VLC Media Player 1.1.8 updates UI elements on Mac
The VideoLAN project has announced the release of version 1.1.8 of its VLC Media Player, a free open source cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats. According to the developers, the ninth release of the 1.1.x branch of VLC is a maintenance and security update that addresses several issues found in the previous update from the end of January.
VLC 1.1.8 features updated user interface (UI) elements on Mac OS X, an updated VP8 / WebM encoder known as "Bali" and the addition of a new Dirac encoder based on libschroedinger that's faster than the classic one. Other changes include updates to the MP4, OGG and APE demuxers, fixes in all interfaces and control modules, and improvements to the Windows version, notably regarding volume keys, as well as codec and translation updates. Auto-detection for .txt subtitles has also been corrected.
The update also addresses a security issue regarding video width concerning some demuxers. Further details, however, were not provided. At the time of this posting, Security Advisories have yet to be published for VLC 1.1.8.
More details about this point update can be found in the official release announcement and on the What's new in 1.1.8 web page. VLC 1.1.8 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from the project's home page. VLC is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.
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