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VLC Has Reached 1.0.0. Go Get It Now!

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 7, 2009 by itnerd

If you’re looking for a great video/media player, you’ve likely tried VLC. If you haven’t, you should. It’s been in beta for a very long time, but it’s finally been officially released. It’s feature set includes:

  • Live recording
  • Instant pausing and frame-by-frame support
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, …)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, …) and major improvements in many formats
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in full screen
  • RTSP Trickplay support
  • Zipped file playback
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface
  • Better integration in Gtk environments
  • MTP devices on Linux
  • AirTunes streaming

Available for a number of platforms, VLC is a must download as it plays everything. Grab it here and you’ll see what I mean.