[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.6-test2 beta release

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Fri Nov 17 01:19:16 CET 2006

Dear VideoLAN users,

The VideoLAN team is one step closer to VLC media player 0.8.6 by  
presenting to you 0.8.6-test2. The 0.8.6 version will be mostly a  
culmination of bugfixes and some new supported video/audio/file  
formats. It is an intermediate release that we decided to create  
because the next version of VLC media player (0.9.0), is turning out  
to be quite a big one that's taking longer then expected.

Quick Download link: http://downloads.videolan.org/pub/videolan/ 

Highlights of the new features and improvements:
  * Support for Windows Media Video 9
  * Support for VP5/VP6 video
  * Support for TTA and Wavpack Lossless audio
  * Improved H264 support
  * Preliminary DVR-ms, MXF support	
  * Apple Remote support

Fixes since 0.8.6-test1
  * more unicode fixes
  * SAP announce fixes
  * activex/mozilla plugin fixes
  * Timed Text wiping supported
  * More Flash video fixes
  * mpeg2 field picture fixes
  * Fullscreen panel for MacOSX

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

Known Issues with 0.8.6-test2:
* hotkeys are not working in windows
* windows media audio might crash vlc windows

Binary packages for Windows and MacOS X (ppc & x86) and the source  
code are available. You
can download these from:

Remember that this is a beta version. Please test it heavily and report
bugs. Known bugs are registered in the trac database:
If you register you can also file your own bugs.

This beta release's forum thread is located here:

For the VideoLAN team,

Derk-Jan Hartman

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