VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 1.1.9, a minor release of the 1.1 branch. This release, not long after 1.1.8, was necessary because some security issues were found, and the VLC development team cares about security. This release also brings updated translations and a lot of small Mac OS X fixes. Source and binaries builds for Windows and Mac are available.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable. You can install it using the ferramroberto PPA. If you already use the ferramroberto PPA then VLC will be updated to the latest version when updating your system using the update manager.
To install VLC 1.1.9 open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-pulse
When installed you can find VLC under Applications -> Sound & Video -> VLC media player.
What’s new in 1.1.9
Two weeks after VLC 1.1.8, we present you a minor release of VLC.
Fixing important bugs and security issues, here is VLC 1.1.9.
Security update regarding a heap-based buffer overflow in mp4 demuxer
Update of libmodplug for security reasons in Windows and Mac versions
Major updates in most language translations
Numerous updates and fixes on the interface and look of VLC for Mac OS X
Growl is bundled with VLC on Mac OS X now
Many miscellaneous fixes