updated 03:15 pm EST, Wed December 16, 2009
Lack of volunteers hurts project
All work on the Mac version of VLC may soon have to come to a halt, says VideoLAN. VLC is an open-source media playback application, notable for supporting both audio and video, and formats missing from official playback tools made by Apple and Microsoft. The VideoLAN software is developed on volunteer basis, however, and the number of Mac developers is reported to have dwindled to zero.
Production on a 64-bit VLC for the Mac has been put on hold, and VideoLAN warns that unless it can secure more developers, Mac support may be ended with the release of VLC 1.1.0. People are needed to update various components of the software, such as the interface and the video output architecture. Volunteers must have knowledge of C, Cocoa and Xcode. The latest Mac version of VLC is v1.0.3.