VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 1.1.8, a minor release of the 1.1 branch. Small new features, many bugfixes, updated translations and security issues are making this release too. Notable improvements include updated look on Mac, new Dirac encoder, new VP8/Webm encoder, and numerous fixes in codecs, demuxers, interface, subtitles auto-detection, protocols and platform integration. Source and Windows and MacOSX builds are available.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable. You can install it using the ferramroberto PPA. If you already use the ferramroberto PPA then VLC will be updated to the latest version when updating your system using the update manager.
To install VLC 1.1.8 open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-pulse
When installed you can find VLC under Applications -> Sound & Video -> VLC media player.
What’s new in 1.1.8
Two months after VLC 1.1.8, and after more than 50 million downloads of VLC 1.1.7, here is a minor release of VLC 1.1.8.
Introducing small features and fixing important bugs and a security issues, here is VLC 1.1.8.
Security update regarding video width concerning some demuxers
Support for a new Dirac encoder based on libschroedinger
Package of the new VP8/Webm encoder ‘Bali’
Notable updates in .mp4, .ogg, .ape demuxers
Major updates in most language translations
Fixes in skins2 supports of Winamp2 skins
Upgrade on the look of VLC for Mac OS X
Auto-detection for .txt subtitles is fixed
Fixes on Windows integration, notably regarding volume keys
Many miscellaneous fixes
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