The waiting time is over VLC 0.9.2 featuring the new QT4 interface is ready for prime time.
Besides finally getting rid of the wxwidgets interface, it offers many improvements in terms of usability: The settings got a complete overhaul and *nix and Win users got full screen controls, a feature until now only available on mac. For those who are using it to play music if now offers cover discovery and last.fm scrobbling, the playlist now features some sort of very minimalistic media library and an option to add podcasts which I’m not sure about how to use, but as I probably won’t use it for listening to podcasts anyway I didn’t pay much attention.
All in all it now looks a lot friendlier in it’s new shape and with new tangoesque icons. The next days will show how well it performs and how stable it runs.
Grab it while it’s hot at http://www.videolan.org/vlc
For those of you who don’t want to compile from source I found someone with debs and a repository. Remember to be cautious using third party repositories.