VLC Media Player 1.1 Released

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 22, 2010
Updated • Mar 19, 2012
Software, Windows, Windows software

The final version of the popular media player VLC 1.1 has just been released by its developers. The Open Source player continues to roll over the majority of competing players by being among the first to introduce support for WebM decoding and encoding, gpu decoding on Windows and Linux and an overall decoding speed increase.

Additional changes have been made to the HD capabilities of the media player. MKV HD support has been improved by adding support for 7.1 channel codecs and seeking fixes, the playback experience should be a lot better for many users now.

New codecs have been added to this version of VLC. The player now supports Blu-Ray subtitles, VP8 which has been mentioned earlier and MPEG-4 losless on the video side and Vorbis 6.1/7.1, Flac 6.1/7.1, MPEG-4 ALS and a handful more on the audio side.

vlc media player 1.1
vlc media player 1.1

Audio CD playback in Windows was improved by including CCDB access and CD-Text support when listening to audio CDs.

Users who are interested in the full changelog can take a look at it here, but be warned, it contains more than one hundred entries.

VLC Media Player 1.1 is as always available for Windows, Mac OSX and various GNU/Linux distributions. Binaries and source code releases are offered for download at the official VCL website. A portable version of VLC 1.1 is also available for download in zip and 7z format.

Update: The latest release version at the time of writing is VLC Player 1.1.11 which is also available for download on the official VLC website. The developers are currently working on version 2.0 of the media player. You can read up on the latest development with a click on the following link: Get Ready For VLC Media Player 2.0. It is likely that the final version will be released in February 2012.


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  1. Kugelgen said on June 27, 2010 at 2:55 am

    This is good blog message, I will keep this in mind. If you add more video and pictures because it helps understanding :)

  2. Anonymous said on June 24, 2010 at 5:04 am

    thank you.

  3. Anonymous said on June 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Hey – where can i get the portable version of the new version?? It does not seam to be available on there website….



    1. Martin said on June 23, 2010 at 6:45 pm
  4. 123456 said on June 23, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Big hype and not mentioning that shoucast support has been dropped?

    1. Martin said on June 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

      It seems that this is only a temporary issue.

  5. Mike J said on June 23, 2010 at 12:43 am

    One thing I have noticed with updates of VLC is that unlike some other software, it actually gets better with each new version.

  6. BalaC said on June 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Great news !!!

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