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Changes between 0.9.9 and 0.9.9a:
Mac OS X:
* Updated multiple 3rd party libraries to keep in sync with the Win32 port
* Playback fixes for PowerPC-based Macs
Changes between 0.9.8a and 0.9.9:
* Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
* Various fixes related to real demuxer
Mac OS X Interface:
* Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel
- Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item
instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the
main controller window.
* Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard
Mac OS X Port:
* Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs
New Localizations:
* Indonesian
* Bengali
* Updates of other localizations
Various bugfixes:
* Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers.
* Lots of small bugfixes.
* Correct Fullscreen behaviour on Multi-Screen setups on Windows
* Telnet fixes on Windows
* Resampling fixes when transcoding
Changes between 0.9.6 and 0.9.8a:
Security update:
* Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
Bunch of small bugfixes.
Changes between 0.9.5 and 0.9.6:
New Localizations:
* Ukranian
Security updates:
* Fixed overflow in CUE support from VCD access (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5032)
* Fixed overflow in RealText subtitles support (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5036)
Changes between 0.9.4 and 0.9.5:
Security updates:
* Fixed buffer overflow in TiVo demuxer (SA-0809, CVE-2008-4686, CVE-2008-4654)
* Fixed libpng CVE-2008-3964 in Win32 and MacOS builds
* Closed Caption EIA 608/708 parsing enabled for libmpeg2
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed various potential crashes and memleaks
* Fixed issues with reading from files (especially non-local)
Windows port:
* Fix bug where interface was "eating" some media keys
* Fix some crashes in DirectShow access
Qt Interface:
* Fix bug when the resetting of preferences didn't reset the dialog states
* Right-click menu to select playlist columns reenabled
* Various fixed in playlist
* MMAP module is now deactivated by default
* Update of Brazillian, Swedish translation
Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:
Various bugfixes:
* Crashes fixed in ogg, vobsub, dvdread
* Fixes several memory leaks.
Mac OS X port:
* Apple machines without Quartz Extreme are no longer supported (use 0.9.2 or earlier )
* Fixed a crash with deletion of old preferences.
* Fixed targetname for downloaded updates
Windows port:
* Stability fix for the video output.
Changes between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3:
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed DTS channel order on 5.1 systems
* Fixed pausing behavior for subtitles and for Audio-CD
* Multiple subtitles and podcast fixes
* Various crashes fixed in PS, SSA, mkv, xspf, freetype
* Fixed update system bugs
* Other bug fixes (dvd language selection, subtitle colours, HTTP keep-alive...)
Mac OS X port:
* Fixed ffmpeg slowness on PowerPC-based Macs
* Fixed crash on startup when installed on old preferences
* Fixed bug in directory opening on Mac OS X
* Fixed font selection in the Simple Preferences
* Thicker border to the subtitle renderer
* Fixed the appearance of playlist items in the Streaming/Transcoding Wizard
* Fixed AC3 passthrough on Mac OS X
* Fixed behavior of the Volume Normalizer settings on Mac OS X
* Removed the deprecated QuickDraw video output module to avoid crashes on
modern Mac OS X versions
Windows port:
* Fixed sensitivity of Fullscreen Controller
* Fixed error messages on startup when VLC wasn't correctly uninstalled
before installation
* Fix showing of controller when returning from fullscreen playback
* Multiple directory and path location fixes.
Qt4 interface:
* Added Faster/Slower icons to the controller panel
* Fixed lost playlist columns when switching the playlist view
* Added needed options to Simple preferences (to avoid NVIDIA drivers issues)
* Fullscreen controller: added time label, remembering of last position
* Fixed drag'n drop behaviour on the playlist
* Multiple other fixes (Enter hotkey in preferences, Skins selection...)
Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.2:
* Restored the old behavior of --sout-keep. It is now de-activated by default.
* Skins2 interface repaired on Windows.
* Multiple bugfixes.
Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.0:
* Multiple bug fixes.
Changes between 0.8.6i and 0.9.0:
Important notes:
* This release will need Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), or more
recent to work correctly
* The HTTP interface is now only available on the local machine by default.
If you want to make it available from other machines, you will have to
edit the ".hosts" file.
- On UNIX/Linux, the file is in /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts
If you're using the old http interface, it's located in
- On Windows they are in C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\.hosts and
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\old\.hosts
- On Mac OS X, you can find it in
and respectively in
* This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux.
This interface has a fullscreen controller and simplified preferences.
This interface lacks the "Streaming Wizard" that used to be present in VLC
0.8.6, but provides basic profiles.
* The behavior of --sout-keep was changed. It's now activated by default.
* The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They
now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo>
You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
If you didn't name the object using @test, its name will default to the
plugin name (hence 'marq') in this example.
These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
* The "rtp" access output module has been removed.
Please use the RTP stream output instead, e.g.:
Old: '#std{access=rtp,mux=ts,dst=,sap}'
New: '#rtp{mux=ts,dst=,port=5004,sap}'
* You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists. Note that only a limited set
of options is available to m3u playlists (CVE-2007-6683).
* The old access:url syntax is no longer supported to resolve ambiguities
with some file names. Use access://url instead.
E.g.: vlc:quit -> vlc://quit ;
udp:@ -> udp://@
* The ffmpeg module has been removed and replaced by the new avcodec,
avformat, swscale (or imgresample if you use a swscale-less ffmpeg build)
and postproc modules.
* The web plugins ActiveX (IE)/Firefox/Mozilla/Safari now recognize the
following states: IDLE/CLOSE=0, OPENING=1, BUFFERING=2, PLAYING=3, PAUSED=4,
BACKWARD being reserved for future implementations and are thus not
functional atm.
* Croping and padding in transcode are now done using the croppadd video
filter. For example:
* Canvas setting in transcode is now done using the canvas video filter.
For example:
* Glide video output module has been removed.
Security updates:
* Updated libfreetype on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1806,
* TTA Parser improvements (CVE-2008-3732)
* MMS Access Module improvements (CVE-2008-3794 )
* Vastly improved playlist support:
* Media library creation to save all your playlist items
* "Live search"
* Shoutcast TV listings
* Audioscrobbler/Last.FM support
* Album art support
* User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/lua/playlist/README.txt
(Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe, Google Video and
lots of other URLs)
* User definable Lua album art fetcher scripts. See share/lua/meta/README.txt
* Video for Linux 2 (V4L2) input support
* UDP-Lite transport for RTP/AVP
* DCCP transport for RTP/AVP
* Proxy support for MMSH stream
* JACK audio input support
* Input run time option (improved live stream recording)
* BDA devices access module for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft Windows
* Re-written Screen access module for Mac OS X
using OpenGL instead of QuickDraw
* Screen module now supports partial screen capture and mouse following on X11.
* Experimental EyeTV access module
This requires the user to install a plugin to
(available as a separate download).
* Simple RTP input (with MPEG A/V, G.711 and PCM support).
* RTMP input support
* QTKit-based Input module for Mac OS X allowing display and streaming of video
taken from all iSight-labelled video cameras (no audio support)
* HTTP access now supports gzip compressed data and Digest Access
* New options to reduce latency between arrival of raw data and display of
frames. (--auto-adjust-pts-delay and --use-stream-immediate)
* MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
* Fixed playback of AIFF stereo files
* Fixed audio glitch on seek
* Improved FLAC demuxer (duration / current time / meta data)
* AAC tags support
* APEv1/2 tags support
* Improved ID3v2 tags support
* Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
* Raw video support
* Standard MIDI File (types 0 & 1) support
* TiVo Series 2 support
* CD+G karaoke Files support
* MXF files support
* OMA support
* VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
* Flash Screen Video support
* CamStudio Screen Video support
* DosBox Capture support
* Karl Morton's Video support
* limited atrac3 support
* Fraps support
* Fluidsynth MIDI software synthesis (with external sound fonts)
* New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files:
Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...
* H.264 PAFF support
* DNxHD / VC-3 support
* NellyMoser ASAO support
* APE (Monkey audio) support
* RealVideo support (with the RealVideo run-time)
* Dirac video support using libschroedinger
* Closed Caption Decoder (DVD, ReplayTV, TiVo, DVB/ATSC)
* VBI & EBU (Teletext) support (*nix, Mac OS)
* Ogg/Kate subtitles support
* AQTitle subtitles support
* MKV USF subtitles support
* HTML-based subtitles support
* MPSub subtitles support
* JacoSub subtitles basic support
* MPL2 subtitles support
* Rewrite of ASS/SSA scripts and subtitles support
* PowerDivx (.psb) Subtitles support
* Realtext subtitle support
* DKS subtitle support
* SubViewer 1.0 (SubRip09) subtitles support
* Correct Right-to-left languages in subtitles support
* Flash Screen Video support
* Improved H.264 encoding speed
Video outputs and filters:
* New CoreAnimation-based output module (VLCKit framework on OS X only)
* Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
* New puzzle video output filter
* Re-written motion detection video filter
* New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
* New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
* New erase video filter (removes logos from a video)
* Enhanced subtitles' renderer to support bold, italic and some HTML tags
(Google Summer of Code Student project)
* Support for RGBA and I420 blending.
The latter improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
* New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
* New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
This was previously part of the mosaic module.
* Fixed random characters problem in RSS filter.
* Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
* Support for Intel SSE2 instruction set in chroma converters
* Improved use of Intel MMX instruction set in chroma converters
* New croppadd and canvas video filters.
Audio outputs and filters:
* Replay gain support
* Audio playback when going slower/faster (with pitch correction via
new scaletempo audio filter)
* New spatializer audio filter
* Correct DTS output via S/PDIF
Stream output:
* RTSP for TS-multiplexed broadcast streams
* New RTP payload formats:
* Speex voice audio codec
* ITU T.140 (for text, subtitles) output
* G.711 (both A-law and µ-law) output
* UDP-Lite transport for RTP
* DCCP transport for RTP
* Lots of fixes for RTSP broadcasting
* RTMP output
* All
* New Simple Preferences dialogs showing the most important settings in an
end-user suitable way.
* Improved user interaction
* Improved mouse gestures
* Vastly improved Update checker
* Full support for meta data editing (ID3v2, Ogg/Vorbis, AAC, APEv1/2)
* Windows/Linux
* Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
* Fullscreen controller (transparency on Linux+Composite)
* Mac OS X
* Improved video output features
* Online access to VideoLAN's Help Wiki within VLC
* New setting to disable the "Recent Items" service
* When playing Radio (live) streams, the current track is shown correctly
* Correct appearance on Macs using Aqua's graphite theme
* Simplified Extended Controls panel
* Ncurses:
* Correctly displays wide characters when using an UTF-8 locale,
if libncursesw is available.
* Some nice colors if the terminal supports it (most do)
* Experimental Lua interface modules. See vlc -I lua and
share/lua/playlist/README.txt for more info.
* Unix
* Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
* D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS
(Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control
interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when
finished: .
* Motion module using disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal
* Plugin to set Telepathy presence message using MissionControl
* Fixed VLM schedule time on Linux
Linux Port:
* VLC now complies with the XDG Base Directory Specification version 0.6
(which means that VLC doesn't use the $HOME/.vlc directory anymore)
Mac OS X Port:
* Mac OS X Framework "VLCKit" that can be used to embed VLC in third party
applications (Google Summer of Code Student project, Mac OS X 10.5 only)
* New text renderer based on Quartz replacing the existing Freetype solution
* Complete compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* It is now required to compile a fully featured build
* The support of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 6.x was discontinued.
* Event management and various improvements in libvlc
(Part of a Google Summer of Code Student project)
New Localizations:
* Finnish
* Persian
* Polish
* Punjabi
* Bulgarian
* LibVLC now supports externally built plugins properly.
A "vlc-plugin" pkg-config package is provided.
* Java bindings are now built from a separate source.
Changes between 0.8.6h and 0.8.6i:
Security updates:
* Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed option to use shared memory within the GLX video output module
* Improved galaktos-based audio visualizations on FreeBSD
* Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
(transcode stream output, OSD menu video filter, VCD input,
SAP services discovery, http control interface)
* Updated Polish translation
Changes between 0.8.6g and 0.8.6h:
Security updates:
* Updated GnuTLS and libgcrypt on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1948,
CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)
* Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)
* Updated libebml and libmatroska on Mac OS X. Reliability improvements.
* Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
(ftp access, record access filter, video filters, RC interface,
playlist demuxer, IP networking, MPJPEG muxer, stream outputs)
* Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
* More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
* Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could lead
to an unexpected application termination
* New Serbian translation
* Updated Romanian translation
Changes between 0.8.6f and 0.8.6g:
Security updates:
* Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX
(CVE-2007-6683, VideoLAN-SA-0804)
* Removed loading plugins from the current directory
(CVE-2008-2147, VideoLAN-SA-0805)
* Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
* Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
* Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
* Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
* Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
* Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
* Fixed AAC resampling
* The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X,
if the 'Always-on-top' video option was selected.
Changes between 0.8.6e and 0.8.6f:
Security updates:
* Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2008-1881)
* Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
* Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768)
* Fixed cinepak vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1769)
- More information can be found in VideoLAN-SA-0801 and VideoLAN-SA-0803.
Various bugfixes:
* The Mozilla plugin registers a usable range of MIME-types on Mac OS X
* Improved VLC's video output behavior on multi-screen setups running Mac OS X
* Fixed crashes in H264 packetizer
* Close MMS access on network timeout
* Fix some problems with AAC decoder & packetizer
Changes between 0.8.6d and 0.8.6e:
Various bugfixes:
* Resume playback for viewing content over FTP
* Fixed XShm detection with remote X11
Security updates:
* Subtitle demuxers overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
* HTTP listener format string injection (CVE-2007-6682)
* Fixed buffer overflow in the SDL_image library (CVE-2006-4484)
* Real RTSP overflows (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296,
* Arbitrary memory overwrite in the MP4 demuxer (CORE-2008-0130,
Audio filter:
* Fixed DTS to S/PDIF converter
Audio output:
* Fixed 5.1 audio on ALSA
* Fixed some RTSP hanging and user/password passing through RTSP URLs
Stream output:
* Fixed waiting for SPS/PPS problem in H.264 packetizer
* Improved compatibility for creating H.264 video files playable on iPhones
* Improved detection of optimal amount of threads for multi-threaded H.264
encoding on multi-cpu systems
- Note that this is used when transcode threads is set to 0 (default)
- Not supported on Windows (multiple threads require manual configuration)
Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.9
* Corrected behavior of the Preferences panel
* VLC no longer crashes on quit while playing
* Updated Romanian and Polish translations
Changes between 0.8.6c and 0.8.6d:
Various bugfixes:
* Mozilla plugin: supports a reasonable amount of MIME types on Windows
* Linux: Fixed S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA
* Automatic recovery on unexpected stream discontinuity (clock gap) occurrences
in input
* Use field order (top/bottom) for correct bob/linear deinterlacing
* Fix invalid free in bookmarks loading code
Windows and Mac OS Binaries
* FLAC Security Update (CVE-2007-4619) to prevent multiple integer overflows
Active X plugin:
* Security update (VideoLAN-SA-0703, CVE-2007-6262)
Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with enhanced functionality
* Improved Video Output compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* Improved behavior of the Fullscreen Controller and mode changes between
Fullscreen and Windowed Video Output
* Softened the white flash artifacts that may appear during the transition of
two different movies
* Support for current Ogg file formats
NOTE: This release requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
Mac OS X 10.3.9 is not supported anymore.
* Improved H.264 encoding speed on Mac OS X
Other changes:
* The automatic updating facility was removed
* You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists.
* RTSP server remote denial of service fixed (CVE-2007-6684).
Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:
Various bugfixes, notably:
* Windows Vista compatibility
* Cropping in Direct3D
* Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
* RSS filter string overflow
* Few memory leaks
* MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)
CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
* Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702, CVE-2007-3316, US-CERT VU#200928)
* Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI
* Prevent WAV file integer overflow (CVE-2007-3467 & CVE-2007-3468)
* Updated FLAC API compatibility
* Support for new v4l2 encoder API
* New localisation: Arabic, Persian
Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
Various bugfixes, notably:
* Out-of-bound read in demuxers
* Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
* Mac OS X Interface crashes
* VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
* Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
* Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers
* Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
* Teletext subtitles (telx) support
Webbrowser plugins:
* Rectified behaviour and improved usability
Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Diverse usability improvements
* New wizard option to embed subtitles
* Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
* Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:
CDDA / VCDX plugins:
* Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701, CVE-2007-0017)
Mac OS X Interface:
* Fullscreen controller improvements
Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
* Shoutcast TV listings support
* Support for RTSP authentication
* Support for adding subtitles on the fly
* Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
* ATSC support for DVB input
* Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
* Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
* Improved support for Flash Video files
* Native WMV9/VC-1 support
* WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
* VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
* The True Audio Lossless codec support
* Matroska WavPack support
* Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
* Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
* Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
Video output:
* Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
* Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
* Improved libcaca support
* All
* New hotkeys for crop and zoom
* Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
* Windows
* Systray support in skins
* OS X
* Support for Apple Remote control
* Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
* New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
* right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
* Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
* Linux
* Notifications using notification-daemon
Windows port:
* Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
Windows 9x/ME users:
- Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
- Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the
Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location:
Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the folder
* Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
* Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
* Add Czech
* Add Slovak
* Add Malay
* Add Slovenian
* Updates to the libvlc API
* Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
Core support:
* Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
* Support for downloading updates
* Updated strings
* Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
* Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
* Improvements to the Audio CD input
- Separate playlist entries for the tracks
- Support for CDDB
* Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
* Improved subtitles encoding support
* Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
* Cook (Real audio) support
Playlist / Services discovery:
* XSPF playlist support
* Podcast support
* Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
Audio output:
* New JACK audio output
Video output:
* New video filters:
- magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
- gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
- bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
* Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
* RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
* Improvements to the subtitles rendering
Stream output:
* Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
* System to inform the user and request information
- HTTP authentication
- Fatal errors
- ...
* wxWidgets
- VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
- Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
- Drag & Drop support in the playlist
* Skins2
- New default skin
- Support for Winamp 2 skins
- Improved playlist handling
- Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
* OS X
- Embedded Video output
- new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
- Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
- Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
- support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
- option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
- New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
- A bunch of new RPN functions
Windows Port:
* MSN messenger "Now playing" support
OS X Port:
* Mac-Intel compatibility
* Enhanced support of various audio output devices
* Growl "Now playing" support
*Nix port:
* Ability to log to syslog
* Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root
* New libvlc API (not finished yet)
* Java bindings
* A bit more automatic testing
Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
Audio output:
* Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
* SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
* Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
* Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263
* Fix bug with some HE-AAC audio tracks
Services Discovery:
* HAL fixes, should now work with new API
* SAP, fix 20 second freeze on windows
* UPnP fixes
* Avahi 0.6 support
* Mac OS X
- fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard
Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
Core support:
* Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
* New OSD system
Video output:
* Fixed problems with OpenGL output
* New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
* Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
* Improved DVB support for satellite bands other than Ku-band
* IPv6 and Extended passive mode support for FTP
* IPv6 Source Specific Multicast support
* GnomeVFS input module
* Support for RTP packet reordering
* Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
* Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
* Musepack decoder using libmpdec
* QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
Services discovery:
* UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
* Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
Video filters:
* RSS feed overlay
Audio filters:
* Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel
Mixer and Dolby Surround
Stream output:
* New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
* Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
* Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
- new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata,
* Mac OS X
- New streaming and transcoding wizard
- New extended controls panel
- New bookmarks window
- Fixed playlist sorting
- Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
* wxWidgets
- Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
- All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
- Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
- Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
* Skins2
- Tree playlist
- New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
- Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
the names of files
- Include macro to include other files
- CGI 1.0 support
ActiveX plugin:
* Should now work outside IE as well
Mac OS X port:
* New script to delete the preferences automatically
Windows port:
* Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
* Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
The following languages were added:
* Galician
* Korean
* Romanian
* Simplified Chinese
The following languages were re-added:
* Swedish
Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
Core support:
* Rewrite of the playlist
- Tree structure
- Input preparsing (for meta-data)
- Grouping (by artist, ...) support
* Preferences improvements:
- New organization, designed to improve usability
- New configuration types (list of modules, ...)
* XML parsers
* Core image manipulation support
* Client-side SSL/TLS support
* SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
* Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
* Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
* Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
* Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
* filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
now separated by ':' instead of ','
* Access filter architecture
* Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-language)
* Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
* Many bugfixes...
* Support for SOCKS proxy
* Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
* Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
* Support for images on a HTTP server that get refreshed on the server
* Better support for Kasenna streams
* RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
* Massive Matroska improvements
* Support for XA and VOC audio files
* TiVo demuxer
* Samba (Windows shares) access module
* Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
* Fixes to Linux DVB support
* Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
* Support for FTP over IPv6
Decoders / Encoders:
* Dirac decoder and encoder
* PNG decoder/encoder
* Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
* Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Access filters:
* New Record and Timeshift filters
Services discovery:
* New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
* Brand new SAP module
* To enable SAP, you now need to use "-S sap" or add SAP in
the "Manage->Services Discovery" menu
( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
* Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
* HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
* DAAP (iTunes shares) support
* Shoutcast
Audio output:
* Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
Video output:
* Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
* Image file video output (png)
* Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
* Improvements to wall video filter
* Support for font color and opacity
Stream output:
* Muxers
- ASF improvements
* VLM / VoD
- Ability to load a configuration file on startup
- Seeking support in VoD streams
* Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
* wxWidgets
- Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...
- Improved preferences
- Improvements to the wizard
- DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
* MacOS X
- Redesigned playlist
- Improved preferences
* Skins
- Support for multiple actions
- Fixes
- Support for the new playlist system
* Lirc
- Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc
Windows port:
* Screensaver disabling fix
* DirectShow tuner configuration
* Support for no-decoration windows
MacOS X port:
* Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
* The OpenGL video output is back
* A new audio module that should work more reliable for analog audio output in various configurations.
- Supports multichannel discrete analog output
- Digital audio output requires you to change a preference setting because it
is not yet available in the new module
- Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for more information.
BeOS port:
* Support for single-buffered overlay
Pocket PC port:
* Many fixes
* New interface
* New video output
Mozilla Plugin:
* Javascript fixes
* Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
IE Plugin:
* Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
The following languages were added:
* Catalan
* Danish
* Turkish
Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
Core support:
* Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
* SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
Windows port:
* Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
* Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
* Fixed spurious taskbar item after switching to fullscreen
WinCE port:
* A few more updates (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
Audio Output:
* Portaudio audio output plugin improvements
Video Output:
* Proper subpictures scaling using the aspect-ratio info when available
* Fixed crash with ODML avi files
* Fixed autodetection of VCD/SVCD bin files
* Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
Stream Output:
* Encoders:
* Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
* Stream output:
* Support of playlist group announcement
Changes between 0.7.2 and 0.8.0:
Core support:
* Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
* Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
* New plugins cache to speed up launch time
* New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
* Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
* Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
* New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X
(Stream your desktop)
* Improved DVD support:
- uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
- uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
* Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
* Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
* More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access
(selection of titles/chapters).
* Support for iTunes Music Store previews
* Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
* Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
* Windows Media Server RTSP support
* Support for MPEG TS streams with error correction (204/192 bytes TS packets)
* Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
* Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
* Improved Ogg demuxer
* Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
* Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
* G.726 audio support
* 14496-17 MPEG TS text support
* MPEG-4 text support
* Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
* Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
* VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska
Stream Output:
* Re-use audio/video/spu decoders in transcoder module. From now on,
everything that is playable by VLC should be transcodable as well
* Subtitles overlaying in transcoder
* Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
* Frame rate selection in the transcoder
* DVB subtitles encoder
* MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
* Improved vorbis/theora encoding
* Text track muxing for mp4
* Multipart mjpeg muxing. Your video is directly viewable in a Mozilla Browser
* 14496-17 text track muxing for MPEG TS
* Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
* Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
* New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
* Improved ASF muxer
* H.263 RTP streaming support
* SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
* Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
Audio Output:
* New audio equalizer filter
* Very trivial volume normalizer
* True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
* More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
* New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
Video Output:
* Roku HD1000 Video output
* Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X)
with support for effects.
* Improved filter and subpictures support :
- New filters can be streamed.
- "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video
- Centralized scaling and blending
* New filters :
- "time", to display current time
- "marq", to display a marquee
* OSD sliders for volume and postition information
* OSD icons for Play and Pause
* New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
* A few skins2 improvements
* Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
* Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
* The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
* Improved CORBA control module
Mac OS X port:
* Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem
* Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
* The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
Linux port:
* New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
* Experimental SVG rendering module
* Support for DVB CAM modules.
Windows port:
* DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
* DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
* Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
* Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
* Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
WinCE port:
* Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
Mozilla plugin:
* Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
* Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
* Server/client network synchronization module
* VBrick streams fully supported
* Cisco IP/TV streams supported
* VLM enhancements
Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2:
Core support:
* Bookmarks feature for easier seeking/access inside medias.
* Support for video output embedded in interfaces.
* Improved HTTP daemon.
* Saved playlists now remember VLC-specific options.
* New Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML) codec.
* New H.261 video decoder using openmash.
* H264 encoder, demuxer and packetizer.
* Packetizer interfaces between demux and codec when needed
(allows using ffmpeg plugin to decode MPEG streams and better aac decoding).
* Support for Theora alpha3 (both decoding and encoding).
* --start-time <sec> and --stop-time <sec> to start and stop playing a
file at the specified amount of seconds. Only works with a few
fileformats (avi, mov, mkv, mp4 )
* Improved directory access module.
* New "file-cat" option to play truncated movies.
* Better handling of meta info (title, author, description, etc...).
* New options to pass meta info to the input.
* It is now possible to stream programs from a DVB-S/C/T stream
(satellite, cable, or digital terestrial television)
* Annodex ( support.
* mmsh streaming fixes.
* Fixed infinite loop in the AVI demux on broken/incomplete files.
* Subviewer and subviewer v2 subtitles support.
* Ability to choose autodetected subtitles path.
* Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
Stream output:
* Improved session announcement system.
* Minimize threads usage by default.
* Added faster than realtime stream output (limited by CPU) for file output.
* Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
* Improved MPEG TS muxer.
* Improved transrater.
* Meta info options used by the muxers.
* New configuration system.
* Better audio channels downmixing when transcoding.
VideoLAN manager:
* New videolan (media) manager (vlm): a little manager designed to launch
and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
* Supports live streams and VoD.
* Supports scheduling.
* Telnet interface for vlm.
* HTTP interface for vlm.
* Skins II (Windows and Linux only)
- Ability to embed video output.
- Support for bitmap fonts.
- Lots of improvements.
* wxWindows (default Windows and Linux interface)
- New design and set of icons.
- Ability to embed video output.
- Support for hotkeys.
- Support for bookmarks.
* Mac OS X
- Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
- Better hotkeys handling.
Mac OS X port:
* OpenGL video output is now the default when available.
* Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
* Audio output fix to work with multiple streams on a HAL device.
* Possible fix for conflict with CodeTek VirtualDesktop (untested).
Win32 port:
* DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
* Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
* Improved Windows installer.
Linux port:
* PowerPC fixes.
* Improvements to the Goom visualisation plugin.
* Roku HD1000 audio output.
Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.1a:
Mac OS X:
* Fixed the infamous 'mp3 takes twice the CPU it should take' bug
* Playing MOD files is working now.
Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1:
Core support:
* Fixed a nasty bug that causes preferences not to be saved some times.
* IGMPv3 support for VLC under Windows XP and Linux.
* Brand new DTS Coherent Acoustics audio decoder based on libdts
* Fixed DTS S/PDIF output
* SVCD (Philips OGT) and CVD subtitles
* Internal improvments
* Improved import/export
* Experimental support for Nullsoft streaming video(.nsv) and real media(.rm)
container formars.
* New demux module that uses libavformat from ffmpeg. Adds support for many
small and strange formats.
* New PVA demux.
* New MOD audio demux.
* Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
* Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
* New and experimental DVD input plugin with menus support (using libdvdnav).
* Added back DV audio support in raw DV demuxer.
Stream output:
* MP4/MOV muxer improvements (fast-start, aac in mov, etc...).
* Fixed a nasty bug in the mpeg video packetizer.
* Improved transcoding (multithreading, more tuning, etc...).
Service discovery:
* Fixed sdp in SAP.
Mac OS X port:
* New opengl video output plugin.
Win32 port:
* A few improvements to the DirectShow input plugin.
* Fixed ipv6 name resolution.
Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0:
Core support:
* Brand new decoder/packetizer api.
Adds a lot more flexibility while also simplifying the decoder plugins.
* New encoder api (Ffmpeg, Vorbis, Theora, Flac and Speex encoders available).
* Video outputs are recycled if possible.
This removes any 'flicker' between two similiar video files.
* Fixed the video filters. Video should no longer go black when using filters.
* New input core. Advantages are: better seeking, more responsive, support for
subtitle files at the core, and much much more.
* Added a repeat mode to repeat a single file over and over.
* Playlist sorting
* RTP/RTSP support.
* Fixed annoying seeking problem with Ogg files (seeking would take ages).
* Support for Flac in Ogg files.
* MPEG TS demuxer also handles A52 and AAC audio in DVB streams.
* Rewrite of the Flac demuxer.
* cddax and vcdx plugins using libcdio, libvcd and libvcdinfo. (Linux only)
* Reworked DVB tuning.
* Better Icecast support.
* New MPEG video elementary streams demuxer.
* New DTS audio elementary streams demuxer.
* Support for Theora video encoding.
* Support for Speex audio decoding/encoding.
* Rewrite of the Flac decoder + encoding support.
* Support for MPEG2 422 decoding which was recently added to libmpeg2 (cvs).
* Support for AAC + SBR and proper multi-channel re-ordering.
* MPEG 2.5 audio support.
* Removed deprecated decoders (a52_old, mpeg_video and mpeg_audio).
Stream output:
* Improvements to the MPEG TS muxer.
* New transrating module for MPEG2 video.
* Added packetization for MPEG AAC ADTS streams.
* Added packetizers for Flac, Speex, Theora, LPCM, DTS and SPU streams.
* Improved mp4 muxing and added AAC/MP4V support when transcoding.
* Improved Ogg muxing and added Theora, Speex, Flac and subtitles support.
* MPEG TS muxer follows the ATSC/DVB specs for embedded A52 audio.
* --sout-keep option to keep the stream open while changing input.
* Preliminary RTP support.
* Fixes to SAP announces.
* Skins:
- Bugfixes
- misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
* New standardized and customizable hotkeys.
* wxWindows
- Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
- Improvements and help in preferences
- New streaming wizard
- Revised Disc Open menu
- Improvements of the standard pages
- Support for new commands
* OSD ( OS X and hotkeys only atm ).
Service discovery:
* Many fixes to the SAP module
* SAP now supports HTTP streams
* Text subtitles now have a black outline.
* Text subtitles autodetection.
* Text subtitles charset autodetection.
* Text subtitles for all videofiles. Results may vary.
* Text subtitles in Hebrew are supported. Arabic partially.
* Automatic fontsize selection for text subtitles.
* Fixed SAMI text subtitles support.
* Support for subtitles in Matroska files.
* Support for subtitles in DVB streams.
Mac OS X port:
* New controller designed by Max Rudberg from
* Save playlist.
* Works on 10.1.x again. Apologies for that problem.
* Support for Panther.
* Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
* Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
Win32 port:
* New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
* VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
* Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
* Support for 3F2R in audio output.
* New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
* Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
* Multimonitor support (untested).
* Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
Linux port:
* Improved Video4Linux input. Also added support for an audio only input.
* Support for real-time priority when running with root privileges.
* Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
iPaq port:
* Brand new Gtk 2 interface
* Audio visual effects filters (spectrum, scope and random).
* Audio visual effects filter using goom.
* Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian and Hungarian translations.
* libcaca video output (colored ascii)
Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
Core support:
* Fixed a nasty regression in 0.6.1 which made some streams unplayable.
Stream output:
* Transcoder now generates proper pts/dts thus should work a lot better.
* Improved MPEG TS muxer.
Access input:
* Support for DVB-S/C/T cards using v4l2 API for Linux 2.6.x kernels.
* Few fixes to the VCD navigation.
* Support for DVD menus navigation added to the wxWindows interface.
UNIX ports:
* ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
* Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
Win32 port:
* Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
iPaq port:
* Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
* Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
* Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
mpeg1/2 videos.
Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
Core support:
* There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
* VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
after a pause.
Stream output:
* Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
* Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
* Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
UNIX ports:
* ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
* Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
Win32 port:
* Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
iPaq port:
* Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
* Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
* Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
mpeg1/2 videos.
Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
Core support:
* There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
* VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
after a pause.
Stream output:
* Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
* Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
* Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
* PS muxer can create mpeg1 files now and produce streams with system headers.
* You can transcode a52 with more than two channels to mpga now.
Win32 port:
* Fixed DVD support which was partly broken due to a bug in libdvdcss
* Fixed 5.1 audio support for the sblive/audigy soundcards.
* Fixed sound on Windows NT.
UNIX ports:
* Fixed/improved ALSA support and enabled multi-channel audio output.
* X11/Xvideo: Should now work on big endian machines, and you can now
use the arrow keys to browse through the DVD menus.
iPaq port:
* Gtk+2 interface called PDA
* Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
* Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
* Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
* Stream Out with transcode support enabled (use codecs: HuffYuvv and A-law).
* Small updates/fixes to the wxWindows interface.
* Improved HTTP remote control interface. You can now create your own HTML pages.
* A new CORBA control plugin.
Input demux:
* Improved support for the Matroska container format.
* Improved build system.
* New video filter plugin to overlay logos.
* Added support for Winamp 3 B4S files.
* New subtitle module which uses freetype2 to render arbitrary fonts in any size.
Should also work with languages like russion for instance.
Changes between 0.5.3 and 0.6.0:
Core Support:
* Channel Server support was removed (was deprecated)
Input access:
* Fixed a big bug in ftp and http access that prevented many platforms (OSX most prominently) to view ftp and http streams.
* Fixed large file support on Windows
* Video 4 Linux support
* CD Digital Audio support
* Fixed IPv6 multicasting on Windows and OSX.
Input demux:
* Better detection of AAC and mp3 files
* Support for OpenDML avi files
* More complete .mp4/.mov support
* Very early support for the Matroska container format (don't complain if it doesn't work ;)
* VLC's own MPEG1/2 decoder has been replaced with libmpeg2
* Support for Sorenson 3 (SVQ3 or Quicktime content) via ffmpeg
* OSX support for QDM2 and QDMC sound, often used in QT content.
* Fixed a bug which was causing artefacts in DivX video (ffmpeg)
* Updated our theora decoder to use the alpha 2 release of libtheora
* If ffmpeg cannot keep up, skip and try to recover instead of stopping altogether
* Indeo Video 3 (IV32) support for little-endian computers. (so not for OSX)
* The wxWindows interface is now fully useable as well as Unicode safe
* New HTTP remote control interface
Stream output:
* New stream output scheme. It is now possible to build a chain of stream outputs allowing for instance to stream and display some content at the same time.
* The stream output now allows to transcode content on the fly.
* Fixed major bug that prevented streaming mpeg 1/2 video with pulldown content.
* SAP/SDP announcing support. (both IPv4 and IPv6)
* New reset option for the preferences
* You can set your language in the prefences
* New video chroma conversion module using ffmpeg
* Added a Gentoo ebuild to the distribution
* Added a new smaller subtitles font (now the default) + scripts to generate your own
* SAP/SDP IPv6 support
UNIX ports:
* Basic support for the X11 Xinerama extension.
* New skinable interface ported to X11.
* Run opie-vlc and zaurus-vlc as GuiServer
Mac OS X port:
* When you add several items to the playlist, they are sorted alphabetically.
* New about panel and revamped preferences panel.
* Fixed the deinterlace menu.
* Float on top, Fit to Screen and a Transparency option for video out.
* New output dialog for transcode and display while stream capabilities.
* New icons by Davor Orel.
* New audio resampler. Should make VLC much faster.
* Fixed disappearing and crackling sound (PTS is out of range bug)
* We no longer automatically save the preferences when you quit the application
* Arrow keys are now use to browse the menus in a DVD
Win32 port:
* the wxWindows interface is now the default interface
* The keyboard shortcuts are now identical to the linux version
* Fixed the "no sound" problem on NT4
* Improved skinnable interface (it now uses the wxWindows interface dialogs).
* Added support for compressed skins files (.vlt files)
* Fixed SVCD chapters support.
* Fixed memory leak with 5.1 audio.
BeOS port:
* Interface localization
* Screensaver disabled if playing in fullscreen
* A few new keyboard shortcuts
* New full-featured Preferences window
Changes between 0.5.2 and 0.5.3:
Core Support:
* fixed DTS S/PDIF output on little-endian machines
* support for skins at the interface level
* new OSD module using Freetype2
* video outputs are now destroyed when the associated input ends
* the video output takes into account the caching delay introduced at the
input level before dropping out of date frames.
* configuration option to disable the translation of the interface
Input access:
* fixed HTTP redirects
* support for opening an entire directory
* EOF should be detected more reliably
* new video4linux access plug-in
* new kfir access plug-in designed to work around a bug in the kfir driver
Input demux:
* added stream type for some Motorola MPEG-2 video encoders
* fix for some ogg web radio streams
* fixed reading TS streams over HTTP
* support for 3ivx D4 (not previous versions)
* support for '3ivd' and '3vid' encodings
* support for 'MSS1' codec ( same as WMV2 )
* support for SAMI subtitles (untested and incomplete)
* better SSA4 subtitles recognition
* new codec for raw I420 video
* improvements to the libmpeg2-based MPEG video decoder
* improvements to wxWindows based interface
(although it still misses some important features)
* skeleton for a Gnome2/GTK2 plug-in
Stream output:
* new HTTP output support
* fixed a segfault in the AVI muxer
* fixed AV synchronization issues
* support for oldstyle id3 genres
UNIX ports:
* the SDL vout plug-in will now work on big-endian machines
Mac OS X port:
* reorderable playlist
* fixed the hiding of the mouse on multiple monitors
* fixed a big issue with some USB speakers
* support for mono audio output devices
* reset the audio-device to its default mode before quitting VLC
* fixed several cosmetic issues
* you can drag the controller window by its background (as it should be)
* the messages window remembers more lines
* delay and fps can now be overruled with subtitles files
* http and ogg stream output options
* Apple menu and friends will now be translated as well
Win32 port:
* new skinnable interface
* the directx video output doesn't crash anymore on ctrl+alt+del events.
iPAQ familiar Linux port:
* support for FLAC audio format
* the interface adapts to the screen size/rotation
* playlist
* network tab in the interface
* "apply" handling in preferences
Changes between 0.5.1a and 0.5.2:
Core support:
* advanced config options are now hidden by default
* new --spdif option to use the S/PDIF audio output by default
* fixed a 'clicking' sound when switching between streams
* new bandlimited resampler that should improve audio quality on primarily
Mac OS X
* fixed a problem with audio over http that caused some web radios to not work
* DTS S/PDIF support
* support for DV audio through the ffmpeg library
* support for FLAC audio through libflac
* new but basic MPEG video decoder based on libmpeg2
* fixed a major bug in LPCM code (fixes a problem with iDVD disks)
Stream output:
* support for streaming DivX 1/2/3, wmv1/2, h/i263 over MPEG-2 TS
* new --ttl option for Time To Live
DVD support:
* fixed quite a few problems with the dvd menu support
UNIX ports:
* fixed the GNU-pth support
Win32 port:
* multi-channel audio and S/PDIF support for both the DirectX and Waveout
* localization support via gettext is now fully working
* rc interface is now fully useable
* fixed the MSVC project files generation
Mac OS X port:
* several fixes for multi channel audio devices. AC3 over SPDIF with
M-Audio Sonica Theater still does not work. this is most likely a driver
bug and has been reported to M-Audio. (Sonica, Revolution, Delta, Griffin
iMate and MOTU firewire devices should work)
* VLC now uses the default audio device
* new info panel
* very preliminary support for VLC control via applescript
* support for mouse gestures
* new priority scheme allowing to avoid lock-ups on low-end machines
Linupy port:
* there is a whole new port for the linupy distribution used by o.a. the
YOPY PDA. It is still experimental, please test it
* improved ID3 tag detection
* changed several errors into warnings ; the frequently reported "this is
not a PS stream, continuing" is one of these
* mouse gestures work on windows and osx, but there still isn't any useful
* some support for .pls playlists used by shoutcast
Changes between 0.5.1 and 0.5.1a:
Mac OS X port:
* fixed a problem that caused VLC to select the wrong language when
English was set as the preferred language
Changes between 0.5.0 and 0.5.1:
Core support:
* new mouse gesture interface
* audio volume can now be changed at any time, even when no file is
Input access:
* various minor fixes on the network inputs
* fixed some weird URL parsing problems (/Volumes/toto:tata/harry@coin.mpg)
* VCD: fixed track number and chapter indexing
Input demux:
* fixed a bad initialization in the mp4 plug-in
* new --buggy-psi option for TS streams which do not update their
continuity counter
* support for MPEG-2 intra slice refresh (aka. Slice-I) streams
DVD support:
* fixed a bug which turned the default interface command-line only
without the user consent
UNIX ports:
* GTK: fixed a crash when going fullscreen or changing volume from the
popup menu
* X11: new screen saver disabling plug-in (--extraintf screensaver)
* KDE: fixed compilation with KDE 3.1
* ALSA: fixed mono files output
Mac OS X port:
* fixed a crash on start-up on some localized systems
* lowered real-time priorities to avoid lock-ups on slow machines
* VLC can now be made the handler of ftp http mms and udp URLs
* playlist enhancements
* added half, normal and double video window menu items
* new step forward/step backward commands
* the dock should no longer be visible in fullscreen mode
* the Mac OS X binary is now compiled with Ogg/Theora support
* is now
Win32 port:
* fixed the "RichEdit line insertion error" bug
* VLC can now be run from outside its installation directory
* fixed a bug that prevented to find the default subtitle font
BeOS port:
* smarter BeOS priorities to avoid lock-ups
* few enhancements in the interface (especially the Settings window)
Opie port:
* native video output is working again
* only commandline interface support
* support for MPEG4, DivX through ffmpeg package
Changes between 0.4.6 and 0.5.0:
Core structure:
* object structure which allows for full re-entrancy, known as libvlc
* new audio output architecture based on filter pipelines, providing
S/PDIF and multi-channel support
* localization support via gettext on most architectures
* new stream output architecture, allowing to use VLC to unicast,
multicast or broadcast a stream to another VLC (only MPEG 1, 2 and 4
and A/52 streams are supported)
* build system now uses autoconf/automake/autopoint
Input access:
* mms:// support
* ftp:// support
* stability fixes in the HTTP access
* auto-detection of RTP encapsulation
* VCD entry points support
* VCD image file support
Input demux:
* support for *.asf format
* improved support for *.avi, especially over an HTTP connection
* support for *.mp4 and *.mov format
* support for ogg encapsulation
* support for raw DV format
* support for *.wav format
* new demuxdump demux allowing to save a stream to a file
* raw AAC support
Stream discovery & playlists:
* support for the SAP/SDP and SLP protocols
* support for .m3u file format
* support for .asx file format
* hack to find the streaming sources in html-pages with embedded wmp
* support for the microdvd, subrip, ssa1, ssa2-4 subtitles file formats
(only available with the .avi demux)
* support for ADPCM audio codec
* support for raw PCM data
* support for Cinepak video codec
* support for DV video codec via libdv or ffmpeg
* support for AAC audio codec via libfaad2
* support for Xvid codec
* support for's Vorbis audio codec
* support for's Tremor audio codec (when compiling from sources)
* support for's Tarkin and Theora video codecs (when compiling
from sources)
* new codecs supported by latest ffmpeg versions: WMV, WMA, SVQ 1, H263,
H263i, MJPEG A/B
* fixed an endianness bug in LPCM codec
DVD support:
* experimental preliminary support for DVD menus via libdvdplay
* new WxWindows interface
* all interfaces allow to dynamically change the volume, the audio
device and the channels configuration
* headphone channel mixer with virtual spatialization effect
* Mozilla plugin based on libvlc for embedded playback in webpages of any
format that VLC can play
* new swedish translation
* enhancements of the playlist window
* new messages window to see debug info
* fixed a few crashes
iPaq port:
* slider bar in GTK+/GPE Familiar interface
* fixed crash on directory change in Familiar interface
* added qte_main module for use in all modules that need Opie or Qte support
* native video output module for Qt Embedded/Opie is not working
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