A project and a non-profit organization, composed of volunteers developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions, VideoLAN has announced a brand new version of its VLC Media Player for Mac OS X, and other supported platforms.
Immediately available for download, VLC 1.1.10 features a truckload of enhancements, including some that specifically target Mac builds.
For example, on both Windows and Mac OS X, VLC 1.1.10 updates the external library modplug, to address multiple security issues.
On Mac OS X only, some interface tweaks are mentioned. VideoLAN developers have improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB and they were also able to fix for various crashes and small issues, according to the changelog.
Other changes are listed as follows:
· Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser
· PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one
· Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module
Miscellaneous fixes in:
· Windows 7 taskbar buttons
· Qt interface
· asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
· RTP output and XML export
· Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
· v4l2 access
VLC is well localized in a plurality of languages. The 1.1.10 update brings Norwegian, Bokmal, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda, Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish, Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations.
In addition to these fully supported languages, VLC mentions initial support for Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations.
VLC Media Player is a free and open-source media player and multimedia framework regarded as a cross-platform effort that comes in multiple versions for Mac OX , Windows, GNU, Linux, BeOS, BSD, and eComStation.
Apple’s iOS devices were also supported at one point, though VLC for iOS eventually got pulled over licensing issues.