VLC Media Player 3.0.17 out with fixes and support for DAV and DTS LBR
A new version of the popular VLC Media Player application is available. VLC Media Player 3.0.17 is a cross-platform open source media player that derives much of its popularity from the fact that it plays most media formats out of the box.
The new version has not been announced yet on the VideoLAN website, but it is only a matter of time before that happens. VLC Media Player users may download the update manually from the download server already. Once released officially, VLC instances may be updated using the built-in automatic updating functionality.
VLC Media Player 3.0.17 is a bug fix release mostly. It addresses issues in several core program modules, including in audio output, access, video output or decoders. One fix addresses a crash in Direct 3D 11, which could happen when a stream changed the aspect ratio.
As far as new features are concerned, VLC 3.0.17 adds support for playing DAV video files and for DTS LBR. DAV is a proprietary video format that is often used by DVR365 and CCTV cameras. DAV files are encrypted and most media players do not support the format. Users had to use video converters in the past, if they did not want to view DAV videos on DVR365 players, or could not, because the players are only available for Windows PCs.
DTS LBR, the LBR stands for Low Bit Rate, is the second addition introduced in VLC Media Player 3.0.17.
Other changes of note include support for uncompressed audio in mp4, HTTP2 memory usage improvements, support for Fourcc for E-AC3, AV1, and GeoVision, support for spatial audio on iOS/tvOS, and updated third-party libraries.
Here is the full changelog of VLC Media Player 3.0,17:
Changes between 3.0.16 and 3.0.17:
* Fix a regression in parsing secondary source MRLs
* Allow brackets in path part of URLs
* Fix support for screen capture on macOS with avcapture
* Fix closing of HTTP 1.x connections
* Improve HTTP2 memory usage
* Improve AVCapture module
* Improve AudioCD support (audio/data mixed mode, musicbrainz)
* Improve SMB compatibility by changing the read size
* Several improvements on the SRT modules (including streamID)
* Add support for DTS LBR
* Fix some HEVC hardware decoding on Windows and crashes when aspect ratio changes
* Fix hardware decoding for some AMD GPU drivers
* Add support for new Fourcc for E-AC3, AV1, GeoVision
* Fix crashes with VP9 streams
* Fix styling issues with subs tx3g (mp4) tracks
* Fix playback of live AV1 streams
* iOS/tvOS: add support for spatial audio
* macOS: fix some channels ordering for > 5.1 channels
* Android: rework audio volume management
* Fix a D3D11 crash when the stream changes aspect ratio
* Major overhaul of the adaptive streaming stack
* Support for DAV video files
* Add WebP image mapping
* Fix missing audio start of Opus audio in MKV/WebM
* Fix an infinite loop in MP4
* Fix attachments extractions in ogg files
* Support Uncompressed audio in mp4 (ISO/IEC 23003-5)
* Fix some lip sync issue in rare MPEG-TS streams
* Qt/macOS: Fixup user provided URLs
* Add safe area handling on macOS
* Qt: improve preferences search
* Qt: fix --no-mouse-events option
* Update YouTube script
* Fix Icecast directory parsing which could lead to missing entries
* Improve UPnP compatibility with some servers
3rd party libraries (contrib):
* Update FFmpeg to 4.4
* Update libflac to 1.3.4 to fix CVE-2020-0499 and CVE-2021-0561
* Update libsmb2 to fix invalid UTF-8 encoding of some filenames
* Update taglib to fix corruptions when editing some OGG metadata
* Update dav1d to 0.9.2
* Update fribidi to 1.0.11
* Update freetype to 2.11.1
* Update libass to 0.15.2
* Drop pthreadGC2 in favor of winpthreads
* Enable Java support for blurays on Apple M1
* Update libsrt to 1.4.4
* Update twolame to 0.4.0
* Update mpg123 to 1.29.3
* Update libnfs to 5.0.1
* Update libarchive to 3.6.0
* Update AOM encoder to 3.1.1
Now You: Do you use VLC to play media files, or do you prefer a different media player? (via Deskmodder)
Sweet Lord baby Jesus how long have they been working on 4.0…, 2 years, five, TEN? I refuse to use anything that looks like something from Windows XP.
If you want v4.0 you can download a nightly of it. https://nightlies.videolan.org/
But eacht to his own…
4.0 looks bloated touch forced garbage. I rather use the current VLC look.
I prefer functionality over form. As long as it works and does everything I want, I could not care if it looks like a program from XP. Especially given I don’t see the GUI that much, as typically I am playing videos in VLC in full screen. I am in no rush for version 4…that way lies the way of Windows 10 and Windows 11….the users become beta testers. Each to their own though.
Yeah I’m also confused why people care about the look for a video player, are you watching video or watching the interface? The only thing you need is open a video and watch..
All OS platforms : https://downloads.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/3.0.17/
“I refuse to use anything that looks like something from Windows XP.”
That’s nice, sweetie. Now go get your shine box!
This kind of comment should ALWAYS be removed.
“Goodfellas – That’s nice, sweetie. Now go get your shine box!”
I used to use KMPlayer at first, when that went to shit, I discovered PotPlayer, that one was amazing for a while like KMP, but also went to shit, now I’m using VLC on both my PC and my phone and I keep wondering “Was it always so good and why didn’t I use it earlier?”.
VLC is amazing.
I like SMPlayer too, but the UI is far from good and when I asked the developer on the official forums why the playlist sidebar cannot be made thinner, he said that it was a Qt limitation and he couldn’t do anything about it.
Yep, what he said..
VLC is amazing.
Using 2.20 on all systems.
Trying the Update, as we speak.
Thanks,for the heads up.
for those who dislike default ui…just search materia vlc skin. from the same dev that make papirus icon pack
Nice one. I also like https://addons.videolan.org/p/1008186
Nice. Good suggestion. Thanks
My main issue with VLC is it can’t open media then resize from center of the screen. Sadly MPC-HC stays with old EVR-CP. Now I use mpv because it has modern built-in video renderer and can start, resize from center.
>Do you use VLC to play media files, or do you prefer a different media player?
Never, been using mpv on Windows for a few years and I’m pretty happy with it.
> Do you use VLC to play media files, or do you prefer a different media player?
I always found the VLC interface to be pretty bad, so stuck with MPC-HC which seems a lot lighter and works fine for me.
Over 10 years of users asking for an option to automatically play the next media file in the directory and still not added.
The lead developer considers it would be a bug to play a file not in the playlist. He refuses to add an option to autoload the next files in the folder to the playlist. 10 years!
Every other decent media play has this option.
I love responsive devs…
what do you think “playlist” definition means? obviously it would be a bug to play stuff that isnt in the playlist.
if youre too lazy to add stuff to playlist 1 by1 or by hold clicking, just use right click context menu the folder instead lol.
That’s exactly what the dev says…
EVERY other media player has the option to autoload files to the playlist. If they are added they ARE in the playlist. Not hard to grasp. It’s called user convenience.
My advice … just fork it and add any feature you desire.
> Do you use VLC to play media files, or do you prefer a different media player?
I use SMPlayer because I can configure both mouse buttons and the scroll wheel to perform the functions I use most. Basically I just love the customizations possible in it.
Yes. Also I can play GIF video in SMPlayer (it won’t play in VLC) which means I can go frame-by-frame to catch the small things that flash by.
PotPlayer is currently the best media player for PC, followed by VLC.
DrKnow: Username does not check out :-)
As for me I have been using VLC since v0.82.
The functionality under the hood is where the real power of VLC is.
PotPlayer is way more powerful under the hood than VLC. It even populates the playlist correctly like every other player if you want it to ;)
VLC is always installed and the UI is fine. I like it utilitarian.
Potplayer though is what I use 99% of the time. Block its nonsense background jabber in pihole or your hosts file, firewall etc…
Vlsub couldn’t download subtitles almost a decade, they didn’t even fixed it
> PotPlayer is currently the best media player for PC, followed by VLC.
Proprietary garbage, unlike VLC.
PP Also used to (may still, IDK) start some type of P2P “feature” behind your back but IIRC it did state it in the agreement which most people don’t read and click through.
@next next next OK
Potplayer has 2 versions in an install, a mini (potplayermini.exe) which doesn’t include the chat etc which people ‘think’ is dodgy and the the full version designed for S. Korean social media.
Lack of understanding doesn’t make you right ;)
On Windows 10, as of March 15th, when I have VLC check for updates it doesn’t show any updates.
I’m still running 3.0.16.
Version 22.214.171.124 of VLC is available, not just 3.0.17:
users will have to manually download & install this version – it will not be offered thru VLC auto updates or its update feature
Why isn’t 3.0.17 showing up on their website?
Both links above show 3.0.16 as the latest.
It does show up in their download archive
126.96.36.199 shows up at the above link
3.0.17 & 188.8.131.52 are non-security bugfixes but are not fully “public”
perhaps that’s why you don’t see it listed on their site
VLC is now 3.0.18.
VLC 3.0. 11 on OpenBSD 6.8 crashed when trying to read a cd, and the cd can be read by other applications just fine
then next thing I know, it knocked out the DAC processor and sndiod, it also removed the /dev/rsnd0 /dev/rsnd1 /dev/snd0 /dev/snd1 from the PC i386
After this I tested the cd player with cdio list and rip audio tracks from audio cd and it works find. so it is not the CD/DVD drive having or causing the problem
Now I am going to copy my stuff and /etc into a tar file and put on a usb driver and go and reinstall 6.8 all over again
but next time , I am not using VLC that is for sure….. Seamonkey browser and email work well on 6.8, but on 7.2 OpenBSD it core dumps. ( i386 32)
It is what it is