Fixing the DLL loading vulnerability

Update 24/08/2010: Microsoft published an advisory, there's an article from the MSRC about the preloading DLL vulnerability, and a tool that fixes the problem. And if you want to know more, there's an MSDN article.

VLC 1.1.1 is out: GPU decoding for ATI

VLC 1.1.1 was just released! A lot of bugs were fixed, and now, GPU decoding works on ATI cards! You need Catalyst 10.7 to use DxVA on your ATI GPU.

Other important news: libVLC has a lot of new useful functions, like libvlc_set_user_agent(), or libvlc_video_set_callbacks() and libvlc_video_set_format() to replace the --vmem-* hack.

Enjoy this new release!

Current state of security in VLC on Windows

A recent report from Secunia states that popular Windows applications don't use the DEP and ASLR protections. It is true for VLC up to 1.0: the latest version at the moment, 1.1, supports permanent DEP mode, and ASLR on all of its DLLs.

I hate installers

And I'm pretty sure a lot of people will agree with me. They're an usability nightmare. They still look the same since Windows 95 (I think it's even older than that, but thankfully, I'm too young to have known previous versions). The *click next* *click next* *click next* *click Finish* ugly grey thing is driving me crazy.

5 reasons to wait for VLC 1.1

The next VLC media player release is drawing near (it will be ready when it will be ready), and it comes with a lot of new features and bugfixing: