[vlc-devel] VLC media player 0.8.6b release

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Thu Apr 19 00:33:35 CEST 2007

Dear VideoLAN users,

 From the feedbacks we have had so far on the latest version of VLC media
player, 0.8.6a, we are proud to introduce a new bugfix release, namely 0.8.6b, 
aimed at fixing some annoying bugs.

Important bugs fixed:
 * Some out-of-bound read in demuxers and crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
 * Mac OS X Interface crashes, especially those related to fullscreen
 * VP31 decoding regresssion on Windows platforms
 * Correction of the behaviour for feeding streams to icecast or shoutcast
 * Web Browser plugins, rectified incorrect behaviours and improved usability
 * Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility ( some Nvidia 
   and Intel drivers are still problematic )

New Decoders:
 * Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
 * Teletext subtitles (telx) support

Mac OS X Interface & Port:
 * Diverse usability improvements
 * New wizard option to include subtitles
 * Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
 * Improved Delete-Preferences-Script

You can download VLC from here:

Packages are already available for Windows, Mac OS X and OpenSuSE.

Other binary packages (Debian Packages, Fedora Core RPM, BeOS...)
should follow soon. Remember to reset your preferences if you experience
problems after upgrading from a previous version.

For those who are worried, a new version of VLC media player, that
should be 0.9.0, will come with a lot of new features ( new Interface, new
playlist, new encoders, new filters, etc... ), and should be ready before 
the summer.

The VideoLAN Team,

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