VLC 2.2.1 “Terry Pratchett” released

VideoLAN and the VLC development team announced the release of VLC 2.2.1, named “Terry Pratchett”. This first stable release of the “WeatherWax” version of VLC fixes most of the important bugs reported of VLC 2.2.0. VLC 2.2.0, a major version of VLC, introduced accelerated auto-rotation of videos, 0-copy hardware acceleration, support for UHD codecs, playback resume, integrated extensions and more than 1000 bugs and improvements.

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VLC 2.2.1 changelog

  • Codec:
    • Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions
    • Fix some VP9 decoding
    • Fix flac crashes
    • Fix lpcm channel ordering
    • Fix potential NULL dereference in dmo
    • Fix teletext framing code in DVB PES packets
    • Fix potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder (CVE-2014-9629)
    • Fix AAC samplerate
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix MP4 chapters
    • Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares
    • Fix crash when playing SPC files
    • Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV
    • Revert to older ASX code
    • Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio
  • Access:
    • Fix sftp read and close sockets
    • Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8
    • Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows
  • Audio output:
    • Fix Alsa HDMI plugs
    • Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers
    • Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files
  • OS X:
    • Fix numerous crashes in the UI
    • Fix video-wallpaper mode
    • Fix race when starting VLC from command line
  • Qt:
    • Fix recent items behaviour
    • Fix rotation filter activation
    • Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard
  • Win32:
    • Timestamp the signature of the dlls
    • Fix extensions registration during install
    • Fix extensions dialog crash
    • Default to no DxVA decoding
  • libVLC:
    • fix libvlc_media_get_stats
  • and lots of additional translations

Install VLC 2.2.1 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vlc
 
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