VLC media player 0.8.6d released

VLC media player

VLC media player, a popular media player besides QuickTime Player for Mac OS X, has released version 0.8.6d for Mac OS X and Windows.

VLC media player 0.8.6d provides notably better compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and improved behaviour of the fullscreen controller and mode changes between fullscreen and windowed video output. For Windows users, VLC media player 0.8.6d fixes a security vulnerability in the ActiveX plugin.

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Various bugfixes:
* Mozilla plugin: supports a reasonable amount of MIME types on Windows
* Linux: Fixed S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA
* Automatic recovery on unexpected stream discontinuity (clock gap) occurrences in input
* Use field order (top/bottom) for correct bob/linear deinterlacing
* Fix invalid free in bookmarks loading code

Windows and Mac OS Binaries
* FLAC Security Update (CVE-2007-4619) to prevent multiple integer overflows

Active X plugin:
* Security update (VideoLAN-SA-0703)

Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with enhanced functionality
* Improved Video Output compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* Improved behavior of the Fullscreen Controller and mode changes between Fullscreen and Windowed Video Output
* Softened the white flash artifacts that may appear during the transition of two different movies
* Support for current Ogg file formats
NOTE: This release requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. Mac OS X 10.3.9 is not supported anymore.

* Improved H.264 encoding speed on Mac OS X

Other changes:
* The automatic updating facility was removed
* You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists.

VLC media player 0.8.6d can be downloaded from VideoLAN. VLC Media Player 0.8.6 is an open source product.

VLC media player requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Mac OS X 10.3.9 is no longer supported from version 0.8.6d.

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Posted by Antony at December 1, 2007 5:49 AM

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