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

Antoine Cellerier dionoea at videolan.org
Sat Nov 26 19:03:50 CET 2005

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

Highlights from improvements include:
 * New cone design
 * Mac OS X interface:
  - new dialogs (wizard, extended controls, bookmarks)
  - drag and drop in playlist
 * Skins interface:
  - Partial support for tree playlist
 * HTTP interface:
  - CGI handling, you can now use external programs from VLC's web
    (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
 * enhanced H.264 support
 * New languages: Galician, Korean, Romanian and Simplified Chinese
 * Loads of bug fixes

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

Binary packages are available for Windows and Mac OS X. Other packages
will follow shortly. You can download those and the source code as well
on: 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.

For the VideoLAN team,

Antoine Cellerier

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