VideoLAN releases VLC media player 0.8.5 (now includes Intel-based Mac support)

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

VideoLAN has released VLC media player 0.8.5 which features many improvements, including Intel-based Mac support, a statistic system, the support of DV inputs on Linux, improvements in the Audio CD playback (CDDB), many new and improved video filters, a new AJAX HTTP interface, Winamp 2 Skins support, a Mozilla plugin on Mac OS X (PowerPC only), a new default skin, and more.

More info and download link (PowerPC version: 11.7MB, Intel version: 12.3MB) here.

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  1. Am I the only one sick and tired of this eternal “version zero” crap? Enough already! Suck it up, grow some b411s, and release a 1.0!

    I mean, what the hell are they afraid of? I see no reason why the current version can’t be 1.0. It’s perfectly stable and does everything I need. The only improvement I’d ask for is a way to turn off those annoying error pop-ups when a playback has any kind of problem.

  2. It’s an open source beta project, 1.0 will be when they have all the features in the roadmap they set up for themselves. It has ntohing to do with “growing some balls”; haven’t you ever heard of Adium? Anyway, you can tell it to supress further errors in the errors popup that gives you info on what went wrong and you won’t see them again for that video.

    This is THE best player for ANY OS. I recommend you all pick it up immediately.

  3. “Am I the only one sick and tired of this eternal “version zero” crap?”

    They work off of a Mozilla/Open Souce model for their version numbers – trunks and branches. Version 1.0 will be the first “official” stable release.

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