VLC 2.1 released – new audio core, 4K ready, new mobile ports

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#1

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The guys from VideoLan today announced the release of their open source multimedia software VLC 2.1, codename Ricewind.

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#2

and it still has it’s biggest failing, not able to play blu-rays. if it did this, i doubt if anyone would ever use anything else, as it is, a bit of a let down, in my opinion


#3

They would need a license from AACS Licensing Administrator, LLC in order to playback blu ray from a disc, and have full menu access. This would mean they would have to obey the digital rights management provisions of that group, including Cinavia detection. VLC will never be a party to this.

So, you will have to be content with VLC’s ability to playback the main movie m2ts file.


#4

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2701679]They would need a license from AACS Licensing Administrator, LLC in order to playback blu ray from a disc, and have full menu access.[/QUOTE]
VLC does a pretty decent job when playing DVDs and I don’t think they obtained a license for this :disagree:


#5

Never heard of LIBAACS?
By the same mob?


#6

Nope, never heard of libaacs before now. Still in “starting phase” apparently. However, in April of 2013, HADOPI (the French legal group set up to protect copyright in France) ruled that VLC could not use reverse engineering or decompilation exceptions to copyright in order to break AACS or BD+. See #6:
http://www.hoganlovells.com/files/Publication/98a97aaa-99e4-4290-9f1f-1cc82ee54181/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/da7cae5a-5199-498b-9fe2-2194fa87f5f6/French%20Legal%20and%20Regulatory%20update%20-%20April%202013.pdf

Don’t know if HADOPI’s ruling is still in effect since the repeal of the HADOPI law back in July. The ruling on VLC is entirely different from the “three strikes rule” that was shot down.

I knew that VLC used libdvdcss to playback dvds, and it was reverse engineered to break encryption.


#7

And there is a blu ray plug-in for VLC, which is not all that great yet. http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/343705-VLC-Blu-ray-plugin-Watch-encrypted-Blu-rays-directly-in-VLC-2-0

It is NOT an official release from VLC. Nor will it support menus, as I stated earlier.


#8

According to the developers the VLC core is now ready for next generation formats like H.265/ HEVC (expected in a month) and VP9 (expected in two weeks depending on Google).

Hah, H.265… My God! What about H.264 MVC?!