July 7, 2009, 4:40 am
Three months after the release of version 0.9.9, the VLC developers have announced the release of version 1.0.0 of their popular VLC Media Player, code-named Goldeneye. VLC is a free open source cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats. Version 1.0.0 of VLC is a major release and, in addition to numerous bug fixes, includes several new features, new formats and new codecs.For users who have not been following the release candidates, the release includes instantaneous pausing, frame-by-frame playback, on-the-fly recording and finer speed control during playback. New decoders in the release include the AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, True HD/MLP and Blue-ray Linear PCM decoders.