VLC Hits 1.0

You know, it is exciting times.  VLC has finally hit version 1.0, boasting several new features including (taken right from their website, creative, I know):

  • Independant of systems codecs to support most video types
  • Live recording
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, …)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, …) and major improvements in many formats…
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in fullscreen

Holy cow, that’s a lot of fun stuff.  For anyone who doesn’t know, VLC is the only video client you will ever need.  Where iTunes, Windows Media Player, and anything else you can think of fail, VLC wins.  I’ve only come across 1 or 2 movies VLC couldn’t play, and that was because the movies sucked.

Of course, there is still a very important thing that needs addressing.  What, in fact, does VLC stand for?  The website answers the first two letters, we have VideoLAN.  But what the hell is the “C?”  Turns out, Wikipedia knows.  The “C” stodd for Client, because at one point there was a Server part.  But since that got scrapped they changed the name to VLC Media Player.  And now VLC doesn’t stand for anything… well that’s boring.  Download the media player, now!

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~ by wayfarer247 on July 7, 2009.

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