Category Archives: Mac OS X

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 Released for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X

Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 has been released

Security Enhancements

• This update resolves buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5274, CVE-2012-5275, CVE-2012-5276, CVE-2012-5277, CVE-2012-5280)

• This update resolves memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5279)

• This update resolves a security bypass vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2012-5278)

Fixed Issues

• Crash when playing back Adobe connect recording with screensharing(3348585)

• Flash Player crashes when navigating to and from Flash content in Internet Explorer (3322564)

• Install Application causes a crash and occasionally ipa.exe stops working(3298786)

• Flash Player shows white screen when using Webcam-feed(3337754)

New Features

• Debug stack trace in release builds of Flash Player

• Invoke Event enhancement

• Static linking of DRM (Desktop only)*

* Note: Static linking of DRM contributes to an increase in the size of the Flash Player binary

You can download Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 from http://www.adobe.com

VideoLAN VLC Media Player Version 2.0.1 Released for Windows and Mac OS X

VideoLAN VLC Media Player Version 2.0.1 has been released and includes the following fixes and new features:

• Support for MxPEG files and streams

• New features in the Mac OS X interface for more customization

• Numerous fixes in the Qt, the Mac OS and the skins interfaces

• Fixes for HTTP Live Streaming, CDDB, UDP/RTP support

• Security issues SA-1201 and SA-1202

• Limited support for Bluray discs menus

• Numerous fixes for MKV support

• Fix for splitted RAR files playback

• Numerous fixes for more than 120 bugs

• Codec and 3rd party libraries security updates

VLC Media Player can be download from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download

VideoLAN VLC Media Player Version 2.0.0 Released for Windows and Mac OS X

VideoLAN VLC Media Player Version 2.0.0 has been released and includes the following fixes and new features:

Video
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits
  • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2
  • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters
  • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm
Audio
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio
  • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing
  • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2
Formats
  • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs
  • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp
  • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding
Input and Devices
  • Experimental support for BluRay discs: [Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon)] [AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons]
  • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices
  • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH
For Mac Users
  • Completely new, single window interface: [Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black] [Extensions support and better Lion integration]
  • Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules
  • Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!)
For Anime Fans
  • Vastly improved MKV demuxer
  • Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support
  • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV
  • Rewritten seeking support in cue files
  • Various ASS subtitles improvements
For professional Users
  • Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra
  • Support for Jpeg-2000, Dirac and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits
  • Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608
  • SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux
  • New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one
For Developers
  • libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+
  • New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones
  • New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances
  • Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players
  • VLC’s web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers

VLC Media Player can be download from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257 Released for Windows and Apple Mac OS X

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257 has been released and includes the following new features:

• Full screen keyboard input — This feature enables support for all keyboard keys available to an embedded SWF running inside of a page without full screen mode (except for  ‘Esc’). It allows developers to determine if the app is in full screen, whether full keyboard input is allowed, and whether the app is able to request full screen (determined by the embed tag parameter)

• Low latency audio support for streaming audio through NetStream — This feature aims to reduce latency for high quality streaming audio playback. It addresses a very special use case of cloud gaming, where the game is rendered at a server and audio and video are streamed to the client

• Protected Mode for Firefox — Flash Player Protected Mode is a new security enhancement designed to limit the impact of attacks launched from malicious SWF files against Adobe Flash Player when running in Firefox 4.0+ on Windows Vista and higher. This feature is comparable to the Flash Player Protected Mode in Google Chrome browser, Protected Mode in Adobe Reader, and Office 2010 Protected View

• Flash Player background updates (Mac) — New versions of the runtimes can now be delivered more effectively to the end user with this enhanced updating mechanism (Background update is only available in the release versions of Flash Player)

• Low latency audio support (Sound API) — This enhancement reduces the latency for Sound.play method and changes to volume and pan on SoundTransform. The latency of SAMPLE_DATA event should also be reduced considerably

• Texture Streaming for Stage3D — Provides an ability to upload coarser, lower quality textures on the GPU first and then progressively improve them as more data becomes available