VLC Media Player Updates




VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multi-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, OGM, MOV, wma, wmv…) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. The VideoLAN project targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on a high-bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes. VideoLAN also features a cross-platform multimedia player, VLC, which can be used to read the stream from the network or display video read locally on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavours, all BSD flavours, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, QNX…
• Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing …)
• Preferences improvements

• XML parsers
• Client-side SSL/TLS support
• Massive Matroska improvements
• Support for SOCKS proxy
• Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
• Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
• TiVo demuxer
• Samba (Windows shares) access module
• Dirac decoder and encoder
• PNG decoder/encoder
• Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
• Services discovery modules (brand new SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), shoutcast)
• Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
• Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
• Image file video output (png)
• Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
• Pocket PC port
• Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin

Software Updates

Thanks for the heads up Alan.


Thank you, downloaded & installed on W7 so far.


[I][B]Changes in VLC media player 1.1.6:[/B][/I]
[I]Audio output:[/I]

  • Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output PACKAGERS are VERY STRONGLY advised to update libpulse to 0.9.22. Update is required to use PulseAudio with the Phonon-VLC backend (KDE) and with the Mozilla VLC web browser plugin.
  • Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows
  • Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working)
  • Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X
  • Faster VP8/Webm decoding with recent codecs libraries
  • Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007
  • Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn’t go to a keyframe
  • Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)
    [I]Subtitles and renderer:[/I]
  • Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles
  • Mark more freetype options as safe
  • Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation
  • Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable, discovered by Harry Sintonen - sintonen at iki.fi
  • Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales
  • Fix projectM visualization support for Windows
  • Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now
  • Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X
  • Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes
  • Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements
  • KDE: work-around open dialog first slow opening because of KMimeTypeRepository
    [I]Miscellaneous fixes:[/I]
  • KDE device solid actions
  • XDG screensaver
  • Transcode integer overflow
  • HTTP Icy metadata reading
  • Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers
  • Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician, Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish



[B]VLC Media Player 1.1.7[/B]

Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.7:

Linux port:

  • Integration with the KDE GUI platform is disabled due to KDE bugs #234484 and #260719.

Mac OS X port:

  • Updated live555 library to fix playback of RTSP and Freebox streams
  • Running VLC in 64bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later for speed and stability reasons


  • Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability. VideoLAN-SA-1102


  • Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
    Changes between 1.1.6 and


  • Fix libnotify, lirc, pulse compilation and packaging for Unix/Linux



[B]VLC Media Player 1.1.8[/B]

Changes between 1.1.7 and 1.1.8:

Mac OS X Interface:

  • New UI graphics by Damien Erambert


  • Oldrc interface is again the default RC interface, on Windows
  • Luarc, luahttp and luatelnet fixes
  • Qt and Mac OS X fixes
  • numerous Skins2 fixes, notably winamp2 skins


  • new libschroedinger-based Dirac codec encoder, faster than the current one


  • Subtitles auto-detection is back for .txt files
  • vod/rtsp server and rtsp input fixes
  • mp4 demuxer improvements
  • ogg, rstp input, video filters minor fixes
  • taglib’s replaygain is fixed for mp3
  • vobsub support has an improved auto-detection
  • fix a crash in malformed ape files

Miscellaneous fixes in:

  • Pulseaudio audio output, notably for usb cards
  • Stacktraces are now limited in size on Windows
  • Video resolution is now limited to 8192x8192, for security reasons
    See CORE-2011-0208
  • Configure and build system improvements
  • DirectShow and BDA build headers have been updated


  • Update for Finnish, Galacian, Dutch, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Slovak, French, Polish, Estonian, Brazilian Portuguese and Hebrew
  • New Icelandic translation



What’s new in 1.1.9

Two weeks after VLC 1.1.8, we present you a minor release of VLC.
Fixing important bugs and security issues, here is [B]VLC 1.1.9[/B].

[li]Security update regarding a heap-based buffer overflow in mp4 demuxer[/li][li]Update of libmodplug for security reasons in Windows and Mac versions[/li][li]Major updates in most language translations[/li][li]Numerous updates and fixes on the interface and look of VLC for Mac OS X[/li][li]Growl is bundled with VLC on Mac OS X now[/li][li]Many miscellaneous fixes[/li][/ul]


[B]VLC Media Player 1.1.10[/B]

Version history:
Changes between 1.1.9 and 1.1.10:

Windows and Mac OS X:

  • Update of external library modplug, to address multiple security issues

Mac OS X Interface:

  • Improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB
  • Fix for various crashes and small issues


  • Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser

Audio output:

  • PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one

Win32 port:

  • Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module

Miscellaneous fixes in:

  • Windows 7 taskbar buttons
  • Qt interface
  • asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
  • RTP output and XML export
  • Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
  • v4l2 access


  • Update of Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda, Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish, Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations
  • Initial Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations



[B][SIZE=2]VLC 1.1.11 Media Player

VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 1.1.11, a security release with some other improvements.
This release was necessary due to two security issues in the real and avi demuxers. It also contains improvements in the fullscreen mode of the Win32 mozilla plugin, the MacOSX Media Key handling and Auhal audio output as well as bug fixes in GUI, decoders and demuxers…
Source and binaries builds for Windows and Mac are available.+



VLC Version 2.0.0

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 is a major upgrade for VLC.
Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos.
It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).
Completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.
Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.



Like to mention if others haven’t noticed but don’t install the plugins for either activex or mozilla. It caused unintended attempts to load a video rather then download when using Firefox. So until they fixed it not to load but download I left off the plugins for both IE and FF.


VLC Player 2.0.1:
Several bugfixes and - what’s more important - security holes fixed.


Download: www.videolan.org



VLC Media Player 2.0.2

Video Output:

  • XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions. There were too many errors with broken drivers.
  • More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL
  • Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X
  • Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support
  • Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms
  • Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500, an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra.
  • Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later.
  • Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called Retina Displays.


  • Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again
  • Fixes for RAR compressed files
  • Fix DirectShow crashes on exit
  • Improve PulseAudio input latency
  • Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy
  • v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264)
  • Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour
  • IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32
  • Accept more extensions for DVD images
  • Fix crash in VC1 packetizer
  • Improvements in Blu-Ray playback
  • Improvements and fixes in HLS support


  • Fix crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams
  • Fix compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions
  • Fix G726 support
  • Fix MP3 free format support


  • Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display
  • Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes
  • Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support
  • Fix for DVB channels file support
  • Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4


  • Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and “mp2a”
  • Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots

Audio filters and output:

  • Limitation of spatializer volume output
  • Fix DirectSound device selection
  • Correct PulseAudio volume control
  • Do not apply volume in file output
  • Fix sampling rate in JACK output
  • Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers

Mac OS X:

  • Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and the persistant media library
  • Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules to the media library or the temporary playlist
  • Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG manufacturing keyboards under the brand “Cherry”.
  • Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer press on the Play/Pause button
  • Remove libfontconfig’s font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup. This removes the “Updating Cache” dialog, before finding all fonts.
  • Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback
  • Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap
  • Many Fullscreen fixes
  • Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back
  • Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track Synchronization panel
  • Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now
  • Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop
  • Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop
  • Fix crashes on exit
  • Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while VLC is running
  • Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions
  • Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be automatically reset on the first launch. - This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit.
  • Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3
  • Miscellaneous minor interface improvements

Lua Scripts:

  • Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues
  • Fixes for icecast SD


  • Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows
  • Fix playlist search and selector behaviour
  • Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog
  • Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dialog
  • Fix tags and file names display
  • Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues


  • Fix mousewheel on Windows
  • Fix for key events and focus loss

Web interface:

  • Fix display of some buttons
  • Fix listing of files in the Open interface
  • Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog


  • Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow
  • Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396)
  • Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries


  • Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer, Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Telugu, Ukranian, Thai translations update
  • New Scottish Gaelic translation


Mirror site:


[B]VLC Media Player 2.0.3[/B]

Changes between 2.0.2 and 2.0.3:


  • Fix some HTTP request that broke some radio channels


  • Fix support for some flv files (notably joined)
  • Fix a crash when opening ape files with ID3v1 tags

Mac OS X:

  • Add GateKeeper support
  • Fix handling for some hotkeys
  • Fix fullscreen toggle over extra interfaces
  • Minor bugfixes and improvements


  • Fix Windows 8 interface style


  • Updates for Breton, Czech, Dutch, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Thai, Turkish and Walloon
  • New translations to Uzbek and Marathi
  • Fix activation of Gaelic and Thai translations

Download: www.videolan.org


[B]VLC Media Player 2.0.4[/B]

Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4:

Audio Output:

  • Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
  • Fix ALSA digital pass-through (“S/PDIF”).
  • Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
  • Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
  • Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged during playback on Mac OS X


  • Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
  • Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
  • Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake


  • Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
  • Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
  • Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
  • Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
  • Fix crashes when using hardware decoding


  • Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
  • Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
  • Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
  • Support Youtube live streams


  • Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8


  • Fix media info dialog update
  • Fix random/repeat preferences saving
  • Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
  • Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
  • Fix album art display at start

Mac OS X:

  • Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
  • Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
  • Fix menus display and behavior
  • Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons, streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
  • Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
  • Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
  • Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
  • Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter


  • Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
  • Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
  • Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
  • Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
  • Codec and other 3rd party library updates
  • Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
  • Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
  • Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
  • Codecs and 3rd party libary updates


  • Updates of Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations
  • Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian

Download: www.videolan.org


VLC Media Player 2.0.5 (32-bit)


  • Fix DVB-S delivery system detection

Audio Output:

  • Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio (however similar bugs in PulseAudio version 2.0 and later still exist)
  • Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems


  • Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
  • Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
  • Fix koreus lua parser
  • Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
  • Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
  • Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
  • Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.

Video filters:

  • Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
  • Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases


  • Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization

Mac OS X:

  • Fix Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
  • Fix crash with local statistics disabled
  • Fix Time counter UI look


  • Fix https streaming


  • Fix audio and video track selection: The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.


  • Update of Asturian, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, Scottish Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malayalam, Polish, Slovak, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai translations
  • Initial translations for Welsh and Interlingua




Thanks for the heads up Alan.


[B]VLC Media Player 2.0.6 (32-bit)[/B]

[B]VLC Media Player 2.0.6 (64-bit)[/B]


  • Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected

Audio Output:

  • Improve lookup of human readable device names in AUHAL plugin (OS X)


  • Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)
  • Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
  • Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
  • Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
  • Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
  • Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser


  • Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards on Windows
  • Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
  • Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
  • 3rd party codecs updates

Mac OS X:

  • Fix subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X’s native fullscreen mode
  • Improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
  • Fix listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console) in the advanced preferences panel
  • Fix spatializer audio filter panel
  • Fix crash within the video output code
  • Fix BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
  • Fix bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
  • Fix various minor UI drawing issues (main window, fullscreen controller, lua extensions, …)
  • Allow VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages


  • Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit


  • Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
  • Reject broken versions of PulseAudio


  • Fix uninstallation in different location than C:\


  • Update of Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish, Czech, Catalan, Bosnian, Asturian, French, Romanian, Serbian, Russian, Hindi, Estonian, German Slovenian Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Khmer, Icelandic, Interlingua, Welsh, Ukrainian, Dutch, Danish, translations
  • New Gujarati, Aragonese translations


I want to know some NEW versions of vlc media players


Then go to VLC official website: https://www.videolan.org/.
Read their news here: https://www.videolan.org/news.html

Latest version is 2.07, released on 2013-06-10.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.7.html (release notes and download)