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VLC for Android is on the store since quite some time, and it is quite popular, notably knowing it is only a Beta release.
After more than 6 months since the last release, we've developed a new version that is changing a lot of things.
This could be mostly considered as a Second main release of VLC for Android.
The most important parts are a new UI, closer to a modern Android theme and a rewritten hardware acceleration.
This release has a new interface, available in dark or white colors. The UI is closer to an Android look and will evolve more in the future.
The second important change is the introduction of full hardware acceleration. With this release, we've been able to decode 4K streams on a Nexus 5 or a BayTrail tablet.
Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on 4.3 and 4.4. You can access it on 4.1 and 4.2 in preferences.
It also features the better looking subtitles support that was added on VLC on the desktop.
Software decoding has been accelerated too.
This release supports Widi and HDMI screens; it fixes some audio bugs on 2.3 and SD cards misdetections. Have fun!
This release of VLC for Android is the 17th Beta. It's numbered 0.9.0, since it's the last important version before the 1.0.0 release.
It's available everywhere, except in the US, but will be pushed as a staging release on the store.
It will be finally available in the US with our next release.
VLC for Android is compatible from Android 2.1 to 4.4
François Cartégnie and myself will be holding a keynote session at the next Hong Kong Open Source Conference.
After the first beta release a couple of days ago, a second build fixing the most important crashes has been submitted to the store, for certification.
It should notably fix the crash on start, on some machines, but other stability issues, on the music side too!
We'd like to thank the new contributors that helped.
It should appear automagically in a few hours on the store.
Next release, next week!
Have a nice week-end!
Today, the first Beta of VLC for WinRT is getting deployed on the store.
As many of you know, the road to come to this point has been long... Very long.
I've been driving or helping some ports of VLC on mobile, but this port has been the hardest, by an order of magnitude.
I'll speak a bit more about the lateness of this port, another time. Today, I'll introduce a bit to this application.
As this is a beta, some features are still not perfectly stable, but we are working on that. We thought we should share it with the users, so that people could test and help us.
However, there are a few limitations:
We are working on all those points, but notably on subtitles and audio quality and stability. Since we now have a release, it will be easier to do releases quite often, as soon as we can.
We also have longer terms goal to work on, and we'll share them when we know more
Today, we released 2 versions of VLC media player for Mac OS X targeting different client systems. Version 2.1.4 This is a small bug fix release, which improves an important regression regarding DVD playback and improves compatibility with HUffYUV contents … Continue reading
We will be at FOSDEM to talk about PRoot and some other tools based on it. Cedric will do a Lightning talk saturday about syscall instrumentation. He will present some tools, based on syscall instrumentation, that we develop and use at STMicroelectronics: PRoot, emulate chroot, bind mount and binfmt_misc for non-root users CARE (aka.... Read @FOSDEM