexer supporting raw PCM streams and a Dirac de-multiplexer for raw Dirac streams have also been added. Support for the Media Keys on modern brushed aluminium Apple keyboards is also now included. The developers also note that Mac OS X 10.4.x support has been dropped due to its "technical limitations."

More details about the release can be found in the change log and on the VLC features page. VLC 1.0.0 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. VLC is released under the GNU General Public License. The developers encourage users to donate to the VideoLAN Project to support the work that they have done on VLC.


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