VLC 0.9.2 released: New interface, better codec support

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VLC 0.9.2 released: New interface, better codec support

Post by Rahul on Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:46 am

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 list of video formats supported. While VLC
0.8.6 could play FLV files, I find that the new version does a much
better job. For example, I downloaded a YouTube video as an FLV and
tried to play it in each version. VLC 0.8.6 opened and played the
video, but when I tried to skip ahead, it closed the video file. VLC
0.9.2 had no problem starting the same file from any point in the

VLC 0.9.2 also supports playback of YouTube, Google
Video , and Daily Motion videos by entering their URLs. As previously
reported, the media player also now works with last.fm.

The VLC wiki is being hammered at the moment, but you should be able to
find a list of some other other features in the latest release at the


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