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  1. Changes between 1.1.x and 1.2.0-pre3:
  2. ------------------------------------
  3.  
  4. Important notes:
  5.  * The licenses of libVLC and libVLCcore have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  6.  * Start/end titles/chapters are now specified with # rather than @ to fix
  7.    conflicts with some URLs and file names. For instance, this plays a DVD
  8.    from the 2nd chapter of the 1st title up to the 4th chapter of the 3rd
  9.    title:  vlc dvd://#1:2-3:4
  10.  * The 40+ --*-caching options were simplified and dumbed down to 4 options:
  11.    - --file-caching specifies caching for local files,
  12.    - --network-caching specifies caching for network resources,
  13.    - --live-caching specifies caching for capture devices and
  14.    - --disc-caching specifies caching for local optical media.
  15.    All values are expressed in milliseconds as in previous versions.
  16.  * HTTP server IP address, port, and TLS configuration is now centralized:
  17.    - The --http-host option sets the address, e.g. "--http-host=2001:db8::1".
  18.      By default, both :: and 0.0.0.0 are used.
  19.    - The --http-port and --https-port options set the port numbers.
  20.      By default, 8080 is used for HTTP, and 8443 for HTTPS.
  21.    - The TLS credentials are configured with --http-cert (public certificate),
  22.      --http-key (private key), --http-ca (optional CA) and
  23.      --http-crl (optional CRL).
  24.  * RTSP server IP address and port are updated similarly.
  25.    Use --rtsp-host and --rtsp-port respectively.
  26.  * The --miface-addr option does not exist anymore. To select the multicast
  27.    output interface, use --miface instead, e.g. --miface=eth0.
  28.  * The Windows version will only work with Windows XP SP2 or later.
  29.    Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP < SP2, Windows 2003 SP0 are now unsupported.
  30.  
  31. Important changes for packagers:
  32.  * The default builds now assume that the operating system uses UTF-8 for
  33.    its file systems and files content (except the Windows port). If this is
  34.    not acceptable, pass --enable-non-utf8 to the configure script.
  35.    Non-UTF-8 file systems support will be removed in future versions.
  36.  * The VLC plugins path can be overridden with the VLC_PLUGIN_PATH environment
  37.    variable. The --plugin-path command line option was removed.
  38.  * The default tarballs are now compressed with XZ/LZMA: .tar.xz
  39.  * OSS support is not compiled on Linux by default, pass --enable-oss to the
  40.    configure script if you use OSSv4 or really want to use OSS emulation.
  41.  
  42.  * The webplugins has moved to git://git.videolan.org/npapi-vlc.git
  43.  
  44. Core:
  45.  * Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite:
  46.    Subtitles, subpictures and OSD can now be sized and blent inside video outputs
  47.    x11 (Unix), OpenGL (Unix) and Direct3D (Windows) are such video outputs.
  48.  * Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
  49.  * Playback rate doesn't get resetted to 1 between items anymore
  50.  * Option --sub-filter was renamed --sub-source
  51.  * Port to Android, iOS, OS/2 and Win64
  52.  
  53. Access:
  54.  * Multiple files are now supported inside RAR files
  55.  * BDA: experimental support for ClearQam devices
  56.  * DVB-S scanning support on Unix
  57.  * DVB-C scanning on Unix scans correct modulation/symbolrate if needed
  58.  * DShow: support for freq and video standard selection
  59.  * Support for VDR recordings (http://www.tvdr.de/) folders
  60.  * Blu-Ray Discs integration using libbluray
  61.  * HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) playback support
  62.  * Blackmagic DeckLink SDI cards input support (Linux only currently)
  63.  * Linear Systems (HD-)SDI cards input support (Linux)
  64.  * PulseAudio audio input support
  65.  * RTP: support for dynamic payload types by specifying the payload format
  66.    in an option (no autodetection): only Theora supported for now
  67.  * Basic HTCPCP implementation for Coffee Pot control
  68.  * QTCapture: added support for all QTKit-compatible video input devices
  69.  * QTSound: added support for all QTKit-compatible audio input devices
  70.  * X11 Screen: support for capturing partially hidden windows
  71.  * MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support
  72.  * Support for HTTPS is now fixed for the Windows port
  73.  
  74. Codecs:
  75.  * You can now use ffmpeg-mt in conjunction with vlc
  76.  * Important fixes for RealVideo 3.0 and 4.0 playback, notably in MKV
  77.  * Experimental Hardware decoding using Broadcom CrystalHD cards
  78.  * New module for decoding EBU subtitles (.stl)
  79.  * Support for 9bits and 10bits H.264/AVC decoding
  80.  * Support for 20-bits PCM and DAT-12 (digital magnetic tapes) from RTP
  81.  * New module for Dirac encoding, using the faster libschroedinger
  82.    The Schroedinger module should be prefered to the Dirac one
  83.  * Support for WMV Images, aka WMVP and WVP2, as used by Photo Story
  84.  * Support for Lagarith Lossless video codec
  85.  * Support for ProRes 422 video codec in 10bits
  86.  * EIA-608 closed captions improvements
  87.  * Support for JPEG 2000 and Motion JPEG 2000 in the Windows and Mac binaries
  88.  * Experimental support of IOMX for OpenMAX IL codecs on Android
  89.  * One can use "mp2 " fourcc to encode in mpeg1/2 layer 2
  90.  
  91. Demuxers:
  92.  * New images demuxer supporting jpeg, png, targa, xcf, git, tiff, bmp, pcx, lbm
  93.  * C64 SID file playback support of using sidplay2
  94.  * Support for images/cover art in wma/wmv/asf files
  95.  * Improvements in .ape files metadata reading and writing
  96.  * New demuxer module for EBU subtitles (.stl)
  97.  * Support for caf, mtv, awb, f4v, amr, vro (DVD-VR) files
  98.  * Ogg, flv, mxf, amr seeking improvements
  99.  * Major improvements in Matroska (mkv) chapters/segments handling and seeking
  100.  * Support for duration and better seeking in Mpeg-TS files (.ts, .m2ts, .mts)
  101.  * Mov improvements, notably for aspect-ratio handling and Audio DV tracks
  102.  * Improved support of tracker files
  103.  
  104. Interfaces:
  105.  * Qt: effects dialogs rework
  106.  * Qt: new CoverFlow-like view of the playlist
  107.  * Qt: port to MacOS X platform
  108.  * Qt: small look improvements
  109.  * Skins2 / Qt: misc improvements and usability fixes
  110.  * Skins2: fullscreen controller support, relative placement support
  111.    and important cleanups and optimisations
  112.  * Mac OS X: re-written Main Window, which also includes the Video Windows
  113.  * Mac OS X: new Audio Effects panel adding Compressor and Spatializer filters
  114.  * Mac OS X: new Track Synchronization panel
  115.  * Mac OS X: new Video Effects panel for color and geometry adjustments
  116.  * Mac OS X: re-written Open Disc functionality with automatic media detection
  117.  * Mac OS X: support for the native fullscreen mode on OS X Lion
  118.  * Mac OS X: enhanced AppleScript support
  119.  * The rc and telnet lua interfaces were merged into a new "cli" interface
  120.  * lua: the recommended way to run custom interface scripts is now to pass
  121.    -I luaintf --lua-intf myscript
  122.  * ncurses: heavy refactor of the complete interface
  123.  * dbus: Rewrite of the main loop to use a more efficient poll-based model
  124.  * dbus: Upgrade to an mpris2 compliant interface, see http://www.mpris.org
  125.  * webUI/http: Rewrite of the web interface, using jQuery
  126.  * webUI/http: some requests are now supported in JSON in addition to XML
  127.  * webUI/http: path values for input and output are deprecated in favour of uri
  128.  * Qt/Win32: the update system now downloads the updates in the temp folder
  129.  * Qt: preferences are now searchable
  130.  * Qt: the fullscreen controller is now stackable, full-width, at the bottom
  131.  
  132. Video Output:
  133.  * New video output based on Direct2D for Windows 7 and Vista (with Platform Update)
  134.  * New video output for iOS platform
  135.  * Experimental work in progress on a video output using EGL
  136.  * Adaptation of the OpenGL layer for OpenGL ES 1.1
  137.  * Various vmem improvements
  138.  * OpenGL video output now accepts YUV as input and uses fragment programs for
  139.    chroma conversion
  140.  * New video output for Android platform, based on Surface
  141.  * Support for 9/10bits output in the OpenGL output
  142.  * Updated OpenGL video output for Mac, requires a Quartz Extreme capable machine
  143.  * New video output based on kva API for OS/2
  144.  
  145. Audio Output and Filters:
  146.  * New audio output based on AudioQueue API for iOS
  147.  * New audio output in memory (amem)
  148.  * Important simplification and improvements in the core audio output
  149.  * New audio output based on OpenSL ES API for Android
  150.  * New audio resampler using Speex (DSP)
  151.  * New audio resampler using the Secret Rabbit Code (a.k.a. libsamplerate)
  152.  * New Compressor filter, a dynamic range compressor
  153.  * New simplistic Karaoke filter
  154.  * New audio output based on kai API for OS/2
  155.  * Automatic handover from S/PDIF to PCM with PulseAudio 1.0
  156.  
  157. Video Filter:
  158.  * New gradfun filter for debanding videos using dithering
  159.  * Rewrite of the grain filter, faster and with better quality
  160.  * New posterize filter for lowering the number of colors
  161.  * Atmo ambilight: improve Fnordlicht up to 254 channels
  162.  * New sepia filter for creating sepia effect in videos
  163.  * New deinterlacer mode Phosphor, a framerate doubling CRT TV simulator
  164.  * New deinterlacer mode IVTC, to do live inverse telecine for NTSC films
  165.  * New subsdelay filter to change subtitles delay
  166.  * New anti-flickering filter
  167.  * New OpenMAX DL IPCS filter for color space conversion and resizing
  168.  * New video filter for denoising, based on the famous hqdn3d filter
  169.  * Major improvements in the freetype text-rendering module, notably supporting
  170.    blackbox and customizable shadow.
  171.    NB: The freetype module is now used by default on the Mac OS X instead of
  172.    the quartztext module, which can still be enabled manually.
  173.    The Win32 font selection was improved too.
  174.  
  175. Stream output:
  176.  * New livehttp-module for HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) output
  177.    example: vlc inputfile :sout="#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=mp3,
  178.     venc=x264{profile=baseline},width=320,vb=256,ab=96}:std{
  179.     access=livehttp{index=public_html/iphonestream.m3u8,
  180.     index-url=http://url-to-iphonestreamfile-###.ts},mux=ts{use-key-frames},
  181.     dst=public_html/iphonestreamfile-###.ts}"
  182.  * RTP: support for Vorbis and Theora
  183.  * Major rework of VoD support
  184.  * New delay module, to introduce delays of one ES, when streaming:
  185.        #delay{id=12,delay=500}:standard...
  186.  * New setlang, setid modules to change lang or id of one ES, when streaming:
  187.        #setid{id=12,new-id=42}:std...
  188.  * New langfromtelx module, to change lang of one ES, when streaming, based on
  189.    a telextex page: #langfromtelx{id=12,magazine=7,page=0x99,row=1}:std...
  190.  * New select module, to replace an existing ES with another ES in the same track
  191.    #duplicate{dst=bridge-out{id=1},select=video,dst=bridge-out{id=0xa3},select=audio}
  192.    #transcode{...}:bridge-in{id-offset=0}:select{disable=0}:setid{id=0,newid=0xa3}:autodel:std{...}
  193.  * New libavformat/avio access_output module for network streaming
  194.  
  195. Services Discovery:
  196.  * Search API to be able to query distant search APIs from the interfaces
  197.  * Upnp module was ported to Win32
  198.  
  199. libVLC:
  200.  * New capabilities for libVLC:
  201.   ** libvlc_media_player_navigate for DVD navigation
  202.   ** libvlc_audio_filter_list_get, libvlc_video_filter_list_get to get the
  203.      list of available audio and video filters
  204.   ** libvlc_audio_set_format, libvlc_audio_set_format_callbacks,
  205.      libvlc_audio_set_callbacks
  206.      allow grabbing audio data from a chosen memory location in real-time.
  207.  
  208. Removed modules:
  209.  * asademux: use libass only
  210.  * subsass: use libass
  211.  * fake, invmem: use the new image demuxers
  212.  * hal, v4l, gapi, omapfb, hd1000a, hd1000v: obsolete unmaintained modules
  213.  * id3tag: use taglib
  214.  * upnp: use upnp_intel
  215.  * removal of old telnet interface in favor of the new lua CLI
  216.  * removal of http interface in favor of luahttp
  217.  * removal of the noise filter
  218.  * removal of the SDL audio output, use the native outputs
  219.  * growl_udp: use Growl for local notifications on the Mac. UDP support will be
  220.               removed in Growl's next release, too.
  221.  * removal of the OSSO screensave module, use the MCE one
  222.  
  223.  
  224. Changes between 1.1.11 and 1.1.12:
  225. ----------------------------------
  226.  
  227. Audio outputs:
  228.  * Mac OS X / auhal: multiple fixes for the Digital Audio output (S/PDIF)
  229.                      including support for OS X Lion
  230.  * Multiple fixes and improved synchronization for PulseAudio support
  231.  * Support for AC-3 and DTS passthrough with PulseAudio 1.0
  232.  
  233. Unix port:
  234.  * Fix build compatibility with taglib < 1.6 and Xulrunner 1.9.1
  235.  
  236. Misc:
  237.  * Fix crashes with Japanese locale on OS X
  238.  * Minor fixes for Webplugin under Win32, AVI demuxer, smem and AudioScrobbler
  239.  * Fix crash in HTTP and RTSP server (stream output or Web interface)
  240.  
  241. Translations:
  242.  * Update of Breton, Chinese Simplified and Basque
  243.  
  244.  
  245. Changes between 1.1.10 and 1.1.11:
  246. ----------------------------------
  247.  
  248. Security:
  249.  * Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587)
  250.    and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).
  251.  
  252. Mac OS X:
  253.  * Fixed scrolling direction if the input device's signal is inverted
  254.  * Update Auhal audio output to the latest API
  255.  * Fix images disappearing issue on the interface
  256.  * Reduced installation size by up to 30 MB
  257.  * Resolved conflict between iTunes and VLC wrt Media Key handling
  258.  
  259. Mozilla/ActiveX webplugin:
  260.  * Fullscreen mode is fixed on Win32
  261.  * Very simple fullscreen controller is visible on Win32
  262.  
  263. Demuxers/Meta Readers:
  264.  * Better support for cover art embedded in mp4, wma
  265.  
  266. Muxers/Output:
  267.  * Fix AVI muxer so the generated files are readable on other players
  268.  
  269. Extensions:
  270.  * Multiple fixes for crashes and malfunctionning issues
  271.  
  272. Qt Interface:
  273.  * Fix quitting on Linux
  274.  * Fix opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows
  275.  * Miscellaneous
  276.  
  277. Win32 port:
  278.  * Update of codecs, fixing the mpeg-2 decoder crash
  279.  
  280. Translations:
  281.  * Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian
  282.  
  283.  
  284. Changes between 1.1.9 and 1.1.10:
  285. ---------------------------------
  286.  
  287. Windows and Mac OS X:
  288.  * Update of external library modplug, to address multiple security issues
  289.  
  290. Mac OS X Interface:
  291.  * Improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB
  292.  * Fix for various crashes and small issues
  293.  
  294. Demuxer:
  295.  * Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser
  296.  
  297. Audio output:
  298.  * PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one
  299.  
  300. Win32 port:
  301.  * Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module
  302.  
  303. Miscellaneous fixes in:
  304.  * Windows 7 taskbar buttons
  305.  * Qt interface
  306.  * asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
  307.  * RTP output and XML export
  308.  * Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
  309.  * v4l2 access
  310.  
  311. Translations:
  312.  * Update of Norwegian Bokmål, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda,
  313.    Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish,
  314.    Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations
  315.  * Initial Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations
  316.  
  317.  
  318. Changes between 1.1.8 and 1.1.9:
  319. --------------------------------
  320.  
  321. Windows and Mac OS X:
  322.  * Update of external library modplug, to address a security issue
  323.  
  324. Demuxers:
  325.  * mp4: Fix heap-based buffer overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1103)
  326.  
  327. Mac OS X Interface:
  328.  * Miscellaneous interface look adjustments
  329.  * Improve Apple Remote handling
  330.  * Fixe bugs in the Streaming / Transcoding wizard
  331.  * Layout fixes in the Preferences and Controls windows
  332.  * Fix incomplete list of hotkeys in the Preferences dialog
  333.  * Fix quitting through Apple Events (Dock menu, App Switcher, AppleScript, etc.)
  334.  
  335. Mac OS X Port:
  336.  * Fix Growl local notification plugin
  337.  * VLC bundle now includes the Growl framework
  338.  * Fixes for eyeTV
  339.  
  340. Translations:
  341.  * Updates of Lithuanian, Estonian, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali, Dutch, Polish,
  342.    German, Galician, Traditional Chinese translations
  343.  * New Luganda Translation
  344.  
  345.  
  346. Changes between 1.1.7 and 1.1.8:
  347. --------------------------------
  348.  
  349. Mac OS X Interface:
  350.  * New UI graphics by Damien Erambert
  351.  
  352. Interfaces:
  353.  * Oldrc interface is again the default RC interface, on Windows
  354.  * Luarc, luahttp and luatelnet fixes
  355.  * Qt and Mac OS X fixes
  356.  * numerous Skins2 fixes, notably winamp2 skins
  357.  
  358. Encoder:
  359.  * new libschroedinger-based Dirac codec encoder, faster than the current one
  360.  
  361. Access/Demuxers/Codecs:
  362.  * Subtitles auto-detection is back for .txt files
  363.  * vod/rtsp server and rtsp input fixes
  364.  * mp4 demuxer improvements
  365.  * ogg, rstp input, video filters minor fixes
  366.  * taglib's replaygain is fixed for mp3
  367.  * vobsub support has an improved auto-detection
  368.  * fix a crash in malformed ape files
  369.  
  370. Miscellaneous fixes in:
  371.  * Pulseaudio audio output, notably for usb cards
  372.  * Stacktraces are now limited in size on Windows
  373.  * Video resolution is now limited to 8192x8192, for security reasons
  374.    See CORE-2011-0208, CVE-2010-3275, CVE-2010-3276
  375.  * Configure and build system improvements
  376.  * DirectShow and BDA build headers have been updated
  377.  
  378. Translations:
  379.  * Update for Finnish, Galician, Dutch, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lithuanian,
  380.    Slovak, French, Polish, Estonian, Brazillian Portuguese and Hebrew
  381.  * New icelandic translation
  382.  
  383.  
  384. Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.7:
  385. --------------------------------
  386.  
  387. Linux port:
  388.  * Integration with the KDE GUI platform is disabled due to KDE bugs
  389.    #234484 and #260719.
  390.  
  391. Mac OS X port:
  392.  * Updated live555 library to fix playback of RTSP and Freebox streams
  393.  * Running VLC in 64bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later for speed
  394.    and stability reasons
  395.  
  396. Demuxers:
  397.  * Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability.
  398.    VideoLAN-SA-1102
  399.  
  400. Translations:
  401.  * Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
  402.  
  403.  
  404. Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.6.1:
  405. ----------------------------------
  406.  
  407. Source:
  408.  * Fix libnotify, lirc, pulse compilation and packaging for Unix/Linux
  409.  
  410.  
  411. Changes between 1.1.5 and 1.1.6:
  412. ---------------------------------
  413.  
  414. Audio output:
  415.  * Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output
  416.    PACKAGERS are VERY STRONGLY advised to update libpulse to 0.9.22.
  417.    Update is required to use PulseAudio with the Phonon-VLC backend (KDE)
  418.    and with the Mozilla VLC web browser plugin.
  419.  
  420. Access:
  421.  * Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows
  422.  
  423. Decoders:
  424.  * Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working)
  425.  * Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X
  426.  * Faster VP8/Webm decoding with recent codecs libraries
  427.  * Fix heap corruption in CD+G decoder - CVE-2011-0021 / VideoLAN-SA-1101
  428.  
  429. Demuxers:
  430.  * Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer - CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007
  431.  * Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn't go to a keyframe
  432.  * Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)
  433.  
  434. Subtitles and renderer:
  435.  * Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles
  436.  * Mark more freetype options as safe
  437.  * Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation
  438.  * Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable,
  439.    discovered by Harry Sintonen - sintonen at iki.fi - CVE-2011-0522
  440.  
  441. Visualization:
  442.  * Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales
  443.  * Fix projectM visualization support for Windows
  444.  * Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now
  445.  * Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X
  446.  
  447. Interfaces:
  448.  * Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes
  449.  * Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements
  450.  
  451. Miscellaneous fixes:
  452.  * KDE device solid actions
  453.  * XDG screensaver
  454.  * Transcode integer overflow
  455.  * HTTP Icy metadata reading
  456.  * Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers
  457.  
  458. Translations:
  459.  * Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician,
  460.    Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch,
  461.    Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish
  462.  
  463.  
  464. Changes between 1.1.4.1 and 1.1.5:
  465. ----------------------------------
  466.  
  467. Security:
  468.  * Fix a Windows crash on accessing Network Shared files/drives,
  469.    VideoLAN-SA-1006
  470.  
  471. Access:
  472.  * Support for RTP access for H264 streams by specifying the demux in the MRL
  473.  
  474. Services Discovery:
  475.  * Integration in the playlist, of a list of web shows, provided by channels.com
  476.  
  477. Demuxers:
  478.  * Game Music Emu (GME) plugin rewritten, using the proper C API
  479.  * DVDnav and DVDread fixes for encoding and misc issues
  480.  * Playback of live http .Webm streams
  481.  * Taglib thread-safety fix
  482.  
  483. Decoders:
  484.  * Fix decoding of H264 using DxVA2 using Intel IGP, thanks to the donation from
  485.    "Puget Systems"
  486.  
  487. Skins:
  488.  * Add an icon to VLC on Linux
  489.  
  490. Video Output:
  491.  * fix a bug that could lead to 100% CPU usage on XCB
  492.  
  493. Interfaces:
  494.  * fix for Qt bug where VLC didn't exit properly on some Windows XP configuration
  495.  * fixes on luatelnet and luarc
  496.  
  497. Miscellaneous crashes and fixes in various plugins (telnet, live555, theora and
  498.  TS-mux, Qt)
  499.  
  500. libLVC:
  501.  * add libvlc_media_new_fd() to play directly file descriptors (not Win32/Win64)
  502.  * Miscellaneous fixes
  503.  
  504. Translations:
  505.  * Update translations for Walloon, Lithuanian, Spanish, Turkish, Estonian, Dutch,
  506.    Bengali, German, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Galician,
  507.    French and Ukrainian
  508.  * Major update and activation on Windows of Modern Greek
  509.  * New Asturian translation
  510.  
  511.  
  512. Changes between 1.1.4 and 1.1.4.1:
  513. ----------------------------------
  514.  
  515. Mac OS X:
  516.  * Fixed video output on PowerPC-based Macs for videos with widths divisible
  517.    by 16
  518.  * Fixed an issue with the Equalizer's 170Hz slider
  519.  
  520. Demuxer:
  521.  * Fix crash when closing rtsp streams
  522.  
  523. Qt interface:
  524.  * Fix Windows 7 jumplists with Unicode files
  525.  * Various fixes for Windows
  526.  
  527. Translations:
  528.  * New Armenian translation
  529.  * Update translations for Dutch, Estonian, Lithuanian, Japanese, Nynorsk,
  530.    Brazillian Portuguese, Armenian, Wallon
  531.  
  532.  
  533. Changes between 1.1.3 and 1.1.4:
  534. --------------------------------
  535.  
  536. Win32:
  537.  * Fix a security issue when loading DLLs, especially in Qt4 and dmo modules,
  538.    See VideoLAN-SA-1005
  539.  * Fix folders opening from the interface
  540.  
  541. Translations:
  542.  * Update translations for Lithuanian, Bengali, Slovak, French, Dutch, Ukranian
  543.    Polish, Simplified Chinese, German and Galician
  544.  
  545.  
  546. Changes between 1.1.2 and 1.1.3:
  547. --------------------------------
  548.  
  549. Access and demuxers:
  550.  * fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
  551.  * fix for podcasts parsing
  552.  * DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
  553.  
  554. Taglib:
  555.  * fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab,
  556.    CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
  557.  
  558. Playlist:
  559.  * fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
  560.  * fix m3u playlists exports
  561.  
  562. Skins2:
  563.  * fix video autoresize behaviour
  564.  
  565. Translations:
  566.  * Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
  567.  
  568. Windows and Mac:
  569.  * Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
  570.  
  571. Mac:
  572.  * architecture-specific installations will now be replaced by specific updates
  573.  
  574. BSD:
  575.  * Add AltiVec detetion for OpenBSD/powerpc
  576.  
  577.  
  578. Changes between 1.1.1 and 1.1.2:
  579. --------------------------------
  580.  
  581. Demuxers:
  582.  * Avformat fps displaying fix
  583.  * TS, fix an issue where some programs would get dropped (fixes DVB issues too)
  584.  
  585. Audio filters:
  586.  * fix timestamps handling on some filters that provoked issues when playback
  587.    of mono streams, especially on Windows
  588.  
  589. Windows:
  590.  * fix a bug in direct3d video output with old nVidia drivers that broke video
  591.    playback with overlay (YUV->RGB)
  592.  * fix console output encoding
  593.  
  594. Interface and extensions:
  595.  * Youtube and other scripts updates
  596.  * Misc fixes in Qt4 (especially VLM and EPG dialogs) and MacOS interface
  597.  
  598.  
  599. Changes between 1.1.0 and 1.1.1:
  600. --------------------------------
  601.  
  602. libVLC:
  603.  * New capabilities for libVLC:
  604.    * Adjust video filter control: libvlc_adjust_Enable,
  605.      libvlc_adjust_Contrast, libvlc_adjust_Brightness, libvlc_adjust_Hue,
  606.      libvlc_adjust_Saturation, libvlc_adjust_Gamma
  607.    * libvlc_media_player_set_pause() can force the pause state, whereas
  608.      libvlc_media_player_pause() would only toggle it.
  609.    * libvlc_set_user_agent() configures the "user agent" strings used for some
  610.      protocols (HTTP, PulseAudio...). This replaces the --http-user-agent and
  611.      the former --user-agent libvlc_new() parameters.
  612.    * libvlc_video_set_callbacks() and libvlc_video_set_format() allow grabbing
  613.      video frames from a chosen memory location in real-time. This replace the
  614.      ugly --vmem-* libvlc_new() parameters in previous versions.
  615.      See http://wiki.videolan.org/LibVLC_SampleCode_SDL as an example.
  616.    * libvlc_audio_get_delay() and libvlc_audio_set_delay() configure the delay
  617.      between audio and video/subpictures for the current input.
  618.  * Various fixes and crash preventions, especially when video functions were
  619.    called early
  620.  
  621. Decoders/Demuxers:
  622.  * Fix performance issues with GPU decoding using DxVA2 using ATI graphic cards
  623.    You NEED ATI Catalyst 10.7
  624.  * Fix :program selection in TS and DVB-T
  625.  * Fixes and improvements for MKV, Avformat and Avcodec modules
  626.  * Fix mod (.xm, .s3m, .it) files support on Windows and Mac builds
  627.  
  628. Stream output:
  629.  * Fix h264 streaming in ts
  630.  
  631. Interfaces:
  632.  * Qt: fix preferences, hotkeys, messages and some fulscreen behaviour
  633.  * Skins: support for mousewheel in fullscreen, fix radialsliders
  634.  * Http: fix fullscreen toggle
  635.  
  636. Linux:
  637.  * Fix pulse closing
  638.  * VAAPI small improvements, notably for extraction mode selection
  639.  
  640. MacOS:
  641.  * Multiple interface and crash fixes
  642.  * Deinterlace selection is repaired
  643.  * Crashes when playing multi-channel tracks fixes
  644.  
  645. Windows:
  646.  * Activation of DEP on XP SP3
  647.  * Fix opening of .m3u and .pls playlists
  648.  * Fix crash when My Document isn't available
  649.  * Fix crash when Windows was getting into standby while playing video
  650.  
  651. Translations:
  652.  * Update translations for Spanish, Polish, German, Sinhala, Hungarian, Khmer,
  653.    Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Slovak, Galician
  654.  
  655.  
  656. Changes between 1.0.6 and 1.1.0:
  657. --------------------------------
  658.  
  659. Important changes for users:
  660.  * On Linux, known bugs in the ALSA library might prevent audio output.
  661.    Update to alsa-lib 1.0.24 or later, or use the PulseAudio output instead.
  662.  
  663. Important changes for packagers:
  664.  * The module cache has moved to ${libdir}/vlc/. The module cache can now be
  665.    generated at install time except if you use staged installation. In the
  666.    later case, you can generate the module cache in your post-inst script
  667.    by invoking 'vlc-cache-gen'. If the module cache is not present and vlc
  668.    can't write in ${libdir}/vlc/, it will result it vlc taking a long time to
  669.    launch each time.
  670.  * Most X11-related plugins now use XCB instead of Xlib. VLC now uses
  671.    - xproto,
  672.    - xcb, xcb-shm, xcb-xv, xcb-randr (from libxcb),
  673.    - xcb-keysyms (from xcb-utils),
  674.    - x11-xcb (from libx11) - only for GLX support.
  675.  * On X11 platforms, a _working_ version of xdg-screensaver is typically
  676.    required to inhibit the screensaver during video playback.
  677.  
  678. Access:
  679.  * Support for the sftp protocol
  680.  * Support for CDDB servers for Audio-CD on the Windows port
  681.  * New memory input (imem) access and access_demux module to feed VLC from data in memory
  682.  * New avio module to use libavformat capabilities for network streams, like rtmp://
  683.  * Port of the screen module from Xlib to XCB
  684.  * Port of the dc1394 module from libdc1394 to libdc1394 v2.0
  685.  
  686. Decoders:
  687.  * Support for DxVA2 for H.264 decoding on GPU on Windows Vista and 7
  688.  * Support for VAAPI for H.264 decoding on GPU on GNU/Linux
  689.  * Support for Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP
  690.  
  691.  * Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
  692.  * Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
  693.  * Invmem module improvements
  694.  * Support for Atrac1 audio codec
  695.  * Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
  696.  * Multiple improvements for subtitles styles in .SRT and .SSA
  697.  * Support for native decoding of Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec
  698.  * Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
  699.  * Support for Indeo5 video codec
  700.  * Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
  701.  * Direct rendering is used more often with H.264 in avcodec module
  702.  * Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
  703.  * Support for VP8 codec
  704.  * Support for 7.1 channels in vorbis audio
  705.  
  706. Demuxers:
  707.  * Many fixes on Matroska support (notably seeking) and support for Webm format
  708.  * Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NOT present yet)
  709.  * Support for ADPCM in .flv streams
  710.  * Support for TwinVQ (.vqf) and AMV (.amv) files
  711.  * Various EGP improvements
  712.  * Support for embedded subtitles in OpenDML and legacy .avi files
  713.  * Metadata and cover art improvements
  714.  
  715. Playlist:
  716.  * WPL and ZPL playlist support
  717.  * Lua scripts for Mpora, Vimeo playback and Rockbox FM radios
  718.  * New Play-And-Pause function to stop playback on latest video image
  719.  * Podcast images are now displayed
  720.  
  721. Video Output:
  722.  * Rewrite of the video output core and most video outputs
  723.  * Added desktop mode to the Direct3D output module. It differs from DirectX
  724.    desktop mode, because it hides the desktop icons, but reacts to mouse clicks.
  725.  * New x11, glx and xv modules based on XCB
  726.  * New deinterlacing modes based on yadif and yadif(x2)
  727.  * New audio/video filter to show audio level on the video output
  728.  * Enhanced AtmoLight filter with hardware support for
  729.      Classic AtmoLight (http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Atmo-plugin)
  730.      Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one)
  731.      MoMoLight (http://www.ambilight4pc.com/momolight/momolight.html)
  732.      Simple serial DMX controller (http://www.ulrichradig.de/ search for DMX)
  733.  
  734. Extensions:
  735.  * New content extensions lua framework
  736.  
  737. Audio filters:
  738.  * Chorus/Flanger audio filter
  739.  * 3F1R to stereo down-mix filter
  740.  * Dolby mixer, parameterized equalizer, trivial mixer, scaletempo, bandlimited
  741.    resampler, linear resampler, ugly resampler, converter_fixed, DTS to SPDIF
  742.    and A/52 to SPDIF filters have been upgraded to the "audio filter2" API
  743.  * NEON assembly audio converter module
  744.  * Converter filters have been rewritten and extended to support s32 as input
  745.  
  746. Service discovery:
  747.  * Service discoveries can now be written in lua
  748.  * Service discovery for Picture/Music/Video user directories
  749.  * Service discovery based on libudev
  750.  * Shoutcast Service discoveries are now removed
  751.  
  752. Encoders:
  753.  * x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings
  754.  * x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example
  755.     #transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=1.2},vb=384,width=320,height=176}
  756.  * x264, defaults to crf=23 as x264.exe-does, if bitrate is given,
  757.    uses ABR and if qp-value is set uses CQP
  758.  * libx264-version 0.76 or higher is required
  759.  * x264 has tune/preset parameters supported
  760.  
  761. Stream output:
  762.  * New smem module, streaming to memory
  763.  * Allow duplicate outputs to be merged, like:
  764.    --sout "#duplicate{dst=transcode{vcodec=mp2v},select=es=0,dst=transcode,select=es=1}:std{...}"
  765.  
  766. Interfaces:
  767.  * Renamed the legacy rc, telnet and http interfaces to oldrc, oldtelnet
  768.    and oldhttp.
  769.  * rc, telnet and http are now implemented using the lua interface system.
  770.  * qt4 interface contains new iconview and listview mode for playlist
  771.  
  772. Visualization:
  773.  * Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries
  774.  
  775. Mac OS X Port:
  776.  * Vastly improved VLCKit framework
  777.  * A new dialog provider for libvlc-internal interaction without full interface
  778.  * Improved update detection and installation by using the Sparkle framework
  779.    by Andy Matuschak et al.
  780.  * New CoreText based text renderer replacing the former ATSUI renderer
  781.  * New Video output module (mostly targetting VLCKit)
  782.  * Optimised behavior when using the 2009 Apple Remote
  783.  
  784. Windows port:
  785.  * Integration in Windows 7 taskbar
  786.  * Playback of .Midi files is supported through fluidsynth's module
  787.  
  788. Maemo port:
  789.  * Multiple improvements for N900 compliance and efficiency
  790.  * Support for HW accelerated video decoding on N900
  791.  * Improvements to the maemo/hildon interface
  792.  
  793. Misc:
  794.  * new sqlite module
  795.  * --save-config command line option not supported anymore.
  796.  * Fixed and reenabled netsync module.
  797.  * Improved Solaris port
  798.  
  799. Bindings:
  800.  * new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
  801.  * phonon-VLC backend is now usable
  802.  
  803. Removed modules:
  804.  * csri codec: use the libass module instead.
  805.  * galaktos visualisation: use the new projectM module instead.
  806.  * showintf: Useless in Qt and on Mac OS X
  807.  * transrate: broken since too long
  808.  * Xlib x11, Xlib xvideo, Xlib glx: Use the new XCB modules instead.
  809.  * HAL: Use libudev instead.
  810.  * gtk_main, gtk_main2, gnome_main, gnome_main2 and pda interfaces
  811.  * WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces
  812.  * opie, qte and qte_main interfaces
  813.  * linear_resampler and trivial_resampler are removed: use the ugly one.
  814.  * XvMC accelerated modules: use VAAPI instead.
  815.  * MGA (Matroska) for Linux: use Linux Framebuffer (or X) instead.
  816.  * opengllayer: use macosx_video instead.
  817.  * cddax: use cdda instead.
  818.  * cmml and tarkin codecs are removed because they are dead codecs.
  819.  * realaudio codecs: use libavcodec
  820.  * access_file removed in favor of filesystem
  821.  * RTMP input and output: use avio module
  822.  
  823.  
  824. Changes between 1.0.5 and 1.0.6:
  825. --------------------------------
  826.  
  827. Access:
  828.  * Fix crash on FTP URI with no file path
  829.  
  830. Decoders/Packetizers:
  831.  * Fix overflows in A/52, DTS, MPEG Audio and subtitles support
  832.  
  833. Demuxers:
  834.  * Update LUA script for Youtube pages
  835.  * Fix crashes in AVI, ASF and Matroska files
  836.  * Fix crashes on malformatted ZIP archives
  837.  * Fix crashes and leaks in the FFmpeg/avformat plugin
  838.  * Fix crash on invalid XSPF playlist
  839.  
  840. X11 port:
  841.  * Partial Xlib threading fixes
  842.    More complete fixes are available in VLC 1.1.0. Please update!
  843.  
  844. Interfaces:
  845.  * Fix crash (use after free) in Qt4 bookmarks
  846.  * Fix a few crashes in Qt4 playlist
  847.  
  848. Translations:
  849.  * Simplified Chinese, Estonian, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish
  850.    and Walloon translations updated
  851.  * Sinhala translation started
  852.  
  853. Removed modules:
  854.  * RTMP input and output are removed due to security problems. Please update
  855.    to VLC 1.1.0 which provides an FFmpeg-based RTMP input if needed.
  856.  
  857.  
  858. Changes between 1.0.4 and 1.0.5:
  859. --------------------------------
  860.  
  861. Decoders:
  862.  * SubRip extra styles improvements
  863.  * Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders
  864.  
  865. Mac OS X Interface:
  866.  * Improved support for the 2009 Apple Remote
  867.  
  868. Windows port:
  869.  * Use of gcc 4.4.2 to compile instead of gcc 4.2. This might slightly
  870.    increase performance and fix x264 issues
  871.  
  872. Translations:
  873.  * Portuguese Brazilian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Bengali,
  874.    Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish
  875.    Russian, Slovak translation updates
  876.  * New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations
  877.  
  878.  
  879. Changes between 1.0.3 and 1.0.4:
  880. --------------------------------
  881.  
  882. Audio outputs:
  883.  * Fix deadlocks in the audio output core
  884.  * Make PulseAudio the default output if available
  885.  
  886. Video outputs:
  887.  * Fix fullscreen mode with KDE 4.3.3 and other window managers
  888.  * Fix incompatibility with cairo-dock and compositing
  889.  
  890. Input:
  891.  * Fix DVB scanning regression from VLC 1.0.3
  892.  * Support for XZ-compressed byte stream (LZMA algorithm)
  893.  
  894. Playlist:
  895.  * Support for .m3u8 playlist files (UTF-8 M3U)
  896.  
  897. Unix:
  898.  * Support for xcb-keysyms version 0.3.4 or higher
  899.  * Fix globalhotkeys on FreeBSD
  900.  
  901. Qt4 interface:
  902.  * Fix opening V4L version 1 devices
  903.  * Fix default destination ports in the streaming wizard
  904.  
  905. Translations:
  906.   * New Walloon translation
  907.   * Swedish, Ukrainian and French translation updates
  908.  
  909.  
  910. Changes between 1.0.2 and 1.0.3:
  911. --------------------------------
  912.  
  913. Video outputs:
  914.  * Fix video quality when resizing the video on Windows Vista and 7, due to
  915.    regressions in most popular drivers
  916.  * New deinterlacers modules based on yadif and yadif(x2) algorithms
  917.  
  918. Decoders:
  919.  * Windows version supports now natively the WMA Professional codec, as it
  920.    didn't work in the packaged version of 1.0.2
  921.  * Fix downmixing of particual 4.0 AC-3 audio tracks
  922.  
  923. Encoders:
  924.  * x264 has profile-limitter, like:
  925.     #transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=12}..}
  926.  
  927. Input:
  928.  * Update for appletrailers lua script
  929.  * Fixes on the RAR stream filter
  930.  * Fix for E-AC3 in ATSC/TS streams
  931.  * Various fixes for v4l and v4l2
  932.  * Fix a crash in mjpeg demuxer
  933.  
  934. Service discovery:
  935.  * New udev module for linux
  936.  
  937. Qt4 interface:
  938.  * Fixes on the playlist and the stream output panels
  939.  
  940. Translations:
  941.  * French, Galician, Korean, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Slovak and Ukrainian updates
  942.  
  943.  
  944. Changes between 1.0.1 and 1.0.2:
  945. --------------------------------
  946.  
  947. Decoders:
  948.  * Native support for WMA Professional, without the use of the Win32 dlls
  949.  * Fix issues in subtitles, especially SSA ones
  950.  * Various fixes on theora and ogg
  951.  
  952. Demuxers:
  953.  * Various fixes for EPG support in MPEG-TS demuxer
  954.  * Fixes for potential stack overflow in .avi, .mp4 and .asf demuxers
  955.  
  956. Access:
  957.  * Fixes for v4l2 devices
  958.  * Fixes for dvb-c channels-scanning
  959.  
  960. Qt Interface:
  961.  * Fix some playlist sorting issues
  962.  
  963. Mac OS X Interface:
  964.  * Fixed a crash when updating VLC
  965.  * Fixed a crash related to QTKit when opening video files (10.6 only)
  966.  * Added the ability to play 2nd media in sync to the primary item (input-slave)
  967.  * Added the "Quit after Playback" feature
  968.  
  969. Mac OS X Port:
  970.  * The "Delete Preferences" script is now delivered as a Universal Binary
  971.    with native code for PowerPC, Intel and Intel 64bit
  972.  * Full 64bit runtime compatibility on both Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
  973.    - no support for Goom and SDL
  974.    - limited text rendering support
  975.    - This port is still considered as EXPERIMENTAL despite its binary release.
  976.  
  977. Encoders:
  978.  * MPEG2 transrate stream output removed
  979.  * x264 default-values closer to x264.exe defaults.
  980.  * x264 rc-behaviour fixes:
  981.    - if user defines qp-value, CQP-mode is used
  982.    - otherwise if user defines vb=0, CRF-mode is used
  983.    - otherwise ABR-mode is used
  984.  * x264 set vbv-bufsize/vbv-maxsize better if user hasn't defined these:
  985.    - ABR mode set vbv-max-bitrate=bitrate
  986.    - vbv-bufsize is bitrate * seconds between keyframes (keyint/fps)
  987.  
  988.  
  989. Playlist:
  990.  * Lua scripts for Mpora and Vimeo playback
  991.  
  992. Unix builds:
  993.  * Various fixes to enable 1.0 to build on Solaris and OpenBSD
  994.  
  995. Translations:
  996.  * New Kazakh and Croatian translations
  997.  * Lithunanian translation is available on Windows
  998.  * Galician, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Portuguese Brazilian,
  999.    Arabic and French translation updates
  1000.  
  1001.  
  1002. Changes between 1.0.0 and 1.0.1:
  1003. --------------------------------
  1004.  
  1005. Demuxers:
  1006.  * Fix wmv/asf issues that caused audio to drop
  1007.  * Various fixes for ac3, mp3, dts and stability for wav format
  1008.  * Fix seek in RTSP in conformity to RFC 2326
  1009.  * Fix Dailymotion access script
  1010.  * Fix crashes in xspf files handler
  1011.  * Fix seeking and timing issues in some flv files on Windows version
  1012.  
  1013. Access:
  1014.  * Add extra caching for files on network shares
  1015.  * Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
  1016.    DZCORE Labs, Algeria
  1017.  
  1018. Decoders:
  1019.  * Fix seeking in mpeg2 video files
  1020.  * Improve SSA subtitles rendering
  1021.  * Update most codecs for the Windows and Mac version
  1022.  
  1023. Muxers:
  1024.  * Fix sound recording of .flv files with mp3 audio
  1025.  
  1026. Qt Interface:
  1027.  * Possibility to change the opacity level of the Fullscreen controller
  1028.  * Fix various crashes and VIDEO_TS folders opening
  1029.  
  1030. Mac OS X Interface:
  1031.  * Added options to disable support for Apple Remote and Media Keys
  1032.  * Fixed options for Volume, Last.fm password and Subtitle Encoding
  1033.  * Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
  1034.  * Preferences panel now includes help through tool-tips
  1035.  * More reliable Information and Messages panels
  1036.  * Fix various crashes
  1037.  
  1038. Windows port:
  1039.  * The ZVBI module is now available for Windows, for complete teletext support
  1040.  
  1041. Translations updates for Brazillian, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk,
  1042. Lithuanian
  1043.  
  1044.  
  1045. Changes between 0.9.10 and 1.0.0:
  1046. ---------------------------------
  1047.  
  1048. Important notes:
  1049. ----------------
  1050.  * Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses.
  1051.    See 'Access:' for more info.
  1052.  * Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations
  1053.  
  1054. Playback:
  1055.  * Instantaneous pausing
  1056.  * Frame-by-Frame playback
  1057.  * Finer speed control
  1058.  * On-the-fly recording for all medias
  1059.  * Timeshift for most medias
  1060.  * RTSP trickplay support
  1061.  * Subtitles core improvements and fixes
  1062.  
  1063. Decoders:
  1064.  * New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
  1065.  * New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
  1066.  * New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
  1067.  * New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
  1068.  * New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
  1069.  * Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
  1070.  * New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
  1071.  * Closed Captions using the SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
  1072.  * Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
  1073.  * Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering
  1074.  
  1075. Demuxers:
  1076.  * Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
  1077.  * Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
  1078.  * Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
  1079.  * Metadata for mod files are supported
  1080.  * GSM codecs in Wav files are supported
  1081.  * New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams
  1082.  * New Dirac demuxer for raw Dirac streams
  1083.  
  1084. Encoders:
  1085.  * Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
  1086.  * Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder
  1087.  
  1088. Access:
  1089.  * RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
  1090.  * On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
  1091.  * Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
  1092.  * DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
  1093.  * New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support
  1094.    OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
  1095.  * DVB scanning on linux
  1096.  * EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
  1097.  * On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form
  1098.    zip://file.zip!/file.avi to specify the file - the development form of
  1099.    zip://file.zip|file.avi is not supported anymore)
  1100.  * Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
  1101.  * MTP device access on Unix
  1102.  * CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
  1103.  * :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values
  1104.  
  1105. Inputs:
  1106.  * Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
  1107.  * Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on
  1108.    Windows and Mac OS X.
  1109.  
  1110. Playlist:
  1111.  * Export the playlist in HTML
  1112.  * Lua script for BBC radio playback
  1113.  * Better metadata handling and reading
  1114.  
  1115. Linux/Windows interface:
  1116.  * Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
  1117.  * Various fixes for skins2 interface
  1118.  * Recently played items list
  1119.  * Interface toolbar customizations
  1120.  * Various Improvements on the Qt interface:
  1121.     - More menus actions
  1122.     - Finer speed slider
  1123.     - Improvements on many dialogs
  1124.     - New dialog for plugins listing
  1125.     - Fixed-size mode for videos
  1126.     - Better Teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control
  1127.  * Better integration in GTK environments
  1128.  
  1129. Mac OS X Interface:
  1130.  * Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)
  1131.  * Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
  1132.  * Easy addition of subtitles through the Video menu
  1133.  * Additional usability improvements
  1134.  
  1135. Stream output:
  1136.  * Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
  1137.  * Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
  1138.  * bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
  1139.  * Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.
  1140.  * Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.
  1141.  
  1142. Maemo Port:
  1143.  * New Maemo port with:
  1144.    - an interface based on Hildon framework.
  1145.    - scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.
  1146.  
  1147. Windows CE Port:
  1148.  EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.
  1149.  
  1150. Mac OS X Port:
  1151.  * EXPERIMENTAL 64bit support
  1152.  * Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc
  1153.  * New document icons by Dominic Spitaler
  1154.  * Support for latest iSight models
  1155.  
  1156. Audio output:
  1157.  * Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
  1158.  * Surround support for PulseAudio
  1159.  
  1160. Video output:
  1161.  * Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
  1162.  * Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen
  1163.    (hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
  1164.  * Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'.
  1165.    The old image video output has been removed.
  1166.  * Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was
  1167.    withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.
  1168.  
  1169. Miscellaneous:
  1170.  * Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications
  1171.  
  1172. New Localization:
  1173.  * Khmer
  1174.  * Mongolian
  1175.  * Sorani
  1176.  
  1177.  
  1178. Changes between 0.9.9a and 0.9.10:
  1179. --------------------------------------
  1180.  
  1181. HTTP Interface:
  1182.  * Fixed default ACL
  1183.  
  1184. Mac OS X:
  1185.  * Fixed crashes on multi-screen setups
  1186.  * Corrected volume and subtitle encoding options in the Preferences
  1187.  * Improved Information panel behavior, when playlist is not displayed
  1188.  * Fixed QTCapture input support for the latest iSight models
  1189.  * Added a menu-item to unlock the video window's aspect ratio
  1190.  * Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
  1191.  * Updated libpng, libgpg-error, libgcrypt, fribidi
  1192.  
  1193. Various fixes to the following modules:
  1194.  * access:
  1195.    - HTTP, SMB
  1196.    - updated and additional access scripts (BBC radio, dailymotion, ...)
  1197.    - Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
  1198.      DZCORE Labs, Algeria
  1199.  * stream out:
  1200.    - RTP, RTSP VoD, Mosaic Bridge
  1201.  * decoder:
  1202.    - TSCC
  1203.  
  1204.  
  1205. Changes between 0.9.9 and 0.9.9a:
  1206. ---------------------------------
  1207.  
  1208. Mac OS X:
  1209.  * Updated multiple 3rd party libraries to keep in sync with the Win32 port
  1210.  * Playback fixes for PowerPC-based Macs
  1211.  
  1212.  
  1213. Changes between 0.9.8a and 0.9.9:
  1214. ---------------------------------
  1215.  
  1216. Decoders:
  1217.  * Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
  1218.  
  1219. Demuxers:
  1220.  * Various fixes related to real demuxer
  1221.  
  1222. Mac OS X Interface:
  1223.  * Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel
  1224.    - Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item
  1225.      instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the
  1226.      main controller window.
  1227.  * Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard
  1228.  
  1229. Mac OS X Port:
  1230.  * Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs
  1231.  
  1232. New Localizations:
  1233.  * Indonesian
  1234.  * Bengali
  1235.  * Updates of other localizations
  1236.  
  1237. Various bugfixes:
  1238.  * Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers.
  1239.  * Lots of small bugfixes.
  1240.  * Correct Fullscreen behaviour on Multi-Screen setups on Windows
  1241.  * Telnet fixes on Windows
  1242.  * Resampling fixes when transcoding
  1243.  
  1244.  
  1245. Changes between 0.9.6 and 0.9.8a:
  1246. ---------------------------------
  1247.  
  1248. Security update:
  1249.  * Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
  1250.  
  1251. Bunch of small bugfixes.
  1252.  
  1253.  
  1254. Changes between 0.9.5 and 0.9.6:
  1255. --------------------------------
  1256. New Localizations:
  1257.  * Ukranian
  1258.  
  1259. Security updates:
  1260.  * Fixed overflow in CUE support from VCD access (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5032)
  1261.  * Fixed overflow in RealText subtitles support (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5036)
  1262.  
  1263.  
  1264. Changes between 0.9.4 and 0.9.5:
  1265. --------------------------------
  1266. Security updates:
  1267.  * Fixed buffer overflow in TiVo demuxer (SA-0809, CVE-2008-4686, CVE-2008-4654)
  1268.  * Fixed libpng CVE-2008-3964 in Win32 and MacOS builds
  1269.  
  1270. Features:
  1271.  * Closed Caption EIA 608/708 parsing enabled for libmpeg2
  1272.  
  1273. Various bugfixes:
  1274.  * Fixed various potential crashes and memleaks
  1275.  * Fixed issues with reading from files (especially non-local)
  1276.  
  1277. Windows port:
  1278.  * Fix bug where interface was "eating" some media keys
  1279.  * Fix some crashes in DirectShow access
  1280.  
  1281. Qt Interface:
  1282.  * Fix bug when the resetting of preferences didn't reset the dialog states
  1283.  * Right-click menu to select playlist columns reenabled
  1284.  * Various fixed in playlist
  1285.  
  1286. Access:
  1287.  * MMAP module is now deactivated by default
  1288.  
  1289. Translations:
  1290.  * Update of Brazillian, Swedish translation
  1291.  
  1292.  
  1293. Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:
  1294. ------------------------------------
  1295. Various bugfixes:
  1296.  * Crashes fixed in ogg, vobsub, dvdread
  1297.  * Fixes several memory leaks.
  1298.  
  1299. Mac OS X port:
  1300.  * Apple machines without Quartz Extreme are no longer supported (use 0.9.2 or earlier )
  1301.  * Fixed a crash with deletion of old preferences.
  1302.  * Fixed targetname for downloaded updates
  1303.  
  1304. Windows port:
  1305.  * Stability fix for the video output.
  1306.  
  1307.  
  1308. Changes between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3:
  1309. --------------------------------
  1310.  
  1311. Various bugfixes:
  1312.  * Fixed DTS channel order on 5.1 systems
  1313.  * Fixed pausing behavior for subtitles and for Audio-CD
  1314.  * Multiple subtitles and podcast fixes
  1315.  * Various crashes fixed in PS, SSA, mkv, xspf, freetype
  1316.  * Fixed update system bugs
  1317.  * Other bug fixes (dvd language selection, subtitle colours, HTTP keep-alive...+)
  1318.  
  1319. Mac OS X port:
  1320.  * Fixed ffmpeg slowness on PowerPC-based Macs
  1321.  * Fixed crash on startup when installed on old preferences
  1322.  * Fixed bug in directory opening on Mac OS X
  1323.  * Fixed font selection in the Simple Preferences
  1324.  * Thicker border to the subtitle renderer
  1325.  * Fixed the appearance of playlist items in the Streaming/Transcoding Wizard
  1326.  * Fixed AC3 passthrough on Mac OS X
  1327.  * Fixed behavior of the Volume Normalizer settings on Mac OS X
  1328.  * Removed the deprecated QuickDraw video output module to avoid crashes on
  1329.    modern Mac OS X versions
  1330.  
  1331. Windows port:
  1332.  * Fixed sensitivity of Fullscreen Controller
  1333.  * Fixed error messages on startup when VLC wasn't correctly uninstalled
  1334.    before installation
  1335.  * Fix showing of controller when returning from fullscreen playback
  1336.  * Multiple directory and path location fixes.
  1337.  
  1338. Qt4 interface:
  1339.  * Added Faster/Slower icons to the controller panel
  1340.  * Fixed lost playlist columns when switching the playlist view
  1341.  * Added needed options to Simple preferences (to avoid NVIDIA drivers issues)
  1342.  * Fullscreen controller: added time label, remembering of last position
  1343.  * Fixed drag'n drop behaviour on the playlist
  1344.  * Multiple other fixes (Enter hotkey in preferences, Skins selection...)
  1345.  
  1346.  
  1347. Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.2:
  1348. --------------------------------
  1349.  
  1350.  * Restored the old behavior of --sout-keep. It is now de-activated by default.
  1351.  * Skins2 interface repaired on Windows.
  1352.  * Multiple bugfixes.
  1353.  
  1354.  
  1355. Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.0:
  1356. --------------------------------
  1357.  
  1358.  * Multiple bug fixes.
  1359.  
  1360.  
  1361. Changes between 0.8.6i and 0.9.0:
  1362. ---------------------------------
  1363.  
  1364. Important notes:
  1365. ----------------
  1366.  * This release will need Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), or more
  1367.    recent to work correctly
  1368.  * The HTTP interface is now only available on the local machine by default.
  1369.    If you want to make it available from other machines, you will have to
  1370.    edit the ".hosts" file.
  1371.    - On UNIX/Linux, the file is in /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts
  1372.      If you're using the old http interface, it's located in
  1373.      /usr/share/vlc/http/old/.hosts
  1374.    - On Windows they are in C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\.hosts and
  1375.      C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\old\.hosts
  1376.    - On Mac OS X, you can find it in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/.hosts
  1377.      and respectively in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/old/.hosts
  1378.  * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux.
  1379.    This interface has a fullscreen controller and simplified preferences.
  1380.    This interface lacks the "Streaming Wizard" that used to be present in VLC
  1381.    0.8.6, but provides basic profiles.
  1382.  * The behavior of --sout-keep was changed. It's now activated by default.
  1383.  * The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They
  1384.    now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
  1385.    vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo>
  1386.    You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
  1387.    If you didn't name the object using @test, its name will default to the
  1388.    plugin name (hence 'marq') in this example.
  1389.    These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
  1390.  * The "rtp" access output module has been removed.
  1391.    Please use the RTP stream output instead, e.g.:
  1392.      Old: '#std{access=rtp,mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2:5004,sap}'
  1393.      New: '#rtp{mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2,port=5004,sap}'
  1394.  * You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
  1395.    EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists. Note that only a limited set
  1396.    of options is available to m3u playlists (CVE-2007-6683).
  1397.  * The old access:url syntax is no longer supported to resolve ambiguities
  1398.    with some file names. Use access://url instead.
  1399.     E.g.:  vlc:quit -> vlc://quit ;
  1400.            udp:@239.255.12.12 -> udp://@239.255.12.12
  1401.  * The ffmpeg module has been removed and replaced by the new avcodec,
  1402.    avformat, swscale (or imgresample if you use a swscale-less ffmpeg build)
  1403.    and postproc modules.
  1404.  * The web plugins ActiveX (IE)/Firefox/Mozilla/Safari now recognize the
  1405.    following states: IDLE/CLOSE=0, OPENING=1, BUFFERING=2, PLAYING=3, PAUSED=4,
  1406.    STOPPING=5, FORWARD=6, BACKWARD=7, ENDED=8, ERROR=9. With FORWARD and
  1407.    BACKWARD being reserved for future implementations and are thus not
  1408.    functional atm.
  1409.  * Croping and padding in transcode are now done using the croppadd video
  1410.    filter. For example:
  1411.    transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=croppadd{cropttop=20,cropbottom=30,paddleft=100}}
  1412.  * Canvas setting in transcode is now done using the canvas video filter.
  1413.    For example:
  1414.    transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=canvas{width=640,height=480}}
  1415.  * Glide video output module has been removed.
  1416.  
  1417. Changes:
  1418. --------
  1419.  
  1420. Security updates:
  1421.  * Updated libfreetype on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1806,
  1422.    CVE-2008-1807)
  1423.  * TTA Parser improvements (CVE-2008-3732)
  1424.  * MMS Access Module improvements (CVE-2008-3794 )
  1425.  
  1426. Playlist:
  1427.  * Vastly improved playlist support:
  1428.     * Media library creation to save all your playlist items
  1429.     * "Live search"
  1430.     * Shoutcast TV listings
  1431.     * Audioscrobbler/Last.FM support
  1432.  * Album art support
  1433.  * User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/lua/playlist/README.txt
  1434.    (Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe, Google Video and
  1435.    lots of other URLs)
  1436.  * User definable Lua album art fetcher scripts. See share/lua/meta/README.txt
  1437.  
  1438. Inputs:
  1439.  * Video for Linux 2 (V4L2) input support
  1440.  * UDP-Lite transport for RTP/AVP
  1441.  * DCCP transport for RTP/AVP
  1442.  * Proxy support for MMSH stream
  1443.  * JACK audio input support
  1444.  * Input run time option (improved live stream recording)
  1445.  * BDA devices access module for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft Windows
  1446.  * Re-written Screen access module for Mac OS X
  1447.    using OpenGL instead of QuickDraw
  1448.  * Screen module now supports partial screen capture and mouse following on X11.
  1449.  * Experimental EyeTV access module
  1450.    This requires the user to install a plugin to EyeTV.app
  1451.    (available as a separate download).
  1452.  * Simple RTP input (with MPEG A/V, G.711 and PCM support).
  1453.  * RTMP input support
  1454.  * QTKit-based Input module for Mac OS X allowing display and streaming of video
  1455.    taken from all iSight-labelled video cameras (no audio support)
  1456.  * HTTP access now supports gzip compressed data and Digest Access
  1457.    Authentication.
  1458.  * New options to reduce latency between arrival of raw data and display of
  1459.    frames. (--auto-adjust-pts-delay and --use-stream-immediate)
  1460.  
  1461. Demuxers:
  1462.  * MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
  1463.  * Fixed playback of AIFF stereo files
  1464.  * Fixed audio glitch on seek
  1465.  * Improved FLAC demuxer (duration / current time / meta data)
  1466.  * AAC tags support
  1467.  * APEv1/2 tags support
  1468.  * Improved ID3v2 tags support
  1469.  * Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
  1470.  * Raw video support
  1471.  * Standard MIDI File (types 0 & 1) support
  1472.  * TiVo Series 2 support
  1473.  * CD+G karaoke Files support
  1474.  * MXF files support
  1475.  * OMA support
  1476.  
  1477. Decoders:
  1478.  * VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
  1479.  * Flash Screen Video support
  1480.  * CamStudio Screen Video support
  1481.  * DosBox Capture support
  1482.  * Karl Morton's Video support
  1483.  * limited atrac3 support
  1484.  * Fraps support
  1485.  * Fluidsynth MIDI software synthesis (with external sound fonts)
  1486.  * New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files:
  1487.    Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...
  1488.  * H.264 PAFF support
  1489.  * DNxHD / VC-3 support
  1490.  * NellyMoser ASAO support
  1491.  * APE (Monkey audio) support
  1492.  * RealVideo support (with the RealVideo run-time)
  1493.  * Dirac video support using libschroedinger
  1494.  
  1495. Subtitles:
  1496.  * Closed Caption Decoder (DVD, ReplayTV, TiVo, DVB/ATSC)
  1497.  * VBI & EBU (Teletext) support (*nix, Mac OS)
  1498.  * Ogg/Kate subtitles support
  1499.  * AQTitle subtitles support
  1500.  * MKV USF subtitles support
  1501.  * HTML-based subtitles support
  1502.  * MPSub subtitles support
  1503.  * JacoSub subtitles basic support
  1504.  * MPL2 subtitles support
  1505.  * Rewrite of ASS/SSA scripts and subtitles support
  1506.  * PowerDivx (.psb) Subtitles support
  1507.  * Realtext subtitle support
  1508.  * DKS subtitle support
  1509.  * SubViewer 1.0 (SubRip09) subtitles support
  1510.  * Correct Right-to-left languages in subtitles support
  1511.  
  1512. Encoders:
  1513.  * Flash Screen Video support
  1514.  * Improved H.264 encoding speed
  1515.  
  1516. Video outputs and filters:
  1517.  * New CoreAnimation-based output module (VLCKit framework on OS X only)
  1518.  * Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
  1519.    Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
  1520.  * New puzzle video output filter
  1521.  * Re-written motion detection video filter
  1522.  * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
  1523.    video)
  1524.  * New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
  1525.  * New erase video filter (removes logos from a video)
  1526.  * Enhanced subtitles' renderer to support bold, italic and some HTML tags
  1527.    (Google Summer of Code Student project)
  1528.  * Support for RGBA and I420 blending.
  1529.    The latter improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
  1530.  * New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
  1531.  * New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
  1532.    This was previously part of the mosaic module.
  1533.  * Fixed random characters problem in RSS filter.
  1534.  * Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
  1535.  * Support for Intel SSE2 instruction set in chroma converters
  1536.  * Improved use of Intel MMX instruction set in chroma converters
  1537.  * New croppadd and canvas video filters.
  1538.  
  1539. Audio outputs and filters:
  1540.  * Replay gain support
  1541.  * Audio playback when going slower/faster (with pitch correction via
  1542.    new scaletempo audio filter)
  1543.  * New spatializer audio filter
  1544.  * Correct DTS output via S/PDIF
  1545.  
  1546. Stream output:
  1547.  * RTSP for TS-multiplexed broadcast streams
  1548.  * New RTP payload formats:
  1549.    * Speex voice audio codec
  1550.    * ITU T.140 (for text, subtitles) output
  1551.    * G.711 (both A-law and µ-law) output
  1552.  * UDP-Lite transport for RTP
  1553.  * DCCP transport for RTP
  1554.  * Lots of fixes for RTSP broadcasting
  1555.  * RTMP output
  1556.  
  1557. Interfaces:
  1558.  * All
  1559.    * New Simple Preferences dialogs showing the most important settings in an
  1560.      end-user suitable way.
  1561.    * Improved user interaction
  1562.    * Improved mouse gestures
  1563.    * Vastly improved Update checker
  1564.    * Full support for meta data editing (ID3v2, Ogg/Vorbis, AAC, APEv1/2)
  1565.  * Windows/Linux
  1566.    * Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
  1567.    * Fullscreen controller (transparency on Linux+Composite)
  1568.  * Mac OS X
  1569.    * Improved video output features
  1570.    * Online access to VideoLAN's Help Wiki within VLC
  1571.    * New setting to disable the "Recent Items" service
  1572.    * When playing Radio (live) streams, the current track is shown correctly
  1573.    * Correct appearance on Macs using Aqua's graphite theme
  1574.    * Simplified Extended Controls panel
  1575.  * Ncurses:
  1576.    * Correctly displays wide characters when using an UTF-8 locale,
  1577.      if libncursesw is available.
  1578.    * Some nice colors if the terminal supports it (most do)
  1579.  * Experimental Lua interface modules. See vlc -I lua and
  1580.    share/lua/intf/README.txt for more info.
  1581.  * Unix
  1582.    * Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
  1583.    * D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS
  1584.      (Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control
  1585.      interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when
  1586.      finished: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Media_Player_Interfaces .
  1587.    * Motion module using disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal
  1588.    * Plugin to set Telepathy presence message using MissionControl
  1589.  * Fixed VLM schedule time on Linux
  1590.  
  1591. Linux Port:
  1592.  * VLC now complies with the XDG Base Directory Specification version 0.6
  1593.    http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
  1594.    (which means that VLC doesn't use the $HOME/.vlc directory anymore)
  1595.  
  1596. Mac OS X Port:
  1597.  * Mac OS X Framework "VLCKit" that can be used to embed VLC in third party
  1598.    applications (Google Summer of Code Student project, Mac OS X 10.5 only)
  1599.  * New text renderer based on Quartz replacing the existing Freetype solution
  1600.  * Complete compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  1601.    * It is now required to compile a fully featured build
  1602.  * The support of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 6.x was discontinued.
  1603.  
  1604. LibVLC:
  1605.  * Event management and various improvements in libvlc
  1606.    (Part of a Google Summer of Code Student project)
  1607.  
  1608. New Localizations:
  1609.  * Finnish
  1610.  * Persian
  1611.  * Polish
  1612.  * Punjabi
  1613.  * Bulgarian
  1614.  
  1615. Developers:
  1616.   * LibVLC now supports externally built plugins properly.
  1617.     A "vlc-plugin" pkg-config package is provided.
  1618.   * Java bindings are now built from a separate source.
  1619.  
  1620.  
  1621. Changes between 0.8.6h and 0.8.6i:
  1622. ----------------------------------
  1623.  
  1624. Security updates:
  1625.  * Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)
  1626.  
  1627. Various bugfixes:
  1628.  * Fixed option to use shared memory within the GLX video output module
  1629.  * Improved galaktos-based audio visualizations on FreeBSD
  1630.  * Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
  1631.    (transcode stream output, OSD menu video filter, VCD input,
  1632.     SAP services discovery, http control interface)
  1633.  * Updated Polish translation
  1634.  
  1635.  
  1636. Changes between 0.8.6g and 0.8.6h:
  1637. ----------------------------------
  1638.  
  1639. Security updates:
  1640.  * Updated GnuTLS and libgcrypt on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1948,
  1641.    CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)
  1642.  * Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)
  1643.  
  1644. Goodies:
  1645.  * Updated libebml and libmatroska on Mac OS X. Reliability improvements.
  1646.  * Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
  1647.    (ftp access, record access filter, video filters, RC interface,
  1648.     playlist demuxer, IP networking, MPJPEG muxer, stream outputs)
  1649.  * Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
  1650.  * More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
  1651.  * Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could lead
  1652.    to an unexpected application termination
  1653.  * New Serbian translation
  1654.  * Updated Romanian translation
  1655.  
  1656.  
  1657. Changes between 0.8.6f and 0.8.6g:
  1658. ----------------------------------
  1659.  
  1660. Security updates:
  1661.  * Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX
  1662.    (CVE-2007-6683, VideoLAN-SA-0804)
  1663.  * Removed loading plugins from the current directory
  1664.    (CVE-2008-2147, VideoLAN-SA-0805)
  1665.  * Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
  1666.  * Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
  1667.  * Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
  1668.  * Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)
  1669.  
  1670. Various bugfixes:
  1671.  * Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
  1672.  * Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
  1673.  * Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
  1674.  * Fixed AAC resampling
  1675.  * The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X,
  1676.    if the 'Always-on-top' video option was selected.
  1677.  
  1678.  
  1679. Changes between 0.8.6e and 0.8.6f:
  1680. ----------------------------------
  1681.  
  1682. Security updates:
  1683.  * Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2008-1881)
  1684.  * Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
  1685.  * Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768)
  1686.  * Fixed cinepak vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1769)
  1687.  - More information can be found in VideoLAN-SA-0801 and VideoLAN-SA-0803.
  1688.  
  1689. Various bugfixes:
  1690.  * The Mozilla plugin registers a usable range of MIME-types on Mac OS X
  1691.  * Improved VLC's video output behavior on multi-screen setups running Mac OS X
  1692.  * Fixed crashes in H264 packetizer
  1693.  * Close MMS access on network timeout
  1694.  * Fix some problems with AAC decoder & packetizer
  1695.  
  1696.  
  1697. Changes between 0.8.6d and 0.8.6e:
  1698. ----------------------------------
  1699.  
  1700. Various bugfixes:
  1701.  * Resume playback for viewing content over FTP
  1702.  * Fixed XShm detection with remote X11
  1703.  
  1704. Security updates:
  1705.  * Subtitle demuxers overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
  1706.  * HTTP listener format string injection (CVE-2007-6682)
  1707.  * Fixed buffer overflow in the SDL_image library (CVE-2006-4484)
  1708.  * Real RTSP overflows (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296,
  1709.    VideoLAN-SA-0801)
  1710.  * Arbitrary memory overwrite in the MP4 demuxer (CORE-2008-0130,
  1711.    VideoLAN-SA-0802)
  1712.  
  1713. Audio filter:
  1714.  * Fixed DTS to S/PDIF converter
  1715.  
  1716. Audio output:
  1717.  * Fixed 5.1 audio on ALSA
  1718.  
  1719. Access:
  1720.  * Fixed some RTSP hanging and user/password passing through RTSP URLs
  1721.  
  1722. Stream output:
  1723.  * Fixed waiting for SPS/PPS problem in H.264 packetizer
  1724.  
  1725. Encoders:
  1726.  * Improved compatibility for creating H.264 video files playable on iPhones
  1727.  * Improved detection of optimal amount of threads for multi-threaded H.264
  1728.    encoding on multi-cpu systems
  1729.     - Note that this is used when transcode threads is set to 0 (default)
  1730.     - Not supported on Windows (multiple threads require manual configuration)
  1731.  
  1732. Mac OS X Interface & Port:
  1733.  * Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.9
  1734.  * Corrected behavior of the Preferences panel
  1735.  * VLC no longer crashes on quit while playing
  1736.  
  1737. Localization:
  1738.  * Updated Romanian and Polish translations
  1739.  
  1740.  
  1741. Changes between 0.8.6c and 0.8.6d:
  1742. ----------------------------------
  1743.  
  1744. Various bugfixes:
  1745.  * Mozilla plugin: supports a reasonable amount of MIME types on Windows
  1746.  * Linux: Fixed S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA
  1747.  * Automatic recovery on unexpected stream discontinuity (clock gap) occurrences
  1748.    in input
  1749.  * Use field order (top/bottom) for correct bob/linear deinterlacing
  1750.  * Fix invalid free in bookmarks loading code
  1751.  
  1752. Windows and Mac OS Binaries
  1753.  * FLAC Security Update (CVE-2007-4619) to prevent multiple integer overflows
  1754.  
  1755. Active X plugin:
  1756.  * Security update (VideoLAN-SA-0703, CVE-2007-6262)
  1757.  
  1758. Mac OS X Interface & Port:
  1759.  * Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with enhanced functionality
  1760.  * Improved Video Output compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  1761.  * Improved behavior of the Fullscreen Controller and mode changes between
  1762.    Fullscreen and Windowed Video Output
  1763.  * Softened the white flash artifacts that may appear during the transition of
  1764.    two different movies
  1765.  * Support for current Ogg file formats
  1766.  NOTE: This release requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
  1767.        Mac OS X 10.3.9 is not supported anymore.
  1768.  
  1769. Encoders:
  1770.  * Improved H.264 encoding speed on Mac OS X
  1771.  
  1772. Other changes:
  1773.  * The automatic updating facility was removed
  1774.  * You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
  1775.    EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists.
  1776.  * RTSP server remote denial of service fixed (CVE-2007-6684).
  1777.  
  1778.  
  1779. Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:
  1780. ----------------------------------
  1781.  
  1782. Various bugfixes, notably:
  1783.  * Windows Vista compatibility
  1784.  * Cropping in Direct3D
  1785.  * Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
  1786.  * RSS filter string overflow
  1787.  * Few memory leaks
  1788.  * MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)
  1789.  
  1790. CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
  1791.  * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702, CVE-2007-3316, US-CERT VU#200928)
  1792.  
  1793. Demuxers:
  1794.  * Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI
  1795.  * Prevent WAV file integer overflow (CVE-2007-3467 & CVE-2007-3468)
  1796.  
  1797. Decoders:
  1798.  * Updated FLAC API compatibility
  1799.  
  1800. Input:
  1801.  * Support for new v4l2 encoder API
  1802.  
  1803. Localisation:
  1804.  * New localisation: Arabic, Persian
  1805.  
  1806.  
  1807. Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
  1808. ----------------------------------
  1809.  
  1810. Various bugfixes, notably:
  1811.  * Out-of-bound read in demuxers
  1812.  * Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
  1813.  * Mac OS X Interface crashes
  1814.  * VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
  1815.  * Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
  1816.  * Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers
  1817.  
  1818. Decoders:
  1819.  * Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
  1820.  * Teletext subtitles (telx) support
  1821.  
  1822. Webbrowser plugins:
  1823.  * Rectified behaviour and improved usability
  1824.  
  1825. Mac OS X Interface & Port:
  1826.  * Diverse usability improvements
  1827.  * New wizard option to embed subtitles
  1828.  * Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
  1829.  * Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
  1830.  
  1831.  
  1832. Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:
  1833. ---------------------------------
  1834.  
  1835. CDDA / VCDX plugins:
  1836.  * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701, CVE-2007-0017)
  1837.  
  1838. Mac OS X Interface:
  1839.  * Fullscreen controller improvements
  1840.  
  1841.  
  1842. Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
  1843. --------------------------------
  1844.  
  1845. Playlist:
  1846.  * Shoutcast TV listings support
  1847.  
  1848. Input:
  1849.  * Support for RTSP authentication
  1850.  * Support for adding subtitles on the fly
  1851.  * Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
  1852.  * ATSC support for DVB input
  1853.  * Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
  1854.  * Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
  1855.  * Improved support for Flash Video files
  1856.  
  1857. Decoders:
  1858.  * Native WMV9/VC-1 support
  1859.  * WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
  1860.  * VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
  1861.  * The True Audio Lossless codec support
  1862.  * Matroska WavPack support
  1863.  * Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
  1864.  * Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
  1865.  * Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
  1866.  
  1867. Video output:
  1868.  * Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
  1869.  * Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
  1870.  * Improved libcaca support
  1871.  
  1872. Interfaces:
  1873.  * All
  1874.    * New hotkeys for crop and zoom
  1875.    * Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
  1876.  * Windows
  1877.    * Systray support in skins
  1878.  * OS X
  1879.    * Support for Apple Remote control
  1880.    * Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
  1881.    * New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
  1882.    * right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
  1883.    * Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
  1884.  * Linux
  1885.    * Notifications using notification-daemon
  1886.  
  1887. Windows port:
  1888.  * Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
  1889.    Windows 9x/ME users:
  1890.      - Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
  1891.      - Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the
  1892.        Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location:
  1893.        http://www.microsoft.com.nsatc.net/globaldev/handson/dev/mslu_announce.mspx
  1894.        Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the folder
  1895.        C:\Windows\System
  1896.  * Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
  1897.  * Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
  1898.  
  1899. Localization:
  1900.  * Add Czech
  1901.  * Add Slovak
  1902.  * Add Malay
  1903.  * Add Slovenian
  1904.  
  1905. Developers:
  1906.  * Updates to the libvlc API
  1907.  * Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
  1908.  
  1909.  
  1910. Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
  1911. --------------------------------
  1912.  
  1913. Core support:
  1914.  * Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
  1915.  * Support for downloading updates
  1916.  * Updated strings
  1917.  
  1918. Input:
  1919.  * Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
  1920.  * Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
  1921.  * Improvements to the Audio CD input
  1922.      - Separate playlist entries for the tracks
  1923.      - Support for CDDB
  1924.  * Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
  1925.  * Improved subtitles encoding support
  1926.  * Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
  1927.  
  1928. Decoders:
  1929.  * Cook (Real audio) support
  1930.  
  1931. Playlist / Services discovery:
  1932.  * XSPF playlist support
  1933.  * Podcast support
  1934.  * Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
  1935.  
  1936. Audio output:
  1937.  * New JACK audio output
  1938.  
  1939. Video output:
  1940.  * New video filters:
  1941.     - magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
  1942.     - gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
  1943.     - bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
  1944.  * Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
  1945.  * RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
  1946.  * Improvements to the subtitles rendering
  1947.  
  1948. Stream output:
  1949.  * Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
  1950.  
  1951. Interfaces:
  1952.  * System to inform the user and request information
  1953.     - HTTP authentication
  1954.     - Fatal errors
  1955.     - ...
  1956.  * wxWidgets
  1957.     - VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
  1958.     - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
  1959.     - Drag & Drop support in the playlist
  1960.  * Skins2
  1961.     - New default skin
  1962.     - Support for Winamp 2 skins
  1963.     - Improved playlist handling
  1964.     - Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
  1965.  * OS X
  1966.     - Embedded Video output
  1967.     - new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
  1968.     - Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
  1969.     - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
  1970.     - support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
  1971.     - option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
  1972.  * HTTP
  1973.     - New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
  1974.     - A bunch of new RPN functions
  1975.  
  1976. Windows Port:
  1977.  * MSN messenger "Now playing" support
  1978.  
  1979. OS X Port:
  1980.  * Mac-Intel compatibility
  1981.  * Enhanced support of various audio output devices
  1982.  * Growl "Now playing" support
  1983.  
  1984. *Nix port:
  1985.  * Ability to log to syslog
  1986.  * Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root
  1987.  
  1988. Developers:
  1989.  * New libvlc API (not finished yet)
  1990.  * Java bindings
  1991.  * A bit more automatic testing
  1992.  
  1993.  
  1994. Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
  1995. ---------------------------------
  1996.  
  1997. Audio output:
  1998.  * Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
  1999.  * SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
  2000.  
  2001. Decoder:
  2002.  * Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
  2003.  * Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263
  2004.  
  2005. Demux:
  2006.  * Fix bug with some HE-AAC audio tracks
  2007.  
  2008. Services Discovery:
  2009.  * HAL fixes, should now work with new API
  2010.  * SAP, fix 20 second freeze on windows
  2011.  * UPnP fixes
  2012.  * Avahi 0.6 support
  2013.  
  2014. Interfaces:
  2015.  * Mac OS X
  2016.     - fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard
  2017.  
  2018.  
  2019. Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
  2020. --------------------------------
  2021.  
  2022. Core support:
  2023.  * Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
  2024.  * New OSD system
  2025.  
  2026. Video output:
  2027.  * Fixed problems with OpenGL output
  2028.  * New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
  2029.  * Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
  2030.  
  2031. Input:
  2032.  * Improved DVB support for satellite bands other than Ku-band
  2033.  * IPv6 and Extended passive mode support for FTP
  2034.  * IPv6 Source Specific Multicast support
  2035.  * GnomeVFS input module
  2036.  * Support for RTP packet reordering
  2037.  * Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
  2038.  
  2039. Decoders:
  2040.  * Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
  2041.  * Musepack decoder using libmpdec
  2042.  * QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
  2043.  
  2044. Services discovery:
  2045.  * UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
  2046.  * Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
  2047.  
  2048. Video filters:
  2049.  * RSS feed overlay
  2050.  
  2051. Audio filters:
  2052. * Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel
  2053.   Mixer and Dolby Surround
  2054.  
  2055. Stream output:
  2056.  * New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
  2057.  * Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
  2058.  * Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
  2059.  
  2060. Interfaces:
  2061. - new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
  2062.  * Mac OS X
  2063.     - New streaming and transcoding wizard
  2064.     - New extended controls panel
  2065.     - New bookmarks window
  2066.     - Fixed playlist sorting
  2067.     - Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
  2068.  * wxWidgets
  2069.     - Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
  2070.     - All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
  2071.     - Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
  2072.     - Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
  2073.  * Skins2
  2074.     - Tree playlist
  2075.  * HTTP
  2076.     - New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
  2077.     - Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
  2078.       the names of files
  2079.     - Include macro to include other files
  2080.     - CGI 1.0 support
  2081.  
  2082. ActiveX plugin:
  2083. * Should now work outside IE as well
  2084.  
  2085. Mac OS X port:
  2086. * New script to delete the preferences automatically
  2087.  
  2088. Windows port:
  2089. * Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
  2090. * Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
  2091.  
  2092. Translations:
  2093.  The following languages were added:
  2094.  * Galician
  2095.  * Korean
  2096.  * Romanian
  2097.  * Simplified Chinese
  2098.  The following languages were re-added:
  2099.  * Swedish
  2100.  
  2101.  
  2102. Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
  2103. --------------------------------
  2104.  
  2105. Core support:
  2106.  * Rewrite of the playlist
  2107.     - Tree structure
  2108.     - Input preparsing (for meta-data)
  2109.     - Grouping (by artist, ...) support
  2110.  * Preferences improvements:
  2111.     - New organization, designed to improve usability
  2112.     - New configuration types (list of modules, ...)
  2113.  * XML parsers
  2114.  * Core image manipulation support
  2115.  * Client-side SSL/TLS support
  2116.  * SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
  2117.  * Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
  2118.  * Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
  2119.  * Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
  2120.  * Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
  2121.  * filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
  2122.    now separated by ':' instead of ','
  2123.  * Access filter architecture
  2124.  * Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-language)
  2125.  * Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
  2126.  * Many bugfixes...
  2127.  
  2128. Input/Demuxers:
  2129.  * Support for SOCKS proxy
  2130.  * Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
  2131.  * Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
  2132.  * Support for images on a HTTP server that get refreshed on the server
  2133.  * Better support for Kasenna streams
  2134.  * RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
  2135.  * Massive Matroska improvements
  2136.  * Support for XA and VOC audio files
  2137.  * TiVo demuxer
  2138.  * Samba (Windows shares) access module
  2139.  * Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
  2140.  * Fixes to Linux DVB support
  2141.  * Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
  2142.  * Support for FTP over IPv6
  2143.  
  2144. Decoders / Encoders:
  2145.  * Dirac decoder and encoder
  2146.  * PNG decoder/encoder
  2147.  * Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
  2148.  * Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
  2149.  
  2150. Access filters:
  2151.  * New Record and Timeshift filters
  2152.  
  2153. Services discovery:
  2154.  * New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
  2155.  * Brand new SAP module
  2156.      * To enable SAP, you now need to use "-S sap" or add SAP in
  2157.        the "Manage->Services Discovery" menu
  2158.      ( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
  2159.      * Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
  2160.  * HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
  2161.  * DAAP (iTunes shares) support
  2162.  * Shoutcast
  2163.  
  2164. Audio output:
  2165.  * Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
  2166.  
  2167. Video output:
  2168.  * Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
  2169.  * Image file video output (png)
  2170.  * Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
  2171.  * Improvements to wall video filter
  2172.  * Support for font color and opacity
  2173.  
  2174. Stream output:
  2175.  * Muxers
  2176.     - ASF improvements
  2177.  * VLM / VoD
  2178.     - Ability to load a configuration file on startup
  2179.     - Seeking support in VoD streams
  2180.  * Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
  2181.  
  2182. Interfaces:
  2183.  * wxWidgets
  2184.     - Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...
  2185.     - Improved preferences
  2186.     - Improvements to the wizard
  2187.     - DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
  2188.  * MacOS X
  2189.     - Redesigned playlist
  2190.     - Improved preferences
  2191.  * Skins
  2192.     - Support for multiple actions
  2193.     - Fixes
  2194.  * HTTP
  2195.     - Support for the new playlist system
  2196.  * Lirc
  2197.     - Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc
  2198.  
  2199. Windows port:
  2200.  * Screensaver disabling fix
  2201.  * DirectShow tuner configuration
  2202.  * Support for no-decoration windows
  2203.  
  2204. MacOS X port:
  2205.  * Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
  2206.  * The OpenGL video output is back
  2207.  * A new audio module that should work more reliable for analog audio output in various configurations.
  2208.    - Supports multichannel discrete analog output
  2209.    - Digital audio output requires you to change a preference setting because it
  2210.      is not yet available in the new module
  2211.    - Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for more information.
  2212.  
  2213. BeOS port:
  2214.  * Support for single-buffered overlay
  2215.  
  2216. Pocket PC port:
  2217.  * Many fixes
  2218.  * New interface
  2219.  * New video output
  2220.  
  2221. Mozilla Plugin:
  2222.  * Javascript fixes
  2223.  * Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
  2224.  
  2225. IE Plugin:
  2226.  * Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
  2227.  
  2228. Translations:
  2229.  The following languages were added:
  2230.  * Catalan
  2231.  * Danish
  2232.  * Turkish
  2233.  
  2234.  
  2235. Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
  2236. --------------------------------
  2237.  
  2238. Core support:
  2239.  * Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
  2240.  * SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
  2241.  
  2242. Windows port:
  2243.  * Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
  2244.  * Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
  2245.  * Fixed spurious taskbar item after switching to fullscreen
  2246.  
  2247. WinCE port:
  2248.  * A few more updates (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
  2249.  
  2250. Audio Output:
  2251.  * Portaudio audio output plugin improvements
  2252.  
  2253. Video Output:
  2254.  * Proper subpictures scaling using the aspect-ratio info when available
  2255.  
  2256. Demuxers:
  2257.  * Fixed crash with ODML avi files
  2258.  * Fixed autodetection of VCD/SVCD bin files
  2259.  * Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
  2260.  
  2261. Stream Output:
  2262.  * Encoders:
  2263.    * Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
  2264.  * Stream output:
  2265.    * Support of playlist group announcement
  2266.  
  2267.  
  2268. Changes between 0.7.2 and 0.8.0:
  2269. --------------------------------
  2270.  
  2271. Core support:
  2272.  * Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
  2273.  * Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
  2274.  * New plugins cache to speed up launch time
  2275.  * New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
  2276.  * Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
  2277.  * Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
  2278.  
  2279. Input:
  2280.  * New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X
  2281.     (Stream your desktop)
  2282.  * Improved DVD support:
  2283.     - uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
  2284.     - uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
  2285.  * Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
  2286.  * Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
  2287.  * More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access
  2288.     (selection of titles/chapters).
  2289.  
  2290. Demuxers:
  2291.  * Support for iTunes Music Store previews
  2292.  * Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
  2293.  * Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
  2294.  * Windows Media Server RTSP support
  2295.  * Support for MPEG TS streams with error correction (204/192 bytes TS packets)
  2296.  * Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
  2297.  * Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
  2298.  * Improved Ogg demuxer
  2299.  * Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
  2300.  * Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
  2301.  
  2302. Codecs:
  2303.  * G.726 audio support
  2304.  * 14496-17 MPEG TS text support
  2305.  * MPEG-4 text support
  2306.  * Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
  2307.  * Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
  2308.  * VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska
  2309.  
  2310. Stream Output:
  2311.  Encoders:
  2312.   * Re-use audio/video/spu decoders in transcoder module. From now on,
  2313.      everything that is playable by VLC should be transcodable as well
  2314.   * Subtitles overlaying in transcoder
  2315.   * Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
  2316.   * Frame rate selection in the transcoder
  2317.   * DVB subtitles encoder
  2318.   * MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
  2319.   * Improved vorbis/theora encoding
  2320.  Muxers:
  2321.   * Text track muxing for mp4
  2322.   * Multipart mjpeg muxing. Your video is directly viewable in a Mozilla Browser
  2323.   * 14496-17 text track muxing for MPEG TS
  2324.   * Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
  2325.   * Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
  2326.   * New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
  2327.   * Improved ASF muxer
  2328.  Misc:
  2329.   * H.263 RTP streaming support
  2330.   * SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
  2331.   * Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
  2332.  
  2333. Audio Output:
  2334.  * New audio equalizer filter
  2335.  * Very trivial volume normalizer
  2336.  * True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
  2337.  * More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
  2338.  * New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
  2339.  
  2340. Video Output:
  2341.  * Roku HD1000 Video output
  2342.  * Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X)
  2343.    with support for effects.
  2344.  * Improved filter and subpictures support :
  2345.     - New filters can be streamed.
  2346.     - "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video
  2347.     - Centralized scaling and blending
  2348.  * New filters :
  2349.     - "time", to display current time
  2350.     - "marq", to display a marquee
  2351.  
  2352. Interfaces:
  2353.  * OSD sliders for volume and postition information
  2354.  * OSD icons for Play and Pause
  2355.  * New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
  2356.  * A few skins2 improvements
  2357.  * Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
  2358.  * Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
  2359.  * The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
  2360.  * Improved CORBA control module
  2361.  
  2362. Mac OS X port:
  2363.  * Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem
  2364.  * Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
  2365.  * The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
  2366.  
  2367. Linux port:
  2368.  * New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
  2369.  * Experimental SVG rendering module
  2370.  * Support for DVB CAM modules.
  2371.  
  2372. Windows port:
  2373.  * DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
  2374.  * DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
  2375.  * Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
  2376.  * Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
  2377.  * Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
  2378.  
  2379. WinCE port:
  2380.  * Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
  2381.  
  2382. Mozilla plugin:
  2383.  * Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
  2384.  * Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
  2385.  
  2386. Misc:
  2387.  * Server/client network synchronization module
  2388.  * VBrick streams fully supported
  2389.  * Cisco IP/TV streams supported
  2390.  * VLM enhancements
  2391.  
  2392.  
  2393. Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2:
  2394. --------------------------------
  2395.  
  2396. Core support:
  2397.  * Bookmarks feature for easier seeking/access inside medias.
  2398.  * Support for video output embedded in interfaces.
  2399.  * Improved HTTP daemon.
  2400.  * Saved playlists now remember VLC-specific options.
  2401.  
  2402. Codecs:
  2403.  * New Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML) codec.
  2404.    (http://www.annodex.net/overview.html)
  2405.  * New H.261 video decoder using openmash.
  2406.  * H264 encoder, demuxer and packetizer.
  2407.  * Packetizer interfaces between demux and codec when needed
  2408.    (allows using ffmpeg plugin to decode MPEG streams and better aac decoding).
  2409.  * Support for Theora alpha3 (both decoding and encoding).
  2410.  
  2411. Input:
  2412.  * --start-time <sec> and --stop-time <sec> to start and stop playing a
  2413.    file at the specified amount of seconds. Only works with a few
  2414.    fileformats (avi, mov, mkv, mp4 )
  2415.  * Improved directory access module.
  2416.  * New "file-cat" option to play truncated movies.
  2417.  * Better handling of meta info (title, author, description, etc...).
  2418.  * New options to pass meta info to the input.
  2419.  * It is now possible to stream programs from a DVB-S/C/T stream
  2420.    (satellite, cable, or digital terestrial television)
  2421.  
  2422. Demux:
  2423.  * Annodex (http://www.annodex.net) support.
  2424.  * mmsh streaming fixes.
  2425.  * Fixed infinite loop in the AVI demux on broken/incomplete files.
  2426.  
  2427. Subtitles:
  2428.  * Subviewer and subviewer v2 subtitles support.
  2429.  * Ability to choose autodetected subtitles path.
  2430.  * Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
  2431.  
  2432. Stream output:
  2433.  * Improved session announcement system.
  2434.  * Minimize threads usage by default.
  2435.  * Added faster than realtime stream output (limited by CPU) for file output.
  2436.  * Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
  2437.  * Improved MPEG TS muxer.
  2438.  * Improved transrater.
  2439.  * Meta info options used by the muxers.
  2440.  * New configuration system.
  2441.  * Better audio channels downmixing when transcoding.
  2442.  
  2443. VideoLAN manager:
  2444.  * New videolan (media) manager (vlm): a little manager designed to launch
  2445.    and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
  2446.  * Supports live streams and VoD.
  2447.  * Supports scheduling.
  2448.  * Telnet interface for vlm.
  2449.  * HTTP interface for vlm.
  2450.  
  2451. Interfaces:
  2452.  * Skins II (Windows and Linux only)
  2453.     - Ability to embed video output.
  2454.     - Support for bitmap fonts.
  2455.     - Lots of improvements.
  2456.  * wxWindows (default Windows and Linux interface)
  2457.     - New design and set of icons.
  2458.     - Ability to embed video output.
  2459.     - Support for hotkeys.
  2460.     - Support for bookmarks.
  2461.  * Mac OS X
  2462.     - Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
  2463.     - Better hotkeys handling.
  2464.  
  2465. Mac OS X port:
  2466.  * OpenGL video output is now the default when available.
  2467.  * Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
  2468.  * Audio output fix to work with multiple streams on a HAL device.
  2469.  * Possible fix for conflict with CodeTek VirtualDesktop (untested).
  2470.  
  2471. Win32 port:
  2472.  * DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
  2473.  * Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
  2474.  * Improved Windows installer.
  2475.  
  2476. Linux port:
  2477.  * PowerPC fixes.
  2478.  
  2479. Misc:
  2480.  * Improvements to the Goom visualisation plugin.
  2481.  * Roku HD1000 audio output.
  2482.  
  2483.  
  2484. Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.1a:
  2485. ---------------------------------
  2486.  
  2487. Mac OS X:
  2488.  * Fixed the infamous 'mp3 takes twice the CPU it should take' bug
  2489.  * Playing MOD files is working now.
  2490.  
  2491.  
  2492. Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1:
  2493. --------------------------------
  2494.  
  2495. Core support:
  2496.  * Fixed a nasty bug that causes preferences not to be saved some times.
  2497.  * IGMPv3 support for VLC under Windows XP and Linux.
  2498.  
  2499. Codecs:
  2500.  * Brand new DTS Coherent Acoustics audio decoder based on libdts
  2501.    (http://www.videolan.org/dtsdec.html)
  2502.  * Fixed DTS S/PDIF output
  2503.  * SVCD (Philips OGT) and CVD subtitles
  2504.  
  2505. Playlist:
  2506.  * Internal improvments
  2507.  * Improved import/export
  2508.  
  2509. Input:
  2510.  * Experimental support for Nullsoft streaming video(.nsv) and real media(.rm)
  2511.    container formars.
  2512.  * New demux module that uses libavformat from ffmpeg. Adds support for many
  2513.    small and strange formats.
  2514.  * New PVA demux.
  2515.  * New MOD audio demux.
  2516.  * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
  2517.  * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
  2518.  * New and experimental DVD input plugin with menus support (using libdvdnav).
  2519.  * Added back DV audio support in raw DV demuxer.
  2520.  
  2521. Stream output:
  2522.  * MP4/MOV muxer improvements (fast-start, aac in mov, etc...).
  2523.  * Fixed a nasty bug in the mpeg video packetizer.
  2524.  * Improved transcoding (multithreading, more tuning, etc...).
  2525.  
  2526. Service discovery:
  2527.  * Fixed sdp in SAP.
  2528.  
  2529. Mac OS X port:
  2530.  * New opengl video output plugin.
  2531.  
  2532. Win32 port:
  2533.  * A few improvements to the DirectShow input plugin.
  2534.  * Fixed ipv6 name resolution.
  2535.  
  2536.  
  2537. Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0:
  2538. --------------------------------
  2539.  
  2540. Core support:
  2541.  * Brand new decoder/packetizer api.
  2542.    Adds a lot more flexibility while also simplifying the decoder plugins.
  2543.  * New encoder api (Ffmpeg, Vorbis, Theora, Flac and Speex encoders available).
  2544.  * Video outputs are recycled if possible.
  2545.    This removes any 'flicker' between two similiar video files.
  2546.  * Fixed the video filters. Video should no longer go black when using filters.
  2547.  * New input core. Advantages are: better seeking, more responsive, support for
  2548.    subtitle files at the core, and much much more.
  2549.  
  2550. Playlist:
  2551.  * Added a repeat mode to repeat a single file over and over.
  2552.  * Playlist sorting
  2553.  
  2554. Input:
  2555.  * RTP/RTSP support.
  2556.  * Fixed annoying seeking problem with Ogg files (seeking would take ages).
  2557.  * Support for Flac in Ogg files.
  2558.  * MPEG TS demuxer also handles A52 and AAC audio in DVB streams.
  2559.  * Rewrite of the Flac demuxer.
  2560.  * cddax and vcdx plugins using libcdio, libvcd and libvcdinfo. (Linux only)
  2561.  * Reworked DVB tuning.
  2562.  * Better Icecast support.
  2563.  * New MPEG video elementary streams demuxer.
  2564.  * New DTS audio elementary streams demuxer.
  2565.  
  2566. Codecs:
  2567.  * Support for Theora video encoding.
  2568.  * Support for Speex audio decoding/encoding.
  2569.  * Rewrite of the Flac decoder + encoding support.
  2570.  * Support for MPEG2 422 decoding which was recently added to libmpeg2 (cvs).
  2571.  * Support for AAC + SBR and proper multi-channel re-ordering.
  2572.  * MPEG 2.5 audio support.
  2573.  * Removed deprecated decoders (a52_old, mpeg_video and mpeg_audio).
  2574.  
  2575. Stream output:
  2576.  * Improvements to the MPEG TS muxer.
  2577.  * New transrating module for MPEG2 video.
  2578.  * Added packetization for MPEG AAC ADTS streams.
  2579.  * Added packetizers for Flac, Speex, Theora, LPCM, DTS and SPU streams.
  2580.  * Improved mp4 muxing and added AAC/MP4V support when transcoding.
  2581.  * Improved Ogg muxing and added Theora, Speex, Flac and subtitles support.
  2582.  * MPEG TS muxer follows the ATSC/DVB specs for embedded A52 audio.
  2583.  * --sout-keep option to keep the stream open while changing input.
  2584.  * Preliminary RTP support.
  2585.  * Fixes to SAP announces.
  2586.  
  2587. Interface:
  2588.  * Skins:
  2589.     - Bugfixes
  2590.     - misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
  2591.  * New standardized and customizable hotkeys.
  2592.  * wxWindows
  2593.     - Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
  2594.     - Improvements and help in preferences
  2595.     - New streaming wizard
  2596.     - Revised Disc Open menu
  2597.  * HTTP
  2598.     - Improvements of the standard pages
  2599.     - Support for new commands
  2600.  * OSD ( OS X and hotkeys only atm ).
  2601.  
  2602. Service discovery:
  2603.  * Many fixes to the SAP module
  2604.  * SAP now supports HTTP streams
  2605.  
  2606. Subtitles:
  2607.  * Text subtitles now have a black outline.
  2608.  * Text subtitles autodetection.
  2609.  * Text subtitles charset autodetection.
  2610.  * Text subtitles for all videofiles. Results may vary.
  2611.  * Text subtitles in Hebrew are supported. Arabic partially.
  2612.  * Automatic fontsize selection for text subtitles.
  2613.  * Fixed SAMI text subtitles support.
  2614.  * Support for subtitles in Matroska files.
  2615.  * Support for subtitles in DVB streams.
  2616.  
  2617. Mac OS X port:
  2618.  * New controller designed by Max Rudberg from www.maxthemes.com
  2619.  * Save playlist.
  2620.  * Works on 10.1.x again. Apologies for that problem.
  2621.  * Support for Panther.
  2622.  * Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
  2623.  * Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
  2624.  
  2625. Win32 port:
  2626.  * New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
  2627.  * VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
  2628.  * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
  2629.  * Support for 3F2R in audio output.
  2630.  * New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
  2631.  * Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
  2632.  * Multimonitor support (untested).
  2633.  * Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
  2634.  
  2635. Linux port:
  2636.  * Improved Video4Linux input. Also added support for an audio only input.
  2637.  * Support for real-time priority when running with root privileges.
  2638.  * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
  2639.  
  2640. iPaq port:
  2641.  * Brand new Gtk 2 interface
  2642.  
  2643. Miscellaneous:
  2644.  * Audio visual effects filters (spectrum, scope and random).
  2645.  * Audio visual effects filter using goom.
  2646.  * Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian and Hungarian translations.
  2647.  * libcaca video output (colored ascii)
  2648.  
  2649.  
  2650. Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
  2651. --------------------------------
  2652.  
  2653. Core support:
  2654.  * Fixed a nasty regression in 0.6.1 which made some streams unplayable.
  2655.  
  2656. Stream output:
  2657.  * Transcoder now generates proper pts/dts thus should work a lot better.
  2658.  * Improved MPEG TS muxer.
  2659.  
  2660. Access input:
  2661.  * Support for DVB-S/C/T cards using v4l2 API for Linux 2.6.x kernels.
  2662.  * Few fixes to the VCD navigation.
  2663.  
  2664. Interfaces:
  2665.  * Support for DVD menus navigation added to the wxWindows interface.
  2666.  
  2667. UNIX ports:
  2668.  * ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
  2669.  * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
  2670.  
  2671. Win32 port:
  2672.  * Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
  2673.  
  2674. iPaq port:
  2675.  * Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
  2676.  
  2677. Miscellaneous:
  2678.  * Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
  2679.  * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
  2680.    mpeg1/2 videos.
  2681.  
  2682.  
  2683. Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
  2684. --------------------------------
  2685.  
  2686. Core support:
  2687.  * There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
  2688.  * VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
  2689.    after a pause.
  2690.  
  2691. Stream output:
  2692.  * Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
  2693.  * Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
  2694.  * Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
  2695. UNIX ports:
  2696.  * ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
  2697.  * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
  2698.  
  2699. Win32 port:
  2700.  * Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
  2701.  
  2702. iPaq port:
  2703.  * Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
  2704.  
  2705. Miscellaneous:
  2706.  * Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
  2707.  * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
  2708.    mpeg1/2 videos.
  2709.  
  2710.  
  2711. Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
  2712. --------------------------------
  2713.  
  2714. Core support:
  2715.  * There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
  2716.  * VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
  2717.    after a pause.
  2718.  
  2719. Stream output:
  2720.  * Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
  2721.  * Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
  2722.  * Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
  2723.  * PS muxer can create mpeg1 files now and produce streams with system headers.
  2724.  * You can transcode a52 with more than two channels to mpga now.
  2725.  
  2726. Win32 port:
  2727.  * Fixed DVD support which was partly broken due to a bug in libdvdcss
  2728.  * Fixed 5.1 audio support for the sblive/audigy soundcards.
  2729.  * Fixed sound on Windows NT.
  2730.  
  2731. UNIX ports:
  2732.  * Fixed/improved ALSA support and enabled multi-channel audio output.
  2733.  * X11/Xvideo: Should now work on big endian machines, and you can now
  2734.    use the arrow keys to browse through the DVD menus.
  2735.  
  2736. iPaq port:
  2737.  * Gtk+2 interface called PDA
  2738.  * Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
  2739.  * Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
  2740.  * Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
  2741.  * Stream Out with transcode support enabled (use codecs: HuffYuvv and A-law).
  2742.  
  2743. Interfaces:
  2744.  * Small updates/fixes to the wxWindows interface.
  2745.  * Improved HTTP remote control interface. You can now create your own HTML pages.
  2746.  * A new CORBA control plugin.
  2747.  
  2748. Input demux:
  2749.  * Improved support for the Matroska container format.
  2750.  
  2751. Miscellaneous:
  2752.  * Improved build system.
  2753.  * New video filter plugin to overlay logos.
  2754.  * Added support for Winamp 3 B4S files.
  2755.  * New subtitle module which uses freetype2 to render arbitrary fonts in any size.
  2756.    Should also work with languages like russion for instance.
  2757.  
  2758.  
  2759. Changes between 0.5.3 and 0.6.0:
  2760. --------------------------------
  2761.  
  2762. Core Support:
  2763.  * Channel Server support was removed (was deprecated)
  2764.  
  2765. Input access:
  2766.  * Fixed a big bug in ftp and http access that prevented many platforms
  2767.    (OSX most prominently) to view ftp and http streams.
  2768.  * Fixed large file support on Windows
  2769.  * Video 4 Linux support
  2770.  * CD Digital Audio support
  2771.  * Fixed IPv6 multicasting on Windows and OSX.
  2772.  
  2773. Input demux:
  2774.  * Better detection of AAC and mp3 files
  2775.  * Support for OpenDML avi files
  2776.  * More complete .mp4/.mov support
  2777.  * Very early support for the Matroska container format (don't complain if it doesn't work ;)
  2778.  
  2779. Codecs:
  2780.  * VLC's own MPEG1/2 decoder has been replaced with libmpeg2
  2781.  * Support for Sorenson 3 (SVQ3 or Quicktime content) via ffmpeg
  2782.  * OSX support for QDM2 and QDMC sound, often used in QT content.
  2783.  * Fixed a bug which was causing artefacts in DivX video (ffmpeg)
  2784.  * Updated our theora decoder to use the alpha 2 release of libtheora
  2785.  * If ffmpeg cannot keep up, skip and try to recover instead of stopping altogether
  2786.  * Indeo Video 3 (IV32) support for little-endian computers. (so not for OSX)
  2787.  
  2788. Interfaces:
  2789.  * The wxWindows interface is now fully useable as well as Unicode safe
  2790.  * New HTTP remote control interface
  2791.  
  2792. Stream output:
  2793.  * New stream output scheme. It is now possible to build a chain of stream outputs
  2794.    allowing for instance to stream and display some content at the same time.
  2795.  * The stream output now allows to transcode content on the fly.
  2796.  * Fixed major bug that prevented streaming mpeg 1/2 video with pulldown content.
  2797.  * SAP/SDP announcing support. (both IPv4 and IPv6)
  2798.  
  2799. Miscellaneous:
  2800.  * New reset option for the preferences
  2801.  * You can set your language in the prefences
  2802.  * New video chroma conversion module using ffmpeg
  2803.  * Added a Gentoo ebuild to the distribution
  2804.  * Added a new smaller subtitles font (now the default) + scripts to generate your own
  2805.  * SAP/SDP IPv6 support
  2806.  
  2807. UNIX ports:
  2808.  * Basic support for the X11 Xinerama extension.
  2809.  * New skinable interface ported to X11.
  2810.  * Run opie-vlc and zaurus-vlc as GuiServer
  2811.  
  2812. Mac OS X port:
  2813.  * When you add several items to the playlist, they are sorted alphabetically.
  2814.  * New about panel and revamped preferences panel.
  2815.  * Fixed the deinterlace menu.
  2816.  * Float on top, Fit to Screen and a Transparency option for video out.
  2817.  * New output dialog for transcode and display while stream capabilities.
  2818.  * New icons by Davor Orel.
  2819.  * New audio resampler. Should make VLC much faster.
  2820.  * Fixed disappearing and crackling sound (PTS is out of range bug)
  2821.  * We no longer automatically save the preferences when you quit the application
  2822.  * Arrow keys are now use to browse the menus in a DVD
  2823.  
  2824. Win32 port:
  2825.  * the wxWindows interface is now the default interface
  2826.  * The keyboard shortcuts are now identical to the linux version
  2827.  * Fixed the "no sound" problem on NT4
  2828.  * Improved skinnable interface (it now uses the wxWindows interface dialogs).
  2829.  * Added support for compressed skins files (.vlt files)
  2830.  * Fixed SVCD chapters support.
  2831.  * Fixed memory leak with 5.1 audio.
  2832.  
  2833. BeOS port:
  2834.  * Interface localization
  2835.  * Screensaver disabled if playing in fullscreen
  2836.  * A few new keyboard shortcuts
  2837.  * New full-featured Preferences window
  2838.  
  2839.  
  2840. Changes between 0.5.2 and 0.5.3:
  2841. --------------------------------
  2842.  
  2843. Core Support:
  2844.  * fixed DTS S/PDIF output on little-endian machines
  2845.  * support for skins at the interface level
  2846.  * new OSD module using Freetype2
  2847.  * video outputs are now destroyed when the associated input ends
  2848.  * the video output takes into account the caching delay introduced at the
  2849.    input level before dropping out of date frames.
  2850.  * configuration option to disable the translation of the interface
  2851.  
  2852. Input access:
  2853.  * fixed HTTP redirects
  2854.  * support for opening an entire directory
  2855.  * EOF should be detected more reliably
  2856.  * new video4linux access plug-in
  2857.  * new kfir access plug-in designed to work around a bug in the kfir driver
  2858.  
  2859. Input demux:
  2860.  * added stream type for some Motorola MPEG-2 video encoders
  2861.  * fix for some ogg web radio streams
  2862.  * fixed reading TS streams over HTTP
  2863.  
  2864. Codecs:
  2865.  * support for 3ivx D4 (not previous versions)
  2866.  * support for '3ivd' and '3vid' encodings
  2867.  * support for 'MSS1' codec ( same as WMV2 )
  2868.  * support for SAMI subtitles (untested and incomplete)
  2869.  * better SSA4 subtitles recognition
  2870.  * new codec for raw I420 video
  2871.  * improvements to the libmpeg2-based MPEG video decoder
  2872.  
  2873. Interfaces:
  2874.  * improvements to wxWindows based interface
  2875.    (although it still misses some important features)
  2876.  * skeleton for a Gnome2/GTK2 plug-in
  2877.  
  2878. Stream output:
  2879.  * new HTTP output support
  2880.  * fixed a segfault in the AVI muxer
  2881.  * fixed AV synchronization issues
  2882.  
  2883. Miscellaneous:
  2884.  * support for oldstyle id3 genres
  2885.  
  2886. UNIX ports:
  2887.  * the SDL vout plug-in will now work on big-endian machines
  2888.  
  2889. Mac OS X port:
  2890.  * reorderable playlist
  2891.  * fixed the hiding of the mouse on multiple monitors
  2892.  * fixed a big issue with some USB speakers
  2893.  * support for mono audio output devices
  2894.  * reset the audio-device to its default mode before quitting VLC
  2895.  * fixed several cosmetic issues
  2896.  * you can drag the controller window by its background (as it should be)
  2897.  * the messages window remembers more lines
  2898.  * delay and fps can now be overruled with subtitles files
  2899.  * http and ogg stream output options
  2900.  * Apple menu and friends will now be translated as well
  2901.  
  2902. Win32 port:
  2903.  * new skinnable interface
  2904.  * the directx video output doesn't crash anymore on ctrl+alt+del events.
  2905.  
  2906. iPAQ familiar Linux port:
  2907.  * support for FLAC audio format
  2908.  * the interface adapts to the screen size/rotation
  2909.  * playlist
  2910.  * network tab in the interface
  2911.  * "apply" handling in preferences
  2912.  
  2913.  
  2914. Changes between 0.5.1a and 0.5.2:
  2915. ---------------------------------
  2916.  
  2917. Core support:
  2918.  * advanced config options are now hidden by default
  2919.  * new --spdif option to use the S/PDIF audio output by default
  2920.  * fixed a 'clicking' sound when switching between streams
  2921.  * new bandlimited resampler that should improve audio quality on primarily
  2922.    Mac OS X
  2923.  * fixed a problem with audio over http that caused some web radios to not work
  2924.  * DTS S/PDIF support
  2925.  
  2926. Codecs:
  2927.  * support for DV audio through the ffmpeg library
  2928.  * support for FLAC audio through libflac
  2929.  * new but basic MPEG video decoder based on libmpeg2
  2930.  * fixed a major bug in LPCM code (fixes a problem with iDVD disks)
  2931.  
  2932. Stream output:
  2933.  * support for streaming DivX 1/2/3, wmv1/2, h/i263 over MPEG-2 TS
  2934.  * new --ttl option for Time To Live
  2935.  
  2936. DVD support:
  2937.  * fixed quite a few problems with the dvd menu support
  2938.  
  2939. UNIX ports:
  2940.  * fixed the GNU-pth support
  2941.  
  2942. Win32 port:
  2943.  * multi-channel audio and S/PDIF support for both the DirectX and Waveout
  2944.    plugins
  2945.  * localization support via gettext is now fully working
  2946.  * rc interface is now fully useable
  2947.  * fixed the MSVC project files generation
  2948.  
  2949. Mac OS X port:
  2950.  * several fixes for multi channel audio devices. AC3 over SPDIF with
  2951.    M-Audio Sonica Theater still does not work. this is most likely a driver
  2952.    bug and has been reported to M-Audio. (Sonica, Revolution, Delta, Griffin
  2953.    iMate and MOTU firewire devices should work)
  2954.  * VLC now uses the default audio device
  2955.  * new info panel
  2956.  * very preliminary support for VLC control via applescript
  2957.  * support for mouse gestures
  2958.  * new priority scheme allowing to avoid lock-ups on low-end machines
  2959.  
  2960. Linupy port:
  2961.  * there is a whole new port for the linupy distribution used by o.a. the
  2962.    YOPY PDA. It is still experimental, please test it
  2963.  
  2964. Miscellaneous:
  2965.  * improved ID3 tag detection
  2966.  * changed several errors into warnings ; the frequently reported "this is
  2967.    not a PS stream, continuing" is one of these
  2968.  * mouse gestures work on windows and osx, but there still isn't any useful
  2969.    gestures
  2970.  * some support for .pls playlists used by shoutcast
  2971.  
  2972.  
  2973. Changes between 0.5.1 and 0.5.1a:
  2974. ---------------------------------
  2975.  
  2976. Mac OS X port:
  2977.  * fixed a problem that caused VLC to select the wrong language when
  2978.    English was set as the preferred language
  2979.  
  2980.  
  2981. Changes between 0.5.0 and 0.5.1:
  2982. --------------------------------
  2983.  
  2984. Core support:
  2985.  * new mouse gesture interface
  2986.  * audio volume can now be changed at any time, even when no file is
  2987.    playing
  2988.  
  2989. Input access:
  2990.  * various minor fixes on the network inputs
  2991.  * fixed some weird URL parsing problems (/Volumes/toto:tata/harry@coin.mpg)
  2992.  * VCD: fixed track number and chapter indexing
  2993.  
  2994. Input demux:
  2995.  * fixed a bad initialization in the mp4 plug-in
  2996.  * new --buggy-psi option for TS streams which do not update their
  2997.    continuity counter
  2998.  
  2999. Codecs:
  3000.  * support for MPEG-2 intra slice refresh (aka. Slice-I) streams
  3001.  
  3002. DVD support:
  3003.  * fixed a bug which turned the default interface command-line only
  3004.    without the user consent
  3005.  
  3006. UNIX ports:
  3007.  * GTK: fixed a crash when going fullscreen or changing volume from the
  3008.    popup menu
  3009.  * X11: new screen saver disabling plug-in (--extraintf screensaver)
  3010.  * KDE: fixed compilation with KDE 3.1
  3011.  * ALSA: fixed mono files output
  3012.  
  3013. Mac OS X port:
  3014.  * fixed a crash on start-up on some localized systems
  3015.  * lowered real-time priorities to avoid lock-ups on slow machines
  3016.  * VLC can now be made the handler of ftp http mms and udp URLs
  3017.  * playlist enhancements
  3018.  * added half, normal and double video window menu items
  3019.  * new step forward/step backward commands
  3020.  * the dock should no longer be visible in fullscreen mode
  3021.  * the Mac OS X binary is now compiled with Ogg/Theora support
  3022.  * vlc.app is now VLC.app
  3023.  
  3024. Win32 port:
  3025.  * fixed the "RichEdit line insertion error" bug
  3026.  * VLC can now be run from outside its installation directory
  3027.  * fixed a bug that prevented to find the default subtitle font
  3028.  
  3029. BeOS port:
  3030.  * smarter BeOS priorities to avoid lock-ups
  3031.  * few enhancements in the interface (especially the Settings window)
  3032.  
  3033. Opie port:
  3034.  * native video output is working again
  3035.  * only commandline interface support
  3036.  * support for MPEG4, DivX through ffmpeg package
  3037.  
  3038.  
  3039. Changes between 0.4.6 and 0.5.0:
  3040. --------------------------------
  3041.  
  3042. Core structure:
  3043.   * object structure which allows for full re-entrancy, known as libvlc
  3044.   * new audio output architecture based on filter pipelines, providing
  3045.     S/PDIF and multi-channel support
  3046.   * localization support via gettext on most architectures
  3047.   * new stream output architecture, allowing to use VLC to unicast,
  3048.     multicast or broadcast a stream to another VLC (only MPEG 1, 2 and 4
  3049.     and A/52 streams are supported)
  3050.   * build system now uses autoconf/automake/autopoint
  3051.  
  3052. Input access:
  3053.   * mms:// support
  3054.   * ftp:// support
  3055.   * stability fixes in the HTTP access
  3056.   * auto-detection of RTP encapsulation
  3057.   * VCD entry points support
  3058.   * VCD image file support
  3059.  
  3060. Input demux:
  3061.   * support for *.asf format
  3062.   * improved support for *.avi, especially over an HTTP connection
  3063.   * support for *.mp4 and *.mov format
  3064.   * support for ogg encapsulation
  3065.   * support for raw DV format
  3066.   * support for *.wav format
  3067.   * new demuxdump demux allowing to save a stream to a file
  3068.   * raw AAC support
  3069.  
  3070. Stream discovery & playlists:
  3071.   * support for the SAP/SDP and SLP protocols
  3072.   * support for .m3u file format
  3073.   * support for .asx file format
  3074.   * hack to find the streaming sources in html-pages with embedded wmp
  3075.  
  3076. Codecs:
  3077.   * support for the microdvd, subrip, ssa1, ssa2-4 subtitles file formats
  3078.     (only available with the .avi demux)
  3079.   * support for ADPCM audio codec
  3080.   * support for raw PCM data
  3081.   * support for Cinepak video codec
  3082.   * support for DV video codec via libdv or ffmpeg
  3083.   * support for AAC audio codec via libfaad2
  3084.   * support for Xvid codec
  3085.   * support for Xiph.org's Vorbis audio codec
  3086.   * support for Xiph.org's Tremor audio codec (when compiling from sources)
  3087.   * support for Xiph.org's Tarkin and Theora video codecs (when compiling
  3088.     from sources)
  3089.   * new codecs supported by latest ffmpeg versions: WMV, WMA, SVQ 1, H263,
  3090.     H263i, MJPEG A/B
  3091.   * fixed an endianness bug in LPCM codec
  3092.  
  3093. DVD support:
  3094.   * experimental preliminary support for DVD menus via libdvdplay
  3095.  
  3096. Miscellaneous:
  3097.   * new WxWindows interface
  3098.   * all interfaces allow to dynamically change the volume, the audio
  3099.     device and the channels configuration
  3100.   * headphone channel mixer with virtual spatialization effect
  3101.   * Mozilla plugin based on libvlc for embedded playback in webpages of any
  3102.     format that VLC can play
  3103.   * new swedish translation
  3104.   * enhancements of the playlist window
  3105.   * new messages window to see debug info
  3106.   * fixed a few crashes
  3107.  
  3108. iPaq port:
  3109.   * slider bar in GTK+/GPE Familiar interface
  3110.   * fixed crash on directory change in Familiar interface
  3111.   * added qte_main module for use in all modules that need Opie or Qte support
  3112.   * native video output module for Qt Embedded/Opie is not working
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