VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8
The VideoLAN Project developers have announced the availability of a release candidate for version 1.1, the next major release, of their popular VLC Media Player. According to the developers, the latest 1.1 branch of VLC is much faster and more stable, thanks in part to a substantial amount of "important code clean-up" and rewrites. VLC is a free open source cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats.
The latest development preview, code named 'The luggage', is aimed at "power-users" and features a number of changes over the previous 1.0.x 'Goldeneye' branch, including support for the latest open WebM / VP8 video format introduced by Google as part of the WebM Project. Version 1.1 allows users to write their own plug-ins for VLC. Like Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the extensions will let users add even more functionality to VLC, such as an IMDb add-on to get plot or cast information about a movie.