VLC has been in development for a long time and today version 1.0.0 was released.

The features are impressive, but look for your own:

  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
  • Live recording
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, …)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, …) and majors improvements in many formats…
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in fullscreen
  • RTSP Trickplay support
  • Zipped file playback
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface
  • Better integration in Gtk environments
  • MTP devices on linux
  • AirTunes streaming
  • New skin for skins2 interface, made by Martin Pöhlmann

openSUSE packages

As I myself am the person in charge of the openSUSE repositories for VLC, I’m also proud to announce in plus that those repositories have just been updated too, and VLC 1.0.0 can be installed in the usual ways. The simples way for users new to VLC is to use the 1-click-installers at
The packages were just republished with the dependency as pointed out by Michal fixed (It was not a problem for zypper on openSUSE 11.1 and Factory)