The VideoLan project today announced the release of VLC Media Player version 1.0.0 (Goldeneye). This major release introduces many new features, formats and codecs to VLC Media Player and fixes a high number of bugs that were present in previous versions of the media player.
VLC Media Player is more than a media player. It is cross-platform, open-source, multimedia framework, player and server. VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac, etc.) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on networks. You will find the full feature list here.
VLC Media Player 1.0.0 feature includes live recording, finer speed controls, new HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0), video scaling in full screen or zipped file playback. VLC Media Player can play most video and audio formats out of the box without needing any third party codec installations.
As VLC Media Player is cross-platform supported, this new release is available for all supported operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X and more. You can download VLC Media Player 1.0.0 from the VideoLAN project website.