VLC Media Player 2.0.6 has been released
VLC Media Player is one of the two players on my Windows system that I use all the time (the other is SMPlayer). Why two players and not only one? Because both players have their strengths and weaknesses. I prefer SMPlayer for instance when it comes to the playback of WMV files as the seeking appears to be a lot better in the media player.
VideoLAN, the non-profit organization behind VLC Media Player, has just released version 2.0.6 for all desktop operating systems that are currently supported. The update check that is built in the player has not picked up on that yet. If you want to update to the latest version of VLC download it from the official website where it is already listed for download. The update installation should complete without any issues. VLC will uninstall the previous version on Windows before the new version will be installed.
The client will inform Windows users about the update as soon as the load on the VLC distribution system makes it a feasible thing to do.
Lets take a look at what is new in this release:
- Improved playback for several formats including MKV files, Apple-lossless audio.
- Codec and third party library updates which improve playback and quality overall.
- Improved parsing of Vimeo playlists and HTML SRT subtitle rendering.
- Resolved several connectivity issues with http servers.
The new version furthermore fixes two security vulnerabilities in VLC 2.0.5 and earlier.
- Fixed VLC crashing by specifically crafted ASF files.
- Fixed use-after-free crash with OGG file playback
Several operating specific improvements and fixes have been made to the new version of the player. This includes fullscreen improvements and crash fixes for the Mac OS X version of the player, a Windows version fix for uninstallations of the player if installed on drives other than C:, and D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements on GNU/Linux systems.
VLC Media Player users should install the new version of the application for their operating system as soon as possible to fix the two security vulnerabilities discovered in the program.Â Additional information about the update are available on this website.Advertisement