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Xine-lib Update Improves A Bit For Blu-ray

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Published on 01 December 2009 12:56 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The developers behind the Xine multimedia player have announced the release of xine-lib 1.1.17. This isn't the major Xine 1.2 library update that is expected to offer significantly better Blu-ray disc support along with support for NVIDIA's VDPAU interface, but the 1.1.17 release does carry some interesting features.

To be found in xine-lib 1.1.17 is improved Matroska support, fixes for UTF-16 (affecting ID3 tags in particular), support for Apple QuickTime file trailers, better support for the OpenBSD operating system, and improved support for unencrypted files on Blu-ray discs. Sadly, support for encrypted Blu-ray discs is still an issue with Xine, but this will hopefully change with the Xine 1.2 release. Last month we reported on MPlayer improvements allowing it to handle many HD-DVD and Blu-ray codecs.

The xine-lib 1.1.17 update represents the first official update to this multimedia library in a number of months. The latest Xine packages can be downloaded via Xine-Project.org.

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