VLC media player 0.9.2 released

VideoLAN just released VLC media player 0.9.2. VLC is probably the best known open source media player, and supports most audio/video formats without additional codecs. Before VLC, we usually installed buggy codec packs to watch videos in Winamp or Windows Media Player. We’ve found the nightly builds to be pretty stable for the past month, but it’s nice to see the final version released.

Download Squad gushed over the new interface design, but omitted the real change — VideoLAN switched from wxWidgets to the Qt toolkit. Among many changes, Qt allows video effects to be applied without restarting the media.

One of our favorite new features is an adjustments and effects menu for quick picture, sound, and subtitle tweaks. The new version has better support for flash videos (FLV), and will stream from most online video sharing sites. See the full changelog at the VideoLAN wiki, and help out if that’s your thing.

[via Download Squad]

14 thoughts on “VLC media player 0.9.2 released

  1. Although not a hack VLC is a pretty cool media player (although Media Player Classic and the XVID codec work much better on my P3 laptop with tv-out). Of course VLC would never have been as good without the fine work from the ffmpeg library people.

    p.s. Anyone know why in Firefox I can’t see the right hand side of this input box?

  2. I’m not sure how old my last version of vlc was,
    but I like in the new version that slowing down a video
    slows down the audio also. (and speeding up)

    The playlist thing isn’t working for me in the new version…

  3. i love vlc (and yes, i love mpc + cccp too). it’s nice to finally see a new major release. i’m just hoping that this new version won’t start crashing randomly halfway through a playlist like the old one did (seriously, what was with that).

  4. Damn! No more wxWidgets! It was a nice alternative to those who hate skins and prefer good ole’ native GUI. This one looks a lot worse. I will need to save the older installer at a few places so that it won’t be lost :(

  5. Good old plain MediaPlayer Classic and ffdshow and you won’t need those buggy codec packs…
    I use VLC on the Mac and MPC+ffdshow on Windows
    Let’s see if this new VLC version os more user friendly that the old one…

  6. For regular playback in windows CCCP+MPC still beats VLC hands down (especially softsubs and ordered chapters), but at least VLC are starting to pull themselves out of the dark ages of .srt subs.

  7. “i’m just hoping that this new version won’t start crashing randomly halfway through a playlist like the old one did”

    I was thinking the EXACT same thing when I read this. I have always been unsure of whether or not I was the only one who had problems with VLC crashing all the time. I gave up on VLC over a year ago but I guess I will try this new one out. I always liked VLC and wished it would work but unfortunately I never was able top get VLC to be stable for me

  8. I was thinking the EXACT same thing that Ryan posted.
    I have always been unsure of whether or not I was the only one who had problems with VLC crashing all the time. I gave up on VLC over a year ago but I guess I will try this new one out. I always liked VLC and wished it would work but unfortunately I never was able top get VLC to be stable for me

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