Date: Monday, February 1st, 2010, 05:45
Video Lan Client, the nigh-indispensable open source media player for multiple audio and video formats (MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Divx, ogg, etc.), was updated to version 1.0.5 over the weekend. The new version, a 40.1 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- SubRip extra styles improvements.
- Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders.
Mac OS X Interface:
- Improved support for the 2009 Apple Remote.
- Use of gcc 4.4.2 to compile instead of gcc 4.2. This might slightly increase performance and fix x264 issues.
- Portuguese Brazilian, Lithunanian, Romanian, Ukranian, Japanese, Bengali, Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish Russian, Slovak translation updates.
- New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations.
- Fix deadlocks in the audio output core.
- Make PulseAudio the default output if available.
- Fix fullscreen mode with KDE 4.3.3 and other window managers.
- Fix incompatibility with cairo-dock and compositing.
- Fix DVB scanning regression from VLC 1.0.3.
- Support for XZ-compressed byte stream (LZMA algorithm).
- Support for .m3u8 playlist files (UTF-8 M3U).
- Support for xcb-keysyms version 0.3.4 or higher.
- Fix globalhotkeys on FreeBSD.
- Fix opening V4L version 1 devices.
- Fix default destination ports in the streaming wizard.
- New Walloon translation.
- Swedish, Ukrainian and French translation updates.
VLC 1.0.5 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.