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Building on feedback from the 29 million downloads of VLC media player 0.8.5, we bring you version 0.8.6 with many bugfixes, as well as a couple of new features we think you will truly enjoy. Most prominent are probably Windows Media Video 9 and Flash Video. Other important changes are improved H.264 decoding, better Windows Unicode support, a Fullscreen controller and Apple Remote support for Mac OS X.
Note: If you have problems running the Mac OS X Intel version, please download again.
Have a look here for the full list of changes.
Binary packages and the source code are available on the VLC download page.
You can get help concerning this new release on the Documentation Page, Forum, Wiki, Mailing Lists or in #videolan on Freenode. Remember to reset your preferences if you experience problems after upgrading from a previous version.
Source: VideoLAN Homepage
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Damn am I glad you're back!!
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I've been waiting for 0.8.6 to be released for too long.
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I've been waiting for 0.8.6 to be released for too long.
I've never actually read the release notes, and not until now did I know that VLC finds Internet TV Streams for you. I'll be utilizing that and I'll consider that fact in my new LCD Purchase.

What other cool things can you do with VLC? Other than have it be the best Media Player Ever!
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Streaming input and output is one of its strongest features. Its transcoding abilities are great too. It supports a web interface, which I play with every now and then since I use the XBMC web interface on my modded XBOX.

0.9.0 looks to be well laid out. I cannot wait to see this get to 1.0 final.
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I'd written off VLC in the past, but man, I'm using this new version now and it's amazing! I knew it was great with streaming, but this awesome! Internet radio, internet TV, all kinds of other external streams, and I can't wait to stream my music library on my main rig upstairs to the Zenwalk laptop. Perfection is in reach.

Too bad thier site seems to be down now....
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VLC = ownage. Pure and simple.
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VLC = ownage. Pure and simple.
Agreed.
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they use this at my school and i haven't seen anything that it does better than most other media players but maybe they're usin a dumbed down version
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Use it at your school? Wanna elaborate: what school; what do they use it with; etc.? Are you sure you aren't confusing it with Windows Media Player classic? WMP classic has an interface that somewhat resembles VLC without a skin.
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