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 May 27th, 2010 No comments
openSUSE 10.3 has been out of support for a while, yet the VideoLAN project continued to offer VLC packages up to the current latest version 1.0.6.
with 1.1.0 ready to hit Release Candidate status, and VLC 1.1 not being compatible with the ‘old’ version of Qt being shipped with openSUSE 10.3, I have decided to disable the repository for openSUSE 10.3.
The VideoLAN project stays commited to the repositories for all openSUSE Versions available, this currently being 11.0 up to 11.2 plus openSUSE Factory (11.3 to be).
Any user having VLC already installed on his 10.3 system will not be affected in any other way than no longer being able to receive updates. VLC n the current version continues to run without issues (but you’re still advised to update to any more recent version of openSUSE, also for security maintenance of your main system).
The repository will stick on the servers until Saturday, May 29 2010. At this point I’ll re-sync my internal tree containing the RC version of 1.1.0 and drop the 10.3 repository in the same go.