Dear readers, it is our pleasure to announce the best release of the extremely popular (not to mention free) VLC Media Player software. Dubbed "The Luggage," VLC (VideoLAN Client) reached version 1.1.0 on June 22nd, bringing features that will put other similar applications on the back seat.
Among some of the new features introduced by the VLC 1.1.0 player we can mention:
· GPU decoding using VAAPI for H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1;
· DSP decoding using OpenMax IL;
· Improved seeking for High-Definition (HD) MKV files;
· Support for Blu-Ray PGS subtitles;
· Support for HD-DVB subtitles;
· Support for VP8, MPEG-4 lossless and Indeo5 video codecs;
· Encoding and decoding of the WebM format;
· Support for Atrac1, FLAC 6.1/7.1, Vorbis 6.1/7.1, MPRG-4 ALS audio codecs;
· DVD-Audio files support;
· Optimized for SSE3/SSE4 and ARM Neon;
· Improved streaming performance;
· New x11, xv and glx modules;
· ADPCM support for FLV files;
· and many more!
For your pleasure, we've tested the new VLC 1.1.0 on the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system. All we had to do was open the Software Sources application from System -> Administration
, go to the "Other Software" and add the following Launchpad PPA repository for VLC 1.1.0: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu lucid main
It is also available for the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system, from the following PPA: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu maverick main
Whichever you choose, don't forget to add this key
(right click -> Save As
) in the "Authentication" tab and you're all set.
You can now install VLC 1.1.0 with Synaptic or just update your machine if you already use an old version of the VideoLAN Client.
|VLC 1.1.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)|
VLC 1.1.0 is now lighter, faster, especially with High-Definition (HD) files. It can now be personalized with add-ons and scripts, has improved support for cover art and metadata and an integrated playlist (for the Qt4 interface) with multiple views. We've tested VLC with many video and audio files and we could not find any issues. It played all the files flawlessly. Oh, and the best part is that you don't need any codec pack to play your favorite streams!
|VLC 1.1.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) with a custom skin, playing an 1080p video file|
Below you can see some screenshots from VLC's preferences dialogs! About VLC
VideoLAN Client, or VLC for short, is one of the best multimedia playback applications available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms. VLC is independent of the system's codecs and it is able to play most of today's video and audio formats, such as MKV, Blu-Ray, DivX, XviD, AVI, MPG, MPEG-2, DVD-Video, online streaming, FLV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, MPEG-4, and many more! VLC can also be used as an audio/video streaming server in multicast and unicast, with support for IPv4 and IPv6.
Download VLC 1.1.0
for Ubuntu and other Linux systems right now from Softpedia
Special thanks to Christoph Korn
for setting up the Ubuntu PPA for VLC 1.1.0. Follow me on Twitter @MariusNestor