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VLC reaches 2.0.8

VLC 2.0.8 "Twoflower" is a small update to our 2.0 media player.
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2.0.8 is a small update that fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
2.0.8 fixes numerous crashes and dangerous behaviors.
2.0.8 also fixes ISDB-S tunning and some OSX issues.
With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.
Download VLC icon Get VLC now! Version 2.0.8

Features

Video
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
  • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
  • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
  • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
Audio
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
  • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
  • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
Formats
  • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
  • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
  • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.
Input and Devices
  • Experimental support for BluRay discs:
    - Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
    - AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
  • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
  • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.
For Mac Users
  • Completely new, single window interface:
    - Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black.
    - Extensions support and better Lion integration.
  • Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
  • Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).
For Anime Fans
  • Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
  • Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
  • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
  • Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
  • Various ASS subtitles improvements.
For professional Users
  • Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
  • Support for Jpeg-2000, Dirac and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
  • Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
  • SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
  • New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
For Developers
  • libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
  • New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
  • New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
  • Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
  • VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.

Screenshots

VLC media player - Mac OS X 10.6
VLC media player - Windows 7
VLC media player - Gnome 2 on Mandriva
VLC media player - Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
VLC media player - Gnome 3 on debian
VLC media player - Gnome 3

2.0.8 specific changes

2.0.8
  • Fix ISDB-S tunning on Linux.
  • Fix crash in QTsound.
  • Fix use-after-free in sgimb module.
  • New Kannada translation.
2.0.8
  • Fix crashes in libavcodec module.
  • Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access module.
  • Improve resitance against malformed MKV files.

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Download VLC

Windows

Download VLC icon VLC for Windows Version 2.0.8

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8

Download VLC icon VLC for Mac OS X 10.6+ Version 2.0.8

Mac OS X 10.5 Intel

VLC 2.0.8 for Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel)

Mac OS X 10.5 PowerPC

VLC 2.0.8 for Mac OS X 10.5 (PowerPC)

Linux

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Sources

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Contact

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