Naturally, Microsoft is not happy with this development.
Obviously, it circumvents their move to stop support for Windows XP, a noisy fight that one was.
This release also fixes a few security issues, in the flac and the libavcodec modules (heap write overflow), in the avi module and a few crashes.
For mac OS users, please note: A bug was fixed in VLC 2.2.7 concerning the update mechanism on mac OS.
For advanced users there is also a tip in this article for automatically defragmenting your BOOT Files at system start up.
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The security updates that could be installed are intended for Windows Embedded and Windows Server 2003 customers and do not fully protect Windows XP customers.
Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP.
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