VLC media player 1.1.0 final version available

Started by Stefan, June 22, 2010, 07:06:55 PM

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VideoLAN and the VLC development team are proud to present the first major release of the 'The Luggage' branch of the popular media player and media framework.
This release brings many major improvements, especially: GPU and DSP decoding on selected platforms, new support for codecs, demuxers and muxers, Lua extensions and Lua content extensions (luaSD), improved interfaces, Video Output rework, removal of lots of modules, rewrite of many in order to improve performance, in CPU, RAM and I/O. It introduces also new libVLC and new bindings and improves the port on many platforms.

What's new?
Ready for HD

    * GPU decoding on Windows Vista and 7, using DxVA2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
    * GPU decoding on GNU/Linux, using VAAPI for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
    * DSP decoding using OpenMax IL, for compatible embedded devices
    * Improved support for MKV HD, including seeking fixes, and 7.1 channels codecs
    * Support for new codecs, like Blu-Ray subtitles, MPEG-4 lossless and VP8

NB: so far, on Windows, VideoLAN is recommending nVidia® GPU, until ATI® drivers are working with VLC on Windows, and until VLC developer get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding.

Quick test:
the GTX 465 can run a 1080p movie at 6.4-fold speed without artifacts.