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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 11.2.202.228 for Windows Macintosh and Linux

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228 for Windows Macintosh and Linux

This new version includes:

  • Drivers gating for hardware acceleration relaxed — Previously, the hardware accelerated content was gated to 1/1/2009, however, we have relaxed the driver gating to 1/1/2008
  • Throttling event — This release introduces a new ThrottleEvent. A ThrottleEvent is now dispatched by the stage when the Flash Player throttles, pauses or resumes content
  • Mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, right and middle click events — Create immersive, panoramic games with infinite scrolling to enable new classes of content, including first-person games
  • Multithreaded video decoding (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux) — The video decoding pipeline is now fully multithreaded. This feature should improve the overall performance on all platforms. Note that this feature is a significant architecture change required for other future improvements
  • Flash Player background updates (Windows) — 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)

Please visit http://www.adobe.com to download this latest release

Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 for Windows Macintosh Linux and Solaris

Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 for Windows Macintosh Linux and Solaris

This update resolves:

  • a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D that could lead to code executionn (CVE-2012-0768)
  • integer errors that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2012-0769)