VideoLAN team has released version 1.1.0 of their VLC player.
This release has many improvements over the previous 1.0.0 version of this “swiss army knife of media players“.
Slackware packages are available for you: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-slackware.html . I’ll be happy with feedback from you, if you are using my package. Please note that you do not have to install any other package if you use mine. There are no package dependencies (except for libdvdcss which you have to install additionally if you want to watch “encrypted” DVDs – which means almost all DVDs).
Please note that the VideoLAN developers have decided to deprecate all older versions of their player. This means that as soon as a vulnerability is discovered in releases before 1.1.0, this vulnerability will not be patched and you will be urged to upgrade to 1.1.0 (or later) instead.
This decision was made because the developer team is currently stretched thin and is unable to maintain more than one stable and one development branch.
Have fun with this great piece of software!