VLC 2.0.7 out now

Today, we published VLC 2.0.7. This is an important update to VLC’s 2.0 series, which improves the overall stability, fixes minor annoyances and solves certain security implications.

It will be available through the internal updater on Mac OS X later today and is already live on our main website for manual downloads. The in-app announcement on Windows will be enabled as soon as the load on our servers allows.

Notable changes include:

  • Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
  • Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
  • Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and AAC

Included security content:

  • Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted playlist files
  • Fix two xss vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-3565)

Further improvements:

  • Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)
  • Minor improvements to the OS X interface
  • Fix issue which could lead to loss of media files created through transcoding on OS X
  • New translations to Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, and Oriya
  • Updated translations to Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian Bokmål, Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, and Welsh

VideoLAN at Akademy 2013, Bilbao

Members of the VideoLAN team and our friends from Tomahawk will attend our favorite summer geek conference: Akademy. This year, it’s in Bilbao, Spain starting on July 13.

In addition to the usual KDE conferencing and geeking, Qt Contributors Summit will take place at the same venue! We are looking forward to what’s new in KDE and Qt, lots of chatter and perhaps a few beers?