Pretty awesome news indeed – after a number of 0.X.X builds, VLC Media Player 1.0.0 ‘goldeneye’ has finally been released. This is a major upgrade over earlier versions and incorporates a number of new features and improvements such as on the fly recording for all media, RTSP trickplay support, timeshift, frame-by-frame playback and more. VLC 1.0.0 also includes many new video decoders including Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder, AES3 decoder, New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder, new True HD/MLP decoder, etc. Best thing about the new features is that they have not made the app bloated – VLC is still a slim, lightweight media player that can play almost any sh1t you throw at it.

VLC 1.0.0 Screenshot

Along with many improvements to playback/decoding capabilities, the UI has also got a facelift. There really are lots of new stuff here and a simple blog post is not suffice to describe them all in detail. Some of the new features are listed below ( and some are not so install and discover them yourself).

What’s New in VLC 1.0.0 – Changelog

  • Instantaneous pausing
  • Frame-by-Frame playback
  • Finer speed control
  • On-the-fly recording for all medias
  • Timeshift for most medias
  • RTSP trickplay support
  • Subtitles core improvements and fixes
  • New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
  • New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
  • New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
  • New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
  • New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
  • Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
  • New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
  • Close Caption under SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
  • Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
  • Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering
  • Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
  • Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
  • Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
  • Metadata for mod files are sup...


It’s only been a few hours since this app was released and no wonder VideoLAN’s servers are getting hammered by download requests. The link below will automatically find the nearest mirror that will provide faster download speeds:

[Click Here] to download VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.0 from official server


  1. Mooe // 7/09/2009 01:07:00 AM