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VLC Media Player 2.0.2 Release Notes

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  1. Changes between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2:
  2. --------------------------------
  3.  
  4. Video Output:
  5.  * XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions.
  6.    There were too many errors with broken drivers.
  7.  * More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL
  8.  * Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X
  9.  * Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support
  10.  * Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms
  11.  * Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500,
  12.    an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra.
  13.  * Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped
  14.    with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later.
  15.  * Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called
  16.    Retina Displays.
  17.  
  18. Access:
  19.  * Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again
  20.  * Fixes for RAR compressed files
  21.  * Fix DirectShow crashes on exit
  22.  * Improve PulseAudio input latency
  23.  * Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy
  24.  * v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264)
  25.  * Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour
  26.  * IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32
  27.  * Accept more extensions for DVD images
  28.  * Fix crash in VC1 packetizer
  29.  * Improvements in Blu-Ray playback
  30.  * Improvements and fixes in HLS support
  31.  
  32. Codec:
  33.  * Fix crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams
  34.  * Fix compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions
  35.  * Fix G726 support
  36.  * Fix MP3 free format support
  37.  
  38. Demuxers:
  39.  * Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display
  40.  * Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes
  41.  * Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support
  42.  * Fix for DVB channels file support
  43.  * Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4
  44.  
  45. Encoders:
  46.  * Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and "mp2a"
  47.  * Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots
  48.  
  49. Audio filters and output:
  50.  * Limitation of spatializer volume output
  51.  * Fix DirectSound device selection
  52.  * Correct PulseAudio volume control
  53.  * Do not apply volume in file output
  54.  * Fix sampling rate in JACK output
  55.  * Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers
  56.  
  57. Mac OS X:
  58.  * Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and
  59.    the persistant media library
  60.  * Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules
  61.    to the media library or the temporary playlist
  62.  * Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple
  63.    This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  64.    manufacturing keyboards under the brand "Cherry".
  65.  * Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer
  66.    press on the Play/Pause button
  67.  * Remove libfontconfig's font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup.
  68.    This removes the "Updating Cache" dialog, before finding all fonts.
  69.  * Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback
  70.  * Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap
  71.  * Many Fullscreen fixes
  72.  * Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back
  73.  * Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track
  74.    Synchronization panel
  75.  * Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now
  76.  * Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop
  77.  * Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop
  78.  * Fix crashes on exit
  79.  * Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while
  80.    VLC is running
  81.  * Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions
  82.  * Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control
  83.    Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be
  84.    automatically reset on the first launch.
  85.    - This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit.
  86.  * Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3
  87.  * Miscellaneous minor interface improvements
  88.  
  89. Lua Scripts:
  90.  * Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues
  91.  * Fixes for icecast SD
  92.  
  93. Qt:
  94.  * Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows
  95.  * Fix playlist search and selector behaviour
  96.  * Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog
  97.  * Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dialog
  98.  * Fix tags and file names display
  99.  * Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues
  100.  
  101. Skins2:
  102.  * Fix mousewheel on Windows
  103.  * Fix for key events and focus loss
  104.  
  105. Web interface:
  106.  * Fix display of some buttons
  107.  * Fix listing of files in the Open interface
  108.  * Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog
  109.  
  110. Security:
  111.  * Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow
  112.  * Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396)
  113.  * Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries
  114.  
  115. Translation:
  116.  * Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer,
  117.    Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish,
  118.    Estonian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Telugu, Ukranian,
  119.    Thai translations update
  120.  * New Scottish Gaelic translation
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