[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.5-test1 beta release

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at videolan.org
Tue Mar 14 00:25:25 CET 2006

Dear VideoLAN users,

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

Highlights of the new features and improvements:

 * Statistic system
 * Linux port
   - DV input
   - Audio CD improvements (CDDB)
 * MacOSX port
   - MacIntel support
 * Video filters
   - RSS
   - Magnify, gradient
   - Subtitle outlining improvements
 * Interfaces
   - New AJAX http interface
   - wxWidgets improvements (Drag'n Drop, VLM)
   - Winamp 2 skin support
   - OSX (Embedded video output)
 * Various
   - Cook real audio codec
   - Podcast
   - MSN, Growl plugins
 * Dev
   - Java bindings
   - ability to build as a share lib

And loads of bugfixes.

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

Binary packages are already available for Windows and MacOS X (ppc &
x86). 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,

Christophe Mutricy

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