VLC Media Player 1.1.5
VLC Media Player is the most popular and robust multi format, free media player available. The open source media player was publically released in 2001 by non-profit organization VideoLAN Project. VLC Media Player quickly became very popular thanks to its versatile multi-format playback capabilities. It was aided by compatibility and codec issues which rendered competitor media players like QuickTime, Windows and Real Media Player useless to many popular video and music file formats. The easy, basic UI and huge array of customization options have enforced VLC Media Player’s position at the top of the free media players.
VLC plays almost any video or music file format you can find. At its launch this was a revolution compared to the default media players most people were using that often crashed or displayed “codecs missing” error messages when trying to play media files. VLC can play MPEG, AVI, RMBV, FLV, QuickTime, WMV, MP4 and a shed load of other media file formats. For a full list of compatible file formats please click here. Not only can VLC Media Player handle loads of different formats, VLC can also playback partial or incomplete media files so you can preview downloads before they finish.
Easy to Use
VLC’s UI is definitely a case of function over beauty. The basic look does however make the player extremely easy to use. Simply drag and drop files to play or open them using files and folders then use the classic media navigation buttons to play, pause, stop, skip, edit playback speed, change the volume, brightness, etc. A huge variety of skins and customization options mean the standard appearance shouldn’t be enough to prevent you choosing VLC as your default media player.
Don’t let VLC Media Player’s simple interface fool you, within the playback, audio, video, tools and view tabs are a huge variety of player options. You can play with synchronization settings including a graphic equalizer with multiple pre-sets, overlays, special effects, AtmoLight video effects, audio spatializer and customizable range compression settings. You can even add subtitles to videos by adding the SRT file to the video’s folder.
VLC Media Player is quite simply the most versatile, stable and high quality free media player available. It has rightly dominated the free media player market for over 10 years now and looks like it may for another 10 years thanks to the constant development and improvement by VideoLAN Org.
* Fix a Windows crash on accessing Network Shared files/drives, VideoLAN-SA-1006
* Support for RTP access for H264 streams by specifying the demux in the MRL
# Services Discovery:
* Integration in the playlist, of a list of web shows, provided by channels.com
* Game Music Emu (GME) plugin rewritten, using the proper C API
* DVDnav and DVDread fixes for encoding and misc issues
* Playback of live http .Webm streams
* Taglib thread-safety fix
* Fix decoding of H264 using DxVA2 using Intel IGP, thanks to the donation from "Puget Systems"
* Add an icon to VLC on Linux
# Video Output:
* fix a bug that could lead to 100% CPU usage on XCB
* fix for Qt bug where VLC didn't exit properly on some Windows XP configuration
* fixes on luatelnet and luarc
# Miscellaneous crashes and fixes in various plugins (telnet, live555, theora and TS-mux, Qt)
* add libvlc_media_new_fd() to play directly file descriptors (not Win32/Win64)
* Miscellaneous fixes
* Update translations for Walloon, Lithuanian, Spanish, Turkish, Estonian, Dutch, Bengali, German, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Galician,French and Ukrainian
* Major update and activation on Windows of Modern Greek
* New Asturian translation