Windows/Mac/Linux: VLC Media Player, the open-source solution to media players that can’t play your media files, reaches the 1.0 milestone today. What’s new? Support for HD and other new formats, finer speed controls, customisable toolbars, AirTunes streaming and much more.
On top of new features, this 1.0 release has been, as software types would expect, given a serious bug scrubbing and annoyance reworking. Obsessive-compulsive playback types will appreciate the better live recording, instant pausing and finer-grained playback speed controls, while those working in non-common formats may find VLC’s newfound support for AES3, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Raw Dirac and other expensive-sounding codecs enticing. VideoLAN’s front page (and just about every page on the site at the moment) has the full feature list; at the moment, we’re tinkering with AirTunes streaming to see how robust its support is.
VLC 1.0 is a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, though it may take a bit for 1.0 to be pushed out across Linux distributions’ repositories. Tell us what you think of 1.0, a.k.a. Goldeneye, in the comments. Thanks Frederik!
VLC Media Player [Videolan]