VLC is rapidly turning out to be my one of my most used media applications with it’s handling of almost any file format you can throw at it and there are version for Windows, Mac and iPad. The VideoLAN team have released VLC 1.1.6  which brings multiple security updates, faster WebM decoding and MIDI support.

The app can be downloaded from here

The full changelog of VLC 1.1.6 is available below while links to download the software are found here .

Audio output:

– Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output


– Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows


– Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working)

– Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X

– Faster VP8/WebM decoding with recent codecs libraries


– Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007

– Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn’t go to a keyframe

– Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)

Subtitles and renderer:

– Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles

– Mark more freetype options as safe

– Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation

– Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable, discovered by Harry Sintonen – sintonen at


– Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales

– Fix projectM visualization support for Windows

– Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now

– Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X


– Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes

– Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements

– KDE: work-around open dialog first slow opening because of KMimeTypeRepository

Miscellaneous fixes:

– KDE device solid actions

– XDG screensaver

– Transcode integer overflow

– HTTP Icy metadata reading

– Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers


– Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician, Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish

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