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Changes between 3.0.x and 4.0.0-dev:
Platform support changes:
* 4.0.x requires:
- Windows 7/2008 R2 or later (with KB2533623 installed)
- macOS 10.11 or later
- iOS 9 or later
- Android 4.1.x or later (API-16)
- GCC 5.0 or Clang 3.4 (or equivalent)
* Windows on ARM is now supported
* New output clock (internal):
- The input clock (PCR) or the audio output can drive the output clock
- By default, the audio output will drive the output clock: no more audio
resampling or flush when the audio is late or early
* New medialibrary (vlc_media_library.h)
* New player (vlc_player.h):
- Replace the input_thread_t API that is now internal
- One instance is used to play subsequent medias
- Allow multiple track selection
- Fix TOCTOU issues (the player lock is exposed)
* New mediatree and mediasource (vlc_media_source.h)
- Browse local network and service discoveries
* New playlist (vlc_playlist.h)
- Replace the previous one
- Flat, new random implementation
- Can't browse anymore (cf. mediatree)
* Add support for dual subtitles selection (via the player)
Audio output:
* ALSA: HDMI passthrough support.
Use --alsa-passthrough to configure S/PDIF or HDMI passthrough.
* Support for HEIF image and grid image formats
* Support for DASH WebM
* Support for DVBSUB in mkv
* Support for DAV video files
* Improved Bluray menus, clips and stream selection
* Support chapters in mp3 files
* Support for DMX audio music (MUS) files
* Support for experimental AV1 video encoding
* WebVTT encoder
* Remove iomx support for Android
* WebP image decoding
* Support for SMPTE-TT image profile
* Support for 16-bit greyscale
* Support IMM4 decoder
* Improve 708 decoder
* Support AGM decoder
* Support VP4 decoder
* Add NVDEC hardware decoder
* Enable SMB2 / SMB3 support on mobile ports with libsmb2
* Added support for the RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) Protocol
* Added support for the AMT (Automatic Multicast Tunneling) Protocol
* Added support for the Gopher Protocol
* Added avaudiocapture module as a replacement for qtsound, which is removed now
* Audio CD data tracks are now correctly detected and skipped
* Deprecates Audio CD CDDB lookups in favor of more accurate Musicbrainz
* Improved CD-TEXT and added Shift-JIS encoding support
Access output:
* Added support for the RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) Protocol
Video output:
* Added X11 RENDER video output plugin
* Remove aa plugin
* Remove evas plugin
* Remove omxil_vout plugin
* Remove RealRTSP plugin
* Remove Real demuxer plugin
Video filter:
* Update yadif
* Remove remote OSD plugin
Stream output:
* New SDI output with improved audio and ancillary support.
Candidate for deprecation of decklink vout/aout modules.
* Support for DLNA/UPNP renderers
* MP4 files are no longer faststart by default
Service discovery:
* Support Renderer discovery with avahi
* Remove Growl notification support
* Improved AppleScript API with support for playback modes, recording, rate
* Improved proxy configuration handling
Changes between 3.0.6 and 3.0.7:
* Improve Blu-ray support
Audio output:
* Fix pass-through on Android-23
Video Output:
* Fix 12 bits sources playback with Direct3D11
* Fix crash on iOS
Stream Output:
* Improve Chromecast support with new ChromeCast apps
* Update Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo scripts
Changes between 3.0.5 and 3.0.6:
* Fix potential subtitle picture allocation failures
* Add support for 12 bits decoding of AV1
* Fix HDR support in AV1 when the container provides the metadata
Changes between 3.0.4 and 3.0.5:
* Improve RTSP playback
* BluRay fixes and improvements, notably for menus and seeking
* Improve the UDP/RTP truncated issue
* Add a new AV1 decoder based on dav1d library
* Enable libaom decoder by default
* Fix decoding of some HEVC streams with macOS hardware decoding
* MP4: Fix reading of some HDR metadata
* Miscellaneous AV1 demuxing improvements
* Fix CAF integer-underflow
* Fix an MKV crash on iOS 12.0, on iPhone XS phones
* Add an AV1 packetizer
* Starting with VLC 3.0.5, VLC will be distributed with runtime hardening
enabled on macOS Mojave.
All external VLC plugins need to be signed by a DeveloperID certificate in order
to continue working with the official VLC package.
* Update the VLC dark UI to better match the dark mode of macOS Mojave
* Fix convert & save panel stream option
Audio output:
* Fix corking when the playback state is paused
* Improve corking on Android
Video Output:
* Fix Direct3D11 tone-mapping when HDR is displayed on an SDR screen
* More accurate colors for SD sources in Direct3D11
* Disable hardware decoding on some old Intel GPUs
* Fix zero-copy GPU acceleration on AMD RX Vega
* Misc Direct3D11 fixes
* Improve ChromeCast
* Update numerous 3rd party libraries, including for minor security issues
* Update Youtube support
* Fix subtitles rendering with specific fonts with negative horizontal advance
Changes between 3.0.3 and 3.0.4:
* Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
* Decode AV1 streams
* Fix playback of low-fps files
* Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
* Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
* Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
* Fix crashes with LPCM streams
* Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
* Fix MediaCodec rotation handling
* Improve FLV fps detection
* Fix some ogg/flac
* Improve support for broken HEVC inside MKV
* Fix some AVI regression for broken files and for DVAudio
* Support files splitted in the .mts%d pattern
* Fixes for MKV seeking
* Fix for MP4 disabled track selection
* Fix playback of incomplete RAR files (downloading)
Audio Output:
* Improve iOS session management and resume-from-pause
* Improve macOS audio performance
* Support 44.1kHz DTS passthrough
* Fix crashes on DirectSound output
Video Output:
* Fix some crash in Direct3D11/Direct3D9 because of sensors
* Fix some broken DVD subtitles rendering (OpenGL, notably)
* Fix crashes on old mac machines, after some time
* Fix memleaks on the EGL output (Android notably)
* Fix misc display in Direct3D11 due to broken drivers
* Fix potential green screen on Windows XP
Text renderer:
* Fix rendering of arabic fonts fallback on macOS
* Fix head buffer overflow on macOS with some fonts
* Fix rendering of fonts with specific fonts
* Fix some RTL rendering
* Fix live555, macOS-UI, screen capture crashes
* Change the extension registration names on Windows
* Fix VLM 'now' date
* Fixes on the HTTPD server
* Fix on the NTservice registration
* Fix --stop-time option
* Fix ChromeCast compatibility with web interface
* Fix subtitles alignment
* Fix infinite recursion on directory playback
* Fix detection SAT>IP servers
* Fix tooltip display when using Wayland
* macOS 10.7.5 is required now, VLC will no longer launch on earlier releases
* Fix delay and fps setting in subtitle dialog
* Modernized and improved support for media keys
* Fix issues with drag and drop of playlist items
* Fix support for audio capturing with qtsound module
* Fix layout issues in the Convert and Save panel
* Update of most translations
Changes between 3.0.2 and 3.0.3:
* Update subtitles display while paused
* Enable srt support on binary builds
* Allow videotoolbox hardware decoding to be disabled
* Disable VideoToolbox for 10bits H.264
* Fix VideoToolbox with some invalid HEVC streams
* Fix subsdec wide character support
* Fix 1st order Ambisonics in AAC
* Miscellaneous ogg improvements & bugfixes, including oggds
* Fix forced tracks selection
* Fix Topfield files
* Probe AAC/ADTS inside TS
* Fix tracks detection issues with DolbyVision and Bluray streams
* Fix "Open Network Stream" URL box focus
* Add option to disable hardware acceleration for video decoding
* Remove option to force dolby mode from simple preferences
Video Output:
* Fix crashes on Direct3D11
* Fix tooltip display on some desktop environments
* Fix spurious movement of the main Window
* Fix playlist being displayed in fullscreen
* Fix amem output
* Fix numerous issues on fonts fallback and font shaping
* Fix subtitles toggle through hotkeys
* Fix audioscrobbling
* Fix buffer over-read in avcodec audio encoding with non-default layouts
* Numerous 3rd party libraries updated, fixing security issues
* Update of most languages
Changes between 3.0.1 and 3.0.2:
* Fix snapshotting with subtitles when using hardware acceleration
* Fix green/missing line/column when the picture dimensions are odd
* Important improvements in hardware decoding for macOS, notably faster,
supporting more samples and removing crashes/deadlocks
* Improve compatibility for DxVA2 and D3D11 decoding, fix crashes when seeking
and fix blacklisting of broken drivers
* Fix SSA subtitles forced alignment
* Fix E-AC-3 stuttering
* Fix MIDI playback on macOS
* Add playback support for ProRes 4444 XQ
* Fix wrong colors in some AVI files
* Fix IFO files playback to start DVDs
* Fix a crash with missing/invalid MPEG SDT
* Update VP8/9/10 ISOBMFF bindings and improve HDR for those cases
* Fix TTML inside MP4
* Improve MP4 read of color information
* Fix flac seeking and improve flac parsing
* Improve mkv opening & seeking speed
* Fix display of chapters with no name defined
* Miscellaneous MKV crash fixes
* Fix crash with multi-region DVDs
* Fix audio being muted on DVD chapter change
* Fix audio being muted when seeking in a BluRay disc
* Avoid a crash/assert in FTP after seeking
Audio output:
* Fix mmdevice default audio device handling
* Fix "reset audio volume" being forcefully deactivated
* Allow a default device to be used by VLC
* Only warn once about misconfiguration for AUhal devices on macOS
* Improve resampling and latency computation for CoreAudio
* Passthrough is now disabled by default
Audio filters:
* Fix audio stutter after unpausing with headphones
* Fix silence when dolby-surround was mis-selected in preferences
Video output:
* Fix OpenGL crashes or bad display with semi-planar chromas
* Fix OpenGL interop (zero-copy) disabled for tvOS
* Major rewrite of the iOS video output to fix numerous crashes
* Important improvements of the D3D11 video output to use less memory
and less GPU for HDR tone-mapping
* Fix crop on vertical videos with Direct3D11
* Fix Direct3D9 filters settings not being applied properly
* Fix transform filters with hardware decoding
* Fix snapshot and filters with HEVC hardware decoding
* Fix a buffer overrun during GPU/CPU image copy
* Fix glitches on DVD menus with Direct3D11
* Fix non-HDR content playback on HDR screens with Direct3D11
* Fix YUV full range displayed incorrectly in Direct3D11
* Fix miscellaneous crashes in Direct3D11
* Fix potential black screen with 10bits videos on Direct3D11
* Fix Growl notifications on recent macOS versions
* Fix conversion output file name encoding
* Fix crash reporting on macOS 10.7 and 10.8
* Fix crash on exit
* Fix remember playback position
* Fix Blu-ray disc Java menu
* Fix swiping on time slider to change position
* Fix problems with restoring user name from keychain
* Fix localization issues
* Fix last folder used in open dialogs
* Allow to customize the seek jump when using the mousewheel
* Fix fullscreen controller positionment on multiscreen setups
* Fix pasted URLs not being trimmed
* Fix jump size not being configurable
* Fix missing time labels updates
* Fix playback speed slider not accepting 1.0x value
* Fix raw input dump
* Fix window size after a fullscreen playback
* Fix lua rc & oldrc interfaces host specification
* Fix crashes when searching for renderers
* Relocate localedir for Linux (improves snap i18n support)
* Fix VDPAU GLX usage on Linux
* Improve support for NetBSD
* Fix MSI script for Windows
* Fix libvlc_media_list not going to next media
* Fix character encoding on win32 consoles
* Miscellaneous chromecast improvements
* Fix missing OSD navigation feedback
* Various VLSub improvements
* lua: Fix scripts not being loaded on some filesystems
* lua: Add APIs to handle UTF-8 paths
Changes between 3.0.0 and 3.0.1:
* Fix use-after-free when cleaning playlists
* Fix crash on exit on Windows
Video output:
* Fix HLG tone mapping on some systems like macOS.
* Fix screensaver inhibition on Windows XP
* Fix various Direct3D11 crashes
* Fix HDR tone mapping in Direct3d11
* Fix pink screen on Windows
* Fix potential stack buffer overflow with faad
* Enable Cineform HD in avcodec
Hardware Decoder:
* macOS: Improve HEVC 10bit performance with Videotoolbox
* android: Add MPEG2 support via MediaCodec
* Fix HEVC decoding with some files on Android/macOS/iOS
* Improve Direct3D11 memory usage
* Improve MKV seeking speed
* Fix xspf base URL handling
* Fix reading mp4 trun with moof based offsets
* Fix adaptive http redirections
* Replace old API, fixing adaptive TLS leak
* Use mime type as fallback for HLS segment type
* Fix subtitle (srt,ssa..) seek when having a single entry
* Flag non default HDMV subset video streams
* Increase TS probing amount for 4K streams
* Miscellaneous MKV, MP4 & AVI crash fixes
* Fix out of bounds read in mpeg4video
Stream Output:
* Improve chromecast loading speed
* Improve local/chromecast transition during playback
* Fix chromecast loading with some versions of Windows
* Fix chromecast loading with some chromecast devices (TVs and Android boxes)
* Fix wrong first cover art when casting
* Fix casting to VP9
macOS Interface:
* Re-add option to disable the fullscreen controller panel
* Auto-layout improvements
* Remove misleading playback warning indicator
* Fix crash with the interface for lua extensions (like VLSub)
* Fix show sidebar setting being ignored on restart
* Fix MKV files association
* Fix chromecast audio detection
Qt Interface:
* Improve scaling on HiDPI displays
* Improve interface look and feel.
Changes between 2.2.8 and 3.0.0:
Platform support changes:
* 3.0.x will be maintained as a LTS (best-effort basis, mostly for security)
that will be the last working version for quite a few systems.
Indeed the 3.0.x branch will contain the last releases running on:
- Windows XP, Vista, and the servers equivalent of those Windows versions
- macOS 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9, iOS 7 & 8
- Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.0.x & 4.1.x
- Compilers before gcc 5.0 and clang 3.4, or equivalent
* For the 3.0 branch, please note:
* The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-effort basis:
it should work, but not without limitations.
libVLC support for Windows XP is deprecated.
You _really_ should upgrade to a more modern Windows version!
* Windows Vista (all versions) without Platform Upgrade is not supported.
* 64bit version of VLC for Windows is recommended.
* Linux support requires now a kernel newer than 2.6.26.
* Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7.
* Support network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...)
and rewrite the parsing of the media files and inputs
* Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common
protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
* Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...) similar to subtitles
* Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
* Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
* Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
* VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8
* Support portable version of Windows build (create a "portable/" folder)
* Support wayland surface type
* Allow to start the video paused on the first frame
* Refactor preparsing input
* EPG rework: table and single event updates, now using network time
* Refactor and fix subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override
es category single only or multiple es behavior
* Support for 360 video and audio, including viewpoint modification
* Support for ambisonic audio and more than 8 audio channels
* Support subtitles size live adjustments
* New NFS access module using libnfs
* New SMB access module using libdsm
* Adaptive streaming:
* Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including
MPEG2TS and ISOBMFF profiles
* Support HDS (Http Dynamic Streaming) from Adobe (f4m, f4v, etc.)
* Large rework of the Smooth Streaming module
* Replaced httplive stream filter with new HLS demuxer, replaced smooth
stream filter with new Smooth demuxer, both using unified adaptive module
* Support HLSv4-7, including MP4 and raw muxing and ID3 tags
* Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar...)
* New HTTP/TLS access module for HTTP 2.0 support
* Improvements of cookie handling (share cookies between playlist items,
domain / path matching, Secure cookies)
* Support DVB-T2 on Windows BDA
* Screen capture plugin for Wayland display
* Support depayloading Opus from RTP
* New UPnP access module, to list directories without infinite recursions
* SMB/FTP/SFTP accesses can list directories
* Support sftp username and passwords options in URL, and key authentication
* New WASAPI audio capture module on Windows
* New "concat" access module for concatenating byte streams
* Named pipes and device nodes are no longer included in directory listings
by default. Use --list-special-files to include them back.
* Support for timeout in UDP input --udp-timeout=<seconds>
* New SAT>IP access module, to receive DVB-S via IP networks
* Improvements on DVB scanning
* BluRay module can open ISO over network and has full BD-J support
* Support for DVD ISO over network
* New SRT access module using libsrt
Hardware Decoder:
* Support HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11
* Support hardware decoding using Direct3D11, including GPU-zerocopy mode,
and hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
* DxVA2 GPU-zerocopy for hardware decoding and displaying on Windows,
and support for hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
* Support HEVC hardware decoding using OMX and MediaCodec (Android)
* Use MediaCodec via NDK native API after Android Lollipop
* Support MPEG-2, VC1/WMV3 on Android using MediaCodec
* OMX GPU-zerocopy support for decoding and display on Android using OpenMax IL
* Support 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 chroma samplings with VDPAU hw acceleration
* Important VAAPI improvements for 10bits, HEVC, direct-rendering support
* Support VP9 and WMV3 decoding using OMX and performance improvements
* Important improvements for the MMAL decoder and output for rPI and rPI2
* New hardware accelerated decoder for OS X and and iOS based on Video Toolbox
supporting H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, and DV
* Support for experimental AV1 video
* Support for ARIB STD-B24 subtitles
* Support for experimental Daala video
* New MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III + MPEG 2.5 decoder based on libmpg123
* New BPG decoder based on libbpg
* Fix uncompressed DVD-Audio (AOB) LPCM decoding
* Rewrite WPL playlists and add ZPL playlists support (Zune)
* Support TDSC, Canopus HQX, Cineform, SpeedHQ, Pixlet, QDMC and FMVC codecs
* TTML subtitles support, including EBU-TT-D variant
* Rewrite of webVTT subtitles support, including CSS style support
* Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
* Support for the OggSpots video codec
* HEVC packetization is mostly fixed
* H264 packetizer can now generate timestamps
* Packetizers have support for captions in SEI
* DTS packetizer handle DTS extensions (like DTS-HD): decoders like avcodec
can now decode up to 8 channels
* JPEG images correctly oriented using embedded orientation tag, if present
* Support VPX high bit depth support
* Extend MicroDVD support with color, fontname, size, position extensions
* BluRay text subtitles (HDMV) are now decoded
* Improve Closed Captions detection, notably inside the video streams
* CEA-708 decoder
* New MIDI decoder for macOS and iOS using the AudioToolbox framework, works
without a soundfont or with SoundFont2 and DLS soundfonts
* Important rework of the MP4 demuxer, including:
* Support for fragmented MP4
* Support EIA-608/708 subtitles in MP4/mov
* Support WMV and WMAV in MP4/mov, aka Flip4Mac files
* Support bitmap audio channel reordering in MP4/mov
* Support for RTP Reception Hint Track with H.264, GSM and Speex payloads
* Support for XiphQT(MP4) vorbis and Flac
* Support for VP8/VP9/VP10/AV1 in MP4
* Support GoPro HiLight chapters
* Support for TTML and WebVTT in ISOBMFF/MP4 and DASH
* Add new metadata fields
* Important rework of the TS demuxer, including:
* Support Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
* Fix program selection with recorded TS (TopField, DreamBox and others)
* Fix TS playback with PAT/PMT less recordings
* Basic support for MPEG4-SL in TS and T-DMB
* Support SCTE-18 / EAS inside TS
* Support for new descriptors and ETT tables
* Support for ARIB channel logos, as attachements, ARIB TR-B21/TR-B14-1
* Improve broken-PCR probing and fixing
* Improvements for scrambled state detection
* Support HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS)
* Important rework of the PS demuxer, including:
* HEVC support
* Fix large number of samples, notably with PSM-less H264
* Partial support of PSMF
* Fix broken SCR samples
* Fix CDXA mpeg-1 support
* Improvements on MKV:
* Rewrite MKV seeking
* Support FFv1 inside MKV
* Improve ADTS and LATM inside MKV
* Improve DVD-menus support
* Support for lame's replaygain extension in mpeg files
* Support Daala in Ogg
* Improve Chained-Ogg support
* Fixes for DTS detection in WAV and MKV files
* Support for Creative ADPCM/alaw/ulaw/S16L in VOC files
* Support for Creative ADPCM in AVI
* Support WMV extended content metadata
* Directory Demux can now sort items, ignore extensions and hidden files
* Support AlbumArtist and DiscNumber metadata
* Support raw H265/HEVC files
* Support multi-channel WAV without channel-maps
* Support SBV subtitles
* Support for Scenarist Closed Caption
* Fix Quicktime Mp4 inside MKV and unpacketized VC1
* Support for isofLaC
* Improve fLaC seeking
* Replace --demux dvb-open option with --stream-filter dvb to parse
channels.conf digital TV channel list files
Stream filter:
* Add an ADF stream filter
* Add a ARIB STD-B25 TS streams decoder
* Add a stream prebuffering plugin
* Rewrite libarchive module as a stream_extractor
* Remove HTTP Live streaming stream filter
* Add a zlib (a.k.a. deflate) decompression filter
* Add a skiptags module to help demuxers skip ID3/APE tags
Demux filter:
* Add a demuxer filter chain to filter or intercept control commands and demuxing
* Add a demuxer filter to block seeking (--demux-filter noseek)
Audio output:
* Complete rewrite of the AudioTrack Android module, it is now the default
module for Android. It now supports HDMI/SPDIF passthrough for AC3/DTS/EAC3,
5.1/7.1 channels and float output, depending on the Android version.
* Add Tizen audio module
* HDMI/SPDIF pass-through support for WASAPI (AC3/DTS/DTSHD/EAC3/TRUEHD)
* Support EAC3 and TRUEHD pass-through for PulseAudio
* Important rework of the AudioUnit modules to share more code between iOS and macOS
* Support Ambisonics audio with viewpoint changes
Audio filters:
* Add SoX Resampler library audio filter module (converter and resampler)
* a52tospdif and dtstospdif audio converters are merged into tospdif,
this new converter can convert AC3, DTS, EAC3 and TRUEHD to a IEC61937 frame
* Add a Spatialaudio module with 2 submodules:
* an Ambisonics audio renderer, supporting up to 3rd order
* an Binauralizer audio filter, working with Ambisonics or 5.1/7.1 streams
* Add Headphones option in Stereo Mode: use the spatialaudio module for
headphones effects
* Add a pitch shifting module
Video output:
* Linux/BSD default video output is now OpenGL, instead of Xvideo
* OpenGL:
* New OpenGL provider for Windows
* Drop OpenGL 1.x and OpenGL ES 1 support
* Direct rendering with OpenGL (starting OpenGL 4.4)
* Hardware direct displaying with VA-API interop
* Hardware direct displaying with VDPAU interop
* Hardware direct displaying with DxVA2/D3D9Ex interop
* Hardware direct displaying with VideoToolbox interop (iOS and macOS)
* HDR tonemapping support through libplacebo
* Wayland shell surface window provider
* Wayland shared memory video output
* Large rework of the Android video outputs: there is now Surface (2.1, 2.2)
NativeWindow (2.3+, supports hw rotation, subpicture blending, opaque)
* Support rotation in Android NativeWindow output and hardware decoders
* Rename the Direct3D output module to Direct3D9
* Add a Direct3D11 video output supporting both Windows desktop and WinRT modes,
supporting subpicture blending and hardware acceleration
* Support HDR10 in Direct3D11 with Windows 10 Fall Creator Update
* EFL Evas video output with Tizen TBM Surface support
Video filter:
* Hardware deinterlacing on the rPI, using MMAL
* New video filter to convert between fps rates
* Add 9-bit and 10-bit support to image adjust filter
* New edge detection filter uses the Sobel operator to detect edges
* Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/sharpen/chroma with VA-API
* Hardware accelerated adjust/invert/posterize/sepia/sharpen with CoreImage
* Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/chroma with D3D9 and D3D11
Text renderer:
* CTL support through Harfbuzz in the Freetype module
* New font fallback algorithm on most platforms
* More conforming EIA608 captions layout and aspect ratio
* More styles support for TTML, WebVTT and 708
Stream Output:
* Chromecast output module
* RGB24 and YCbCr 4:2:0 RTP packetization
* Support for Daala video in 4:2:0 and 4:4:4
* VP8 and VP9 encoder using libvpx
* Add fragmented/streamable MP4 muxer
* Add support for muxing VC1 and WMAPro in MP4
* Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
* Daala in Ogg
Service Discovery:
* New NetBios service discovery using libdsm
* New mDNS services discovery using libmicrodns
* New mDNS services discovery using Bonjour (Mac OS X, tvOS, iOS)
* Rewrite of the UPnP service discovery
Mac OS X Interface
* Drop support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
* Support right-to-left user interface layout for right-to-left languages
* New resizable fullscreen controller with improved design
* Add status bar icon which displays metadata and play controls
* Add support for keyboard blacklight dimming during fullscreen video playback
* Improve and simplify preferences window
* Huge performance improvements in playlist handling and other areas
* New AppleScript API giving access to audio desynchronization
* Expand AppleScript API for menu detection and navigation
* Support for building with disabled sparkle update mechanism
* Remove deprecated transcoding wizard, use convert and save dialog instead
* Drop support for iOS 6.x
Qt interface:
* Batch convert support
* It is now possible to specify 'stop-time' in Convert/Save dialog
* Support key accelerators
* Add libvlc_media_new_callbacks for custom input byte streams
* Add libvlc_audio_output_device_enum to enumerate devices of current aout
* Split of libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name into libvlc_media_discoverer_new,
libvlc_media_discoverer_start and libvlc_media_discoverer_stop
This allows to attach media events between create and start
* Add libvlc_media_get_codec_description to get a human readable description of a codec
* Add libvlc_MediaListEndReached Event to get notified when a media list reached the end
* Add libvlc_media_list_player_get_media_player to get the media player instance of a list player
* Add libvlc_media_parse_with_options that uses a flag to specify parse options
* Add libvlc_audio_output_device_get to get the currently selected audio output device
identifier (if there is one available)
* Add libvlc_media_get_type to get the type of the media
* Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_title_descriptions to get full title info of the media
and +libvlc_title_descriptions_release to match it
* Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_chapter_descriptions to get full chapter info of the media
and libvlc_chapter_descriptions_release to match it
* Deprecate libvlc_video_get_title_description, libvlc_video_get_chapter_description,
libvlc_media_player_get_agl, libvlc_media_player_set_agl
* Add libvlc_media_player_set_android_context to integrate in an Android surface
* Add a new libvlc dialog API to forward dialogs requests to the applications:
libvlc_dialog_set_context, libvlc_dialog_get_context, libvlc_dialog_set_callbacks,
libvlc_dialog_dismiss, libvlc_dialog_post_action, libvlc_dialog_post_login
* Add libvlc_media_discoverer_list_get|release to list the media discoverers
* Add libvlc_media_slaves_add, libvlc_media_slaves_clear
libvlc_media_slaves_get, libvlc_media_slaves_release to add and get slaves
from a libvlc_media
* Add libvlc_media_player_(get|set)_role to set the media role
* Add libvlc_media_player_add_slave to replace libvlc_video_set_subtitle_file,
working with MRL and supporting also audio slaves
* Add vlc_epg_event_(New|Delete|Duplicate), vlc_epg_AddEvent, vlc_epg_Duplicate
and removes vlc_epg_Merge
* Support for the SystemD Journal
* Use --syslog and --syslog-debug command line options to include debug
messages in syslog. With --syslog, errors and warnings will be sent only.
* New Android module for logging
* remove langfromtelx
* remove ZPL playlist format
* Update libVLC doxygen modules
* Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on OS X/iOS
* Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on Windows
* Add Gnome libsecret-based crypto keystore
* Add KDE Kwallet-based crypto keystore
* Add a memory keystore
* Add a file keystore that can use a submodule to crypt secrets
* Add Keychain based crypto keystore for iOS, Mac OS X and tvOS
Removed modules
* Atmo video filter
* QTCapture access module (use AVCapture instead)
* httplive (use adaptive instead)
* smooth (use adaptive instead)
* Gnome-VFS access module (i.e. Gnome 2.x)
* QuartzText text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
* Win32 GDI text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
* Growl notification (replaced by osx_notifications)
* VCDX "extended" Video CD access module (use the normal VCD module)
* Mac OS X Dialog Provider (use VLCKit instead)
* iOS Dialog Provider (use MobileVLCKit / TVVLCKit instead)
* QuickTime decoder module (use native codecs)
* BD access module (use libbluray)
* Direct2D module (use Direct3D11)
* EyeTV access module
* Rar access and stream filter: use libarchive
* VDA decoder: use VT
* Audioqueue: use audiounit
* SDL video output module
* DirectFB video output module
* RAOP stream output module
Changes between 2.2.7 and 2.2.8:
* Fix AVI invalid pointer dereferences
Translations updates
Changes between 2.2.6 and 2.2.7:
* Fix flac heap write overflow on format change
* Fix crash in libavcodec module (heap write out-of band) (CVE-2017-10699)
* Fix infinite loop in sami subtitle
* Fix AAC 7.1 channels detection
* Fix potential crash in ASX parser
* Fix AVI read/write overflow
Mac OS X:
* Fix compatibility with macOS High Sierra
* Fix regression in ASS subtitle decoding
* Fix crash during automatic update. Some users might need to manually
update to the newest version.
Video Output:
* Fix Direct3D9 output with odd offsets
* Fix crash in MTP
* Support libupnp 1.8
Translations updates
Changes between and 2.2.6:
Video output:
* Fix systematic green line on nvidia
* Fix direct3d SPU texture offsets handling
* Fix heap buffer overflows (CVE-2017-8310, 8311, 8312, 8313)
Changes between 2.2.5 and
Security hardening for DLL hijacking environments
Translations updates
* Update for Soundcloud, liveleak and Youtube scripts
* Fix potential out-of-band dereference in flac decoder (CVE-2017-9300)
* Fix potential out-of-band reads in mpeg packetizers (CVE-2017-9301)
* Fix infinite loop in subtitles demuxer
* Fix incorrect memory free in ogg demuxer
* Fix potential out-of-band reads in subtitle decoders and demuxers
* Fix green line on Windows with odd sizes
Changes between 2.2.4 and 2.2.5:
* Fix mp3 playback quality regression in libmad
* Fix video scaling in VDPAU
* Fix playback of palettized codecs
* Fix ADPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-067)
* Fix AES3 16bps decoding
* Fix DVD/LPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-090)
* Fix SCTE-27 colors
* Fix possible ASF integer overflow
* Fix MP4, VOC, XA, SMF divide-by-zero errors
* Fix MP4 heap buffer overflows
* Fix Flac metadata integer overflow
* Fix NSVf and AIFF infinite loops
* Fix flac null-pointer dereference
* Fix vorbis and opus comments integer overflows and leaks
Video output:
* Fix green line on Windows with AMD drivers
* Fix screenshots size
* Fix crash in screen recording on Windows
* Fix FTP scan string injection
* Fix HTTP size handling
* Fix mp4 drift
* Fix vimeo, youtube, dailymotion, cli, appletrailers, http,
soundcloud scripts
Audio filter:
* Fix heap write in stereo_widen audio filter
* The plugins loading will not load external DLLs by default.
Plugins will need to LoadLibrary explicitely.
* Fix uninstaller path handling
* Fix taskbar buttons behavior
* Fix scrolling sensitivity on Sierra
* Resume points are deleted now if the user clears the list of
recent items
Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.4:
* Fix crash in G.711 wav files
* Fix mp3 crash in libmad
* Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)
* Fix resizing issues
* Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output
* Build fixes for Hurd
* Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian
Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish,
Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations
Changes between 2.2.2 and 2.2.3:
* Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow
* Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
* Fix WMV regression
* Fix hardware decoding with libvdpau-va-gl
* Fix crashes with libvpx
* Use libass without caching dialog
Video Output:
* Fix green lines on Direct3D output
* Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context
* Fix resume where you left off
* Fix infinite recursion in the customize dialog
* Fix size when switching to/from the minimal interface
* Fix size after resume toolbar is displayed
MacOS X:
* Fix crashes in media information panel
* Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option
* Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer
* Update of most translations
Changes between 2.2.1 and 2.2.2:
* Fix SetupFormat for continuous framesize in v4l2
* Fix off-by-one buffer overflow in RealRtsp module
* Fix screen recording aspect-ratio, framerate and potential crash
* Fix Windows directshow input freeze
* Fix MMS segmentation fault/abort when server forces a large allocation
* Fix support for ms-dvr files
* Fix time detection in AVI files over HTTP
* HLS: fix hang on stop, crashes and small improvements
* Fix mp4 NULL dereference reported by by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
* Fix regression for VC-1 in WMV
* Fix MXF crashes on stop
* Fix EAC3 detection in some TS files
* Fix importing surface from main memory in VDPAU
* Fix possible double-free in ADPCM decoder
* Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
* Support GoToMeeting 2 and GoToMeeting 3 codecs
* Fix crash in teletext (zvbi) decoder
* Fix Bluray subtitles (PGS) timestamps
Audio output:
* Fix audio drop after a flush with pulseaudio
* Fix audio initialization on iOS
* Fix audio stuttering with AirPlay devices on OS X (2 sec delay needs to
be set manually by the user)
* Fix pulseaudio latency computation
* Fix alsa default device selection
* Fix video control that fails to show up
* Fix UTF-8 conversion issues
* Fix Unicode folders location failing to open the skins
* Fix crash over malformed skins bitmaps
* Fix fullscreen for Gnome3/Unity Window Managers
* Support for OS X El Capitan
* Fix code signature for releases on El Capitan
* Improve resume dialog, starting time, preferences, lua extensions
* Fix threads ordering, preferences crashes, URL drag'n drops
* Fix crash when opening multiple items on Windows
* Fix recent items appending when using a playlist
* Improve addons manager dialog, playlist
* Fix changing the audio-device in the menu
* Fix key and mouse event support for Qt >= 5.5 under X11
* Fix memory leaks
Video Output:
* Fix build if one disables XCB but activate VDPAU on Unix
* Fix Direct3D plane allocation size to avoid colour bleeding
* Fix some crashes in swscale resizing
* Fix build with recent FreeRDP versions
* Fix interface crashes when input-title-format option is empty
* Fix MP4 mux divide-by-zero crash
* Improve PNG encoding time
* Fix some UPnP initialization lag
* Rewrite of the Jamendo Service Discovery
* Fix snapshot aspect ratio for anamorphic contents
* Fix custom snapshot sizes
* Dynamic generation of GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman parameters
* Fix "vb" transcoding parameter
* Fix superfluous audio channel extraction in the core
* Fix miscellaneous crashes, double-frees, integer overflows, infinite loops,
read overflow, invalid frees and division by zero issues
* Fix support for lua 5.2 and fix XSS in the http interface
* Update and improve Soundcloud, Vimeo and Youtube scripts
* Update of codecs and libraries to fix 3rd party security issues (like
TALOS-CAN-0036, TALOS-CAN-0037, CVE-2015-7981, CVE-2015-8126
* Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
* Update of most translations
* Expose audio mute, cork and volume change events: libvlc_MediaPlayerCorked,
libvlc_MediaPlayerUncorked, libvlc_MediaPlayerMuted,
libvlc_MediaPlayerUnmuted and libvlc_MediaPlayerAudioVolume
* Fix propagation of libvlc_MediaPlayerTitleChanged event
* Update of most translations
Changes between 2.2.0 and 2.2.1:
* Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions
* Fix some VP9 decoding
* Fix flac crashes
* Fix lpcm channel ordering
* Fix potential NULL dereference in dmo
* Fix teletext framing code in DVB PES packets
* Fix potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder (CVE-2014-9629)
* Fix AAC samplerate
* Fix MP4 chapters
* Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares
* Fix crash when playing SPC files
* Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV
* Revert to older ASX code
* Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio
* Fix sftp read and close sockets
* Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8
* Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows
Audio output:
* Fix Alsa HDMI plugs
* Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers
* Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files
* Fix numerous crashes in the UI
* Fix video-wallpaper mode
* Fix race when starting VLC from command line
* Fix recent items behaviour
* Fix rotation filter activation
* Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard
* Timestamp the signature of the dlls
* Fix extensions registration during install
* Fix extensions dialog crash
* Default to no DxVA decoding
* fix libvlc_media_get_stats
* Update of Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
English (United Kingdom), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål,
Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian,
Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,
Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian translations
Changes between 2.1.6 and 2.2.0:
Important changes:
* The licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+,
notably most of the streaming output, muxers and access output modules
* Support automatic rotation using streams metadata, GPU-accelerated when possible
* Add extensions manager and downloading from external repositories
* Rework the metadata fetching algorithm and policies
* Partial fix of playback of short audio samples
* Added TLS support for ftp access and sout access
New schemes for implicit (ftps) and explicit (ftpes) modes
* MMS audio selection on split audio streams
* Blu-Ray: support overlays, preferred menu languages, region selection
and BD-J navigation
* Digital Cinema Package support, including encrypted DCP with KDM
* Partial fixes for Arccos protected DVDs
* Fix CDDB lookups, including pregap data
* Support VDPAU acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
* Support MediaCodec acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
* Add Media Foundation Transform audio and video decoder
* Add video decoder module based on GStreamer plugins
* Add MMAL decoder for Broadcom VideoCore chips (like the RaspberryPi)
supporting MPEG-2 and H.264, supporting GPU-zerocopy display
* Partial support for Voxware MetaSound
* libvpx decoder for VP8 and VP9
* Support MSN Audio, Atrac3+, VP7, Bink, TAK, On2 AVC, DK3, DK4, IMC, Vivo g723.1,
Smacker, FIC, Auravision, Canopus Lossless, and numerous videogame codecs
* Teletext subtitles display improvements
* Mediacodec speed improvements on x86
* Support setting the post processing level in Theora
* OpenMax IL improvements, notably for RaspberryPi
* Fix channel ordering of LPCM codec in m2ts files
* New jpeg image decoder
* Add tx3g subtitles decoder
* New SVG image decoder
* Fix Speex decoding over RTP and in flv
* Support more x264 and FFv1 RGB modes
* Improvements on ZVBI teletext decoder, notably for speed and alignments
* Support for MPEG-2 encoding using x262
* Support for HEVC/H.265 encoding using x265
* Support for Opus encoding using libopus
* New jpeg image encoder using libjpeg
* New png image encoder using libpng
* Support for Core Audio Format (CAF) files
* Important rework of the Ogg demuxer, notably improving seeking,
streaming resilience, speex demuxing and chained Ogg
* Important rework of the ASF/WMV demuxer, notably for seeking,
synchronization and tracks exclusion
* AVI improvements for better seek-indexing in non-fastseekable situations
* AVI fixes for uncompressed, indexed and paletized bitmaps
* MP4 fixes for fragmented files, vobsub, duration, aspect-ratio
and support for rotation, covr atom and tracks exclusion
* Support Opus in MKV
* Support VP8 in OGG
* Basic support for WebVTT
* Handle support for ISO/IEC 14496-3 (AAC) Audio stream type in TS
* Support HDPR TS files
* Support microseconds in SubRip subtitles
* FLAC packets validation using CRC
* Improvements in metadata support in Ogg/Opus/Vorbis files
* Fix encoding issues and relative paths in some XML playlist formats
* Support THP Wii/Gamecube, RenderWare and Escape Replay game video files
* New HEVC raw packetizer and demuxer
* TS support for WiDi/Miracast LPCM
* Handle MOV/MP4 tx3g styled subtitles through codec
* Support SVG images files (on glib platforms)
* Keep selection of tracks on segment changes in MKV
* Support detection of SRT languages based on filename
* Support for seeking Standard MIDI Files
Video Output:
* Direct rendering and filtering for VDPAU hardware acceleration
* New CoreAnimation OpenGL video output module for NPAPI plugins
* New OpenGL ES 2.0 through EGL video output module for Android
* New Android native window provider module
* Direct rendering for MediaCodec Android hardware acceleration
* Support for loading HLSL shaders in Direct3D video output
* Add MMAL based video output for RaspberryPi
Video Filter:
* New Oldmovie effect filter
* New VHS effect filter
* New Freeze effect filter
* Support I422 and J422 in transform
* NEON optimizations for deinterleaving chroma, notably NV12->I420
* Fix audiobargraph activation and usage
Audio Output:
* Allow setting volume while not connected with PulseAudio
* Audio device notifications for WASAPI
* Fix replay of sound buffer in DirectSound
* Split of MMDevice and WinRT audio modules
* Numerous fixes on AUHAL, including device management and stream changes
* Fixes for SPDIF passthru in most modules
* Important rework of the Ogg muxer, notably for skeleton
* Fixes for the AVI muxer to respect the specification
* Support VP8 in OGG
* Add HEVC muxing in MP4 and TS
* Important rework of the transcoding module to fix numerous bugs
* WebM streaming, including live sources, compatible with all major browsers
vlc <your-source> vlc://quit --sout '#transcode{vcodec=VP80,vb=1000,acodec=vorb,ab=128}
* GSM, VP8, Opus and JPEG RTP packetization
* HLS: Allow setting the first segment number and numerous improvements
* new stats module to output block timing values and md5 sums
* transcode module access fps values as rationals now, eg 30000/1001
* VLC now streams all elementary streams, you can revert to previous behaviour
with --no-sout-all
* --ts-out option has been removed, it has been superceded by --demux demuxdump
--demuxdump-access udp --demuxdump-file
* Support Metacube protocol when streaming over HTTP
* add equalizer API libvlc_audio_equalizer_* functions
* add libvlc_media_player_program_scrambled function
* Add a 3D OpenGL spectrum visualization.
* Allow setting the FFT windowing style for 3D and normal spectrum
* Add support for subtitles drag 'n drop in skins2
* Add record button in Qt menus
* New module for core dialogs on iOS
* New layout for Qt buttons customization
* Support to continue media playback where it was left off for Qt and OS X
Mac OS X Interface:
* Support for OS X Yosemite
* Avoid grey bars in fullscreen when using Mavericks with multiple monitors
* Improve fullscreen behavior for the native and VLCs own mode
* Fixes for advanced preferences
* Added 'file size' column to playlist table
* in addition to iTunes, Spotify is automatically paused on playback start
* Option to increase playlist font size
* Improved crash log reporting
* New module for TLS on OS X and iOS
* Windows installer will kill running instance before installing
* Teletext navigation buttons support in Qt4 gui
* Update and improve Koreus, Dailymotion, Soundcloud and Youtube scripts
* Numerous integer and heap overflow in Ogg, AVI, ASF, TTA and MP4 demuxers
Removed modules:
* iOS video output: use ios2
* OpenMash H.261 video decoder
* dirac encoder: use schroedinger
* New translation in Urdu, Tatar, Silesian, Samoan, Kapampangan, N'ko,
Kurdish, Kabyle, Mexican Spanish, Catalan, Amharic
* Update of all translations:
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Uzbek, Ukrainian,
Turkish, Thai, Swedish, Serbian, Albanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Russian,
Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Dutch, Nepali, Norwegian
Bokmål, Malay, Marathi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Korean, Kannada, Khmer,
Japanese, Italian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Hebrew, Galician, Scottish
Gaelic, French, Finnish, Persian, Estonian, Spanish, Modern Greek, German,
Danish, Welsh, Czech, Bosnian, Bengali, Asturian
Changes between 2.1.5 and 2.1.6:
Audio output:
* Fix OSS stuttering
* Fix heap overflow in decomp stream filter
* Fix buffer overflow in updater (CVE-2014-9625)
* Fix potential buffer overflow in schroedinger encoder
* Fix null-pointer dereference in DMO decoder
* Fix buffer overflow in parsing of string boxes in mp4 demuxer (CVE-2014-9626,9627,9628)
* Fix SRTP integer overflow
* Fix potential crash in zip access
* Fix read overflow in Ogg demuxer
* Fix RTP overflow (CVE-2014-9630)
Win32 installer:
* Update translations and greek encoding
Changes between 2.1.4 and 2.1.5:
* Fix compilation on OS/2
* Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module
Mac OS X audio output:
* Fix channel ordering
* Increase the buffersize
* Fix DxVA2 decoding of samples needing more surfaces
* Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams
* Fix PGS alignment in MKV
Qt Interface:
* Don't rename mp3 converted files to .raw
Mac OS X Interface:
* Correctly support video-on-top
* Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays
* Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side
* Fix transcode when audio format changes
Security contents:
* Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466)
* Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333)
* Update British English
Changes between 2.1.3 and 2.1.4:
* Fix issue in WMV with multiple compressed payload and empty payloads
Video Output:
* Fix subtitles size rendering on Windows
Mac OS X:
* Fix DVD playback regression
* Fix misleading error message during video playback on OS X 10.9
* Fix hardware acceleration memleaks
Changes between 2.1.2 and 2.1.3:
* Fix broken behaviour with SOCKSv5 proxies
* Fix integer overflow on error when using vlc_readdir
* Fix DVB-T2 tuning on Linux
* Fix encrypted DVD playback
* Fix v4l2 frequency conversion
* Fix numerous issues (M2TS, VC1 interlaced, Lagarith, FFv1.3, Xvid)
by updating codec libraries
* Bring fluidsynth back on Mac OS X
* Fix some Opus crashes with some filters
* Fix teletext crash on Windows
* Avoid an infinite recursion in MKV tags parsing
* Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks
* Fix missing samples at the end of some wav files
* Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing
Audio output:
* Fix audio device selection via command line on Mac OS X
* Fix audio crashes on Mac OS X
Video Output:
* Fix selection of DirectDraw as the default output for XP
* Fix transform off-by-one issue
* Fix screensaver disabling on Windows outputs
* Fix DirectDraw device enumeration and multi-display output
* Fix a potential crash when playing a fullscreen game at the same time as VLC
Stream output:
* Fix 24bits audio MTU alignment in RTP
* Fix record file names
Qt interface:
* Fix minimal size possible on start
* Fix a crash with the simple volume widget
* Fix a crash in the audio menu building
* Fix multimedia keys issues on Windows
* Fix opening of DVD and BD folders on Windows
HTTP interface:
* Fix album art display on Windows
* Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Modern Greek,
Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew,
Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali,
Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
and Simplified Chinese translations
* Fix encoding for Windows installer translations
Changes between 2.1.1 and 2.1.2:
Audio output:
* Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed
* Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
* Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external
audio devices on OS X
* Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused
* Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS
* Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing
* Various WMV playback improvements and fixes
* Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding
* Fix playback of some HEVC samples
Video filters:
* Fix crash on deinterlace selection
Qt interface:
* Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed
* Improve A-B loop control
* Fix album art update when changing media
Mac OS X interface:
* Add a language option in the interface
* Option to control VLC's iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find
* Improved UI resetting when requested in the preferences
* Fix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks
* Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working
* Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking
* Fix crash when closing window without decorations
* Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled
Win32 installer:
* Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update
* Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian,
French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer,
Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala,
Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations
Changes between 2.1.0 and 2.1.1:
* Fix random and reshuffling behaviour
* Fix recording
* Fix some subtitles track selection
* VP9 support in WebM
* HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
* Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes
* Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
* Support Speex in ogg files
* Fix some .mov playlists support
* Support Alac in mkv
* Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
* Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files
* Fix DVB options parsing
* Fix DeckLink HDMI input
* Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain
Audio output:
* Fixes for DirectSound pass-through
* Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD
* Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
* Fix D-Bus volume setting
* Reinstore right click subtitle menu to open a subtitle
* Fix saving the hotkeys in preferences
* Fix saving the audio volume on Win32, using DirectSound
* Fix play after drag'n drop
* Fix streaming options edition and scale parameter
Stream out:
* Fix transcoding audio drift issues
* Fix numerous audio encoding issues
Win32 installer:
* Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
* Simplification of the upgrade mechanism
Mac OS X interface:
* Reintroduce the language selector known from pre-2.1 releases
* Fix fullscreen behaviour and various crashes
* Fix about dialog crash in Japanese
* Fix crashes on proxy lookups
* Fixes on the playlist and information behaviours
* Fixes on the streaming dialogs
* Improves interface resizings
* Update of Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French,
Galician, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Lithuanian, Marathi, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Persian,
Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish,
Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Changes between 2.0.9 and 2.1.0:
Important changes:
* The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
* Discontinued support for PowerPC-based Macs; VLC now requires Mac OS X 10.6+
Moreover, the official builds will be 64bit only
* The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed; to tune
compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually
3rd party libraries (contrib):
* /extras/contrib has been replaced by a cleaner build system in /contrib
* Audio core rewrite, supporting higher samplerates, better volume management,
better device selection, new channel layouts and new output capabilities
* Fix support for .001, .00x split files on Windows
* Full support for UNICODE Windows mode
* Disable and mark obsolete --language selection
* Port to Android
* Port to iOS
* Partial support for Windows Store App / WinRT
* Add an audio fingerprinter, using AcoustID!
* Remove SQL support
* Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec
* Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec module
* Support for Ulead DV audio
* Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen,
Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) and 2 (MSS2)
* Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless
* Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder
* Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
* Add Hardware Acceleration support on Linux using VDPAU
* Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
* Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
* X Window system raster image dump pseudo-decoder
* Support for Webinar GoToMeeting 4 (G2M4)
* high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
* QuickSyncVideo Encoding (Intel Media SDK) support using Intel GPU on Windows
* New AAC encoder using the fdk-aac library (non-free)
* Screen: add support for OS X Lion and later,
remove support for previous OS X releases
* Major improvements in DASH support
* Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
* Important improvements and rewrite of the v4l2 access module
* HTTP: support for Internationalized Domain Names
* Microsoft Smooth Streaming support (H264 and VC1) developed by
* NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices
* Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode
* Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode
* Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track
vlc video.mkv --input-slave timecode:// --timecode-fps 30/1001
* New video capture module for OS X based on AVFoundation, named AVcapture
* New shared memory framebuffer access module, named shm
* MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
* Vorbis: better support for metadata and cover art
* AVI: better support for tags and extended metadata
* Support for FLAC, Atrac and some ADPCM in AVI
* Support for DV data type 1 in AVI and 12 bits DV Audio
* Support for total number of tracks in major container
* Support for Cook and Atrac in MKV
* AVI: support for files produced by Nikon cameras
* Support for more MJPEG streams
* Add support for liveleak streams
* Add support for Wave/RF64 files
* Prevent numerous uncaught exceptions in MKV
* Add protection against several potential heap buffer overflow in libebml
Audio output:
* Windows Audio Session API audio output support
* OpenBSD sndio audio output support
* Important improvements on the Android OpenSL ES audio output
* Android AudioTrack audio output support
* OS X Auhal output support for 6.1, 7.1, 8.0 and 8.1 playback and layouts
* Rewrite of OSS module to support OSSv4
* OS X Auhal output support for multi-buffer output devices
This fix was facilitated through a hardware lending by TEAC Europe GmbH
distributing such devices under the brand "TASCAM" (US-122, US-144, etc.).
* Rewrite of the AudioQueue output for iOS (and OS X)
* New, simplified AudioUnit output for iOS
Audio Filters:
* New remapping channel filter
* New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
* New VSXu visualization plugin
* ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
* Rewrite of the simple downmixer filter
* New gain audio filter
Video Outputs:
* New output for Decklink Blackmagic cards
* New output using OpenMAX IL hardware acceleration API
* OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions
* OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS
* Fix and enable the OpenGL ES1 and ES2 outputs
* Support for subpictures in the OpenGL ES2 output
* Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
* New output module for iOS using OpenGL ES2
* Fix performance issue on Macs with multiple graphics cards
Video Filters:
* New anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in
anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images
* Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats
and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits)
* Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats
* Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters
* ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
Stream Output:
* Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
* Options support for AVIO output module
* Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
* Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
* Livehttp stream encryption support
* Livehttp supports changing encryption key and uri on segment change with key-loadfile option
* Added chromaprint based audio fingerprinting
* Add AcoustID/Musicbrainz based fingerprinter
* configurable password for the HTTP server
* .hosts removed from the HTTP server
* fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
* Better support for MCE remotes on Windows
* Hotkey support for TS program selection
* Rewrite of D-Bus inhibit interface
* Improvements on motion sensing interface, fix orientation, move out
rotate mode into the rotate video filter
Services discovery:
* UPnP A/V subtitles
* Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item
OS X Interface:
* Add support for multiple video outputs
* Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
* Add a GUI to manage podcasts
* Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
* Add a GUI for the QTSound access input to process audio captured locally
- This also allows to capture input from a webcam and a mic at the same time
* Add a GUI to capture QTSound data along with the current screen content
* Add an option to let the Apple Remote control the system volume instead of
VLC's internal volume level
* Add a new Subtitles menu to change Subtitles and their properties during
* Add the ability to create custom equalizer presets based upon the current
selection and to manage the list of presets
* Add custom profiles for video and audio effects, which let the user keep
multiple configuration sets of all the individual filters
* Support for pausing iTunes during media playback with VLC
* Add support for video filters to clone the video output or split it in parts
* Add A->B loop feature known from the Qt interface
* Add an option to disable skipping to next/previous file with the Apple Remote
* Add an option to show next / previous buttons
* Add an option to hide the shuffle and repeat buttons
* Add an option to hide the audio effects button (default enabled)
* Add optional playlist columns for track number, genre, album, description,
date and language
* Add options to the Advanced Open File dialog for start and stop time
* Add an option to play videos as a desktop background
* Add support for playing video and showing audio visualizations side by side
* improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
* rewrite of minimal macosx module for use within VLCKit
* Add support for 'macosx-autoplay' to the Apple Event / Apple Script bindings
when adding new inputs - this also affects network streams opened through
3rd party applications
* Add a UI to the preferences dialog to configure the default application
handler for ftp, mms, rtmp, rtp, rtsp, sftp, smb and udp streams
(system-wide settings)
* Add support for the Video Title option
* Add support for the Boss Key
* The Streaming/Transcoding wizard and the open dialog's output panel are
deprecated now and will be removed in a future release
* Partial support for Qt5.0
* Menus modifications and improvements
* Playlist improvements and fixes, including PictureFlow view
* Streaming output wizard rewrite
* Add bitrate graph in information panels
* Filters panels improvements, notably Equalizer and Compressor
* EPG display fixes and improvements
* Add SD pixmap sources
* Preferences hotkeys management fixes
* Display playlist total duration
* Support for a Maximum volume in the UI
* Add audio track fingerprinting from media info
* New profiles format and dialog to handle filters and quality
* Numerous fixes
* Port to OS/2
* Extend sliders, offsets options
* New bitmaps caching mechanism
* Numerous fixes and improvements
* Skinning of the Fullscreen controller
* new libvlc_audio_output_device_list_get and libvlc_audio_output_device_list_release functions
to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_output_device_longname
and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
* libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type are now deprecated
* new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get more info about the
media tracks. libvlc_media_get_tracks_info is now deprecated.
* new fingerprinter_Create and fingerprinter_Destroy for fingerprinter support
* new libvlc_log_set, libvlc_log_set_file, libvlc_log_unset, libvlc_log_get_context and
libvlc_log_get_object for a better logger mechanism
* new libvlc_set_app_id to complement libvlc_set_user_agent to set the icons
Removed modules:
* portaudio audio output: use the native audio output instead
* X11 On Screen Display notifications (xosd)
* Linux Framebuffer On Screen Display interface (fbosd)
* PVR: IVTV analog TV encoder - use V4L instead
* RTMP access: use libavformat avio instead
* RTMP access_output: use libavformat avio instead
* Hildon GUI
* MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
* Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
* Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin
* Broken crop video filter
* Switcher module
* OSD parser and menu
* Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
* Removed DLL loader for non-Windows Operating Systems
* SQL Media Library (broken and unmaintained)
* SQL Lite (only used as SQL Media library backend)
* htcpcp :)
* Update of all translations
Changes between 2.0.8 and 2.0.9:
* Improve handling of corrupt ASF files
* Fix buffer overflow in the mp4a packetizer
* Fix modplug security issues
Changes between 2.0.7 and 2.0.8:
* Fix ISDB-S tuning
* Fix crash in QTsound
* Fix screen mouse file location
* Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access
* Fix use after free in sgimb
* Improve resistance and checking against malformed MKV files
* Fix crash in the libavcodec module
Mac OS X:
* Fix interface crashes
* Fix autostart playback option
* Respect "playlist-autostart" option
* update Welsh translation
* New Kannada translation
Changes between 2.0.6 and 2.0.7:
* Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
* Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted
playlist files
* Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
* Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac
* Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files
Video output:
* Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)
Mac OS X Interface
* Minor improvements
* Fix issue which could lead to loss of media files created through transcoding
HTTP Interface
* Fix two xss vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-3565)
* Update Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian Bokmål,
Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, Welsh translations
* New Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations
Changes between 2.0.5 and 2.0.6:
* Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected
Audio Output:
* Improve lookup of human readable device names in AUHAL plugin (OS X)
* Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)
* Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
* Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
* Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
* Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
* Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser
* Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards on Windows
* Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
* Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
* 3rd party codecs updates
Mac OS X:
* Fix subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X's native fullscreen mode
* Improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
* Fix listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console)
in the advanced preferences panel
* Fix spatializer audio filter panel
* Fix crash within the video output code
* Fix BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such
folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
* Fix bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
* Fix various minor UI drawing issues (main window, fullscreen controller,
lua extensions, ...)
* Allow VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages
* Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit
* Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
* Reject broken versions of PulseAudio
* Fix uninstallation in different location than C:\
* Update of Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Portuguese,
Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish, Czech, Catalan, Bosnian,
Asturian, French, Romanian, Serbian, Russian, Hindi, Estonian, German
Slovenian Norwegian Bokmål, Khmer, Icelandic, Interlingua, Welsh, Ukrainian,
Dutch, Danish, translations
* New Gujarati, Aragonese translations
Changes between 2.0.4 and 2.0.5:
* Fix DVB-S delivery system detection
Audio Output:
* Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio
(however similar bugs in PulseAudio version 2.0 and later still exist)
* Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems
* Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
* Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
* Fix koreus lua parser
* Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
* Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
* Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
* Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.
Video filters:
* Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
* Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases
* Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization
Mac OS X:
* Fix Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
* Fix crash with local statistics disabled
* Fix Time counter UI look
* Fix system sleep issue on OS X 10.5
* Fix https streaming
* Fix audio and video track selection:
The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously
incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.
* Update of Asturian, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish,
Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, Scottish Gaelic, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malayalam, Polish, Slovak, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai translations
* Initial translations for Welsh and Interlingua
Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4:
Audio Output:
* Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
* Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
* Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
* Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
* Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged
during playback on Mac OS X
* Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
* Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
* Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake
* Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
* Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
* Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
* Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
* Fix crashes when using hardware decoding
* Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
* Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
* Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
* Support Youtube live streams
* Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8
* Fix media info dialog update
* Fix random/repeat preferences saving
* Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
* Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
* Fix album art display at start
Mac OS X:
* Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
* Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
* Fix menus display and behavior
* Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons,
streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
* Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
* Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is
allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
* Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
* Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter
* Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
* Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
* Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
* Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
* Codec and other 3rd party library updates
* Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
* Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
* Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
* Codecs and 3rd party libary updates
* Updates of Norwegian Bokmål, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional
Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish,
Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish
Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations
* Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian
Changes between 2.0.2 and 2.0.3:
* Fix some HTTP request that broke some radio channels
* Fix support for some flv files (notably joined)
* Fix a crash when opening ape files with ID3v1 tags
Mac OS X:
* Add GateKeeper support
* Fix handling for some hotkeys
* Fix fullscreen toggle over extra interfaces
* Minor bugfixes and improvements
* Fix Windows 8 interface style
* Updates for Breton, Czech, Dutch, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic,
Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian,
Thai, Turkish and Walloon
* New translations to Uzbek and Marathi
* Fix activation of Gaelic and Thai translations
Changes between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2:
Video Output:
* XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions.
There were too many errors with broken drivers.
* More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL
* Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X
* Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support
* Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms
* Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500,
an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra.
* Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped
with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later.
* Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called
Retina Displays.
* Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again
* Fixes for RAR compressed files
* Fix DirectShow crashes on exit
* Improve PulseAudio input latency
* Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy
* v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264)
* Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour
* IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32
* Accept more extensions for DVD images
* Fix crash in VC1 packetizer
* Improvements in Blu-Ray playback
* Improvements and fixes in HLS support
* Fix crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams
* Fix compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions
* Fix G726 support
* Fix MP3 free format support
* Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display
* Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes
* Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support
* Fix for DVB channels file support
* Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4
* Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and "mp2a"
* Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots
Audio filters and output:
* Limitation of spatializer volume output
* Fix DirectSound device selection
* Correct PulseAudio volume control
* Do not apply volume in file output
* Fix sampling rate in JACK output
* Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers
Mac OS X:
* Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and
the persistant media library
* Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules
to the media library or the temporary playlist
* Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple
This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
manufacturing keyboards under the brand "Cherry".
* Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer
press on the Play/Pause button
* Remove libfontconfig's font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup.
This removes the "Updating Cache" dialog, before finding all fonts.
* Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback
* Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap
* Many Fullscreen fixes
* Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back
* Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track
Synchronization panel
* Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now
* Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop
* Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop
* Fix crashes on exit
* Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while
VLC is running
* Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions
* Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control
Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be
automatically reset on the first launch.
- This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit.
* Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3
* Miscellaneous minor interface improvements
Lua Scripts:
* Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues
* Fixes for icecast SD
* Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows
* Fix playlist search and selector behaviour
* Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog
* Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dialog
* Fix tags and file names display
* Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues
* Fix mousewheel on Windows
* Fix for key events and focus loss
Web interface:
* Fix display of some buttons
* Fix listing of files in the Open interface
* Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog
* Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow
* Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396)
* Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries
* Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer,
Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish,
Estonian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Telugu, Ukrainian,
Thai translations update
* New Scottish Gaelic translation
Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1:
* fix and improve the CDDB information retrieval
* fix the samba module compilation
* fix UDP / RTP multicast stream reception on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
* multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Win32 and for encryption
* multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback
* fix for DVD decryption on some RPC-I drives
* Support for MXPEG files
* limit auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module
* fix quicktime audio codecs in RTSP streams
* Fix multi-file splitted RAR archive support
* Fix a crash when seeking in mka
* Improve MKV multi-video tracks support
* Fix ogm header creation
Audio filters:
* limit spatializer filter distortions
* Use fastest SinC algorithm for samplerate module
Audio output:
* Fix S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA.
* Remove flawed ALSA channels autodetection.
The available ALSA channels MUST be configured now (stereo by default).
* Fix delay when changing the volume on Mac OS X
Video filters:
* Fix gradfun unloading on Windows platform
Mac OS X interface:
* allow to hide the playlist to get a small controller window
* allow to hide the sidebar
* disable Lion fullscreen mode by default, since its behavior is misleading
- this fixes fullscreen video output on a secondary screen
* noticebly faster launch time
* correct a few visual glitches and accessibility support
* re-enable visual feedback on seek and volume changes
* improve track synchronization panel
* fix fontconfig cache dialog, closure of the interface and numerous crashes
* fix crop, aspect ratio handling, DVD (no menu) support and Open subtitle menu
Qt interface:
* allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one
* fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar
the open dialogs, preferences and customization dialogs
* fix for fontconfig cache dialog, when rebuilding ASS fonts
Skins interface:
* fix for menus display
* Addition of $R to display current playback speed
* documentation update
Web interface:
* fix mobiles display for remote control mode
* support for .drc and .3ga extensions
Service discovery:
* fix SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times
* fix SAP discovery on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
* Update Jamendo selections
* fix DBus crash
* fix build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/Sparc
* fix a crash on VLM close
* Update libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026)
* Update freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144)
* Fix MMS stack overflow (SA-1201 - CVE-2012-1775)
* Fix RealRTSP heap overflow (SA-1202 - CVE-2012-1776)
* Update of Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Walloon translations
Changes between 1.1.13 and 2.0.0:
Important notes:
* The licenses of libVLC and libVLCcore have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
* Start/end titles/chapters are now specified with # rather than @ to fix
conflicts with some URLs and file names. For instance, this plays a DVD
from the 2nd chapter of the 1st title up to the 4th chapter of the 3rd
title: vlc dvd://#1:2-3:4
* The 40+ --*-caching options were simplified and dumbed down to 4 options:
- --file-caching specifies caching for local files,
- --network-caching specifies caching for network resources,
- --live-caching specifies caching for capture devices and
- --disc-caching specifies caching for local optical media.
All values are expressed in milliseconds as in previous versions.
* HTTP server IP address, port, and TLS configuration is now centralized:
- The --http-host option sets the address, e.g. "--http-host=[2001:db8::1]".
By default, both :: and are used.
- The --http-port and --https-port options set the port numbers.
By default, 8080 is used for HTTP, and 8443 for HTTPS.
- The TLS credentials are configured with --http-cert (public certificate),
--http-key (private key), --http-ca (optional CA) and
--http-crl (optional CRL).
* RTSP server IP address and port are updated similarly.
Use --rtsp-host and --rtsp-port respectively.
* The --miface-addr option does not exist anymore. To select the multicast
output interface, use --miface instead, e.g. --miface=eth0.
* The Windows version will only work with Windows XP SP2 or later.
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP < SP2, Windows 2003 SP0 are now unsupported.
* The Mac OS version will require Quartz Extreme compatible machines.
Important changes for packagers:
* The default builds now assume that the operating system uses UTF-8 for
its file systems and files content (except the Windows port). If this is
not acceptable, pass --enable-non-utf8 to the configure script.
Non-UTF-8 file systems support will be removed in future versions.
* The VLC plugins path can be overridden with the VLC_PLUGIN_PATH environment
variable. The --plugin-path command line option was removed.
* The default tarballs are now compressed with XZ/LZMA: .tar.xz
* OSS support is not compiled on Linux by default, pass --enable-oss to the
configure script if you use OSSv4 or really want to use OSS emulation.
* The webplugins have moved to: git://
* Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite:
Subtitles, subpictures and OSD can now be sized and blent inside outputs
x11 (Unix), OpenGL (Unix) and Direct3D (Windows) are such video outputs.
* Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
* Playback rate doesn't get resetted to 1 between items anymore
* Option --sub-filter was renamed --sub-source
* Port to Android, iOS, OS/2 and Win64.
* Multiple files are now supported inside RAR files
* Experimental support for ClearQam devices in the BDA/DTV module
* DVB-S scanning support on Unix
* DVB-C scanning on Unix scans correct modulation/symbolrate if needed
* Support for freq and video standard selection in DirectShow
* Support for VDR recordings ( folders
* Experimental Blu-Ray Discs support using libbluray
* HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) playback support
* Blackmagic DeckLink SDI cards input support (Linux only currently)
* Linear Systems (HD-)SDI cards input support (Linux)
* PulseAudio audio input support
* Support for RTP dynamic payload types by specifying the payload format
in an option (no autodetection): only Theora supported for now
* Basic HTCPCP implementation for Coffee Pot control
* Support for all QTKit-compatible video input devices, aka QTCapture
* Support for all QTKit-compatible audio input devices, aka QTSound
* Support for capturing partially hidden windows in the X11 Screen input
* MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support
* Support for HTTPS is now fixed in the Windows port
* One can now use ffmpeg-mt in conjunction with vlc, to split decoding load
on multiple cores. H.264, VP3, VP8, JPEG-2000, Mpeg-4 ASP/DivX and RV3/RV4
are notably concerned.
* Important fixes for RealVideo 3.0 and 4.0 playback, notably in MKV
* Experimental Hardware decoding using Broadcom CrystalHD cards
* New module for decoding EBU subtitles (.stl)
* Support for 9bits and 10bits H.264/AVC decoding
* Support for 20-bits PCM and DAT-12 (digital magnetic tapes) from RTP
* New module for Dirac encoding, using the faster libschroedinger
The Schroedinger module should be prefered to the Dirac one
* Support for WMV Images, aka WMVP and WVP2, as used by Photo Story
* Support for Lagarith Lossless video codec
* Support for ProRes 422 video codec in 10bits
* Support for DNxHD (VC-3) and JPEG-2000 in 10bits
* EIA-608 closed captions improvements
* Support for JPEG-2000 and Motion JPEG-2000 in the Windows and Mac binaries
* Experimental support of IOMX for OpenMAX IL codecs on Android
* One can use "mp2 " fourcc to encode in mpeg1/2 layer 2
* New images demuxer supporting jpeg, png, targa, xcf, git, tiff, bmp, pcx, lbm
* C64 SID file playback support of using sidplay2
* Support for images/cover art in wma/wmv/asf files
* Improvements in .ape files metadata reading and writing
* New demuxer module for EBU subtitles (.stl)
* Support for caf, mtv, awb, f4v, amr, vro (DVD-VR) files
* Ogg, flv, mxf, amr seeking improvements
* Major improvements in Matroska (mkv) chapters/segments handling and seeking
* Support for duration and better seeking in Mpeg-TS files (.ts, .m2ts, .mts)
* Mov improvements, notably for aspect-ratio handling and Audio DV tracks
* Improved support of tracker files
* Real Media (.rm and .rmvb) demuxer is now based on libavformat
* Qt: effects dialogs rework
* Qt: new CoverFlow-like view of the playlist
* Qt: port to MacOS X platform
* Qt: various interface improvements, notably on the seek bar
* Skins2 / Qt: misc improvements and usability fixes
* Skins2: fullscreen controller support, relative placement support
and important cleanups and optimisations
* Mac OS X: re-written Main Window, which also includes the Video Windows
It is available in 2 looks, one grey (Lion style) and one black (QTX style)
* Mac OS X: new Audio Effects panel adding Compressor and Spatializer filters
* Mac OS X: new Track Synchronization panel
* Mac OS X: new Video Effects panel for color and geometry adjustments
* Mac OS X: re-written Open Disc functionality with automatic media detection
* Mac OS X: support for the native fullscreen mode on OS X Lion
* Mac OS X: enhanced AppleScript support
* Mac OS X: support for lua extensions
* The rc and telnet lua interfaces were merged into a new "cli" interface
* lua: the recommended way to run custom interface scripts is now to pass
-I luaintf --lua-intf myscript
* ncurses: heavy refactor of the complete interface
* dbus: Upgrade to an mpris2 compliant interface, see
* dbus: Rewrite of the main loop to use a more efficient poll-based model
* webUI/http: Rewrite of the web interface, using jQuery
* webUI/http: some requests are now supported in JSON in addition to XML
* webUI/http: path values for input and output are deprecated in favour of uri
* Qt/Win32: the update system now downloads the updates in the temp folder
* Qt: preferences are now searchable
* Qt: the fullscreen controller is now stackable, full-width, at the bottom
Video Output:
* New video output based on Direct2D for Windows 7 and Vista (with Platform Update)
* New video output for iOS platform
* Experimental work in progress on a video output using EGL
* Adaptation of the OpenGL layer for OpenGL ES 1.1
* Various vmem improvements
* OpenGL video output now accepts YUV as input and uses fragment programs for
chroma conversion between YUV and RGB
* New video output for Android platform, based on Surface
* Support for 9/10bits output in the OpenGL output
* Updated OpenGL video output for Mac, requires a Quartz Extreme capable machine
* New video output based on kva API for OS/2
Audio Output and Filters:
* New audio output based on AudioQueue API for iOS
* New audio output in memory (amem)
* Important simplification and improvements in the core audio output
* New audio output based on OpenSL ES API for Android
* New audio resampler using Speex (DSP)
* New audio resampler using the Secret Rabbit Code (a.k.a. libsamplerate)
* New Compressor filter, a dynamic range compressor
* New simplistic Karaoke filter
* New audio output based on kai API for OS/2
* Automatic handover from S/PDIF to PCM with PulseAudio 1.0
Video Filter:
* New gradfun filter for debanding videos using dithering
* Rewrite of the grain filter, faster and with better quality
* New posterize filter for lowering the number of colors
* Atmo ambilight: improve Fnordlicht support up to 254 channels
* New sepia filter for creating sepia effect in videos
* New deinterlacer mode Phosphor, a framerate doubling CRT TV simulator
* New deinterlacer mode IVTC, to do live inverse telecine for NTSC films
* New subsdelay filter to change subtitles delay
* New anti-flickering filter
* New OpenMAX DL IPCS filter for color space conversion and resizing
* New video filter for denoising, based on the famous hqdn3d filter
* Major improvements in the freetype text-rendering module, notably supporting
blackbox and customizable shadow.
NB: The freetype module is now used by default on the Mac OS X instead of
the quartztext module, which can still be enabled manually.
The Win32 font selection was improved too.
Stream output:
* New livehttp-module for HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) output
example: vlc inputfile :sout="#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=mp3,
* Support for Vorbis and Theora in RTP
* Major rework of VoD support
* New delay module, to introduce delays of one ES, when streaming:
* New setlang, setid modules to change lang or id of one ES, when streaming:
* New langfromtelx module, to change lang of one ES, when streaming, based on
a telextex page: #langfromtelx{id=12,magazine=7,page=0x99,row=1}:std...
* New select module, to replace an existing ES with another ES in the same track
* New libavformat/avio access_output module for network streaming
Services Discovery:
* Search API to be able to query distant search APIs from the interfaces
* Upnp module was ported to Win32
* New capabilities for libVLC:
** libvlc_media_player_navigate for DVD navigation
** libvlc_audio_filter_list_get, libvlc_video_filter_list_get to get the
list of available audio and video filters
** libvlc_audio_set_format, libvlc_audio_set_format_callbacks,
allow grabbing audio data from a chosen memory location in real-time.
Removed modules:
* asademux, subsass: use libass
* fake, invmem: use the new image demuxers
* hal, v4l, gapi, omapfb, hd1000a, hd1000v: obsolete unmaintained modules
* id3tag: use taglib
* upnp: use upnp_intel
* removal of old telnet interface in favor of the new lua CLI
* removal of http interface in favor of luahttp
* removal of the noise filter
* removal of the SDL audio output, use the native outputs
* growl_udp: use Growl for local notifications on the Mac. UDP support will be
removed in Growl's next release, too.
* removal of the OSSO screensave module, use the MCE one
* Update of translations for most languages.
* New Telugu and Kurmanji translations.
Changes between 1.1.12 and 1.1.13:
* Heap overflow in TiVo demuxer fixed.
* Same default ACL for HTTP requests as for the rest of the HTTP interface.
Audio outputs:
* PulseAudio channels mapping (non-stereo) fix.
* PulseAudio stream accidental overflow recovery.
Video outputs:
* XVideo support for mixed CPU/GPU endianess (especially on PowerPC).
* XVideo support for automatic color keying.
* xosd Xlib initialization failure fix.
* Camtasia decoding fix.
Qt interface:
* Rare crash while seeking fixed.
* V4L2 video standard selection fixed.
* Update of Chinese simplified, Estonian, German and Polish languages.
Changes between 1.1.11 and 1.1.12:
Audio outputs:
* Mac OS X / auhal: multiple fixes for the Digital Audio output (S/PDIF)
including support for OS X Lion
* Multiple fixes and improved synchronization for PulseAudio support
* Support for AC-3 and DTS passthrough with PulseAudio 1.0
Unix port:
* Fix build compatibility with taglib < 1.6 and Xulrunner 1.9.1
* Fix crashes with Japanese locale on OS X
* Minor fixes for Webplugin under Win32, AVI demuxer, smem and AudioScrobbler
* Fix crash in HTTP and RTSP server (stream output or Web interface)
* Update of Breton, Chinese Simplified and Basque
Changes between 1.1.10 and 1.1.11:
* Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587)
and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).
Mac OS X:
* Fixed scrolling direction if the input device's signal is inverted
* Update Auhal audio output to the latest API
* Fix images disappearing issue on the interface
* Reduced installation size by up to 30 MB
* Resolved conflict between iTunes and VLC wrt Media Key handling
Mozilla/ActiveX webplugin:
* Fullscreen mode is fixed on Win32
* Very simple fullscreen controller is visible on Win32
Demuxers/Meta Readers:
* Better support for cover art embedded in mp4, wma
* Fix AVI muxer so the generated files are readable on other players
* Multiple fixes for crashes and malfunctionning issues
Qt Interface:
* Fix quitting on Linux
* Fix opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows
* Miscellaneous
Win32 port:
* Update of codecs, fixing the mpeg-2 decoder crash
* Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian
Changes between 1.1.9 and 1.1.10:
Windows and Mac OS X:
* Update of external library modplug, to address multiple security issues
Mac OS X Interface:
* Improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB
* Fix for various crashes and small issues
* Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser
Audio output:
* PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one
Win32 port:
* Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module
Miscellaneous fixes in:
* Windows 7 taskbar buttons
* Qt interface
* asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
* RTP output and XML export
* Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
* v4l2 access
* Update of Norwegian Bokmål, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda,
Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish,
Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations
* Initial Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations
Changes between 1.1.8 and 1.1.9:
Windows and Mac OS X:
* Update of external library modplug, to address a security issue
* mp4: Fix heap-based buffer overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1103)
Mac OS X Interface:
* Miscellaneous interface look adjustments
* Improve Apple Remote handling
* Fixe bugs in the Streaming / Transcoding wizard
* Layout fixes in the Preferences and Controls windows
* Fix incomplete list of hotkeys in the Preferences dialog
* Fix quitting through Apple Events (Dock menu, App Switcher, AppleScript, etc.)
Mac OS X Port:
* Fix Growl local notification plugin
* VLC bundle now includes the Growl framework
* Fixes for eyeTV
* Updates of Lithuanian, Estonian, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali, Dutch, Polish,
German, Galician, Traditional Chinese translations
* New Luganda Translation
Changes between 1.1.7 and 1.1.8:
Mac OS X Interface:
* New UI graphics by Damien Erambert
* Oldrc interface is again the default RC interface, on Windows
* Luarc, luahttp and luatelnet fixes
* Qt and Mac OS X fixes
* numerous Skins2 fixes, notably winamp2 skins
* new libschroedinger-based Dirac codec encoder, faster than the current one
* Subtitles auto-detection is back for .txt files
* vod/rtsp server and rtsp input fixes
* mp4 demuxer improvements
* ogg, rstp input, video filters minor fixes
* taglib's replaygain is fixed for mp3
* vobsub support has an improved auto-detection
* fix a crash in malformed ape files
Miscellaneous fixes in:
* Pulseaudio audio output, notably for usb cards
* Stacktraces are now limited in size on Windows
* Video resolution is now limited to 8192x8192, for security reasons
See CORE-2011-0208, CVE-2010-3275, CVE-2010-3276
* Configure and build system improvements
* DirectShow and BDA build headers have been updated
* Update for Finnish, Galician, Dutch, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lithuanian,
Slovak, French, Polish, Estonian, Brazillian Portuguese and Hebrew
* New icelandic translation
Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.7:
Linux port:
* Integration with the KDE GUI platform is disabled due to KDE bugs
#234484 and #260719.
Mac OS X port:
* Updated live555 library to fix playback of RTSP and Freebox streams
* Running VLC in 64bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later for speed
and stability reasons
* Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability.
* Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
Changes between 1.1.6 and
* Fix libnotify, lirc, pulse compilation and packaging for Unix/Linux
Changes between 1.1.5 and 1.1.6:
Audio output:
* Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output
PACKAGERS are VERY STRONGLY advised to update libpulse to 0.9.22.
Update is required to use PulseAudio with the Phonon-VLC backend (KDE)
and with the Mozilla VLC web browser plugin.
* Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows
* Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working)
* Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X
* Faster VP8/Webm decoding with recent codecs libraries
* Fix heap corruption in CD+G decoder - CVE-2011-0021 / VideoLAN-SA-1101
* Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer - CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007
* Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn't go to a keyframe
* Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)
Subtitles and renderer:
* Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles
* Mark more freetype options as safe
* Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation
* Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable,
discovered by Harry Sintonen - sintonen at - CVE-2011-0522
* Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales
* Fix projectM visualization support for Windows
* Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now
* Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X
* Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes
* Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements
Miscellaneous fixes:
* KDE device solid actions
* XDG screensaver
* Transcode integer overflow
* HTTP Icy metadata reading
* Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers
* Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician,
Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch,
Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish
Changes between and 1.1.5:
* Fix a Windows crash on accessing Network Shared files/drives,
* Support for RTP access for H264 streams by specifying the demux in the MRL
Services Discovery:
* Integration in the playlist, of a list of web shows, provided by
* Game Music Emu (GME) plugin rewritten, using the proper C API
* DVDnav and DVDread fixes for encoding and misc issues
* Playback of live http .Webm streams
* Taglib thread-safety fix
* Fix decoding of H264 using DxVA2 using Intel IGP, thanks to the donation from
"Puget Systems"
* Add an icon to VLC on Linux
Video Output:
* fix a bug that could lead to 100% CPU usage on XCB
* fix for Qt bug where VLC didn't exit properly on some Windows XP configuration
* fixes on luatelnet and luarc
Miscellaneous crashes and fixes in various plugins (telnet, live555, theora and
TS-mux, Qt)
* add libvlc_media_new_fd() to play directly file descriptors (not Win32/Win64)
* Miscellaneous fixes
* Update translations for Walloon, Lithuanian, Spanish, Turkish, Estonian, Dutch,
Bengali, German, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Galician,
French and Ukrainian
* Major update and activation on Windows of Modern Greek
* New Asturian translation
Changes between 1.1.4 and
Mac OS X:
* Fixed video output on PowerPC-based Macs for videos with widths divisible
by 16
* Fixed an issue with the Equalizer's 170Hz slider
* Fix crash when closing rtsp streams
Qt interface:
* Fix Windows 7 jumplists with Unicode files
* Various fixes for Windows
* New Armenian translation
* Update translations for Dutch, Estonian, Lithuanian, Japanese, Nynorsk,
Brazillian Portuguese, Armenian, Wallon
Changes between 1.1.3 and 1.1.4:
* Fix a security issue when loading DLLs, especially in Qt4 and dmo modules,
See VideoLAN-SA-1005
* Fix folders opening from the interface
* Update translations for Lithuanian, Bengali, Slovak, French, Dutch, Ukrainian
Polish, Simplified Chinese, German and Galician
Changes between 1.1.2 and 1.1.3:
Access and demuxers:
* fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
* fix for podcasts parsing
* DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
* fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab,
CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
* fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
* fix m3u playlists exports
* fix video autoresize behaviour
* Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
Windows and Mac:
* Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
* architecture-specific installations will now be replaced by specific updates
* Add AltiVec detetion for OpenBSD/powerpc
Changes between 1.1.1 and 1.1.2:
* Avformat fps displaying fix
* TS, fix an issue where some programs would get dropped (fixes DVB issues too)
Audio filters:
* fix timestamps handling on some filters that provoked issues when playback
of mono streams, especially on Windows
* fix a bug in direct3d video output with old nVidia drivers that broke video
playback with overlay (YUV->RGB)
* fix console output encoding
Interface and extensions:
* Youtube and other scripts updates
* Misc fixes in Qt4 (especially VLM and EPG dialogs) and MacOS interface
Changes between 1.1.0 and 1.1.1:
* New capabilities for libVLC:
* Adjust video filter control: libvlc_adjust_Enable,
libvlc_adjust_Contrast, libvlc_adjust_Brightness, libvlc_adjust_Hue,
libvlc_adjust_Saturation, libvlc_adjust_Gamma
* libvlc_media_player_set_pause() can force the pause state, whereas
libvlc_media_player_pause() would only toggle it.
* libvlc_set_user_agent() configures the "user agent" strings used for some
protocols (HTTP, PulseAudio...). This replaces the --http-user-agent and
the former --user-agent libvlc_new() parameters.
* libvlc_video_set_callbacks() and libvlc_video_set_format() allow grabbing
video frames from a chosen memory location in real-time. This replace the
ugly --vmem-* libvlc_new() parameters in previous versions.
See as an example.
* libvlc_audio_get_delay() and libvlc_audio_set_delay() configure the delay
between audio and video/subpictures for the current input.
* Various fixes and crash preventions, especially when video functions were
called early
* Fix performance issues with GPU decoding using DxVA2 using ATI graphic cards
You NEED ATI Catalyst 10.7
* Fix :program selection in TS and DVB-T
* Fixes and improvements for MKV, Avformat and Avcodec modules
* Fix mod (.xm, .s3m, .it) files support on Windows and Mac builds
Stream output:
* Fix h264 streaming in ts
* Qt: fix preferences, hotkeys, messages and some fulscreen behaviour
* Skins: support for mousewheel in fullscreen, fix radialsliders
* Http: fix fullscreen toggle
* Fix pulse closing
* VAAPI small improvements, notably for extraction mode selection
* Multiple interface and crash fixes
* Deinterlace selection is repaired
* Crashes when playing multi-channel tracks fixes
* Activation of DEP on XP SP3
* Fix opening of .m3u and .pls playlists
* Fix crash when My Document isn't available
* Fix crash when Windows was getting into standby while playing video
* Update translations for Spanish, Polish, German, Sinhala, Hungarian, Khmer,
Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Slovak, Galician
Changes between 1.0.6 and 1.1.0:
Important changes for users:
* On Linux, known bugs in the ALSA library might prevent audio output.
Update to alsa-lib 1.0.24 or later, or use the PulseAudio output instead.
Important changes for packagers:
* The module cache has moved to ${libdir}/vlc/. The module cache can now be
generated at install time except if you use staged installation. In the
later case, you can generate the module cache in your post-inst script
by invoking 'vlc-cache-gen'. If the module cache is not present and vlc
can't write in ${libdir}/vlc/, it will result it vlc taking a long time to
launch each time.
* Most X11-related plugins now use XCB instead of Xlib. VLC now uses
- xproto,
- xcb, xcb-shm, xcb-xv, xcb-randr (from libxcb),
- xcb-keysyms (from xcb-utils),
- x11-xcb (from libx11) - only for GLX support.
* On X11 platforms, a _working_ version of xdg-screensaver is typically
required to inhibit the screensaver during video playback.
* Support for the sftp protocol
* Support for CDDB servers for Audio-CD on the Windows port
* New memory input (imem) access and access_demux module to feed VLC from data in memory
* New avio module to use libavformat capabilities for network streams, like rtmp://
* Port of the screen module from Xlib to XCB
* Port of the dc1394 module from libdc1394 to libdc1394 v2.0
* Support for DxVA2 for H.264 decoding on GPU on Windows Vista and 7
* Support for VAAPI for H.264 decoding on GPU on GNU/Linux
* Support for Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP
* Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
* Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
* Invmem module improvements
* Support for Atrac1 audio codec
* Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
* Multiple improvements for subtitles styles in .SRT and .SSA
* Support for native decoding of Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec
* Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
* Support for Indeo5 video codec
* Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
* Direct rendering is used more often with H.264 in avcodec module
* Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
* Support for VP8 codec
* Support for 7.1 channels in vorbis audio
* Many fixes on Matroska support (notably seeking) and support for Webm format
* Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NOT present yet)
* Support for ADPCM in .flv streams
* Support for TwinVQ (.vqf) and AMV (.amv) files
* Various EGP improvements
* Support for embedded subtitles in OpenDML and legacy .avi files
* Metadata and cover art improvements
* WPL and ZPL playlist support
* Lua scripts for Mpora, Vimeo playback and Rockbox FM radios
* New Play-And-Pause function to stop playback on latest video image
* Podcast images are now displayed
Video Output:
* Rewrite of the video output core and most video outputs
* Added desktop mode to the Direct3D output module. It differs from DirectX
desktop mode, because it hides the desktop icons, but reacts to mouse clicks.
* New x11, glx and xv modules based on XCB
* New deinterlacing modes based on yadif and yadif(x2)
* New audio/video filter to show audio level on the video output
* Enhanced AtmoLight filter with hardware support for
Classic AtmoLight (
Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one)
MoMoLight (
Simple serial DMX controller ( search for DMX)
* New content extensions lua framework
Audio filters:
* Chorus/Flanger audio filter
* 3F1R to stereo down-mix filter
* Dolby mixer, parameterized equalizer, trivial mixer, scaletempo, bandlimited
resampler, linear resampler, ugly resampler, converter_fixed, DTS to SPDIF
and A/52 to SPDIF filters have been upgraded to the "audio filter2" API
* NEON assembly audio converter module
* Converter filters have been rewritten and extended to support s32 as input
Service discovery:
* Service discoveries can now be written in lua
* Service discovery for Picture/Music/Video user directories
* Service discovery based on libudev
* Shoutcast Service discoveries are now removed
* x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings
* x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example
* x264, defaults to crf=23 as x264.exe-does, if bitrate is given,
uses ABR and if qp-value is set uses CQP
* libx264-version 0.76 or higher is required
* x264 has tune/preset parameters supported
Stream output:
* New smem module, streaming to memory
* Allow duplicate outputs to be merged, like:
--sout "#duplicate{dst=transcode{vcodec=mp2v},select=es=0,dst=transcode,select=es=1}:std{...}"
* Renamed the legacy rc, telnet and http interfaces to oldrc, oldtelnet
and oldhttp.
* rc, telnet and http are now implemented using the lua interface system.
* qt4 interface contains new iconview and listview mode for playlist
* Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries
Mac OS X Port:
* Vastly improved VLCKit framework
* A new dialog provider for libvlc-internal interaction without full interface
* Improved update detection and installation by using the Sparkle framework
by Andy Matuschak et al.
* New CoreText based text renderer replacing the former ATSUI renderer
* New Video output module (mostly targetting VLCKit)
* Optimised behavior when using the 2009 Apple Remote
Windows port:
* Integration in Windows 7 taskbar
* Playback of .Midi files is supported through fluidsynth's module
Maemo port:
* Multiple improvements for N900 compliance and efficiency
* Support for HW accelerated video decoding on N900
* Improvements to the maemo/hildon interface
* new sqlite module
* --save-config command line option not supported anymore.
* Fixed and reenabled netsync module.
* Improved Solaris port
* new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
* phonon-VLC backend is now usable
Removed modules:
* csri codec: use the libass module instead.
* galaktos visualisation: use the new projectM module instead.
* showintf: Useless in Qt and on Mac OS X
* transrate: broken since too long
* Xlib x11, Xlib xvideo, Xlib glx: Use the new XCB modules instead.
* HAL: Use libudev instead.
* gtk_main, gtk_main2, gnome_main, gnome_main2 and pda interfaces
* WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces
* opie, qte and qte_main interfaces
* linear_resampler and trivial_resampler are removed: use the ugly one.
* XvMC accelerated modules: use VAAPI instead.
* MGA (Matroska) for Linux: use Linux Framebuffer (or X) instead.
* opengllayer: use macosx_video instead.
* cddax: use cdda instead.
* cmml and tarkin codecs are removed because they are dead codecs.
* realaudio codecs: use libavcodec
* access_file removed in favor of filesystem
* RTMP input and output: use avio module
Changes between 1.0.5 and 1.0.6:
* Fix crash on FTP URI with no file path
* Fix overflows in A/52, DTS, MPEG Audio and subtitles support
* Update LUA script for Youtube pages
* Fix crashes in AVI, ASF and Matroska files
* Fix crashes on malformatted ZIP archives
* Fix crashes and leaks in the FFmpeg/avformat plugin
* Fix crash on invalid XSPF playlist
X11 port:
* Partial Xlib threading fixes
More complete fixes are available in VLC 1.1.0. Please update!
* Fix crash (use after free) in Qt4 bookmarks
* Fix a few crashes in Qt4 playlist
* Simplified Chinese, Estonian, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish
and Walloon translations updated
* Sinhala translation started
Removed modules:
* RTMP input and output are removed due to security problems. Please update
to VLC 1.1.0 which provides an FFmpeg-based RTMP input if needed.
Changes between 1.0.4 and 1.0.5:
* SubRip extra styles improvements
* Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders
Mac OS X Interface:
* Improved support for the 2009 Apple Remote
Windows port:
* Use of gcc 4.4.2 to compile instead of gcc 4.2. This might slightly
increase performance and fix x264 issues
* Portuguese Brazilian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Bengali,
Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish
Russian, Slovak translation updates
* New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations
Changes between 1.0.3 and 1.0.4:
Audio outputs:
* Fix deadlocks in the audio output core
* Make PulseAudio the default output if available
Video outputs:
* Fix fullscreen mode with KDE 4.3.3 and other window managers
* Fix incompatibility with cairo-dock and compositing
* Fix DVB scanning regression from VLC 1.0.3
* Support for XZ-compressed byte stream (LZMA algorithm)
* Support for .m3u8 playlist files (UTF-8 M3U)
* Support for xcb-keysyms version 0.3.4 or higher
* Fix globalhotkeys on FreeBSD
Qt4 interface:
* Fix opening V4L version 1 devices
* Fix default destination ports in the streaming wizard
* New Walloon translation
* Swedish, Ukrainian and French translation updates
Changes between 1.0.2 and 1.0.3:
Video outputs:
* Fix video quality when resizing the video on Windows Vista and 7, due to
regressions in most popular drivers
* New deinterlacers modules based on yadif and yadif(x2) algorithms
* Windows version supports now natively the WMA Professional codec, as it
didn't work in the packaged version of 1.0.2
* Fix downmixing of particual 4.0 AC-3 audio tracks
* x264 has profile-limitter, like:
* Update for appletrailers lua script
* Fixes on the RAR stream filter
* Fix for E-AC3 in ATSC/TS streams
* Various fixes for v4l and v4l2
* Fix a crash in mjpeg demuxer
Service discovery:
* New udev module for linux
Qt4 interface:
* Fixes on the playlist and the stream output panels
* French, Galician, Korean, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Slovak and Ukrainian updates
Changes between 1.0.1 and 1.0.2:
* Native support for WMA Professional, without the use of the Win32 dlls
* Fix issues in subtitles, especially SSA ones
* Various fixes on theora and ogg
* Various fixes for EPG support in MPEG-TS demuxer
* Fixes for potential stack overflow in .avi, .mp4 and .asf demuxers
* Fixes for v4l2 devices
* Fixes for dvb-c channels-scanning
Qt Interface:
* Fix some playlist sorting issues
Mac OS X Interface:
* Fixed a crash when updating VLC
* Fixed a crash related to QTKit when opening video files (10.6 only)
* Added the ability to play 2nd media in sync to the primary item (input-slave)
* Added the "Quit after Playback" feature
Mac OS X Port:
* The "Delete Preferences" script is now delivered as a Universal Binary
with native code for PowerPC, Intel and Intel 64bit
* Full 64bit runtime compatibility on both Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
- no support for Goom and SDL
- limited text rendering support
- This port is still considered as EXPERIMENTAL despite its binary release.
* MPEG2 transrate stream output removed
* x264 default-values closer to x264.exe defaults.
* x264 rc-behaviour fixes:
- if user defines qp-value, CQP-mode is used
- otherwise if user defines vb=0, CRF-mode is used
- otherwise ABR-mode is used
* x264 set vbv-bufsize/vbv-maxsize better if user hasn't defined these:
- ABR mode set vbv-max-bitrate=bitrate
- vbv-bufsize is bitrate * seconds between keyframes (keyint/fps)
* Lua scripts for Mpora and Vimeo playback
Unix builds:
* Various fixes to enable 1.0 to build on Solaris and OpenBSD
* New Kazakh and Croatian translations
* Lithunanian translation is available on Windows
* Galician, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Portuguese Brazilian,
Arabic and French translation updates
Changes between 1.0.0 and 1.0.1:
* Fix wmv/asf issues that caused audio to drop
* Various fixes for ac3, mp3, dts and stability for wav format
* Fix seek in RTSP in conformity to RFC 2326
* Fix Dailymotion access script
* Fix crashes in xspf files handler
* Fix seeking and timing issues in some flv files on Windows version
* Add extra caching for files on network shares
* Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
DZCORE Labs, Algeria
* Fix seeking in mpeg2 video files
* Improve SSA subtitles rendering
* Update most codecs for the Windows and Mac version
* Fix sound recording of .flv files with mp3 audio
Qt Interface:
* Possibility to change the opacity level of the Fullscreen controller
* Fix various crashes and VIDEO_TS folders opening
Mac OS X Interface:
* Added options to disable support for Apple Remote and Media Keys
* Fixed options for Volume, password and Subtitle Encoding
* Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
* Preferences panel now includes help through tool-tips
* More reliable Information and Messages panels
* Fix various crashes
Windows port:
* The ZVBI module is now available for Windows, for complete teletext support
Translations updates for Brazillian, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk,
Changes between 0.9.10 and 1.0.0:
Important notes:
* Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses.
See 'Access:' for more info.
* Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations
* Instantaneous pausing
* Frame-by-Frame playback
* Finer speed control
* On-the-fly recording for all medias
* Timeshift for most medias
* RTSP trickplay support
* Subtitles core improvements and fixes
* New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
* New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
* New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
* New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
* New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
* Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
* New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
* Closed Captions using the SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
* Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
* Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering
* Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
* Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
* Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
* Metadata for mod files are supported
* GSM codecs in Wav files are supported
* New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams
* New Dirac demuxer for raw Dirac streams
* Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
* Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder
* RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
* On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
* Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
* DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
* New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support
OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
* DVB scanning on linux
* EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
* On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form
zip://!/file.avi to specify the file - the development form of
zip://|file.avi is not supported anymore)
* Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
* MTP device access on Unix
* CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
* :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values
* Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
* Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on
Windows and Mac OS X.
* Export the playlist in HTML
* Lua script for BBC radio playback
* Better metadata handling and reading
Linux/Windows interface:
* Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
* Various fixes for skins2 interface
* Recently played items list
* Interface toolbar customizations
* Various Improvements on the Qt interface:
- More menus actions
- Finer speed slider
- Improvements on many dialogs
- New dialog for plugins listing
- Fixed-size mode for videos
- Better Teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control
* Better integration in GTK environments
Mac OS X Interface:
* Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)
* Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
* Easy addition of subtitles through the Video menu
* Additional usability improvements
Stream output:
* Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
* Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
* bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
* Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.
* Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.
Maemo Port:
* New Maemo port with:
- an interface based on Hildon framework.
- scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.
Windows CE Port:
EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.
Mac OS X Port:
* EXPERIMENTAL 64bit support
* Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc
* New document icons by Dominic Spitaler
* Support for latest iSight models
Audio output:
* Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
* Surround support for PulseAudio
Video output:
* Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
* Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen
(hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
* Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'.
The old image video output has been removed.
* Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was
withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.
* Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications
New Localization:
* Khmer
* Mongolian
* Sorani
Changes between 0.9.9a and 0.9.10:
HTTP Interface:
* Fixed default ACL
Mac OS X:
* Fixed crashes on multi-screen setups
* Corrected volume and subtitle encoding options in the Preferences
* Improved Information panel behavior, when playlist is not displayed
* Fixed QTCapture input support for the latest iSight models
* Added a menu-item to unlock the video window's aspect ratio
* Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
* Updated libpng, libgpg-error, libgcrypt, fribidi
Various fixes to the following modules:
* access:
- updated and additional access scripts (BBC radio, dailymotion, ...)
- Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
DZCORE Labs, Algeria
* stream out:
- RTP, RTSP VoD, Mosaic Bridge
* decoder:
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:
* Ukrainian
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/intf/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 Output 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