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vlc 1.1.0

Quietly, VLC 1.1.0 final (stable) was posted to the VLC git a few minutes ago. VLC 1.1.0 brings extensions support as well as GPU and DSP decoding among many other new features. Read on!

What's new in VLC 1.1.0:
  • GPU and DSP decoding on selected platforms
  • New support for codecs, demuxers and muxers
  • Lua extensions and Lua content extensions (luaSD)
  • Improved interfaces
  • Video Output rework
  • Removal of lots of modules, rewrite of many
  • Improved performances, in CPU, RAM and I/O
  • New libVLC and bindings
  • New or improved ports on misc platforms
  • And many other features and bugs fixes

VLC 1.1.0 final is only available for download via GIT for now (it's not even available @ the VLC website), but Ubuntu users can install VLC 1.1.0 RC4 which was released only about a week ago (so there shouldn't be any major changes between VLC 1.1.0 RC4 and the final VLC 1.1.0) - UPDATE: this PPA now has the latest VLC 1.1.0 final! - via Christoph's Korn PPA (available for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:c-korn/vlc && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc

This PPA will most probably be updated with the latest VLC 1.1.0 soon. We'll keep you updated when the final version will be available to download via the VLC website and an Ubuntu PPA!

Important: The VLC package in this PPA is not compiled with vaapi support. Read the explanation here for more info and find a link to a PPA with VLC compiled with VAAPI.

Update: the VideoLAN website has been updated and you can now download the latest VLC 1.1.0 for Windows.

(Note: We no longer maintain VLC in the WebUpd8 PPA!)