VLC Media Player (formerly known as VideoLan Client) just got updated to a new build. VLC is one of the best free media players which lets you play a wide variety of multimedia file formats (including MP4, DivX, XVid, X264, OGG, Mp3 and more) on your PC without the need of additional codec packs. It’s a great software which can be used even on low end machines due to its effective usage of system resources. The new build (0.9.9) comes with several decoder enhancements and bugfixes and is a recommended update for all existing users of VLC.


The full feature list of this software is too long to be posed here. To realize the full potential of VLC media player, check out the this page on the official site. Here is the full changelog between VLC v0.9.8a and 0.9.9:

  • Decoders: - Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
  • Demuxers:  - Various fixes related to real demuxer
  • Mac OS X Interface: - Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel - Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the main controller window, Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard
  • Mac OS X Port: - Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs
  • New Localizations: –Indonesian, Bengali, Updates of other localizations
  • Various bugfixes: - Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers, Lots of small bugfixes, Correct Fullscreen behavior on Multi-Screen setups on Windows, Telnet fixes on Windows, Resampling fixes when transcoding


All setup files can be downloaded directly from official VideoLAN servers. Download managers are supported.

[Click Here] to download VLC Media Player 0.9.9 for Windows (Direct Download)

[Click Here] to download VLC Media Player for other operating systems (Linux, MAc OS X, BeOS, etc)

Note: The latest version of VLC media player can always be downloaded from the following location: http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/latest/


  1. Dan // 4/05/2009 03:23:00 AM  

    From MacUpdate:

    Just so everyone knows:

    Building VLC for PPC is REALLY hard, when no developer uses PPC anymore. So every time around releasedate we find that something broke (usually ffmpeg), and we need to spend time fixing it (often this delays the ppc version, this time even more than before).

    VLC has many mac developer veterans, but almost no ACTIVE mac developers (significantly holding back VLC Mac development, and usually keeping us in the "we need to keep it running"-mode, instead of the "let's improve it"-mode)

    We discovered we forgot to update ffmpeg for the intel version in 0.9.9, so we are preparing an 0.9.9a release, which should have the RV30/40 support (intel AND ppc) like announced for 0.9.9 and a PPC version should be ready as well.

    The amount of mess ups we have made with the Mac build on the 0.9.* versions with simply making a working and up-to-date binary should show you the need for fresh Mac OS X blood in the VLC media player team.

    But rest assured, the PPC build is coming. For 1.0.0, however we are dropping support for anything older than Leopard. (sorry folks can't help it, we need llvm for some threading and locking features we use in the VLC core and 10.5 is the lowest platform that has this, and even then we need to switch to llvm-gcc). PPC support is still uncertain, it depends on wether we can get a working build with 10.5 llvm-gcc on powerpc. It looks like it might be possible, but it's proving to be a huge challenge. We haven't given up on that though.

  2. bare bones // 8/31/2012 10:34:00 PM  

    Amazing how simple it can be to communicate with people and have them understand a certain topic, you made my day.

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