VLC features and tricks of version 1.0.x
Author: Jean-Paul Saman
The VideoLAN project developes a complete Open Source multimedia playing and streaming solution for multiple platforms. Its main product VLC media player is available on Linux (Debian, OpenSuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, RHEL, Mandriva, ALTLinux, ArchLinux, etc), MacOS X, *BSD (OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD), Solaris, Windows (2000/2003/XP/Vista).
The VLC media player 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 (UDP, RTP, RTSP, MMS, etc). It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
In this talk VLC as media player will be highlighted and especially the new features in upcoming version 1.0.0. To name a few: customizable user interface (including skins), new supported codecs, webbrowser plugins and many more new features.