VideoLAN releases VLC media player 0.8.6

The VideoLAN software project, which produces free software for video, has released VLC media player 0.8.6 under the GNU General Public License.

VLC media player 0.8.6 features “many bugfixes, as well as a couple of new features we think you will truly enjoy. Most prominent are probably Windows Media Video 9 and Flash Video. Other important changes are improved H.264 decoding, better Windows Unicode support, a Fullscreen controller and Apple Remote support for Mac OS X,” VideoLAN reports.

More info and download link here.


  1. > …Release a 1.0 version…

    What’s in a name or version number? It’s freeware, open source… no compelling reason to give it a round number. Has always worked like a charm for me, although getting info on the streams requires too many clicks. Most people only use VLC as a player. It’s More.

  2. It’s a free shareware. Learn to appreciate its usage on your mac. Not like a ranter (LordRobin) who puts his mouth to work without putting his brains to it.

    Appreciate its creativity and practical advantage. It sure plays for SURE!

  3. Could someone please enlighten me regarding a very odd issue of mine. Why is it that one can play all regioncodes (sans restrictions) with VLC – whereas Apple cripples their DVD player (app) with 5 changes until you have to settle on a region??? For me this is a pain in the arse – since I still regard Apple’s player to be better. There used to be some working patches for the DVDplayer – but they’re not working with most of the current hardware. I still find it unbelievable how I’m allowed to pay for a DVD – but not allowed to watch it. Finally, it sure feels strange that I wouldn’t have these problems if I would just suck down these movies on a p2p network.

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