Posted on June 21st, 2010 2 comments
Last night, the VideoLAN project relesed the VLC Media Player in version 1.1.0. Users that had the VLC repository for openSUSE registered got already the various Release Candidates timely available, and as always, also the full release hits the repository in time for the official release.
The repositories are still maintained for openSUSE 11.0 up to 11.3 (11.3 just waiting around the corner to become gold as well).
The probably most important changes are:
- 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
VLC 1.1.0 is HD ready
An other important fact is that VLC 1.1.0 is HD Ready. The packages prepared for openSUSE have been fully built with VA-API and vdpau support. Additionally, in the openSUSE repositories of VideoLAN there is currently also a vdpau-video-nvidia package. Unfortunately I did not (yet) manage to build libvdpau for openSUSE 11.2 and older, so this is only available for the brave 11.3 testers. I’m not sure if I will find the time and if it’s possible to provide libvdpau on older releases of openSUSE.
Posted on June 1st, 2010 7 comments
Recently, I prepared NetworkManager 0.8.1 packages (many of you seemed to like them, so I updated the available ones also to 0.8.1beta2).
Nevertheless, it seems to be un-intuitive on how to initiate a connection using this new feature, so I’ll try to provide a short step-by-step here on how I did get it to work using my very old Nokia 6300 (yes, that’s actually a pure telephone).
Make sure your bluetooth applet is started (if not, launch bluetooth-applet), open it’s menu