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News & Updates

2019-02-12

VideoLAN is releasing a new major version of libbluray: 1.1.0. It adds support for UHD menus (experimental), for more recents of Java, and improves vastly BD-J menus. This release fixes numerous small issues reported.

2019-02-05

VideoLAN is releasing a new minor version of libdvdread, numbered 6.0.1, fixing minor DVD issues. See libdvdread page for more info.

2019-01-12

VideoLAN is very happy to announce that VLC crossed the 3 billion downloads on our website: VLC statistics. Please note that this number is under-estimating the number of downloads of VLC.

2019-01-10

VideoLAN is now publishing the VLC 3.0.6 release, which fixes an important regression that appeared on 3.0.5 for DVD subtitles. It also adds support for HDR in AV1.

2018-12-27

VideoLAN is now publishing the VLC 3.0.5 release, a new minor release of the 3.0 branch.
This release notably improves the macOS mojave support, adds a new AV1 decoder and fixes numerous issues with hardware acceleration on Windows. More information available here.

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Development Blogs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: How to use AV1 with open source tools

AV1 and muxing If you follow this blog, you should know everything about AV1. AV1 is a new video codec by the Alliance for Open Media, composed of most of the important Web companies (Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft, Mozill[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: First release of dav1d, the AV1 decoder

tl;dr: dav1d has now a first release If you want a quick summary of this post, about our AV1 decoder: dav1d is good enough that it has an official release, dav1d now covers all the spec and features of AV1 (including 12bits), dav1d is ve[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: dav1d: performance and completion of the first release

tl;dr: dav1d is in a very good shape If you want a quick summary of this post: dav1d now covers all the spec and features of AV1, for 8bits and 10bits depth, dav1d is very fast, up to 400% faster (more fps) than the libaom decoder, and v[...]

Jean-Baptiste Kempf: The VLC Technical Committee

VLC Technical Committee I'm very proud to present to you the VLC Technical Committee, as elected during the last VDD conference: Denis Charmet, Rémi Denis-Courmont, Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen, Thomas Guillem and David Fuhrmann. The role of [...]

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[videolan] We need help! We need AC-4 samples! https://t.co/AosoyGCOWX

[videolan] libbluray 1.1.0 is out! Fixes for numerous menus, support for more recent versions of Java, and improvements in no-… https://t.co/F6zhmlxRHz

[videolan] Gestures around Xamarin on Android and iOS to play 360 videos, using libVLCsharp https://t.co/ughNf6Y4j2 #Xamarin #Dotnet