[vlc-devel] Release : VLC media player 0.8.2

Antoine Cellerier dionoea at via.ecp.fr
Sun Jun 26 10:30:52 CEST 2005

Dear VideoLAN users,

The VideoLAN team is happy to announce the release of VLC media player
0.8.2 after more then 7 months of hard work.

Features include :

 * Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing ...)
 * Preferences improvements
 * Mac OS X Tiger compatibility
 * Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
 * Client-side SSL/TLS support
 * Support for FTP over IPv6
 * Massive Matroska improvements
 * Support for SOCKS proxy
 * Support for Shoutcast metadata
 * Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
 * TiVo demuxer
 * Samba (Windows shares) access module for Linux
 * 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)
 * New Mac OS X audio output module. SPDIF is not supported by this
 * module.
   Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for more information.
 * Pocket PC port

You can get a complete list by reading the release notes :

Binary packages are already available for Windows and MacOS X. Other
packages will follow shortly. You can download those and the source code
on the VLC home page : http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Help concerning this new VLC version is available :
 * Documentation - http://www.videolan.org/doc/
 * The Forum - http://forum.videolan.org/
 * The Wiki Pages - http://wiki.videolan.org/
 * The User Mailing Lists - http://www.videolan.org/support/lists.html
 * IRC - #videolan on Freenode

Remember to reset your preferences if you experience problems after
upgrading from a previous version.

On behalf of the VideoLAN team,

Antoine Cellerier

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