[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.4-test1 beta release

Antoine Cellerier dionoea at via.ecp.fr
Mon Sep 26 23:42:52 CEST 2005

Dear VideoLAN users,

The VideoLAN team is happy to announce the first beta version of VLC
0.8.4 (Note: 0.8.3 was skipped because it's 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
    (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 languages: Korean and Romanian
 * Loads of bug fixes 

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:

This beta release's forum topic is located here:

For the VideoLAN team,

Antoine Cellerier

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