Saturday, September 25, 2010

VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.4

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable 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. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Features in VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1 :

- 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 from VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.2 to VLC 1.1.4 :

• A bit after the 1.1.3, an important security issue was discovery in most windows applications, and VLC is affected too. Since security issues matters, here is a new release, targetted at Windows!
- Windows Dll loading security issue, in Qt4 and dmo modules - VideoLAN-SA-1005)
- Fix for folders opening issue on Windows
- Updated translations for Lithuanian, Bengali, Slovak, French, Dutch, Ukranian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, German and Galician

• VLC 1.1.3
• Access and demuxers:
- fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
- fix for podcasts parsing
- DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
• Taglib:
- fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab, CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
• Playlist:
- fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
- fix m3u playlists exports
• Skins2:
- fix video autoresize behaviour
• Translations:
- Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
• Windows and Mac:
- Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
• BSD:
- Add AltiVec detetion for OpenBSD/powerpc

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