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VLC Media Player 2.1.0

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  1. VLC Media Player 2.1.0 Release Notes:
  2.  
  3. Important changes:
  4.  * The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  5.  * Discontinued support for PowerPC-based Macs; VLC now requires Mac OS X 10.6+
  6.    Moreover, the official builds will be 64bit only
  7.  * The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed; to tune
  8.    compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually
  9.  
  10. 3rd party libraries (contrib):
  11.  * /extras/contrib has been replaced by a cleaner build system in /contrib
  12.  
  13. Core:
  14.  * Audio core rewrite, supporting higher samplerates, better volume management,
  15.    better device selection, new channel layouts and new output capabilities
  16.  * Fix support for .001, .00x split files on Windows
  17.  * Full support for UNICODE Windows mode
  18.  * Disable and mark obsolete --language selection
  19.  * Port to Android
  20.  * Port to iOS
  21.  * Partial support for Windows Store App / WinRT
  22.  * Add an audio fingerprinter, using AcoustID!
  23.  * Remove SQL support
  24.  
  25. Decoders:
  26.  * Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec
  27.  * Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec module
  28.  * Support for Ulead DV audio
  29.  * Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen,
  30.    Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) and 2 (MSS2)
  31.  * Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless
  32.  * Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder
  33.  * Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
  34.  * Add Hardware Acceleration support on Linux using VDPAU
  35.  * Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
  36.  * Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
  37.  * X Window system raster image dump pseudo-decoder
  38.  * Support for Webinar GoToMeeting 4 (G2M4)
  39.  
  40. Encoders:
  41.  * high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
  42.  * QuickSyncVideo Encoding (Intel Media SDK) support using Intel GPU on Windows
  43.  * New AAC encoder using the fdk-aac library (non-free)
  44.  
  45. Access:
  46.  * Screen: add support for OS X Lion and later,
  47.            remove support for previous OS X releases
  48.  * Major improvements in DASH support
  49.  * Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
  50.  * Important improvements and rewrite of the v4l2 access module
  51.  * HTTP: support for Internationalized Domain Names
  52.  * Microsoft Smooth Streaming support (H264 and VC1) developed by Viotech.net
  53.  * NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices
  54.  * Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode
  55.  * Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode
  56.  * Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track
  57.    vlc video.mkv --input-slave timecode:// --timecode-fps 30/1001
  58.  * New video capture module for OS X based on AVFoundation, named AVcapture
  59.  * New shared memory framebuffer access module, named shm
  60.  
  61. Demuxers:
  62.  * MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
  63.  * Vorbis: better support for metadata and cover art
  64.  * AVI: better support for tags and extended metadata
  65.  * Support for FLAC, Atrac and some ADPCM in AVI
  66.  * Support for DV data type 1 in AVI and 12 bits DV Audio
  67.  * Support for total number of tracks in major container
  68.  * Support for Cook and Atrac in MKV
  69.  * AVI: support for files produced by Nikon cameras
  70.  * Support for more MJPEG streams
  71.  * Add support for liveleak streams
  72.  * Add support for Wave/RF64 files
  73.  * Prevent numerous uncaught exceptions in MKV
  74.  * Add protection against several potential heap buffer overflow in libebml
  75.  
  76. Audio output:
  77.  * Windows Audio Session API audio output support
  78.  * OpenBSD sndio audio output support
  79.  * Important improvements on the Android OpenSL ES audio output
  80.  * Android AudioTrack audio output support
  81.  * OS X Auhal output support for 6.1, 7.1, 8.0 and 8.1 playback and layouts
  82.  * Rewrite of OSS module to support OSSv4
  83.  * OS X Auhal output support for multi-buffer output devices
  84.    This fix was facilitated through a hardware lending by TEAC Europe GmbH
  85.    distributing such devices under the brand "TASCAM" (US-122, US-144, etc.).
  86.  * Rewrite of the AudioQueue output for iOS (and OS X)
  87.  * New, simplified AudioUnit output for iOS
  88.  
  89. Audio Filters:
  90.  * New remapping channel filter
  91.  * New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
  92.  * New VSXu visualization plugin
  93.  * ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
  94.  * Rewrite of the simple downmixer filter
  95.  * New gain audio filter
  96.  
  97. Video Outputs:
  98.  * New output for Decklink Blackmagic cards
  99.  * New output using OpenMAX IL hardware acceleration API
  100.  * OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions
  101.  * OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS
  102.  * Fix and enable the OpenGL ES1 and ES2 outputs
  103.  * Support for subpictures in the OpenGL ES2 output
  104.  * Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
  105.  * New output module for iOS using OpenGL ES2
  106.  * Fix performance issue on Macs with multiple graphics cards
  107.  
  108. Video Filters:
  109.  * New anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in
  110.    anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images
  111.  * Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats
  112.    and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits)
  113.  * Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats
  114.  * Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters
  115.  * ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
  116.  
  117. Stream Output:
  118.  * Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
  119.  * Options support for AVIO output module
  120.  * Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
  121.  * Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
  122.  * Livehttp stream encryption support
  123.  * Livehttp supports changing encryption key and uri on segment change with key-loadfile option
  124.  * Added chromaprint based audio fingerprinting
  125.  
  126. Fingerprinters:
  127.  * Add AcoustID/Musicbrainz based fingerprinter
  128.  
  129. Interfaces:
  130.  * configurable password for the HTTP server
  131.  * .hosts removed from the HTTP server
  132.  * fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
  133.  * Better support for MCE remotes on Windows
  134.  * Hotkey support for TS program selection
  135.  * Rewrite of D-Bus inhibit interface
  136.  * Improvements on motion sensing interface, fix orientation, move out
  137.    rotate mode into the rotate video filter
  138.  
  139. Services discovery:
  140.  * UPnP A/V subtitles
  141.  * Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item
  142.  
  143. OS X Interface:
  144.  * Add support for multiple video outputs
  145.  * Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
  146.    controller
  147.  * Add a GUI to manage podcasts
  148.  * Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
  149.  * Add a GUI for the QTSound access input to process audio captured locally
  150.    - This also allows to capture input from a webcam and a mic at the same time
  151.  * Add a GUI to capture QTSound data along with the current screen content
  152.  * Add an option to let the Apple Remote control the system volume instead of
  153.    VLC's internal volume level
  154.  * Add a new Subtitles menu to change Subtitles and their properties during
  155.    playback
  156.  * Add the ability to create custom equalizer presets based upon the current
  157.    selection and to manage the list of presets
  158.  * Add custom profiles for video and audio effects, which let the user keep
  159.    multiple configuration sets of all the individual filters
  160.  * Support for pausing iTunes during media playback with VLC
  161.  * Add support for video filters to clone the video output or split it in parts
  162.  * Add A->B loop feature known from the Qt interface
  163.  * Add an option to disable skipping to next/previous file with the Apple Remote
  164.  * Add an option to show next / previous buttons
  165.  * Add an option to hide the shuffle and repeat buttons
  166.  * Add an option to hide the audio effects button (default enabled)
  167.  * Add optional playlist columns for track number, genre, album, description,
  168.    date and language
  169.  * Add options to the Advanced Open File dialog for start and stop time
  170.  * Add an option to play videos as a desktop background
  171.  * Add support for playing video and showing audio visualizations side by side
  172.  * improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
  173.  * rewrite of minimal macosx module for use within VLCKit
  174.  * Add support for 'macosx-autoplay' to the Apple Event / Apple Script bindings
  175.    when adding new inputs - this also affects network streams opened through
  176.    3rd party applications
  177.  * Add a UI to the preferences dialog to configure the default application
  178.    handler for ftp, mms, rtmp, rtp, rtsp, sftp, smb and udp streams
  179.    (system-wide settings)
  180.  * Add support for the Video Title option
  181.  * Add support for the Boss Key
  182.  * The Streaming/Transcoding wizard and the open dialog's output panel are
  183.    deprecated now and will be removed in a future release
  184.  
  185. Qt:
  186.  * Partial support for Qt5.0
  187.  * Menus modifications and improvements
  188.  * Playlist improvements and fixes, including PictureFlow view
  189.  * Streaming output wizard rewrite
  190.  * Add bitrate graph in information panels
  191.  * Filters panels improvements, notably Equalizer and Compressor
  192.  * EPG display fixes and improvements
  193.  * Add SD pixmap sources
  194.  * Preferences hotkeys management fixes
  195.  * Display playlist total duration
  196.  * Support for a Maximum volume in the UI
  197.  * Add audio track fingerprinting from media info
  198.  * New profiles format and dialog to handle filters and quality
  199.  * Numerous fixes
  200.  
  201. Skins2:
  202.  * Port to OS/2
  203.  * Extend sliders, offsets options
  204.  * New bitmaps caching mechanism
  205.  * Numerous fixes and improvements
  206.  * Skinning of the Fullscreen controller
  207.  
  208. libVLC:
  209.  * new libvlc_audio_output_device_list_get and libvlc_audio_output_device_list_release functions
  210.    to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_output_device_longname
  211.    and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
  212.  * libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type are now deprecated
  213.  * new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get more info about the
  214.    media tracks. libvlc_media_get_tracks_info is now deprecated.
  215.  * new fingerprinter_Create and fingerprinter_Destroy for fingerprinter support
  216.  * new libvlc_log_set, libvlc_log_set_file, libvlc_log_unset, libvlc_log_get_context and
  217.    libvlc_log_get_object for a better logger mechanism
  218.  * new libvlc_set_app_id to complement libvlc_set_user_agent to set the icons
  219.  
  220. Removed modules:
  221.  * portaudio audio output: use the native audio output instead
  222.  * X11 On Screen Display notifications (xosd)
  223.  * Linux Framebuffer On Screen Display interface (fbosd)
  224.  * PVR: IVTV analog TV encoder - use V4L instead
  225.  * RTMP access: use libavformat avio instead
  226.  * RTMP access_output: use libavformat avio instead
  227.  * Hildon GUI
  228.  * MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
  229.  * Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
  230.  * Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin
  231.  * Broken crop video filter
  232.  * Switcher module
  233.  * OSD parser and menu
  234.  * Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
  235.  * Removed DLL loader for non-Windows Operating Systems
  236.  * SQL Media Library (broken and unmaintained)
  237.  * SQL Lite (only used as SQL Media library backend)
  238.  * htcpcp :)
  239.  
  240. Translations:
  241.  * Update of all translations