Linux News Today: VLC Media Player 2.2.2 Adds Support for GoToMeeting Codecs, OS X El Capitan
To celebrate 15 years of VLC, VideoLAN proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of VLC Media Player 2.2.2 for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
No matter how you look at it, VLC Media Player 2.2.2 is a great point release that fixes a lot of those annoying issues reported by users since the previous maintenance build, VLC Media Player 2.2.1, and it also adds some much-needed enhancements, such as support for the Mac OS X El Capitan series of operating systems from Apple.
We’ve managed to get out hands on the internal changelog (see it attached at the end of the article), and we can tell you that VLC Media Player 2.2.2 adds support for both 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats, support GoToMeeting 2 and GoToMeeting 3 codecs, as well as improvements to the addons manager dialog and playlist.
Besides support for OS X El Capitan, the Mac build of VLC Media Player improves the resume dialog, preferences, starting time, as well as the Lua extensions. Furthermore, the code signature for releases on El Capitan has been fixed, along with the threads ordering, URL drag’n drops, and preferences crashes.
More improvements, lots of bugfixes
Among other interesting changes implemented in VLC Media Player 2.2.2, we can mention improvements to PNG encoding time, the Jamendo Service Discovery feature has been rewritten, dynamic generation support arrived for the GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman parameters, and the YouTube, SoundCloud, and Vimeo scripts were improved.
There are over 45 bugfixes in this second maintenance release of VLC Media Player 2.2, addressing all sorts of issues in the demux, access, decoders, audio and video output, skins, libVLC, and Qt build areas, so if you’re curious to know what exactly has been changed, check out the attached changelog below.
In the meantime, you can download VLC Media Player 2.2.2 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia or directly from the project’s website. Existing users can upgrade their installations using the built in updater or via the software repositories of their distributions (Linux only).