VLC 1.0 came out today, fixing a lot of bugs and adding some new features. The “throw anything at it” media player also got added support for more formats and new codecs to make it better than before.
The new 1.0 update is called Goldeneye, and truley, VLC is the Bond for video files. Got any video file from the ice age? VLC will melt it for you.
Let me get to updates first:
- Live recording
- Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
- Finer speed controls
- New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0)
- New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS) and major improvements in many formatsâ€¦
- New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
- Video scaling in fullscreen
- RTSP Trickplay support
- Zipped file playback
- Customizable toolbars
- Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface
- Better integration in Gtk environments
- MTP devices on linux
- AirTunes streaming
- New skin for the skins2 interface.
The developers of the solid applications have worked hard with playback, improving on instantaneous pausing, frame-by-frame playback, better live recording and finer speed control during playback. Plus support for HD codecs like Blue Ray and AES3 will interest media professionals et al.The open source media player works on any operating syster it gets thrown at. Download VLC for Windows, Mac or Linux