To be found in xine-lib 1.1.17 is improved Matroska support, fixes for UTF-16 (affecting ID3 tags in particular), support for Apple QuickTime file trailers, better support for the OpenBSD operating system, and improved support for unencrypted files on Blu-ray discs. Sadly, support for encrypted Blu-ray discs is still an issue with Xine, but this will hopefully change with the Xine 1.2 release. Last month we reported on MPlayer improvements allowing it to handle many HD-DVD and Blu-ray codecs.
The xine-lib 1.1.17 update represents the first official update to this multimedia library in a number of months. The latest Xine packages can be downloaded via Xine-Project.org.