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 Published by VideoLAN
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 Date Posted:   April 3rd, 2001
 Last Updated:   November 25th, 2010
 License: See Below
 Downloads: 204,722 total; 17,779 recently
 Page Views: 771,381 total
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About VLC Media Player:
A DVD and video file player.

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is a multi-platform multimedia player. It handles most MPEG, AVI (including DivX), ASF, WMV, OGG, MP4 and WAV files. See the complete features list.

Please see here for bug reporting. Do not post bug reports in the talkback. Writing full reports in our bug tracking system is much more useful for us.
version 0.8.6c - GPL 
Variation description:
This is the latest stable release of VLC.

Details about this version:
VLC 0.8.6c for BeOS and Zeta. This is (generally) a security and stability update from 0.8.6

Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:

Various bugfixes, notably:
* Windows Vista compatibility
* Cropping in Direct3D
* Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
* RSS filter string overflow
* Few memory leaks
* MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)

CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
* Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702)

* Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI

* Updated FLAC API compatibility

* Support for new v4l2 encoder API

* New localisation: Arabic, Persian

Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:

Various bugfixes, notably:
* Out-of-bound read in demuxers
* Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
* Mac OS X Interface crashes
* VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
* Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
* Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers

* Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
* Teletext subtitles (telx) support

Webbrowser plugins:
* Rectified behaviour and improved usability

Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Diverse usability improvements
* New wizard option to embed subtitles
* Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
* Improved Delete-Preferences-Script

Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:

CDDA / VCDX plugins:
* Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701)

Mac OS X Interface:
* Fullscreen controller improvements

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version 0.8.6i - GPL 
Variation description:
This is VLC 0.8.6i for Haiku. It is built on Haiku specifically and unlikely to work on BeOS

The most notable feature over using a BeOS built version is working DVD playback.

Details about this version:
Changes between 0.8.6h and 0.8.6i:

Security updates:
* Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)

Various bugfixes:
* Fixed option to use shared memory within the GLX video output module
* Improved galaktos-based audio visualizations on FreeBSD
* Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
(transcode stream output, OSD menu video filter, VCD input,
SAP services discovery, http control interface)
* Updated Polish translation

Changes between 0.8.6g and 0.8.6h:

Security updates:
* Updated GnuTLS and libgcrypt on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1948,
CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)
* Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)

* Updated libebml and libmatroska on Mac OS X. Reliability improvements.
* Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
(ftp access, record access filter, video filters, RC interface,
playlist demuxer, IP networking, MPJPEG muxer, stream outputs)
* Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
* More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
* Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could lead
to an unexpected application termination
* New Serbian translation
* Updated Romanian translation

Changes between 0.8.6f and 0.8.6g:

Security updates:
* Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX
(CVE-2007-6683, VideoLAN-SA-0804)
* Removed loading plugins from the current directory
(CVE-2008-2147, VideoLAN-SA-0805)
* Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
* Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
* Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
* Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)

Various bugfixes:
* Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
* Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
* Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
* Fixed AAC resampling
* The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X,
if the 'Always-on-top' video option was selected.

Changes between 0.8.6e and 0.8.6f:

Security updates:
* Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2008-1881)
* Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
* Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768)
* Fixed cinepak vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1769)
- More information can be found in VideoLAN-SA-0801 and VideoLAN-SA-0803.

Various bugfixes:
* The Mozilla plugin registers a usable range of MIME-types on Mac OS X
* Improved VLC's video output behavior on multi-screen setups running Mac OS X
* Fixed crashes in H264 packetizer
* Close MMS access on network timeout
* Fix some problems with AAC decoder & packetizer

Changes between 0.8.6d and 0.8.6e:

Various bugfixes:
* Resume playback for viewing content over FTP
* Fixed XShm detection with remote X11

Security updates:
* Subtitle demuxers overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
* HTTP listener format string injection (CVE-2007-6682)
* Fixed buffer overflow in the SDL_image library (CVE-2006-4484)
* Real RTSP overflows (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296, VideoLAN-SA-0801)
* Arbitrary memory overwrite in the MP4 demuxer (CORE-2008-0130, VideoLAN-SA-0802)

Audio filter:
* Fixed DTS to S/PDIF converter

Audio output:
* Fixed 5.1 audio on ALSA

* Fixed some RTSP hanging and user/password passing through RTSP URLs

Stream output:
* Fixed waiting for SPS/PPS problem in H.264 packetizer

* Improved compatibility for creating H.264 video files playable on iPhones
* Improved detection of optimal amount of threads for multi-threaded H.264 encoding on multi-cpu systems
- Note that this is used when transcode threads is set to 0 (default)
- Not supported on Windows (multiple threads require manual configuration)

Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.9
* Corrected behavior of the Preferences panel
* VLC no longer crashes on quit while playing

* Updated Romanian and Polish translations

Changes between 0.8.6c and 0.8.6d:

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, CVE-2007-6262)

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 (CVE-2007-6683)
* RTSP server remote denial of service fixed (CVE-2007-6684)

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VCD Script
version 1.0 - Public Domain 
Variation description:
This is a simple shell script that mounts, then plays a VCD using VLC. If the VCD has multiple movies or files all will be played in order.
Edit the first 3 variables in the script to suit your machine.
Mark the file as executable.
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Details about this version:
Initial version, probably won't change unless VLC's command line options change.

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