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VLC Media Player: Δόθηκε η νέα έκδοση 2.1.0 "Rincewind"

Δόθηκε στην κυκλοφορία η νέα έκδοση του δημοφιλούς VLC media player, με την κωδική ονομασία "Rincewind", φτάνοντας έτσι αισίως στην έκδοση 2.1.0 .

Το κύριο χαρακτηριστικό της νέας έκδοσης είναι ο νέος audio core που είναι υπεύθυνος για την καλύτερη διαχείριση του όγκου των δεδομένων στα υψηλά sample rates, επιτυγχάνοντας έτσι καλύτερη υποστήριξη στην αναπαραγωγή 4K video.

Νέα Χαρακτηριστικά VLC 2.1.0

- Rewritten audio core with improved volume and device management.
- Rewrite of the audio modules, to adapt to the new core.
- Correct support for multi-channel layouts in all formats: 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1
- New audio outputs for Windows Vista, Android, iOS, OpenBSD and OSSv4.
- New remapping, gain, stereo widening, downmixing effects.
- Higher sample rate, precision, live configuration in the core.
- Numerous new audio metadata format supported.
- Port the OpenGL output to OpenGL ES.
- Support color conversion shaders in glsl on Android and iOS.
- New outputs for OpenMax IL on mobile and Decklink Blackmagic.
- New video outputs for iOS using OpenGL ES2.
- Support for deinterlacing for higher bit depth and XYZ colorspace.
- New anaglyph filter for side-by-side 3D.
- Add hardware decoding for OS X using VDADecoder.
- Add hardware decoding for Android using MediaCodec.
- Add hardware decoding for GNU/Linux using VDPAU.
- Add hardware encoding for Windows using Intel QuickSyncVideo.
- Support for G2M4, MSS1, MSS2, TSCC2, CDXL, Ut, VBLE video codecs.
- Support for Ulead DV audio, Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless audio.
- Support for SCTE-27 and complete EIA-608 subtitles.
- Support for fragmented MP4, Wave/RF64 files.
- Extended metadata tags and cover art support in Ogg, AVI, MP4 and MKV.
- Support FLAC, Atrac, ADPCM, DV Type 1, 12bits DV audio in AVI.
- Extended support for AVI, MKV and MJPEG streams.
- Better recording of AVI and MKV format.
- Audio fingerprinting using AcoustID.
Input and Devices:
- Support for screen input on OSX Lion and later.
- Support for Microsoft Smooth Streaming, developed by
- New RTMP input module, using libavformat!
- Support for VNC/rfb and Remote Desktop view-only modes.
- Important improvements on Blu-Ray, Dash, v4l2 and HTTP inputs.
- New AVFoundation OS X and shm framebuffer inputs.
For Anime Fans:
- New 6.1 downmixer to 5.1 and Stereo from MKV/Flac 6.1.
- Correct YUV->RGB color matrix in the OpenGL shaders.
- Improved MKV support for seeking, and resiliancy.
- Editions support in MKV.
- Better subtitles and metadata support from MKV.
- Various ASS subtitles improvements.
For Mobile:
- Port to Android, from 2.1 to 4.3, on ARMv6, ARMv7, x86 and MIPS.
- New port to iOS, from iOS 5 to 7, on all iPads and iPhones after 3GS.
- Partial port to WinRT, for Windows 8, 8.1 and WP8.
- OpenGL ES optimized outputs.
- Improvements of OpenMAX IL decoders, encoders and renderers.
- New audio, video outputs and interfaces for mobiles.
For Developers:
- libVLC and most modules are now LGPLv2.1+.
- libVLC media framework can now be used in all types of applications.
- libVLC SDK packages now exists, in addition to more examples.
- Improved libVLC API, for better control.
- VLC’s web plugins now support windowless mode, for smoother integration with HTML elements.

Εγκατάσταση VLC σε Ubuntu/ Linux Mint μέσω PPA

Για να εγκαταστήσετε την νέα έκδοση του VLC σε Ubuntu και σε LinuxMint, μέσω PPA δώστε τα παρακάτω:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

Προσοχή μέχρι πρότινος το official VLC PPA δεν είχε ανανεωθεί, κάτι που αναμένεται τις επόμενες ώρες...
Για τις υπόλοιπες διανομές κατεβάστε τον source code: