[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.6-test1 beta release

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Wed Oct 25 19:56:23 CEST 2006

Dear VideoLAN users,

The VideoLAN team is happy to announce the first beta version of VLC  
media player 0.8.6. This version is 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.

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 and AVI DV Type 1 files support
  * Apple Remote support

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

Known Issues with 0.8.6-test1:
  * Drag and Drop of files in linux and windows may not work

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