[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.4-test2 beta release

Felix Kühne fk at aenneburghardt.de
Sat Nov 5 15:55:44 CET 2005

Dear VideoLAN users,

The VideoLAN team is happy to announce the second beta version of VLC 0.8.4
(Note: 0.8.3 was skipped because its technical improvements were too little)

Highlights from improvements include:
 * Mac OS X interface:
  - new dialogs (wizard, extended controls, bookmarks)
  - drag and drop in playlist
 * wxWidgets interface (default Windows / Linux interface):
  - renamed from wxWindows
  - VLC update checker (?)
 * Skins interface:
  - Partial support for tree playlist
 * HTTP interface:
  - CGI handling, you can now use external programs from VLC's web server
    (like PHP for instance)
  - Much richer controls
 * Linux binary codecs loader. Now able to read WMV3 under Linux.
 * UPnP service discovery
 * Bonjour (Apple zeroconf protocol) service discovery
 * Shoutcast output module to forward streams to icecast servers
 * Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
 * ActiveX plugin should now work outside IE as well
 * New script to delete the preferences on OSX automatically
 * RTP packet reordering
 * enhanced H.264 support
 * New languages: Korean, Romanian and Simplified Chinese
 * Loads of bug fixes 

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

This new beta version fixes various bugs reported over the last few weeks.
Most importantly:
 * correct saving of certain preferences
 * various ffmpeg related fixes (encoding, playback)
 * x264 encoding on Win32
 * ignored width and height settings of the video-output-windows
 * DVD-menus work again on Win32
 * deinterlacing crashes
 * various other stuff (see link mentioned above)

Binary packages are already available for Windows, BeOS and Mac OS 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,

Felix Kühne

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