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VLC update adds new audio core, hardware decoding and more

The VideoLan Organization has released a major update to its popular open-source, cross-platform VLC media player software. Among the highlights in version 2.1.0 are a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, initial support for Ultra-HD video formats, advanced subtitles and improved efficiency.

The mentioned audio core rewrite makes it possible to support higher sample rates, introduces better volume management, new channel layouts and new outputs. Hardware assisted encoding and decoding makes its debut on OS X 10.6+, Android Jelly Bean and GNU/Linux platforms, while on Windows support is expanded to include Intel QuickSyncVideo, which is built-into 4th generation “Haswell” Intel Core processors.

The update adds support for more than a dozen video codecs and improves the current ones, further building upon its reputation of being able to play anything you throw at it. VideoLAN has also updated its Android and iOS ports of VLC, now offering support for far more devices than in the past, releasing new "partial ports" of VLC for Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT as well. And that’s just scratching the surface. VLC 2.1.0 offers dozens more new features in all areas including input and devices, mobile and for developers.

To top it all off the company says more than 1,000 bugs were also fixed. You can check out the rest of the highlights here, the full change log on Video LAN’s site, or just pick your platform below to get the latest version.

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Firesheep:Trick to Hack Facebook and Twitter Password on Wifi:-

Do you access your Facebook or Twitter account while you are on a public network like your college’s or office’s unsecured wifi.Then this is the time that you should think about your account security.If you think that facebook or Twitter are secured websites then it’s the time to face the reality they are not secured.Whenever you login into your facebook or twiiter account check the address bar of your browser you will see something like http://www.facebook.com/home.php? Similar is the case with twitter.They use http protocol instead of secured https protocol.But if you login into your gmail account you will notice that it uses https protocol. So, the trick I am telling you works only on websites like facebook,twiiter,flickr but not on secured websites like Gmail.So here is Trick to Hack Facebook and Twitter Password on Wifi and also the method of protection from this hack.This trick doesnot require any programming knowlege and everyone can use this trick easily.

1.Download firesheep Firefox extension.

This is a freeware extension for firefox browser. Share your facebook status update and link to the profile person will appear in your facebook status update.

2.. Once installed it will open a sidebar window into your firefox browser.

3.Now it will show all the people who are connected to unsecured wifi network.Once they login into your facebook or twitter account you will get a notification and with a single click you can login into their account.

This whole thing work on the technique of cookie hijacking. Once your session cookie is hacked then anybody can login into your account.These cookies can be easily captured on unsecured wifi network. The best way to protect yourself from such a hacking trick is to avoid using your facebook or twitter accounts on unsecured wifi networks as it is a security lapse from the websites not on your side.

 Note:-This article is to inform you about how your password can be hacked and how to prevent it.This article is purely for educational purposes.

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