A new version of the cross-platform multimedia application VLC Media Player hast been released today. VLC Media Player 3.0.7 is a minor update that fixes security issues and includes some improvements and updates to components.
The release of VLC Media Player 3.0.7 has not been announced officially but interested users may download the new version already from the official download site of the project. Just install the new version over the existing installation to update the player to the new version.
Tip: you can check the installed version by selecting Help > About.
The new version is a security update first and foremost. The changelog lists more than two dozen fixes in demuxers and decoders, as well as other program components. Many fix buffer and integer overflows in these components but the update addresses a floating point exception, an infinite loop issue, a NULL pointer dereference, an integer underflow, as well as multiple use after free issues in VLC Media Player.
VLC 3.0.7 features several improvements next to that. The developers improved the player's Blu-Ray support in the new version. VLC can play video discs including DVD and Blu-Ray formats; the changelog does not list what has been improved in regards to Blu-Ray support, however.
Other improvements in the new version include improved MP4 demux support, better Chromecast support with new Chromecast applications, updates for various Internet media services such as YouTube, Soundcloud, Dailymotion, and Vimeo, and translation improvements.
The new version fixes several issues of previous versions including a crash on iOS, audio and video output issues, as well as video distortion on Mac OS Mojave.
VideoLAN, the company behind VLC Media Player, continues its work on VLC Media Player 4.0 in the meantime, the next major release of the multimedia player. We reviewed a preview version of the upcoming player in February 2019. The new version comes with new features and improvements, but drops support for older operating system versions.
VLC Media Player 3.0.7 should be announced soon officially. Users who don't want to wait can download the new version already to update existing installations.
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