[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.2-test1 beta release

Antoine Cellerier dionoea at via.ecp.fr
Fri May 13 17:16:26 CEST 2005

Dear VideoLAN users,

The VideoLAN team is happy to announce the first beta version of VLC

Features include :

 * 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

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

Binary packages are already available for Windows and MacOS X. You can
download those and the source code as well on :

Remember that this is a beta version. Please test it heavily and report
bugs. Known bugs are registered in the trac database :

For the VideoLAN team,

Antoine Cellerier

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