"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."