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    Posted on May 3rd, 2010 Dominique Leuenberger 7 comments

    I have been away from my build host for too long, but as many of you doubtless realized: in time for the VLC 1.0.6 release the repository is fully back on track and the latest packages have landed (ok: this post is a bit late: the packages have been there for a while and you all enjoy them).

    The ChangeLog for VLC 1.0.6 reads:

    • Access:
      • Fix crash on FTP URI with no file path
    • Decoders/Packetizers:
      • Fix overflows in A/52, DTS, MPEG Audio and subtitles support
    • Demuxers:
      • Update LUA script for Youtube pages
      • Fix crashes in AVI, ASF and Matroska files
      • Fix crashes on malformatted ZIP archives
      • Fix crashes and leaks in the FFmpeg/avformat plugin
      • Fix crash on invalid XSPF playlist
    • X11 port:
      • Partial Xlib threading fixes
    • Interfaces:
      • Fix crash (use after free) in Qt4 bookmarks
      • Fix a few crashes in Qt4 playlist
    • Removed modules:
      • RTMP input and output are removed due to security problems.
        Please update to VLC 1.1.0 which provides an FFmpeg-based RTMP
        input if needed.

    VLC 1.1.0 branched in upstream git

    VLC 1.1.0 has been branched and is quickly heading towards a release. git MASTER by now already tracks VLC 1.2.0. The vlc-beta packages in the VideoLAN repo have always been tracking git master, and as such also represent VLC 1.2.0 (very early development!) at this stage.

    As soon as VLC 1.1.0 is ready for final users, the packages will be available to all of you as quick as possible again.


    7 responses to “VLC 1.0.6 Packages for openSUSE” RSS icon

    • Don’t forget to package phonon-vlc, Qt’s back-end to play back sounds and videos via libvlc. It requires VLC 1.1, so packaging it by the same person certainly makes sense.

    • I agree. this should fly in the repo as well. I’ll start working on this package and I think that together with the 1.1 release of VLC the package will be available (but probably untested by me, as I do not use phonon) So looking forward to your tests here 🙂

    • Hi!
      Excuse me disturbing you (on holiday 🙂 ). Where can I find an “official vlc 1.0.6 opensuse” installable version? I should downgrade because the 1.0.99 version has some errors. I have tried the opensuse repositories and


      but I could not fond the proper version.


    • Michael, No worries. There is no holiday here at the moment. So no disturbance 🙂
      As for vlc 1.0.6: those packages are outdated with 1.1.0 being released in a very short time. And without a report on what is broken (compared to what worked in 1.0.6) chances might be low to get it fixed 🙂
      As for 1.0 series: I might give it a try and package up vlc-legacy for a short time, so you could at least to your things. But it will take a short while (mainly build process time)

    • Thank you for quick answer.
      The 1.0.6 outdated… but worked. My complaint is here:


      I have a series of scripts and all of them became useless. It happened 1 week ago and I cannot downgrade.

      And – tell the truth – I have never heard on that solution when the developers change the NAME of the existing, tested programs, modules, variables, etc. after launching an official version (telnet to oldtelnet, I mean) as the vlc developers did (as they say, because of the environment change). What about the existing scripts, programs on the rest of the world which were builded into it as I did?

      And – I think – they could not rebuild the whole castle if they wanted to change the doors and windows on the building… :)… the test is as valuable as the code, I think (never touch the running system 🙂 ).

      I tried the 1.2.0, but ti is also wrong (other error).

      a retired project manager 🙂

    • The problem solved, the version downgraded, works perfectly.
      All thanks for Dominique.

    • Hello Dominique,

      I’m experiencing similar troubles with 1.1.1 (and 1.2.0 as well) like venember. Could it be possible to share VLC 1.0.6 binaries for OpenSUSE 11.2? I’m in a big trouble as my program does not work now and I cannot fix it. Please help me.

      Thanks a lot,

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