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VLC 0.9.9 improves video performance on Intel Macs

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Fri April 3, 2009

VLC 0.9.9 launched

VideoLAN has released the latest update for its VLC media player, VLC 0.9.9. The new update is primarily a bugfix update that improves the video performance on Intel-based Macs. The new version also includes an experimental native decoder for Real Video v3.0 and v4.0, using the FFmpeg codec. VLC is free, open source software that supports MPEG-1, MPEG 2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, AVI, MKV and many more audio/video formats. It supports streaming video as well as standard playback, and can unicast or multicast on IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

The company also said that Real Media demuxing has also been improved and features a workaround bug with libxml2 >=2.7.3, fixes full-screen behavior on multiple screens in Windows, and includes Windows decoder updates.

VideoLAN also announced the immanent retirement of the traffic-cone logo that has been in use for an extended period of time, to be replaced by a new bulldozer logo, presumably with the approaching 1.0.0 update.

VLC 0.9.9 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.





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  1. SlimGem

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2008

    +1

    Typo?

    "immanent" = imminent?

  1. Jeronimo2000

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    +1

    ugly ugly ugly

    The traffic cone logo was bad already. That bulldozer is simply ridiculous.

  1. moonmonkey

    Professional Poster

    Joined: Jan 2001

    +1

    Its a joke

    The bulldozer was an April fools joke, I would have thought that was obvious.

  1. LouZer

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    Joined: Nov 2000

    +1

    Joke

    Why would it have been an "obvious" joke?

    In fact, if it was a joke, it certainly was a really lame one.

  1. paulc

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    Joined: Aug 2000

    +1

    No PPC

    What the story dopes NOT tell is that it appears PPC support is now 100% gone from VLC.

  1. paulc

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    Joined: Aug 2000

    -1

    No PPC

    What the story dopes NOT tell is that it appears PPC support is now 100% gone from VLC.

  1. Kevin M. Dean

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    Joined: Oct 2001

    +1

    PPC Version delayed

    The PPC version is simply delayed due to a bug.

  1. Kees

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    Joined: Sep 2001

    +1

    Please enter a title

    hah, pwoned by April 1st.
    A serious news site should read a little more carefully, it more or less freaking says it's a joke right at the end of the announcement...

    ppc version is out btw

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -1

    Re: joke

    A serious news site should read a little more carefully

    First, who says MacNN is a serious news site?

    Second, just shows you that it was a really bad joke. Who out there would ever read an article or posting about a software product changing their icon, and think to themselves "Oh, there's no way! The traffic cone makes so much sense. But a bulldozer! I'm outraged! Oh, wait, it's an april fools joke? OMG! ROTFLOL! Brilliant!" No, it just proves it was a really bad attempt at trying to be funny.

    Third, just like to point out that the serious news site "The Washington Post" had cross-posted an article from PC World about some new Tivo, which turned out to be an April Fools joke (the article made no mention of the fact, at either site). It also was a lame attempt at humor.

    Fourth, maybe if the developers were actually serious, they wouldn't have made the bulldozer comment anyway (as most sane people find April Fools Day to be completely stupid). And if they aren't serious, then they should be happy they fooled people and not care.

    Finally, examples of good April Fools Jokes:

    - "Microsoft board fires Ballmer. Says he sweats too much for an executive, and they don't like to share the washroom with him."

    - "MacNN investigative journalists determine Testudo is really Steve Ballmer!"

    - "Microsoft makes hostile bid for Apple Computer."

    - "Apple makes bid to buy Microsoft"

    - "Apple admits inability to figure out how to put MacBook guts into MacBook Pro case. Signs deal with Dell to provide large-screen sub $1000 laptops, $1200 mini-towers."

    - "MacNN reporters intentionally mis-report, misspell, and mis-syntax their posts, because they love laughing at the 'grammar police'.


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