VLC Media Player 3.0.5 is out

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 27, 2018
Music and Video

VideoLAN released VLC Media Player 3.0.5 to the Stable channel earlier today. The new version of the cross-platform media player is a bug fix update for the most part; it fixes minor security issues by upgrading third-party libraries to newer versions.

VLC users can download the latest version of the media player from the official VideoLAN website; VLC 3.0.5 is available for the desktop operating systems Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and the mobile operating systems Android, iOS, and other systems.

Windows users can run the installer to upgrade existing installations of VLC or download a portable copy from the Windows download page on the project website.

VLC Media Player 3.0.5 is a bug fix release that fixes several issues in the player and updates libraries that the media player uses; these updates include patches for minor security issues according to the changelog.

The new version improves ChromeCast support and updates support for YouTube. While YouTube support is not as good as it is in SMPlayer, another popular player for media files, it is still an integral part of VLC Media Player.

VLC users can select Media > Open Network Stream to play YouTube videos by pasting YouTube video URLs in the location field.

Here is a quick rundown of the most important changes in the release:

  • Runtime hardening enabled on Mac OS X devices.
  • All external VLC plugins need to be signed with a "DeveloperID certificate" to continue working with VLC on Mac OS.
  • Blu-Ray menu and seeking improvements.
  • New AV1 decoder based on dav1d library; also AV1 demuxing improvements and AV1 packetizer.
  • Libaom decoder enabled by default.
  • Hardware decoding disabled on "some" older Intel GPUs.
  • Direct3D fixes and improvements.

Closing Words

VLC 3.0.5 is no major update by any stretch but it is still suggested to upgrade older versions of the media player to the new one since it includes updated libraries and other improvements.

VLC Media Player 3.0.5 is out
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VLC Media Player 3.0.5 is out
VideoLAN released VLC Media Player 3.0.5 to the Stable channel earlier today; VLC 3.0.5 is a bug fix update that includes minor security fixes.
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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source – WorthyTricks.co.cc

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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