VLC Media Player 2.0.6

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  1. The Hammer

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    Why is Majorgeeks showing a new version when I check for updates on V2.0.5 it says that it is the latest version?
     
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    No idea. But, VLC website is displaying version 2.0.6.

    But, I'm finding some hash values mismatches. No idea why.

    This afternoon I went to their website (-http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html) and I download the .7z file. The website had hash values for the files, and I copy and pasted the hash value for the .7z file, which was MD5: 2ca6ca11ef2a8ac102702dc673eb8d01.

    I downloaded the file and moments ago checked the hash value of the file and it is MD5: 765256199A157E849AB211305E529DB3.

    o_O :eek:

    According to VirusTotal MD5: 2ca6ca11ef2a8ac102702dc673eb8d01 belonged to version 2.0.5.

    Now, there are no hash values mentioned in the website, at all.

    And, now the hash value for version 2.0.6 (*.7z file) is 4a1ba455e1f572abcbcb13d220af17a8. (According to NovirusThanks.org online service.)

    o_O

    It differs from the hash value of the *.7z file I downloaded just moments ago.

    I wonder what's all about....
     
  4. The Hammer

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    Ok thanks.:)
     
  5. Yash Khan

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    Somewhere I read 2.0.6 is only a release with minor fixes for 64 bits version.

    Its not a 32 bits release.
     
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  6. The Hammer

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    Ok I'll wait and see how things sort themselves out.
     
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    VLC 2.0.6 - 2013-04-11
    • 2.0.6 is an important update that fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
    • 2.0.6 introduces support for Matroska v4 files.
    • 2.0.6 also introduces an important number of fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV, HTTPS and subtitles support. Fixes FLAC 6.1/7.1, ALAC, and Intel HD 2000/3000 GPU decoding on Windows are also present.
    • 2.0.6 also improves the Mac OS X, the D-Bus and MPRIS2 interfaces.
    • 2.0.6 uses a new compiler for Windows version, done by the MinGW-w64 project.
    • With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.

    More information about this release
    »www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.6.html

    All downloads:
    »www.videolan.org/vlc/#download
     
  8. Yash Khan

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    But at that time VLC site too showed 2.0.5 version. Now the site is showing 2.0.6 version.

    I think they have not released autoupdate yet.
     
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    I noticed this too. On the d/l page, they give the hash for vlc-2.0.6-win32.exe as SHA-1 checksum: 95157fcd449993cf0f6cb1a6810df3d4ef0eafa8

    It doesn't match the hash for the file after I download it. Searched for and found the MD5 and it doesn't match either. I'm using HashTab 5.1 and the SHA-1 for v2.0.5 matches correctly with vlc-2.0.5-win32.
     
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    When I click on check for updates I get an error, whereas 2.05 would say it was the latest version.
     
  13. Yash Khan

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    Same here
     
  14. luciddream

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    I deleted that file personally.
     
  15. pegas

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    I updated manually to 2.0.6 but had to revert to 2.0.5. VLC plugin didn't work in Opera 12.15 and on top of that the new build was very heavy on resources. I will keep away 2.0.6 for a while.
     
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    I only have 2.0.6 on my netbook anyway and am not using VLC at present so I will probably take it off. Should have retained a copy of 2.0.5 but didn't.
     
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    It's available here...

    http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.0.5/

    Later...
     
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    still on 2.05 here on Linux.

    should be about th hit the main repos soon...
     
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    Can't find it either, but the article in your link is updated with the release of 2.0.6
     
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    I just tried to update through the gui, 2.0.6 finally showed up there. Three attempts, three corrupt downloads...I have to say this is a first..
     
  23. pegas

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    Has somebody observed any improvements since my last attempt (3 days back)? I don't want give it a try just to discover that CPU is still high and VLC plugin doesn't work in Opera.
     
  24. The Hammer

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    No more errors when checking for updates through the GUI. Now says I have the latest version 2.0.6.
     
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    Many thanks...got it..:thumb:
     
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