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Download of the Day: VLC Media Player 1.1.11

A free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework.
By: Steve Dougherty | Software News | Posted: Jul 18, 2011 7:30 am
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Our Download of the Day today is VLC Media Player 1.1.11.


VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols without external codec or program.


It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.


VLC can play:


• MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 / DivX files from a hard disk, a CD-ROM drive, and so on

• DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CDs

• From satellite cards (DVB-S)

• Several types of network streams: UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP, RTSP, MMS, etc.

• From acquisition or encoding cards (on GNU/Linux and Windows only)




The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 1.1.11


# Security:

* Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587) and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).


# Mac OS X:

* Fixed scrolling direction if the input device's signal is inverted

* Update Auhal audio output to the latest API

* Fix images disappearing issue on the interface

* Reduced installation size by up to 30 MB

* Resolved conflict between iTunes and VLC wrt Media Key handling


# Mozilla/ActiveX webplugin:

* Fullscreen mode is fixed on Win32

* Very simple fullscreen controller is visible on Win32


# Demuxers/Meta Readers:

* Better support for cover art embedded in mp4, wma


# Muxers/Output:

* Fix AVI muxer so the generated files are readable on other players


# Extensions:

* Multiple fixes for crashes and malfunctionning issues


# Qt Interface:

* Fix quitting on Linux

* Fix opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows

* Miscellaneous


# Win32 port:

* Update of codecs, fixing the mpeg-2 decoder crash


# Translations:

* Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian


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