VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
-It is a free cross-platform media player
-It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
-It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, ...)
VLC media player 0.8.6e, VideoLAN Security 0801 and 0802
This is a bugfix release. VLC media player 0.8.6d and earlier versions suffer from security vulnerabilities in the Web interface, Subtitle demuxer, Real RTSP demuxer, SDL_image library and MP4 demuxer.
Technical details are available in our advisories: SA-0801 and SA-0802.
The usual collection of assorted changes and improvements can be found here.
This release fully supports Mac OS X 10.3.9 once again.
We STRONGLY recommend all users to update to this new version.