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VLC for iOS now available from Cydia

If you've been keeping up with the VLC for iOS saga, the cross platform media player saw its brief stint in the App Store come to an end yesterday. While VLC's outspoken frontman Remi Denis-Courmant seemed pretty convinced that this would happen as far back as October 2010, some on the VLC mailing lists figured that distribution via Cydia would be an option -- since it would allow for a fully GPL...

VLC 1.1.5 adds live WebM streaming support, Game Music Emu, Channels.com shows

Popular do-it-all media player VLC has updated to version 1.1.5, and there are a handful of noteworthy changes nestled amongst the bugfixes and security patches. For starters, VLC can now play live streaming video wrapped in Google's WebM video container. The second big addition can be found on VLC's playlist window. Click the arrow next to Internet in the Media Browser box, and you'll notic...

VLC arrives on the iPad, iPhone version coming up!

VLC lovers, rejoice! Well, VLC lovers who own an iPad, anyway. Applidium has announced that VLC for iPad has been approved and is now available for download from the App Store. In case you were wondering about the open source implications of the release, good news on that front: Applidium states that the code will be released before the end of the day. The blog also states that they've begun w...

VLC 1.1 is here: hardware acceleration, WebM, extensions

It wasn't that long ago that VLC finally hit version 1.0. Since then, progress has been steady -- and today, version 1.1 is ready for download just two months after first going beta. So what's new in VLC 1.1? First and foremost, hardware acceleration has arrived for VLC users who run Windows Vista and Windows 7 or Linux. MKV HD support has been improved, and VLC 1.1 can now play VP-8 and MPEG-...

VLC 1.1 gets extension support

That panel above might not look familiar to current VLC users, and there's a good reason for that. It's because the Last.FM Context Panel is from an extension -- something which is all-new for VLC version 1.1. Jean-Philippe Andre announced the news this weekend, noting that they're different than the modules developers have been able to create for previous versions. Extensions will be created...

VLC 0.9.2 released: New interface, better codec support

The developers behind the popular open source VLC media player have released VLC 0.9.2. The update brings a new user interface for Mac, Linux, and Windows versions of the player. One feature I'm extremely happy to see are playback controls that show up when watching a video in full screen mode. There are also new, simplified settings menus, and new filters. VLC 0.9.2 adds to the already long li...