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VLC Media Player 0.8.5-test1 beta

Posted on Tuesday, March 14 2006 @ 13:20:59 CET by LSDsmurf

Core support:
  • Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
  • Support for downloading updates
  • Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
  • Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
  • Improvements to the Audio CD input
    • Separate playlist entries for the tracks
    • Support for CDDB
  • Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
  • Improved subtitles encoding support
  • Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
  • Cook (Real audio) support
Playlist / Services discovery:
  • XSPF playlist support [ not included in 0.8.5-test1 ]
  • Podcast support
Audio output:
  • New JACK audio output
Video output:
  • New video filters:
    • magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
    • gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
    • bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
    • Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
    • RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
    • Improvements to the subtitles rendering
Stream output:
  • Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
  • System to inform the user and request information
    • HTTP authentication
    • Fatal errors
    • ...
  • wxWidgets
    • VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
    • Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
    • Drag & Drop support in the playlist
  • Skins2
    • Support for Winamp 2 skins
    • Improved playlist handling
    • Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
  • OS X
    • Embedded Video output
    • new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
    • Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
    • support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
    • option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
  • HTTP
    • New default interface pages for VLC and VLM
    • A bunch of new RPN functions
Windows Port:
  • MSN messenger "Now playing" support
OS X Port:
  • Mac-Intel compatibility
  • Enhanced support of various audio output devices
  • Growl "Now playing" support
*Nix port:
  • Ability to log to syslog
  • Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root
  • New libvlc API (not finished yet)
  • Java bindings
  • A bit more automatic testing

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0.8.5-test1 beta
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Download: VLC Media Player 0.8.5-test1 beta


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