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  1. VLC Media Player 2.2.0 Release Notes:
  2.  
  3. Changes between 2.1.6 and 2.2.0:
  4. --------------------------------
  5.  
  6. Important changes:
  7. * The licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+,
  8. notably most of the streaming output, muxers and access output modules
  9.  
  10. Core:
  11. * Support automatic rotation using streams metadata, GPU-accelerated when possible
  12. * Add extensions manager and downloading from external repositories
  13. * Rework the metadata fetching algorithm and policies
  14. * Partial fix of playback of short audio samples
  15.  
  16. Access:
  17. * Added TLS support for ftp access and sout access
  18. New schemes for implicit (ftps) and explicit (ftpes) modes
  19. * MMS audio selection on split audio streams
  20. * Blu-Ray: support overlays, preferred menu languages, region selection
  21. and BD-J navigation
  22. * Digital Cinema Package support, including encrypted DCP with KDM
  23. * Partial fixes for Arccos protected DVDs
  24. * Fix CDDB lookups, including pregap data
  25.  
  26. Decoder:
  27. * Support VDPAU acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
  28. * Support MediaCodec acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
  29. * Add Media Foundation Transform audio and video decoder
  30. * Add video decoder module based on GStreamer plugins
  31. * Add MMAL decoder for Broadcom VideoCore chips (like the RaspberryPi)
  32. supporting MPEG-2 and H.264, supporting GPU-zerocopy display
  33. * Partial support for Voxware MetaSound
  34. * libvpx decoder for VP8 and VP9
  35. * Support MSN Audio, Atrac3+, VP7, Bink, TAK, On2 AVC, DK3, DK4, IMC, Vivo g723.1,
  36. Smacker, FIC, Auravision, Canopus Lossless, and numerous videogame codecs
  37. * Teletext subtitles display improvements
  38. * Mediacodec speed improvements on x86
  39. * Support setting the post processing level in Theora
  40. * OpenMax IL improvements, notably for RaspberryPi
  41. * Fix channel ordering of LPCM codec in m2ts files
  42. * New jpeg image decoder
  43. * Add tx3g subtitles decoder
  44. * New SVG image decoder
  45. * Fix Speex decoding over RTP and in flv
  46. * Support more x264 and FFv1 RGB modes
  47. * Improvements on ZVBI teletext decoder, notably for speed and alignments
  48.  
  49. Encoder:
  50. * Support for MPEG-2 encoding using x262
  51. * Support for HEVC/H.265 encoding using x265
  52. * Support for Opus encoding using libopus
  53. * New jpeg image encoder using libjpeg
  54. * New png image encoder using libpng
  55.  
  56. Demuxer:
  57. * Support for Core Audio Format (CAF) files
  58. * Important rework of the Ogg demuxer, notably improving seeking,
  59. streaming resilience, speex demuxing and chained Ogg
  60. * Important rework of the ASF/WMV demuxer, notably for seeking,
  61. synchronization and tracks exclusion
  62. * AVI improvements for better seek-indexing in non-fastseekable situations
  63. * AVI fixes for uncompressed, indexed and paletized bitmaps
  64. * MP4 fixes for fragmented files, vobsub, duration, aspect-ratio
  65. and support for rotation, covr atom and tracks exclusion
  66. * Support Opus in MKV
  67. * Support VP8 in OGG
  68. * Basic support for WebVTT
  69. * Handle support for ISO/IEC 14496-3 (AAC) Audio stream type in TS
  70. * Support HDPR TS files
  71. * Support microseconds in SubRip subtitles
  72. * FLAC packets validation using CRC
  73. * Improvements in metadata support in Ogg/Opus/Vorbis files
  74. * Fix encoding issues and relative paths in some XML playlist formats
  75. * Support THP Wii/Gamecube, RenderWare and Escape Replay game video files
  76. * New HEVC raw packetizer and demuxer
  77. * TS support for WiDi/Miracast LPCM
  78. * Handle MOV/MP4 tx3g styled subtitles through codec
  79. * Support SVG images files (on glib platforms)
  80. * Keep selection of tracks on segment changes in MKV
  81. * Support detection of SRT languages based on filename
  82. * Support for seeking Standard MIDI Files
  83.  
  84. Video Output:
  85. * Direct rendering and filtering for VDPAU hardware acceleration
  86. * New CoreAnimation OpenGL video output module for NPAPI plugins
  87. * New OpenGL ES 2.0 through EGL video output module for Android
  88. * New Android native window provider module
  89. * Direct rendering for MediaCodec Android hardware acceleration
  90. * Support for loading HLSL shaders in Direct3D video output
  91. * Add MMAL based video output for RaspberryPi
  92.  
  93. Video Filter:
  94. * New Oldmovie effect filter
  95. * New VHS effect filter
  96. * New Freeze effect filter
  97. * Support I422 and J422 in transform
  98. * NEON optimizations for deinterleaving chroma, notably NV12->I420
  99. * Fix audiobargraph activation and usage
  100.  
  101. Audio Output:
  102. * Allow setting volume while not connected with PulseAudio
  103. * Audio device notifications for WASAPI
  104. * Fix replay of sound buffer in DirectSound
  105. * Split of MMDevice and WinRT audio modules
  106. * Numerous fixes on AUHAL, including device management and stream changes
  107. * Fixes for SPDIF passthru in most modules
  108.  
  109. Muxers:
  110. * Important rework of the Ogg muxer, notably for skeleton
  111. * Fixes for the AVI muxer to respect the specification
  112. * Support VP8 in OGG
  113. * Add HEVC muxing in MP4 and TS
  114.  
  115. Streaming:
  116. * Important rework of the transcoding module to fix numerous bugs
  117. * WebM streaming, including live sources, compatible with all major browsers
  118. vlc <your-source> vlc://quit --sout '#transcode{vcodec=VP80,vb=1000,acodec=vorb,ab=128}
  119. :std{access=http{mime=video/webm},mux=webm,dst=:4212}'
  120. * GSM, VP8, Opus and JPEG RTP packetization
  121. * HLS: Allow setting the first segment number and numerous improvements
  122. * new stats module to output block timing values and md5 sums
  123. * transcode module access fps values as rationals now, eg 30000/1001
  124. * VLC now streams all elementary streams, you can revert to previous behaviour
  125. with --no-sout-all
  126. * --ts-out option has been removed, it has been superceded by --demux demuxdump
  127. --demuxdump-access udp --demuxdump-file 127.0.0.1:1234
  128. * Support Metacube protocol when streaming over HTTP
  129.  
  130. libVLC:
  131. * add equalizer API libvlc_audio_equalizer_* functions
  132. * add libvlc_media_player_program_scrambled function
  133.  
  134. Visualizations:
  135. * Add a 3D OpenGL spectrum visualization.
  136. * Allow setting the FFT windowing style for 3D and normal spectrum
  137.  
  138. Interfaces:
  139. * Add support for subtitles drag 'n drop in skins2
  140. * Add record button in Qt menus
  141. * New module for core dialogs on iOS
  142. * New layout for Qt buttons customization
  143. * Support to continue media playback where it was left off for Qt and OS X
  144.  
  145. Mac OS X Interface:
  146. * Support for OS X Yosemite
  147. * Avoid grey bars in fullscreen when using Mavericks with multiple monitors
  148. * Improve fullscreen behavior for the native and VLCs own mode
  149. * Fixes for advanced preferences
  150. * Added 'file size' column to playlist table
  151. * in addition to iTunes, Spotify is automatically paused on playback start
  152. * Option to increase playlist font size
  153. * Improved crash log reporting
  154.  
  155. Misc:
  156. * New module for TLS on OS X and iOS
  157. * Windows installer will kill running instance before installing
  158. * Teletext navigation buttons support in Qt4 gui
  159. * Update and improve Koreus, Dailymotion, Soundcloud and Youtube scripts
  160.  
  161. Security:
  162. * Numerous integer and heap overflow in Ogg, AVI, ASF, TTA and MP4 demuxers
  163.  
  164. Removed modules:
  165. * iOS video output: use ios2
  166. * OpenMash H.261 video decoder
  167. * dirac encoder: use schroedinger
  168.  
  169. Translations:
  170. * New translation in Urdu, Tatar, Silesian, Samoan, Kapampangan, N'ko,
  171. Kurdish, Kabyle, Mexican Spanish, Catalan, Amharic
  172. * Update of all translations:
  173. Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Uzbek, Ukrainian,
  174. Turkish, Thai, Swedish, Serbian, Albanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Russian,
  175. Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Dutch, Nepali, Norwegian
  176. Bokmål, Malay, Marathi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Korean, Kannada, Khmer,
  177. Japanese, Italian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Hebrew, Galician, Scottish
  178. Gaelic, French, Finnish, Persian, Estonian, Spanish, Modern Greek, German,
  179. Danish, Welsh, Czech, Bosnian, Bengali, Asturian
  180.  
  181.  
  182. Changes between 2.1.5 and 2.1.6:
  183. --------------------------------
  184.  
  185. Audio output:
  186. * Fix OSS stuttering
  187.  
  188. Security:
  189. * Fix heap overflow in decomp stream filter
  190. * Fix buffer overflow in updater
  191. * Fix potential buffer overflow in schroedinger encoder
  192. * Fix null-pointer dereference in DMO decoder
  193. * Fix buffer overflow in parsing of string boxes in mp4 demuxer
  194. * Fix SRTP integer overflow
  195. * Fix potential crash in zip access
  196. * Fix read overflow in Ogg demuxer
  197.  
  198. Win32 installer:
  199. * Update translations and greek encoding
  200.  
  201.  
  202. Changes between 2.1.4 and 2.1.5:
  203. --------------------------------
  204.  
  205. Core:
  206. * Fix compilation on OS/2
  207.  
  208. Access:
  209. * Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module
  210.  
  211. Mac OS X audio output:
  212. * Fix channel ordering
  213. * Increase the buffersize
  214.  
  215. Decoders:
  216. * Fix DxVA2 decoding of samples needing more surfaces
  217. * Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams
  218. * Fix PGS alignment in MKV
  219.  
  220. Qt Interface:
  221. * Don't rename mp3 converted files to .raw
  222.  
  223. Mac OS X Interface:
  224. * Correctly support video-on-top
  225. * Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays
  226. * Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side
  227.  
  228. Streaming:
  229. * Fix transcode when audio format changes
  230.  
  231. Security contents:
  232. * Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466)
  233. * Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333)
  234.  
  235. Translations:
  236. * Update British English
  237.  
  238.  
  239. Changes between 2.1.3 and 2.1.4:
  240. --------------------------------
  241.  
  242. Demuxers:
  243. * Fix issue in WMV with multiple compressed payload and empty payloads
  244.  
  245. Video Output:
  246. * Fix subtitles size rendering on Windows
  247.  
  248. Mac OS X:
  249. * Fix DVD playback regression
  250. * Fix misleading error message during video playback on OS X 10.9
  251. * Fix hardware acceleration memleaks
  252.  
  253.  
  254. Changes between 2.1.2 and 2.1.3:
  255. --------------------------------
  256.  
  257. Core:
  258. * Fix broken behaviour with SOCKSv5 proxies
  259. * Fix integer overflow on error when using vlc_readdir
  260.  
  261. Access:
  262. * Fix DVB-T2 tuning on Linux
  263. * Fix encrypted DVD playback
  264. * Fix v4l2 frequency conversion
  265.  
  266. Decoders:
  267. * Fix numerous issues (M2TS, VC1 interlaced, Lagarith, FFv1.3, Xvid)
  268. by updating codec libraries
  269. * Bring fluidsynth back on Mac OS X
  270. * Fix some Opus crashes with some filters
  271. * Fix teletext crash on Windows
  272.  
  273. Demuxers:
  274. * Avoid an infinite recursion in MKV tags parsing
  275. * Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks
  276. * Fix missing samples at the end of some wav files
  277. * Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing
  278.  
  279. Audio output:
  280. * Fix audio device selection via command line on Mac OS X
  281. * Fix audio crashes on Mac OS X
  282.  
  283. Video Output:
  284. * Fix selection of DirectDraw as the default output for XP
  285. * Fix transform off-by-one issue
  286. * Fix screensaver disabling on Windows outputs
  287. * Fix DirectDraw device enumeration and multi-display output
  288. * Fix a potential crash when playing a fullscreen game at the same time as VLC
  289.  
  290. Stream output:
  291. * Fix 24bits audio MTU alignment in RTP
  292. * Fix record file names
  293.  
  294. Qt interface:
  295. * Fix minimal size possible on start
  296. * Fix a crash with the simple volume widget
  297. * Fix a crash in the audio menu building
  298. * Fix multimedia keys issues on Windows
  299. * Fix opening of DVD and BD folders on Windows
  300.  
  301. HTTP interface:
  302. * Fix album art display on Windows
  303.  
  304. Translations:
  305. * Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Modern Greek,
  306. Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew,
  307. Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali,
  308. Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
  309. Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
  310. and Simplified Chinese translations
  311. * Fix encoding for Windows installer translations
  312.  
  313.  
  314. Changes between 2.1.1 and 2.1.2:
  315. --------------------------------
  316.  
  317. Audio output:
  318. * Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed
  319. * Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
  320. * Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external
  321. audio devices on OS X
  322. * Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused
  323. * Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS
  324.  
  325. Demuxers:
  326. * Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing
  327. * Various WMV playback improvements and fixes
  328.  
  329. Decoders:
  330. * Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding
  331. * Fix playback of some HEVC samples
  332.  
  333. Video filters:
  334. * Fix crash on deinterlace selection
  335.  
  336. Qt interface:
  337. * Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed
  338. * Improve A-B loop control
  339. * Fix album art update when changing media
  340.  
  341. Mac OS X interface:
  342. * Add a language option in the interface
  343. * Option to control VLC's iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find
  344. * Improved UI resetting when requested in the preferences
  345. * Fix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks
  346. * Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working
  347. * Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking
  348. * Fix crash when closing window without decorations
  349. * Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled
  350.  
  351. Win32 installer:
  352. * Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update
  353.  
  354. Translations:
  355. * Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian,
  356. French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer,
  357. Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala,
  358. Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations
  359.  
  360.  
  361. Changes between 2.1.0 and 2.1.1:
  362. --------------------------------
  363.  
  364. Core:
  365. * Fix random and reshuffling behaviour
  366. * Fix recording
  367. * Fix some subtitles track selection
  368.  
  369. Decoders:
  370. * VP9 support in WebM
  371. * HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
  372. * Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes
  373.  
  374. Demuxers:
  375. * Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
  376. * Support Speex in ogg files
  377. * Fix some .mov playlists support
  378. * Support Alac in mkv
  379. * Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
  380. * Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files
  381.  
  382. Access:
  383. * Fix DVB options parsing
  384. * Fix DeckLink HDMI input
  385. * Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain
  386.  
  387. Audio output:
  388. * Fixes for DirectSound pass-through
  389. * Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD
  390.  
  391. Interfaces:
  392. * Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
  393. * Fix D-Bus volume setting
  394.  
  395. Qt:
  396. * Reinstore right click subtitle menu to open a subtitle
  397. * Fix saving the hotkeys in preferences
  398. * Fix saving the audio volume on Win32, using DirectSound
  399. * Fix play after drag'n drop
  400. * Fix streaming options edition and scale parameter
  401.  
  402. Stream out:
  403. * Fix transcoding audio drift issues
  404. * Fix numerous audio encoding issues
  405.  
  406. Win32 installer:
  407. * Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
  408. * Simplification of the upgrade mechanism
  409.  
  410. Mac OS X interface:
  411. * Reintroduce the language selector known from pre-2.1 releases
  412. * Fix fullscreen behaviour and various crashes
  413. * Fix about dialog crash in Japanese
  414. * Fix crashes on proxy lookups
  415. * Fixes on the playlist and information behaviours
  416. * Fixes on the streaming dialogs
  417. * Improves interface resizings
  418.  
  419. Translations:
  420. * Update of Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French,
  421. Galician, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
  422. Lithuanian, Marathi, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Persian,
  423. Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish,
  424. Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
  425. translations
  426.  
  427.  
  428. Changes between 2.0.9 and 2.1.0:
  429. --------------------------------
  430.  
  431. Important changes:
  432. * The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  433. * Discontinued support for PowerPC-based Macs; VLC now requires Mac OS X 10.6+
  434. Moreover, the official builds will be 64bit only
  435. * The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed; to tune
  436. compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually
  437.  
  438. 3rd party libraries (contrib):
  439. * /extras/contrib has been replaced by a cleaner build system in /contrib
  440.  
  441. Core:
  442. * Audio core rewrite, supporting higher samplerates, better volume management,
  443. better device selection, new channel layouts and new output capabilities
  444. * Fix support for .001, .00x split files on Windows
  445. * Full support for UNICODE Windows mode
  446. * Disable and mark obsolete --language selection
  447. * Port to Android
  448. * Port to iOS
  449. * Partial support for Windows Store App / WinRT
  450. * Add an audio fingerprinter, using AcoustID!
  451. * Remove SQL support
  452.  
  453. Decoders:
  454. * Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec
  455. * Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec module
  456. * Support for Ulead DV audio
  457. * Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen,
  458. Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) and 2 (MSS2)
  459. * Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless
  460. * Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder
  461. * Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
  462. * Add Hardware Acceleration support on Linux using VDPAU
  463. * Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
  464. * Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
  465. * X Window system raster image dump pseudo-decoder
  466. * Support for Webinar GoToMeeting 4 (G2M4)
  467.  
  468. Encoders:
  469. * high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
  470. * QuickSyncVideo Encoding (Intel Media SDK) support using Intel GPU on Windows
  471. * New AAC encoder using the fdk-aac library (non-free)
  472.  
  473. Access:
  474. * Screen: add support for OS X Lion and later,
  475. remove support for previous OS X releases
  476. * Major improvements in DASH support
  477. * Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
  478. * Important improvements and rewrite of the v4l2 access module
  479. * HTTP: support for Internationalized Domain Names
  480. * Microsoft Smooth Streaming support (H264 and VC1) developed by Viotech.net
  481. * NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices
  482. * Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode
  483. * Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode
  484. * Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track
  485. vlc video.mkv --input-slave timecode:// --timecode-fps 30/1001
  486. * New video capture module for OS X based on AVFoundation, named AVcapture
  487. * New shared memory framebuffer access module, named shm
  488.  
  489. Demuxers:
  490. * MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
  491. * Vorbis: better support for metadata and cover art
  492. * AVI: better support for tags and extended metadata
  493. * Support for FLAC, Atrac and some ADPCM in AVI
  494. * Support for DV data type 1 in AVI and 12 bits DV Audio
  495. * Support for total number of tracks in major container
  496. * Support for Cook and Atrac in MKV
  497. * AVI: support for files produced by Nikon cameras
  498. * Support for more MJPEG streams
  499. * Add support for liveleak streams
  500. * Add support for Wave/RF64 files
  501. * Prevent numerous uncaught exceptions in MKV
  502. * Add protection against several potential heap buffer overflow in libebml
  503.  
  504. Audio output:
  505. * Windows Audio Session API audio output support
  506. * OpenBSD sndio audio output support
  507. * Important improvements on the Android OpenSL ES audio output
  508. * Android AudioTrack audio output support
  509. * OS X Auhal output support for 6.1, 7.1, 8.0 and 8.1 playback and layouts
  510. * Rewrite of OSS module to support OSSv4
  511. * OS X Auhal output support for multi-buffer output devices
  512. This fix was facilitated through a hardware lending by TEAC Europe GmbH
  513. distributing such devices under the brand "TASCAM" (US-122, US-144, etc.).
  514. * Rewrite of the AudioQueue output for iOS (and OS X)
  515. * New, simplified AudioUnit output for iOS
  516.  
  517. Audio Filters:
  518. * New remapping channel filter
  519. * New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
  520. * New VSXu visualization plugin
  521. * ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
  522. * Rewrite of the simple downmixer filter
  523. * New gain audio filter
  524.  
  525. Video Outputs:
  526. * New output for Decklink Blackmagic cards
  527. * New output using OpenMAX IL hardware acceleration API
  528. * OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions
  529. * OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS
  530. * Fix and enable the OpenGL ES1 and ES2 outputs
  531. * Support for subpictures in the OpenGL ES2 output
  532. * Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
  533. * New output module for iOS using OpenGL ES2
  534. * Fix performance issue on Macs with multiple graphics cards
  535.  
  536. Video Filters:
  537. * New anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in
  538. anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images
  539. * Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats
  540. and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits)
  541. * Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats
  542. * Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters
  543. * ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
  544.  
  545. Stream Output:
  546. * Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
  547. * Options support for AVIO output module
  548. * Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
  549. * Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
  550. * Livehttp stream encryption support
  551. * Livehttp supports changing encryption key and uri on segment change with key-loadfile option
  552. * Added chromaprint based audio fingerprinting
  553.  
  554. Fingerprinters:
  555. * Add AcoustID/Musicbrainz based fingerprinter
  556.  
  557. Interfaces:
  558. * configurable password for the HTTP server
  559. * .hosts removed from the HTTP server
  560. * fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
  561. * Better support for MCE remotes on Windows
  562. * Hotkey support for TS program selection
  563. * Rewrite of D-Bus inhibit interface
  564. * Improvements on motion sensing interface, fix orientation, move out
  565. rotate mode into the rotate video filter
  566.  
  567. Services discovery:
  568. * UPnP A/V subtitles
  569. * Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item
  570.  
  571. OS X Interface:
  572. * Add support for multiple video outputs
  573. * Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
  574. controller
  575. * Add a GUI to manage podcasts
  576. * Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
  577. * Add a GUI for the QTSound access input to process audio captured locally
  578. - This also allows to capture input from a webcam and a mic at the same time
  579. * Add a GUI to capture QTSound data along with the current screen content
  580. * Add an option to let the Apple Remote control the system volume instead of
  581. VLC's internal volume level
  582. * Add a new Subtitles menu to change Subtitles and their properties during
  583. playback
  584. * Add the ability to create custom equalizer presets based upon the current
  585. selection and to manage the list of presets
  586. * Add custom profiles for video and audio effects, which let the user keep
  587. multiple configuration sets of all the individual filters
  588. * Support for pausing iTunes during media playback with VLC
  589. * Add support for video filters to clone the video output or split it in parts
  590. * Add A->B loop feature known from the Qt interface
  591. * Add an option to disable skipping to next/previous file with the Apple Remote
  592. * Add an option to show next / previous buttons
  593. * Add an option to hide the shuffle and repeat buttons
  594. * Add an option to hide the audio effects button (default enabled)
  595. * Add optional playlist columns for track number, genre, album, description,
  596. date and language
  597. * Add options to the Advanced Open File dialog for start and stop time
  598. * Add an option to play videos as a desktop background
  599. * Add support for playing video and showing audio visualizations side by side
  600. * improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
  601. * rewrite of minimal macosx module for use within VLCKit
  602. * Add support for 'macosx-autoplay' to the Apple Event / Apple Script bindings
  603. when adding new inputs - this also affects network streams opened through
  604. 3rd party applications
  605. * Add a UI to the preferences dialog to configure the default application
  606. handler for ftp, mms, rtmp, rtp, rtsp, sftp, smb and udp streams
  607. (system-wide settings)
  608. * Add support for the Video Title option
  609. * Add support for the Boss Key
  610. * The Streaming/Transcoding wizard and the open dialog's output panel are
  611. deprecated now and will be removed in a future release
  612.  
  613. Qt:
  614. * Partial support for Qt5.0
  615. * Menus modifications and improvements
  616. * Playlist improvements and fixes, including PictureFlow view
  617. * Streaming output wizard rewrite
  618. * Add bitrate graph in information panels
  619. * Filters panels improvements, notably Equalizer and Compressor
  620. * EPG display fixes and improvements
  621. * Add SD pixmap sources
  622. * Preferences hotkeys management fixes
  623. * Display playlist total duration
  624. * Support for a Maximum volume in the UI
  625. * Add audio track fingerprinting from media info
  626. * New profiles format and dialog to handle filters and quality
  627. * Numerous fixes
  628.  
  629. Skins2:
  630. * Port to OS/2
  631. * Extend sliders, offsets options
  632. * New bitmaps caching mechanism
  633. * Numerous fixes and improvements
  634. * Skinning of the Fullscreen controller
  635.  
  636. libVLC:
  637. * new libvlc_audio_output_device_list_get and libvlc_audio_output_device_list_release functions
  638. to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_output_device_longname
  639. and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
  640. * libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type are now deprecated
  641. * new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get more info about the
  642. media tracks. libvlc_media_get_tracks_info is now deprecated.
  643. * new fingerprinter_Create and fingerprinter_Destroy for fingerprinter support
  644. * new libvlc_log_set, libvlc_log_set_file, libvlc_log_unset, libvlc_log_get_context and
  645. libvlc_log_get_object for a better logger mechanism
  646. * new libvlc_set_app_id to complement libvlc_set_user_agent to set the icons
  647.  
  648. Removed modules:
  649. * portaudio audio output: use the native audio output instead
  650. * X11 On Screen Display notifications (xosd)
  651. * Linux Framebuffer On Screen Display interface (fbosd)
  652. * PVR: IVTV analog TV encoder - use V4L instead
  653. * RTMP access: use libavformat avio instead
  654. * RTMP access_output: use libavformat avio instead
  655. * Hildon GUI
  656. * MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
  657. * Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
  658. * Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin
  659. * Broken crop video filter
  660. * Switcher module
  661. * OSD parser and menu
  662. * Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
  663. * Removed DLL loader for non-Windows Operating Systems
  664. * SQL Media Library (broken and unmaintained)
  665. * SQL Lite (only used as SQL Media library backend)
  666. * htcpcp :)
  667.  
  668. Translations:
  669. * Update of all translations
  670.  
  671.  
  672. Changes between 2.0.8 and 2.0.9:
  673. --------------------------------
  674.  
  675. Demux:
  676. * Improve handling of corrupt ASF files
  677. * Fix buffer overflow in the mp4a packetizer
  678.  
  679. Contribs:
  680. * Fix modplug security issues
  681.  
  682.  
  683. Changes between 2.0.7 and 2.0.8:
  684. --------------------------------
  685.  
  686. Access:
  687. * Fix ISDB-S tuning
  688. * Fix crash in QTsound
  689. * Fix screen mouse file location
  690. * Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access
  691.  
  692. Demux:
  693. * Fix use after free in sgimb
  694. * Improve resistance and checking against malformed MKV files
  695.  
  696. Decoders:
  697. * Fix crash in the libavcodec module
  698.  
  699. Mac OS X:
  700. * Fix interface crashes
  701. * Fix autostart playback option
  702. * Respect "playlist-autostart" option
  703.  
  704. Translations:
  705. * update Welsh translation
  706. * New Kannada translation
  707.  
  708.  
  709. Changes between 2.0.6 and 2.0.7:
  710. --------------------------------
  711.  
  712. Input:
  713. * Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
  714. * Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted
  715. playlist files
  716.  
  717. Decoders:
  718. * Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
  719.  
  720. Encoders:
  721. * Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac
  722.  
  723. Muxers:
  724. * Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files
  725.  
  726. Video output:
  727. * Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)
  728.  
  729. Mac OS X Interface
  730. * Minor improvements
  731. * Fix issue which could lead to loss of media files created through transcoding
  732.  
  733. HTTP Interface
  734. * Fix two xss vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-3565)
  735.  
  736. Translations:
  737. * Update Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian Bokmål,
  738. Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, Welsh translations
  739. * New Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations
  740.  
  741.  
  742. Changes between 2.0.5 and 2.0.6:
  743. --------------------------------
  744.  
  745. Access:
  746. * Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected
  747.  
  748. Audio Output:
  749. * Improve lookup of human readable device names in AUHAL plugin (OS X)
  750.  
  751. Demuxers:
  752. * Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)
  753. * Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
  754. * Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
  755. * Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
  756. * Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
  757. * Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser
  758.  
  759. Decoders:
  760. * Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards on Windows
  761. * Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
  762. * Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
  763. * 3rd party codecs updates
  764.  
  765. Mac OS X:
  766. * Fix subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X's native fullscreen mode
  767. * Improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
  768. * Fix listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console)
  769. in the advanced preferences panel
  770. * Fix spatializer audio filter panel
  771. * Fix crash within the video output code
  772. * Fix BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such
  773. folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
  774. * Fix bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
  775. * Fix various minor UI drawing issues (main window, fullscreen controller,
  776. lua extensions, ...)
  777. * Allow VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages
  778.  
  779. Qt:
  780. * Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit
  781.  
  782. GNU/Linux:
  783. * Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
  784. * Reject broken versions of PulseAudio
  785.  
  786. Windows:
  787. * Fix uninstallation in different location than C:\
  788.  
  789. Translations:
  790. * Update of Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Portuguese,
  791. Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish, Czech, Catalan, Bosnian,
  792. Asturian, French, Romanian, Serbian, Russian, Hindi, Estonian, German
  793. Slovenian Norwegian Bokmål, Khmer, Icelandic, Interlingua, Welsh, Ukrainian,
  794. Dutch, Danish, translations
  795. * New Gujarati, Aragonese translations
  796.  
  797.  
  798. Changes between 2.0.4 and 2.0.5:
  799. --------------------------------
  800.  
  801. Access:
  802. * Fix DVB-S delivery system detection
  803.  
  804. Audio Output:
  805. * Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio
  806. (however similar bugs in PulseAudio version 2.0 and later still exist)
  807. * Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems
  808.  
  809. Demuxers:
  810. * Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
  811. * Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
  812. * Fix koreus lua parser
  813. * Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
  814. * Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
  815. * Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
  816. * Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.
  817.  
  818. Video filters:
  819. * Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
  820. * Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases
  821.  
  822. Encoders:
  823. * Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization
  824.  
  825. Mac OS X:
  826. * Fix Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
  827. * Fix crash with local statistics disabled
  828. * Fix Time counter UI look
  829. * Fix system sleep issue on OS X 10.5
  830.  
  831. Win32:
  832. * Fix https streaming
  833.  
  834. libVLC:
  835. * Fix audio and video track selection:
  836. The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously
  837. incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.
  838.  
  839. Translations:
  840. * Update of Asturian, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish,
  841. Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, Scottish Gaelic, German, Hebrew,
  842. Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malayalam, Polish, Slovak, Simplified Chinese,
  843. Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai translations
  844. * Initial translations for Welsh and Interlingua
  845.  
  846.  
  847. Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4:
  848. --------------------------------
  849.  
  850. Audio Output:
  851. * Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
  852. * Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
  853. * Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
  854. * Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
  855. * Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged
  856. during playback on Mac OS X
  857.  
  858. Access:
  859. * Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
  860. * Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
  861. * Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake
  862.  
  863. Codecs:
  864. * Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
  865. * Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
  866. * Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
  867. * Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
  868. * Fix crashes when using hardware decoding
  869.  
  870. Demuxers:
  871. * Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
  872. * Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
  873. * Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
  874. * Support Youtube live streams
  875.  
  876. Windows:
  877. * Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8
  878.  
  879. Qt:
  880. * Fix media info dialog update
  881. * Fix random/repeat preferences saving
  882. * Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
  883. * Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
  884. * Fix album art display at start
  885.  
  886. Mac OS X:
  887. * Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
  888. * Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
  889. * Fix menus display and behavior
  890. * Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons,
  891. streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
  892. * Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
  893. * Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is
  894. allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
  895. * Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
  896. * Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter
  897.  
  898. Miscellaneous:
  899. * Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
  900. * Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
  901. * Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
  902. * Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
  903. * Codec and other 3rd party library updates
  904. * Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
  905. * Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
  906. * Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
  907. * Codecs and 3rd party libary updates
  908.  
  909. Translations:
  910. * Updates of Norwegian Bokmål, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional
  911. Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish,
  912. Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish
  913. Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations
  914. * Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian
  915.  
  916.  
  917. Changes between 2.0.2 and 2.0.3:
  918. --------------------------------
  919.  
  920. Access:
  921. * Fix some HTTP request that broke some radio channels
  922.  
  923. Demuxers:
  924. * Fix support for some flv files (notably joined)
  925. * Fix a crash when opening ape files with ID3v1 tags
  926.  
  927. Mac OS X:
  928. * Add GateKeeper support
  929. * Fix handling for some hotkeys
  930. * Fix fullscreen toggle over extra interfaces
  931. * Minor bugfixes and improvements
  932.  
  933. Qt:
  934. * Fix Windows 8 interface style
  935.  
  936. Translations:
  937. * Updates for Breton, Czech, Dutch, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic,
  938. Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian,
  939. Thai, Turkish and Walloon
  940. * New translations to Uzbek and Marathi
  941. * Fix activation of Gaelic and Thai translations
  942.  
  943.  
  944. Changes between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2:
  945. --------------------------------
  946.  
  947. Video Output:
  948. * XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions.
  949. There were too many errors with broken drivers.
  950. * More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL
  951. * Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X
  952. * Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support
  953. * Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms
  954. * Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500,
  955. an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra.
  956. * Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped
  957. with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later.
  958. * Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called
  959. Retina Displays.
  960.  
  961. Access:
  962. * Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again
  963. * Fixes for RAR compressed files
  964. * Fix DirectShow crashes on exit
  965. * Improve PulseAudio input latency
  966. * Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy
  967. * v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264)
  968. * Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour
  969. * IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32
  970. * Accept more extensions for DVD images
  971. * Fix crash in VC1 packetizer
  972. * Improvements in Blu-Ray playback
  973. * Improvements and fixes in HLS support
  974.  
  975. Codec:
  976. * Fix crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams
  977. * Fix compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions
  978. * Fix G726 support
  979. * Fix MP3 free format support
  980.  
  981. Demuxers:
  982. * Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display
  983. * Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes
  984. * Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support
  985. * Fix for DVB channels file support
  986. * Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4
  987.  
  988. Encoders:
  989. * Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and "mp2a"
  990. * Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots
  991.  
  992. Audio filters and output:
  993. * Limitation of spatializer volume output
  994. * Fix DirectSound device selection
  995. * Correct PulseAudio volume control
  996. * Do not apply volume in file output
  997. * Fix sampling rate in JACK output
  998. * Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers
  999.  
  1000. Mac OS X:
  1001. * Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and
  1002. the persistant media library
  1003. * Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules
  1004. to the media library or the temporary playlist
  1005. * Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple
  1006. This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  1007. manufacturing keyboards under the brand "Cherry".
  1008. * Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer
  1009. press on the Play/Pause button
  1010. * Remove libfontconfig's font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup.
  1011. This removes the "Updating Cache" dialog, before finding all fonts.
  1012. * Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback
  1013. * Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap
  1014. * Many Fullscreen fixes
  1015. * Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back
  1016. * Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track
  1017. Synchronization panel
  1018. * Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now
  1019. * Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop
  1020. * Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop
  1021. * Fix crashes on exit
  1022. * Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while
  1023. VLC is running
  1024. * Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions
  1025. * Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control
  1026. Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be
  1027. automatically reset on the first launch.
  1028. - This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit.
  1029. * Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3
  1030. * Miscellaneous minor interface improvements
  1031.  
  1032. Lua Scripts:
  1033. * Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues
  1034. * Fixes for icecast SD
  1035.  
  1036. Qt:
  1037. * Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows
  1038. * Fix playlist search and selector behaviour
  1039. * Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog
  1040. * Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dialog
  1041. * Fix tags and file names display
  1042. * Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues
  1043.  
  1044. Skins2:
  1045. * Fix mousewheel on Windows
  1046. * Fix for key events and focus loss
  1047.  
  1048. Web interface:
  1049. * Fix display of some buttons
  1050. * Fix listing of files in the Open interface
  1051. * Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog
  1052.  
  1053. Security:
  1054. * Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow
  1055. * Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396)
  1056. * Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries
  1057.  
  1058. Translation:
  1059. * Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer,
  1060. Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish,
  1061. Estonian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Telugu, Ukrainian,
  1062. Thai translations update
  1063. * New Scottish Gaelic translation
  1064.  
  1065.  
  1066. Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1:
  1067. --------------------------------
  1068.  
  1069. Access:
  1070. * fix and improve the CDDB information retrieval
  1071. * fix the samba module compilation
  1072. * fix UDP / RTP multicast stream reception on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
  1073. * multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Win32 and for encryption
  1074. * multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback
  1075. * fix for DVD decryption on some RPC-I drives
  1076.  
  1077. Codecs:
  1078. * Support for MXPEG files
  1079. * limit auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module
  1080. * fix quicktime audio codecs in RTSP streams
  1081.  
  1082. Demuxers:
  1083. * Fix multi-file splitted RAR archive support
  1084. * Fix a crash when seeking in mka
  1085. * Improve MKV multi-video tracks support
  1086.  
  1087. Muxers:
  1088. * Fix ogm header creation
  1089.  
  1090. Audio filters:
  1091. * limit spatializer filter distortions
  1092. * Use fastest SinC algorithm for samplerate module
  1093.  
  1094. Audio output:
  1095. * Fix S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA.
  1096. * Remove flawed ALSA channels autodetection.
  1097. The available ALSA channels MUST be configured now (stereo by default).
  1098. * Fix delay when changing the volume on Mac OS X
  1099.  
  1100. Video filters:
  1101. * Fix gradfun unloading on Windows platform
  1102.  
  1103. Mac OS X interface:
  1104. * allow to hide the playlist to get a small controller window
  1105. * allow to hide the sidebar
  1106. * disable Lion fullscreen mode by default, since its behavior is misleading
  1107. - this fixes fullscreen video output on a secondary screen
  1108. * noticebly faster launch time
  1109. * correct a few visual glitches and accessibility support
  1110. * re-enable visual feedback on seek and volume changes
  1111. * improve track synchronization panel
  1112. * fix fontconfig cache dialog, closure of the interface and numerous crashes
  1113. * fix crop, aspect ratio handling, DVD (no menu) support and Open subtitle menu
  1114.  
  1115. Qt interface:
  1116. * allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one
  1117. * fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar
  1118. the open dialogs, preferences and customization dialogs
  1119. * fix for fontconfig cache dialog, when rebuilding ASS fonts
  1120.  
  1121. Skins interface:
  1122. * fix for menus display
  1123. * Addition of $R to display current playback speed
  1124. * documentation update
  1125.  
  1126. Web interface:
  1127. * fix mobiles display for remote control mode
  1128. * support for .drc and .3ga extensions
  1129.  
  1130. Service discovery:
  1131. * fix SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times
  1132. * fix SAP discovery on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
  1133. * Update Jamendo selections
  1134.  
  1135. Miscellaneous:
  1136. * fix DBus crash
  1137. * fix build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/Sparc
  1138. * fix a crash on VLM close
  1139.  
  1140. Security:
  1141. * Update libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026)
  1142. * Update freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144)
  1143. * Fix MMS stack overflow (SA-1201 - CVE-2012-1775)
  1144. * Fix RealRTSP heap overflow (SA-1202 - CVE-2012-1776)
  1145.  
  1146. Translations:
  1147. * Update of Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Walloon translations
  1148.  
  1149.  
  1150. Changes between 1.1.13 and 2.0.0:
  1151. ---------------------------------
  1152.  
  1153. Important notes:
  1154. * The licenses of libVLC and libVLCcore have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  1155. * Start/end titles/chapters are now specified with # rather than @ to fix
  1156. conflicts with some URLs and file names. For instance, this plays a DVD
  1157. from the 2nd chapter of the 1st title up to the 4th chapter of the 3rd
  1158. title: vlc dvd://#1:2-3:4
  1159. * The 40+ --*-caching options were simplified and dumbed down to 4 options:
  1160. - --file-caching specifies caching for local files,
  1161. - --network-caching specifies caching for network resources,
  1162. - --live-caching specifies caching for capture devices and
  1163. - --disc-caching specifies caching for local optical media.
  1164. All values are expressed in milliseconds as in previous versions.
  1165. * HTTP server IP address, port, and TLS configuration is now centralized:
  1166. - The --http-host option sets the address, e.g. "--http-host=[2001:db8::1]".
  1167. By default, both :: and 0.0.0.0 are used.
  1168. - The --http-port and --https-port options set the port numbers.
  1169. By default, 8080 is used for HTTP, and 8443 for HTTPS.
  1170. - The TLS credentials are configured with --http-cert (public certificate),
  1171. --http-key (private key), --http-ca (optional CA) and
  1172. --http-crl (optional CRL).
  1173. * RTSP server IP address and port are updated similarly.
  1174. Use --rtsp-host and --rtsp-port respectively.
  1175. * The --miface-addr option does not exist anymore. To select the multicast
  1176. output interface, use --miface instead, e.g. --miface=eth0.
  1177. * The Windows version will only work with Windows XP SP2 or later.
  1178. Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP < SP2, Windows 2003 SP0 are now unsupported.
  1179. * The Mac OS version will require Quartz Extreme compatible machines.
  1180.  
  1181. Important changes for packagers:
  1182. * The default builds now assume that the operating system uses UTF-8 for
  1183. its file systems and files content (except the Windows port). If this is
  1184. not acceptable, pass --enable-non-utf8 to the configure script.
  1185. Non-UTF-8 file systems support will be removed in future versions.
  1186. * The VLC plugins path can be overridden with the VLC_PLUGIN_PATH environment
  1187. variable. The --plugin-path command line option was removed.
  1188. * The default tarballs are now compressed with XZ/LZMA: .tar.xz
  1189. * OSS support is not compiled on Linux by default, pass --enable-oss to the
  1190. configure script if you use OSSv4 or really want to use OSS emulation.
  1191. * The webplugins have moved to: git://git.videolan.org/npapi-vlc.git
  1192.  
  1193. Core:
  1194. * Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite:
  1195. Subtitles, subpictures and OSD can now be sized and blent inside outputs
  1196. x11 (Unix), OpenGL (Unix) and Direct3D (Windows) are such video outputs.
  1197. * Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
  1198. * Playback rate doesn't get resetted to 1 between items anymore
  1199. * Option --sub-filter was renamed --sub-source
  1200. * Port to Android, iOS, OS/2 and Win64.
  1201.  
  1202. Access:
  1203. * Multiple files are now supported inside RAR files
  1204. * Experimental support for ClearQam devices in the BDA/DTV module
  1205. * DVB-S scanning support on Unix
  1206. * DVB-C scanning on Unix scans correct modulation/symbolrate if needed
  1207. * Support for freq and video standard selection in DirectShow
  1208. * Support for VDR recordings (http://www.tvdr.de/) folders
  1209. * Experimental Blu-Ray Discs support using libbluray
  1210. * HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) playback support
  1211. * Blackmagic DeckLink SDI cards input support (Linux only currently)
  1212. * Linear Systems (HD-)SDI cards input support (Linux)
  1213. * PulseAudio audio input support
  1214. * Support for RTP dynamic payload types by specifying the payload format
  1215. in an option (no autodetection): only Theora supported for now
  1216. * Basic HTCPCP implementation for Coffee Pot control
  1217. * Support for all QTKit-compatible video input devices, aka QTCapture
  1218. * Support for all QTKit-compatible audio input devices, aka QTSound
  1219. * Support for capturing partially hidden windows in the X11 Screen input
  1220. * MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support
  1221. * Support for HTTPS is now fixed in the Windows port
  1222.  
  1223. Codecs:
  1224. * One can now use ffmpeg-mt in conjunction with vlc, to split decoding load
  1225. on multiple cores. H.264, VP3, VP8, JPEG-2000, Mpeg-4 ASP/DivX and RV3/RV4
  1226. are notably concerned.
  1227. * Important fixes for RealVideo 3.0 and 4.0 playback, notably in MKV
  1228. * Experimental Hardware decoding using Broadcom CrystalHD cards
  1229. * New module for decoding EBU subtitles (.stl)
  1230. * Support for 9bits and 10bits H.264/AVC decoding
  1231. * Support for 20-bits PCM and DAT-12 (digital magnetic tapes) from RTP
  1232. * New module for Dirac encoding, using the faster libschroedinger
  1233. The Schroedinger module should be prefered to the Dirac one
  1234. * Support for WMV Images, aka WMVP and WVP2, as used by Photo Story
  1235. * Support for Lagarith Lossless video codec
  1236. * Support for ProRes 422 video codec in 10bits
  1237. * Support for DNxHD (VC-3) and JPEG-2000 in 10bits
  1238. * EIA-608 closed captions improvements
  1239. * Support for JPEG-2000 and Motion JPEG-2000 in the Windows and Mac binaries
  1240. * Experimental support of IOMX for OpenMAX IL codecs on Android
  1241. * One can use "mp2 " fourcc to encode in mpeg1/2 layer 2
  1242.  
  1243. Demuxers:
  1244. * New images demuxer supporting jpeg, png, targa, xcf, git, tiff, bmp, pcx, lbm
  1245. * C64 SID file playback support of using sidplay2
  1246. * Support for images/cover art in wma/wmv/asf files
  1247. * Improvements in .ape files metadata reading and writing
  1248. * New demuxer module for EBU subtitles (.stl)
  1249. * Support for caf, mtv, awb, f4v, amr, vro (DVD-VR) files
  1250. * Ogg, flv, mxf, amr seeking improvements
  1251. * Major improvements in Matroska (mkv) chapters/segments handling and seeking
  1252. * Support for duration and better seeking in Mpeg-TS files (.ts, .m2ts, .mts)
  1253. * Mov improvements, notably for aspect-ratio handling and Audio DV tracks
  1254. * Improved support of tracker files
  1255. * Real Media (.rm and .rmvb) demuxer is now based on libavformat
  1256.  
  1257. Interfaces:
  1258. * Qt: effects dialogs rework
  1259. * Qt: new CoverFlow-like view of the playlist
  1260. * Qt: port to MacOS X platform
  1261. * Qt: various interface improvements, notably on the seek bar
  1262. * Skins2 / Qt: misc improvements and usability fixes
  1263. * Skins2: fullscreen controller support, relative placement support
  1264. and important cleanups and optimisations
  1265. * Mac OS X: re-written Main Window, which also includes the Video Windows
  1266. It is available in 2 looks, one grey (Lion style) and one black (QTX style)
  1267. * Mac OS X: new Audio Effects panel adding Compressor and Spatializer filters
  1268. * Mac OS X: new Track Synchronization panel
  1269. * Mac OS X: new Video Effects panel for color and geometry adjustments
  1270. * Mac OS X: re-written Open Disc functionality with automatic media detection
  1271. * Mac OS X: support for the native fullscreen mode on OS X Lion
  1272. * Mac OS X: enhanced AppleScript support
  1273. * Mac OS X: support for lua extensions
  1274. * The rc and telnet lua interfaces were merged into a new "cli" interface
  1275. * lua: the recommended way to run custom interface scripts is now to pass
  1276. -I luaintf --lua-intf myscript
  1277. * ncurses: heavy refactor of the complete interface
  1278. * dbus: Upgrade to an mpris2 compliant interface, see http://www.mpris.org
  1279. * dbus: Rewrite of the main loop to use a more efficient poll-based model
  1280. * webUI/http: Rewrite of the web interface, using jQuery
  1281. * webUI/http: some requests are now supported in JSON in addition to XML
  1282. * webUI/http: path values for input and output are deprecated in favour of uri
  1283. * Qt/Win32: the update system now downloads the updates in the temp folder
  1284. * Qt: preferences are now searchable
  1285. * Qt: the fullscreen controller is now stackable, full-width, at the bottom
  1286.  
  1287. Video Output:
  1288. * New video output based on Direct2D for Windows 7 and Vista (with Platform Update)
  1289. * New video output for iOS platform
  1290. * Experimental work in progress on a video output using EGL
  1291. * Adaptation of the OpenGL layer for OpenGL ES 1.1
  1292. * Various vmem improvements
  1293. * OpenGL video output now accepts YUV as input and uses fragment programs for
  1294. chroma conversion between YUV and RGB
  1295. * New video output for Android platform, based on Surface
  1296. * Support for 9/10bits output in the OpenGL output
  1297. * Updated OpenGL video output for Mac, requires a Quartz Extreme capable machine
  1298. * New video output based on kva API for OS/2
  1299.  
  1300. Audio Output and Filters:
  1301. * New audio output based on AudioQueue API for iOS
  1302. * New audio output in memory (amem)
  1303. * Important simplification and improvements in the core audio output
  1304. * New audio output based on OpenSL ES API for Android
  1305. * New audio resampler using Speex (DSP)
  1306. * New audio resampler using the Secret Rabbit Code (a.k.a. libsamplerate)
  1307. * New Compressor filter, a dynamic range compressor
  1308. * New simplistic Karaoke filter
  1309. * New audio output based on kai API for OS/2
  1310. * Automatic handover from S/PDIF to PCM with PulseAudio 1.0
  1311.  
  1312. Video Filter:
  1313. * New gradfun filter for debanding videos using dithering
  1314. * Rewrite of the grain filter, faster and with better quality
  1315. * New posterize filter for lowering the number of colors
  1316. * Atmo ambilight: improve Fnordlicht support up to 254 channels
  1317. * New sepia filter for creating sepia effect in videos
  1318. * New deinterlacer mode Phosphor, a framerate doubling CRT TV simulator
  1319. * New deinterlacer mode IVTC, to do live inverse telecine for NTSC films
  1320. * New subsdelay filter to change subtitles delay
  1321. * New anti-flickering filter
  1322. * New OpenMAX DL IPCS filter for color space conversion and resizing
  1323. * New video filter for denoising, based on the famous hqdn3d filter
  1324. * Major improvements in the freetype text-rendering module, notably supporting
  1325. blackbox and customizable shadow.
  1326. NB: The freetype module is now used by default on the Mac OS X instead of
  1327. the quartztext module, which can still be enabled manually.
  1328. The Win32 font selection was improved too.
  1329.  
  1330. Stream output:
  1331. * New livehttp-module for HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) output
  1332. example: vlc inputfile :sout="#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=mp3,
  1333. venc=x264{profile=baseline},width=320,vb=256,ab=96}:std{
  1334. access=livehttp{index=public_html/iphonestream.m3u8,
  1335. index-url=http://url-to-iphonestreamfile-###.ts},mux=ts{use-key-frames},
  1336. dst=public_html/iphonestreamfile-###.ts}"
  1337. * Support for Vorbis and Theora in RTP
  1338. * Major rework of VoD support
  1339. * New delay module, to introduce delays of one ES, when streaming:
  1340. #delay{id=12,delay=500}:standard...
  1341. * New setlang, setid modules to change lang or id of one ES, when streaming:
  1342. #setid{id=12,new-id=42}:std...
  1343. * New langfromtelx module, to change lang of one ES, when streaming, based on
  1344. a telextex page: #langfromtelx{id=12,magazine=7,page=0x99,row=1}:std...
  1345. * New select module, to replace an existing ES with another ES in the same track
  1346. #duplicate{dst=bridge-out{id=1},select=video,dst=bridge-out{id=0xa3},select=audio}
  1347. #transcode{...}:bridge-in{id-offset=0}:select{disable=0}:setid{id=0,newid=0xa3}:autodel:std{...}
  1348. * New libavformat/avio access_output module for network streaming
  1349.  
  1350. Services Discovery:
  1351. * Search API to be able to query distant search APIs from the interfaces
  1352. * Upnp module was ported to Win32
  1353.  
  1354. libVLC:
  1355. * New capabilities for libVLC:
  1356. ** libvlc_media_player_navigate for DVD navigation
  1357. ** libvlc_audio_filter_list_get, libvlc_video_filter_list_get to get the
  1358. list of available audio and video filters
  1359. ** libvlc_audio_set_format, libvlc_audio_set_format_callbacks,
  1360. libvlc_audio_set_callbacks
  1361. allow grabbing audio data from a chosen memory location in real-time.
  1362.  
  1363. Removed modules:
  1364. * asademux, subsass: use libass
  1365. * fake, invmem: use the new image demuxers
  1366. * hal, v4l, gapi, omapfb, hd1000a, hd1000v: obsolete unmaintained modules
  1367. * id3tag: use taglib
  1368. * upnp: use upnp_intel
  1369. * removal of old telnet interface in favor of the new lua CLI
  1370. * removal of http interface in favor of luahttp
  1371. * removal of the noise filter
  1372. * removal of the SDL audio output, use the native outputs
  1373. * growl_udp: use Growl for local notifications on the Mac. UDP support will be
  1374. removed in Growl's next release, too.
  1375. * removal of the OSSO screensave module, use the MCE one
  1376.  
  1377. Translations:
  1378. * Update of translations for most languages.
  1379. * New Telugu and Kurmanji translations.
  1380.  
  1381.  
  1382. Changes between 1.1.12 and 1.1.13:
  1383. ----------------------------------
  1384.  
  1385. Security:
  1386. * Heap overflow in TiVo demuxer fixed.
  1387. * Same default ACL for HTTP requests as for the rest of the HTTP interface.
  1388.  
  1389. Audio outputs:
  1390. * PulseAudio channels mapping (non-stereo) fix.
  1391. * PulseAudio stream accidental overflow recovery.
  1392.  
  1393. Video outputs:
  1394. * XVideo support for mixed CPU/GPU endianess (especially on PowerPC).
  1395. * XVideo support for automatic color keying.
  1396. * xosd Xlib initialization failure fix.
  1397.  
  1398. Decoders:
  1399. * Camtasia decoding fix.
  1400.  
  1401. Qt interface:
  1402. * Rare crash while seeking fixed.
  1403. * V4L2 video standard selection fixed.
  1404.  
  1405. Translations:
  1406. * Update of Chinese simplified, Estonian, German and Polish languages.
  1407.  
  1408.  
  1409. Changes between 1.1.11 and 1.1.12:
  1410. ----------------------------------
  1411.  
  1412. Audio outputs:
  1413. * Mac OS X / auhal: multiple fixes for the Digital Audio output (S/PDIF)
  1414. including support for OS X Lion
  1415. * Multiple fixes and improved synchronization for PulseAudio support
  1416. * Support for AC-3 and DTS passthrough with PulseAudio 1.0
  1417.  
  1418. Unix port:
  1419. * Fix build compatibility with taglib < 1.6 and Xulrunner 1.9.1
  1420.  
  1421. Misc:
  1422. * Fix crashes with Japanese locale on OS X
  1423. * Minor fixes for Webplugin under Win32, AVI demuxer, smem and AudioScrobbler
  1424. * Fix crash in HTTP and RTSP server (stream output or Web interface)
  1425.  
  1426. Translations:
  1427. * Update of Breton, Chinese Simplified and Basque
  1428.  
  1429.  
  1430. Changes between 1.1.10 and 1.1.11:
  1431. ----------------------------------
  1432.  
  1433. Security:
  1434. * Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587)
  1435. and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).
  1436.  
  1437. Mac OS X:
  1438. * Fixed scrolling direction if the input device's signal is inverted
  1439. * Update Auhal audio output to the latest API
  1440. * Fix images disappearing issue on the interface
  1441. * Reduced installation size by up to 30 MB
  1442. * Resolved conflict between iTunes and VLC wrt Media Key handling
  1443.  
  1444. Mozilla/ActiveX webplugin:
  1445. * Fullscreen mode is fixed on Win32
  1446. * Very simple fullscreen controller is visible on Win32
  1447.  
  1448. Demuxers/Meta Readers:
  1449. * Better support for cover art embedded in mp4, wma
  1450.  
  1451. Muxers/Output:
  1452. * Fix AVI muxer so the generated files are readable on other players
  1453.  
  1454. Extensions:
  1455. * Multiple fixes for crashes and malfunctionning issues
  1456.  
  1457. Qt Interface:
  1458. * Fix quitting on Linux
  1459. * Fix opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows
  1460. * Miscellaneous
  1461.  
  1462. Win32 port:
  1463. * Update of codecs, fixing the mpeg-2 decoder crash
  1464.  
  1465. Translations:
  1466. * Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian
  1467.  
  1468.  
  1469. Changes between 1.1.9 and 1.1.10:
  1470. ---------------------------------
  1471.  
  1472. Windows and Mac OS X:
  1473. * Update of external library modplug, to address multiple security issues
  1474.  
  1475. Mac OS X Interface:
  1476. * Improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB
  1477. * Fix for various crashes and small issues
  1478.  
  1479. Demuxer:
  1480. * Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser
  1481.  
  1482. Audio output:
  1483. * PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one
  1484.  
  1485. Win32 port:
  1486. * Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module
  1487.  
  1488. Miscellaneous fixes in:
  1489. * Windows 7 taskbar buttons
  1490. * Qt interface
  1491. * asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
  1492. * RTP output and XML export
  1493. * Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
  1494. * v4l2 access
  1495.  
  1496. Translations:
  1497. * Update of Norwegian Bokmål, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda,
  1498. Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish,
  1499. Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations
  1500. * Initial Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations
  1501.  
  1502.  
  1503. Changes between 1.1.8 and 1.1.9:
  1504. --------------------------------
  1505.  
  1506. Windows and Mac OS X:
  1507. * Update of external library modplug, to address a security issue
  1508.  
  1509. Demuxers:
  1510. * mp4: Fix heap-based buffer overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1103)
  1511.  
  1512. Mac OS X Interface:
  1513. * Miscellaneous interface look adjustments
  1514. * Improve Apple Remote handling
  1515. * Fixe bugs in the Streaming / Transcoding wizard
  1516. * Layout fixes in the Preferences and Controls windows
  1517. * Fix incomplete list of hotkeys in the Preferences dialog
  1518. * Fix quitting through Apple Events (Dock menu, App Switcher, AppleScript, etc.)
  1519.  
  1520. Mac OS X Port:
  1521. * Fix Growl local notification plugin
  1522. * VLC bundle now includes the Growl framework
  1523. * Fixes for eyeTV
  1524.  
  1525. Translations:
  1526. * Updates of Lithuanian, Estonian, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali, Dutch, Polish,
  1527. German, Galician, Traditional Chinese translations
  1528. * New Luganda Translation
  1529.  
  1530.  
  1531. Changes between 1.1.7 and 1.1.8:
  1532. --------------------------------
  1533.  
  1534. Mac OS X Interface:
  1535. * New UI graphics by Damien Erambert
  1536.  
  1537. Interfaces:
  1538. * Oldrc interface is again the default RC interface, on Windows
  1539. * Luarc, luahttp and luatelnet fixes
  1540. * Qt and Mac OS X fixes
  1541. * numerous Skins2 fixes, notably winamp2 skins
  1542.  
  1543. Encoder:
  1544. * new libschroedinger-based Dirac codec encoder, faster than the current one
  1545.  
  1546. Access/Demuxers/Codecs:
  1547. * Subtitles auto-detection is back for .txt files
  1548. * vod/rtsp server and rtsp input fixes
  1549. * mp4 demuxer improvements
  1550. * ogg, rstp input, video filters minor fixes
  1551. * taglib's replaygain is fixed for mp3
  1552. * vobsub support has an improved auto-detection
  1553. * fix a crash in malformed ape files
  1554.  
  1555. Miscellaneous fixes in:
  1556. * Pulseaudio audio output, notably for usb cards
  1557. * Stacktraces are now limited in size on Windows
  1558. * Video resolution is now limited to 8192x8192, for security reasons
  1559. See CORE-2011-0208, CVE-2010-3275, CVE-2010-3276
  1560. * Configure and build system improvements
  1561. * DirectShow and BDA build headers have been updated
  1562.  
  1563. Translations:
  1564. * Update for Finnish, Galician, Dutch, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lithuanian,
  1565. Slovak, French, Polish, Estonian, Brazillian Portuguese and Hebrew
  1566. * New icelandic translation
  1567.  
  1568.  
  1569. Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.7:
  1570. --------------------------------
  1571.  
  1572. Linux port:
  1573. * Integration with the KDE GUI platform is disabled due to KDE bugs
  1574. #234484 and #260719.
  1575.  
  1576. Mac OS X port:
  1577. * Updated live555 library to fix playback of RTSP and Freebox streams
  1578. * Running VLC in 64bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later for speed
  1579. and stability reasons
  1580.  
  1581. Demuxers:
  1582. * Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability.
  1583. VideoLAN-SA-1102
  1584.  
  1585. Translations:
  1586. * Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
  1587.  
  1588.  
  1589. Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.6.1:
  1590. ----------------------------------
  1591.  
  1592. Source:
  1593. * Fix libnotify, lirc, pulse compilation and packaging for Unix/Linux
  1594.  
  1595.  
  1596. Changes between 1.1.5 and 1.1.6:
  1597. ---------------------------------
  1598.  
  1599. Audio output:
  1600. * Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output
  1601. PACKAGERS are VERY STRONGLY advised to update libpulse to 0.9.22.
  1602. Update is required to use PulseAudio with the Phonon-VLC backend (KDE)
  1603. and with the Mozilla VLC web browser plugin.
  1604.  
  1605. Access:
  1606. * Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows
  1607.  
  1608. Decoders:
  1609. * Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working)
  1610. * Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X
  1611. * Faster VP8/Webm decoding with recent codecs libraries
  1612. * Fix heap corruption in CD+G decoder - CVE-2011-0021 / VideoLAN-SA-1101
  1613.  
  1614. Demuxers:
  1615. * Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer - CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007
  1616. * Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn't go to a keyframe
  1617. * Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)
  1618.  
  1619. Subtitles and renderer:
  1620. * Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles
  1621. * Mark more freetype options as safe
  1622. * Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation
  1623. * Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable,
  1624. discovered by Harry Sintonen - sintonen at iki.fi - CVE-2011-0522
  1625.  
  1626. Visualization:
  1627. * Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales
  1628. * Fix projectM visualization support for Windows
  1629. * Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now
  1630. * Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X
  1631.  
  1632. Interfaces:
  1633. * Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes
  1634. * Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements
  1635.  
  1636. Miscellaneous fixes:
  1637. * KDE device solid actions
  1638. * XDG screensaver
  1639. * Transcode integer overflow
  1640. * HTTP Icy metadata reading
  1641. * Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers
  1642.  
  1643. Translations:
  1644. * Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician,
  1645. Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch,
  1646. Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish
  1647.  
  1648.  
  1649. Changes between 1.1.4.1 and 1.1.5:
  1650. ----------------------------------
  1651.  
  1652. Security:
  1653. * Fix a Windows crash on accessing Network Shared files/drives,
  1654. VideoLAN-SA-1006
  1655.  
  1656. Access:
  1657. * Support for RTP access for H264 streams by specifying the demux in the MRL
  1658.  
  1659. Services Discovery:
  1660. * Integration in the playlist, of a list of web shows, provided by channels.com
  1661.  
  1662. Demuxers:
  1663. * Game Music Emu (GME) plugin rewritten, using the proper C API
  1664. * DVDnav and DVDread fixes for encoding and misc issues
  1665. * Playback of live http .Webm streams
  1666. * Taglib thread-safety fix
  1667.  
  1668. Decoders:
  1669. * Fix decoding of H264 using DxVA2 using Intel IGP, thanks to the donation from
  1670. "Puget Systems"
  1671.  
  1672. Skins:
  1673. * Add an icon to VLC on Linux
  1674.  
  1675. Video Output:
  1676. * fix a bug that could lead to 100% CPU usage on XCB
  1677.  
  1678. Interfaces:
  1679. * fix for Qt bug where VLC didn't exit properly on some Windows XP configuration
  1680. * fixes on luatelnet and luarc
  1681.  
  1682. Miscellaneous crashes and fixes in various plugins (telnet, live555, theora and
  1683. TS-mux, Qt)
  1684.  
  1685. libLVC:
  1686. * add libvlc_media_new_fd() to play directly file descriptors (not Win32/Win64)
  1687. * Miscellaneous fixes
  1688.  
  1689. Translations:
  1690. * Update translations for Walloon, Lithuanian, Spanish, Turkish, Estonian, Dutch,
  1691. Bengali, German, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Galician,
  1692. French and Ukrainian
  1693. * Major update and activation on Windows of Modern Greek
  1694. * New Asturian translation
  1695.  
  1696.  
  1697. Changes between 1.1.4 and 1.1.4.1:
  1698. ----------------------------------
  1699.  
  1700. Mac OS X:
  1701. * Fixed video output on PowerPC-based Macs for videos with widths divisible
  1702. by 16
  1703. * Fixed an issue with the Equalizer's 170Hz slider
  1704.  
  1705. Demuxer:
  1706. * Fix crash when closing rtsp streams
  1707.  
  1708. Qt interface:
  1709. * Fix Windows 7 jumplists with Unicode files
  1710. * Various fixes for Windows
  1711.  
  1712. Translations:
  1713. * New Armenian translation
  1714. * Update translations for Dutch, Estonian, Lithuanian, Japanese, Nynorsk,
  1715. Brazillian Portuguese, Armenian, Wallon
  1716.  
  1717.  
  1718. Changes between 1.1.3 and 1.1.4:
  1719. --------------------------------
  1720.  
  1721. Win32:
  1722. * Fix a security issue when loading DLLs, especially in Qt4 and dmo modules,
  1723. See VideoLAN-SA-1005
  1724. * Fix folders opening from the interface
  1725.  
  1726. Translations:
  1727. * Update translations for Lithuanian, Bengali, Slovak, French, Dutch, Ukrainian
  1728. Polish, Simplified Chinese, German and Galician
  1729.  
  1730.  
  1731. Changes between 1.1.2 and 1.1.3:
  1732. --------------------------------
  1733.  
  1734. Access and demuxers:
  1735. * fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
  1736. * fix for podcasts parsing
  1737. * DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
  1738.  
  1739. Taglib:
  1740. * fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab,
  1741. CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
  1742.  
  1743. Playlist:
  1744. * fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
  1745. * fix m3u playlists exports
  1746.  
  1747. Skins2:
  1748. * fix video autoresize behaviour
  1749.  
  1750. Translations:
  1751. * Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
  1752.  
  1753. Windows and Mac:
  1754. * Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
  1755.  
  1756. Mac:
  1757. * architecture-specific installations will now be replaced by specific updates
  1758.  
  1759. BSD:
  1760. * Add AltiVec detetion for OpenBSD/powerpc
  1761.  
  1762.  
  1763. Changes between 1.1.1 and 1.1.2:
  1764. --------------------------------
  1765.  
  1766. Demuxers:
  1767. * Avformat fps displaying fix
  1768. * TS, fix an issue where some programs would get dropped (fixes DVB issues too)
  1769.  
  1770. Audio filters:
  1771. * fix timestamps handling on some filters that provoked issues when playback
  1772. of mono streams, especially on Windows
  1773.  
  1774. Windows:
  1775. * fix a bug in direct3d video output with old nVidia drivers that broke video
  1776. playback with overlay (YUV->RGB)
  1777. * fix console output encoding
  1778.  
  1779. Interface and extensions:
  1780. * Youtube and other scripts updates
  1781. * Misc fixes in Qt4 (especially VLM and EPG dialogs) and MacOS interface
  1782.  
  1783.  
  1784. Changes between 1.1.0 and 1.1.1:
  1785. --------------------------------
  1786.  
  1787. libVLC:
  1788. * New capabilities for libVLC:
  1789. * Adjust video filter control: libvlc_adjust_Enable,
  1790. libvlc_adjust_Contrast, libvlc_adjust_Brightness, libvlc_adjust_Hue,
  1791. libvlc_adjust_Saturation, libvlc_adjust_Gamma
  1792. * libvlc_media_player_set_pause() can force the pause state, whereas
  1793. libvlc_media_player_pause() would only toggle it.
  1794. * libvlc_set_user_agent() configures the "user agent" strings used for some
  1795. protocols (HTTP, PulseAudio...). This replaces the --http-user-agent and
  1796. the former --user-agent libvlc_new() parameters.
  1797. * libvlc_video_set_callbacks() and libvlc_video_set_format() allow grabbing
  1798. video frames from a chosen memory location in real-time. This replace the
  1799. ugly --vmem-* libvlc_new() parameters in previous versions.
  1800. See http://wiki.videolan.org/LibVLC_SampleCode_SDL as an example.
  1801. * libvlc_audio_get_delay() and libvlc_audio_set_delay() configure the delay
  1802. between audio and video/subpictures for the current input.
  1803. * Various fixes and crash preventions, especially when video functions were
  1804. called early
  1805.  
  1806. Decoders/Demuxers:
  1807. * Fix performance issues with GPU decoding using DxVA2 using ATI graphic cards
  1808. You NEED ATI Catalyst 10.7
  1809. * Fix :program selection in TS and DVB-T
  1810. * Fixes and improvements for MKV, Avformat and Avcodec modules
  1811. * Fix mod (.xm, .s3m, .it) files support on Windows and Mac builds
  1812.  
  1813. Stream output:
  1814. * Fix h264 streaming in ts
  1815.  
  1816. Interfaces:
  1817. * Qt: fix preferences, hotkeys, messages and some fulscreen behaviour
  1818. * Skins: support for mousewheel in fullscreen, fix radialsliders
  1819. * Http: fix fullscreen toggle
  1820.  
  1821. Linux:
  1822. * Fix pulse closing
  1823. * VAAPI small improvements, notably for extraction mode selection
  1824.  
  1825. MacOS:
  1826. * Multiple interface and crash fixes
  1827. * Deinterlace selection is repaired
  1828. * Crashes when playing multi-channel tracks fixes
  1829.  
  1830. Windows:
  1831. * Activation of DEP on XP SP3
  1832. * Fix opening of .m3u and .pls playlists
  1833. * Fix crash when My Document isn't available
  1834. * Fix crash when Windows was getting into standby while playing video
  1835.  
  1836. Translations:
  1837. * Update translations for Spanish, Polish, German, Sinhala, Hungarian, Khmer,
  1838. Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Slovak, Galician
  1839.  
  1840.  
  1841. Changes between 1.0.6 and 1.1.0:
  1842. --------------------------------
  1843.  
  1844. Important changes for users:
  1845. * On Linux, known bugs in the ALSA library might prevent audio output.
  1846. Update to alsa-lib 1.0.24 or later, or use the PulseAudio output instead.
  1847.  
  1848. Important changes for packagers:
  1849. * The module cache has moved to ${libdir}/vlc/. The module cache can now be
  1850. generated at install time except if you use staged installation. In the
  1851. later case, you can generate the module cache in your post-inst script
  1852. by invoking 'vlc-cache-gen'. If the module cache is not present and vlc
  1853. can't write in ${libdir}/vlc/, it will result it vlc taking a long time to
  1854. launch each time.
  1855. * Most X11-related plugins now use XCB instead of Xlib. VLC now uses
  1856. - xproto,
  1857. - xcb, xcb-shm, xcb-xv, xcb-randr (from libxcb),
  1858. - xcb-keysyms (from xcb-utils),
  1859. - x11-xcb (from libx11) - only for GLX support.
  1860. * On X11 platforms, a _working_ version of xdg-screensaver is typically
  1861. required to inhibit the screensaver during video playback.
  1862.  
  1863. Access:
  1864. * Support for the sftp protocol
  1865. * Support for CDDB servers for Audio-CD on the Windows port
  1866. * New memory input (imem) access and access_demux module to feed VLC from data in memory
  1867. * New avio module to use libavformat capabilities for network streams, like rtmp://
  1868. * Port of the screen module from Xlib to XCB
  1869. * Port of the dc1394 module from libdc1394 to libdc1394 v2.0
  1870.  
  1871. Decoders:
  1872. * Support for DxVA2 for H.264 decoding on GPU on Windows Vista and 7
  1873. * Support for VAAPI for H.264 decoding on GPU on GNU/Linux
  1874. * Support for Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP
  1875.  
  1876. * Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
  1877. * Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
  1878. * Invmem module improvements
  1879. * Support for Atrac1 audio codec
  1880. * Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
  1881. * Multiple improvements for subtitles styles in .SRT and .SSA
  1882. * Support for native decoding of Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec
  1883. * Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
  1884. * Support for Indeo5 video codec
  1885. * Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
  1886. * Direct rendering is used more often with H.264 in avcodec module
  1887. * Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
  1888. * Support for VP8 codec
  1889. * Support for 7.1 channels in vorbis audio
  1890.  
  1891. Demuxers:
  1892. * Many fixes on Matroska support (notably seeking) and support for Webm format
  1893. * Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NOT present yet)
  1894. * Support for ADPCM in .flv streams
  1895. * Support for TwinVQ (.vqf) and AMV (.amv) files
  1896. * Various EGP improvements
  1897. * Support for embedded subtitles in OpenDML and legacy .avi files
  1898. * Metadata and cover art improvements
  1899.  
  1900. Playlist:
  1901. * WPL and ZPL playlist support
  1902. * Lua scripts for Mpora, Vimeo playback and Rockbox FM radios
  1903. * New Play-And-Pause function to stop playback on latest video image
  1904. * Podcast images are now displayed
  1905.  
  1906. Video Output:
  1907. * Rewrite of the video output core and most video outputs
  1908. * Added desktop mode to the Direct3D output module. It differs from DirectX
  1909. desktop mode, because it hides the desktop icons, but reacts to mouse clicks.
  1910. * New x11, glx and xv modules based on XCB
  1911. * New deinterlacing modes based on yadif and yadif(x2)
  1912. * New audio/video filter to show audio level on the video output
  1913. * Enhanced AtmoLight filter with hardware support for
  1914. Classic AtmoLight (http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Atmo-plugin)
  1915. Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one)
  1916. MoMoLight (http://www.ambilight4pc.com/momolight/momolight.html)
  1917. Simple serial DMX controller (http://www.ulrichradig.de/ search for DMX)
  1918.  
  1919. Extensions:
  1920. * New content extensions lua framework
  1921.  
  1922. Audio filters:
  1923. * Chorus/Flanger audio filter
  1924. * 3F1R to stereo down-mix filter
  1925. * Dolby mixer, parameterized equalizer, trivial mixer, scaletempo, bandlimited
  1926. resampler, linear resampler, ugly resampler, converter_fixed, DTS to SPDIF
  1927. and A/52 to SPDIF filters have been upgraded to the "audio filter2" API
  1928. * NEON assembly audio converter module
  1929. * Converter filters have been rewritten and extended to support s32 as input
  1930.  
  1931. Service discovery:
  1932. * Service discoveries can now be written in lua
  1933. * Service discovery for Picture/Music/Video user directories
  1934. * Service discovery based on libudev
  1935. * Shoutcast Service discoveries are now removed
  1936.  
  1937. Encoders:
  1938. * x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings
  1939. * x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example
  1940. #transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=1.2},vb=384,width=320,height=176}
  1941. * x264, defaults to crf=23 as x264.exe-does, if bitrate is given,
  1942. uses ABR and if qp-value is set uses CQP
  1943. * libx264-version 0.76 or higher is required
  1944. * x264 has tune/preset parameters supported
  1945.  
  1946. Stream output:
  1947. * New smem module, streaming to memory
  1948. * Allow duplicate outputs to be merged, like:
  1949. --sout "#duplicate{dst=transcode{vcodec=mp2v},select=es=0,dst=transcode,select=es=1}:std{...}"
  1950.  
  1951. Interfaces:
  1952. * Renamed the legacy rc, telnet and http interfaces to oldrc, oldtelnet
  1953. and oldhttp.
  1954. * rc, telnet and http are now implemented using the lua interface system.
  1955. * qt4 interface contains new iconview and listview mode for playlist
  1956.  
  1957. Visualization:
  1958. * Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries
  1959.  
  1960. Mac OS X Port:
  1961. * Vastly improved VLCKit framework
  1962. * A new dialog provider for libvlc-internal interaction without full interface
  1963. * Improved update detection and installation by using the Sparkle framework
  1964. by Andy Matuschak et al.
  1965. * New CoreText based text renderer replacing the former ATSUI renderer
  1966. * New Video output module (mostly targetting VLCKit)
  1967. * Optimised behavior when using the 2009 Apple Remote
  1968.  
  1969. Windows port:
  1970. * Integration in Windows 7 taskbar
  1971. * Playback of .Midi files is supported through fluidsynth's module
  1972.  
  1973. Maemo port:
  1974. * Multiple improvements for N900 compliance and efficiency
  1975. * Support for HW accelerated video decoding on N900
  1976. * Improvements to the maemo/hildon interface
  1977.  
  1978. Misc:
  1979. * new sqlite module
  1980. * --save-config command line option not supported anymore.
  1981. * Fixed and reenabled netsync module.
  1982. * Improved Solaris port
  1983.  
  1984. Bindings:
  1985. * new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
  1986. * phonon-VLC backend is now usable
  1987.  
  1988. Removed modules:
  1989. * csri codec: use the libass module instead.
  1990. * galaktos visualisation: use the new projectM module instead.
  1991. * showintf: Useless in Qt and on Mac OS X
  1992. * transrate: broken since too long
  1993. * Xlib x11, Xlib xvideo, Xlib glx: Use the new XCB modules instead.
  1994. * HAL: Use libudev instead.
  1995. * gtk_main, gtk_main2, gnome_main, gnome_main2 and pda interfaces
  1996. * WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces
  1997. * opie, qte and qte_main interfaces
  1998. * linear_resampler and trivial_resampler are removed: use the ugly one.
  1999. * XvMC accelerated modules: use VAAPI instead.
  2000. * MGA (Matroska) for Linux: use Linux Framebuffer (or X) instead.
  2001. * opengllayer: use macosx_video instead.
  2002. * cddax: use cdda instead.
  2003. * cmml and tarkin codecs are removed because they are dead codecs.
  2004. * realaudio codecs: use libavcodec
  2005. * access_file removed in favor of filesystem
  2006. * RTMP input and output: use avio module
  2007.  
  2008.  
  2009. Changes between 1.0.5 and 1.0.6:
  2010. --------------------------------
  2011.  
  2012. Access:
  2013. * Fix crash on FTP URI with no file path
  2014.  
  2015. Decoders/Packetizers:
  2016. * Fix overflows in A/52, DTS, MPEG Audio and subtitles support
  2017.  
  2018. Demuxers:
  2019. * Update LUA script for Youtube pages
  2020. * Fix crashes in AVI, ASF and Matroska files
  2021. * Fix crashes on malformatted ZIP archives
  2022. * Fix crashes and leaks in the FFmpeg/avformat plugin
  2023. * Fix crash on invalid XSPF playlist
  2024.  
  2025. X11 port:
  2026. * Partial Xlib threading fixes
  2027. More complete fixes are available in VLC 1.1.0. Please update!
  2028.  
  2029. Interfaces:
  2030. * Fix crash (use after free) in Qt4 bookmarks
  2031. * Fix a few crashes in Qt4 playlist
  2032.  
  2033. Translations:
  2034. * Simplified Chinese, Estonian, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish
  2035. and Walloon translations updated
  2036. * Sinhala translation started
  2037.  
  2038. Removed modules:
  2039. * RTMP input and output are removed due to security problems. Please update
  2040. to VLC 1.1.0 which provides an FFmpeg-based RTMP input if needed.
  2041.  
  2042.  
  2043. Changes between 1.0.4 and 1.0.5:
  2044. --------------------------------
  2045.  
  2046. Decoders:
  2047. * SubRip extra styles improvements
  2048. * Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders
  2049.  
  2050. Mac OS X Interface:
  2051. * Improved support for the 2009 Apple Remote
  2052.  
  2053. Windows port:
  2054. * Use of gcc 4.4.2 to compile instead of gcc 4.2. This might slightly
  2055. increase performance and fix x264 issues
  2056.  
  2057. Translations:
  2058. * Portuguese Brazilian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Bengali,
  2059. Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish
  2060. Russian, Slovak translation updates
  2061. * New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations
  2062.  
  2063.  
  2064. Changes between 1.0.3 and 1.0.4:
  2065. --------------------------------
  2066.  
  2067. Audio outputs:
  2068. * Fix deadlocks in the audio output core
  2069. * Make PulseAudio the default output if available
  2070.  
  2071. Video outputs:
  2072. * Fix fullscreen mode with KDE 4.3.3 and other window managers
  2073. * Fix incompatibility with cairo-dock and compositing
  2074.  
  2075. Input:
  2076. * Fix DVB scanning regression from VLC 1.0.3
  2077. * Support for XZ-compressed byte stream (LZMA algorithm)
  2078.  
  2079. Playlist:
  2080. * Support for .m3u8 playlist files (UTF-8 M3U)
  2081.  
  2082. Unix:
  2083. * Support for xcb-keysyms version 0.3.4 or higher
  2084. * Fix globalhotkeys on FreeBSD
  2085.  
  2086. Qt4 interface:
  2087. * Fix opening V4L version 1 devices
  2088. * Fix default destination ports in the streaming wizard
  2089.  
  2090. Translations:
  2091. * New Walloon translation
  2092. * Swedish, Ukrainian and French translation updates
  2093.  
  2094.  
  2095. Changes between 1.0.2 and 1.0.3:
  2096. --------------------------------
  2097.  
  2098. Video outputs:
  2099. * Fix video quality when resizing the video on Windows Vista and 7, due to
  2100. regressions in most popular drivers
  2101. * New deinterlacers modules based on yadif and yadif(x2) algorithms
  2102.  
  2103. Decoders:
  2104. * Windows version supports now natively the WMA Professional codec, as it
  2105. didn't work in the packaged version of 1.0.2
  2106. * Fix downmixing of particual 4.0 AC-3 audio tracks
  2107.  
  2108. Encoders:
  2109. * x264 has profile-limitter, like:
  2110. #transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=12}..}
  2111.  
  2112. Input:
  2113. * Update for appletrailers lua script
  2114. * Fixes on the RAR stream filter
  2115. * Fix for E-AC3 in ATSC/TS streams
  2116. * Various fixes for v4l and v4l2
  2117. * Fix a crash in mjpeg demuxer
  2118.  
  2119. Service discovery:
  2120. * New udev module for linux
  2121.  
  2122. Qt4 interface:
  2123. * Fixes on the playlist and the stream output panels
  2124.  
  2125. Translations:
  2126. * French, Galician, Korean, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Slovak and Ukrainian updates
  2127.  
  2128.  
  2129. Changes between 1.0.1 and 1.0.2:
  2130. --------------------------------
  2131.  
  2132. Decoders:
  2133. * Native support for WMA Professional, without the use of the Win32 dlls
  2134. * Fix issues in subtitles, especially SSA ones
  2135. * Various fixes on theora and ogg
  2136.  
  2137. Demuxers:
  2138. * Various fixes for EPG support in MPEG-TS demuxer
  2139. * Fixes for potential stack overflow in .avi, .mp4 and .asf demuxers
  2140.  
  2141. Access:
  2142. * Fixes for v4l2 devices
  2143. * Fixes for dvb-c channels-scanning
  2144.  
  2145. Qt Interface:
  2146. * Fix some playlist sorting issues
  2147.  
  2148. Mac OS X Interface:
  2149. * Fixed a crash when updating VLC
  2150. * Fixed a crash related to QTKit when opening video files (10.6 only)
  2151. * Added the ability to play 2nd media in sync to the primary item (input-slave)
  2152. * Added the "Quit after Playback" feature
  2153.  
  2154. Mac OS X Port:
  2155. * The "Delete Preferences" script is now delivered as a Universal Binary
  2156. with native code for PowerPC, Intel and Intel 64bit
  2157. * Full 64bit runtime compatibility on both Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
  2158. - no support for Goom and SDL
  2159. - limited text rendering support
  2160. - This port is still considered as EXPERIMENTAL despite its binary release.
  2161.  
  2162. Encoders:
  2163. * MPEG2 transrate stream output removed
  2164. * x264 default-values closer to x264.exe defaults.
  2165. * x264 rc-behaviour fixes:
  2166. - if user defines qp-value, CQP-mode is used
  2167. - otherwise if user defines vb=0, CRF-mode is used
  2168. - otherwise ABR-mode is used
  2169. * x264 set vbv-bufsize/vbv-maxsize better if user hasn't defined these:
  2170. - ABR mode set vbv-max-bitrate=bitrate
  2171. - vbv-bufsize is bitrate * seconds between keyframes (keyint/fps)
  2172.  
  2173.  
  2174. Playlist:
  2175. * Lua scripts for Mpora and Vimeo playback
  2176.  
  2177. Unix builds:
  2178. * Various fixes to enable 1.0 to build on Solaris and OpenBSD
  2179.  
  2180. Translations:
  2181. * New Kazakh and Croatian translations
  2182. * Lithunanian translation is available on Windows
  2183. * Galician, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Portuguese Brazilian,
  2184. Arabic and French translation updates
  2185.  
  2186.  
  2187. Changes between 1.0.0 and 1.0.1:
  2188. --------------------------------
  2189.  
  2190. Demuxers:
  2191. * Fix wmv/asf issues that caused audio to drop
  2192. * Various fixes for ac3, mp3, dts and stability for wav format
  2193. * Fix seek in RTSP in conformity to RFC 2326
  2194. * Fix Dailymotion access script
  2195. * Fix crashes in xspf files handler
  2196. * Fix seeking and timing issues in some flv files on Windows version
  2197.  
  2198. Access:
  2199. * Add extra caching for files on network shares
  2200. * Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
  2201. DZCORE Labs, Algeria
  2202.  
  2203. Decoders:
  2204. * Fix seeking in mpeg2 video files
  2205. * Improve SSA subtitles rendering
  2206. * Update most codecs for the Windows and Mac version
  2207.  
  2208. Muxers:
  2209. * Fix sound recording of .flv files with mp3 audio
  2210.  
  2211. Qt Interface:
  2212. * Possibility to change the opacity level of the Fullscreen controller
  2213. * Fix various crashes and VIDEO_TS folders opening
  2214.  
  2215. Mac OS X Interface:
  2216. * Added options to disable support for Apple Remote and Media Keys
  2217. * Fixed options for Volume, Last.fm password and Subtitle Encoding
  2218. * Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
  2219. * Preferences panel now includes help through tool-tips
  2220. * More reliable Information and Messages panels
  2221. * Fix various crashes
  2222.  
  2223. Windows port:
  2224. * The ZVBI module is now available for Windows, for complete teletext support
  2225.  
  2226. Translations updates for Brazillian, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk,
  2227. Lithuanian
  2228.  
  2229.  
  2230. Changes between 0.9.10 and 1.0.0:
  2231. ---------------------------------
  2232.  
  2233. Important notes:
  2234. ----------------
  2235. * Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses.
  2236. See 'Access:' for more info.
  2237. * Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations
  2238.  
  2239. Playback:
  2240. * Instantaneous pausing
  2241. * Frame-by-Frame playback
  2242. * Finer speed control
  2243. * On-the-fly recording for all medias
  2244. * Timeshift for most medias
  2245. * RTSP trickplay support
  2246. * Subtitles core improvements and fixes
  2247.  
  2248. Decoders:
  2249. * New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
  2250. * New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
  2251. * New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
  2252. * New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
  2253. * New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
  2254. * Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
  2255. * New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
  2256. * Closed Captions using the SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
  2257. * Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
  2258. * Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering
  2259.  
  2260. Demuxers:
  2261. * Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
  2262. * Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
  2263. * Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
  2264. * Metadata for mod files are supported
  2265. * GSM codecs in Wav files are supported
  2266. * New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams
  2267. * New Dirac demuxer for raw Dirac streams
  2268.  
  2269. Encoders:
  2270. * Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
  2271. * Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder
  2272.  
  2273. Access:
  2274. * RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
  2275. * On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
  2276. * Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
  2277. * DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
  2278. * New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support
  2279. OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
  2280. * DVB scanning on linux
  2281. * EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
  2282. * On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form
  2283. zip://file.zip!/file.avi to specify the file - the development form of
  2284. zip://file.zip|file.avi is not supported anymore)
  2285. * Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
  2286. * MTP device access on Unix
  2287. * CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
  2288. * :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values
  2289.  
  2290. Inputs:
  2291. * Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
  2292. * Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on
  2293. Windows and Mac OS X.
  2294.  
  2295. Playlist:
  2296. * Export the playlist in HTML
  2297. * Lua script for BBC radio playback
  2298. * Better metadata handling and reading
  2299.  
  2300. Linux/Windows interface:
  2301. * Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
  2302. * Various fixes for skins2 interface
  2303. * Recently played items list
  2304. * Interface toolbar customizations
  2305. * Various Improvements on the Qt interface:
  2306. - More menus actions
  2307. - Finer speed slider
  2308. - Improvements on many dialogs
  2309. - New dialog for plugins listing
  2310. - Fixed-size mode for videos
  2311. - Better Teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control
  2312. * Better integration in GTK environments
  2313.  
  2314. Mac OS X Interface:
  2315. * Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)
  2316. * Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
  2317. * Easy addition of subtitles through the Video menu
  2318. * Additional usability improvements
  2319.  
  2320. Stream output:
  2321. * Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
  2322. * Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
  2323. * bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
  2324. * Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.
  2325. * Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.
  2326.  
  2327. Maemo Port:
  2328. * New Maemo port with:
  2329. - an interface based on Hildon framework.
  2330. - scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.
  2331.  
  2332. Windows CE Port:
  2333. EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.
  2334.  
  2335. Mac OS X Port:
  2336. * EXPERIMENTAL 64bit support
  2337. * Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc
  2338. * New document icons by Dominic Spitaler
  2339. * Support for latest iSight models
  2340.  
  2341. Audio output:
  2342. * Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
  2343. * Surround support for PulseAudio
  2344.  
  2345. Video output:
  2346. * Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
  2347. * Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen
  2348. (hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
  2349. * Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'.
  2350. The old image video output has been removed.
  2351. * Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was
  2352. withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.
  2353.  
  2354. Miscellaneous:
  2355. * Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications
  2356.  
  2357. New Localization:
  2358. * Khmer
  2359. * Mongolian
  2360. * Sorani
  2361.  
  2362.  
  2363. Changes between 0.9.9a and 0.9.10:
  2364. --------------------------------------
  2365.  
  2366. HTTP Interface:
  2367. * Fixed default ACL
  2368.  
  2369. Mac OS X:
  2370. * Fixed crashes on multi-screen setups
  2371. * Corrected volume and subtitle encoding options in the Preferences
  2372. * Improved Information panel behavior, when playlist is not displayed
  2373. * Fixed QTCapture input support for the latest iSight models
  2374. * Added a menu-item to unlock the video window's aspect ratio
  2375. * Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
  2376. * Updated libpng, libgpg-error, libgcrypt, fribidi
  2377.  
  2378. Various fixes to the following modules:
  2379. * access:
  2380. - HTTP, SMB
  2381. - updated and additional access scripts (BBC radio, dailymotion, ...)
  2382. - Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
  2383. DZCORE Labs, Algeria
  2384. * stream out:
  2385. - RTP, RTSP VoD, Mosaic Bridge
  2386. * decoder:
  2387. - TSCC
  2388.  
  2389.  
  2390. Changes between 0.9.9 and 0.9.9a:
  2391. ---------------------------------
  2392.  
  2393. Mac OS X:
  2394. * Updated multiple 3rd party libraries to keep in sync with the Win32 port
  2395. * Playback fixes for PowerPC-based Macs
  2396.  
  2397.  
  2398. Changes between 0.9.8a and 0.9.9:
  2399. ---------------------------------
  2400.  
  2401. Decoders:
  2402. * Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
  2403.  
  2404. Demuxers:
  2405. * Various fixes related to real demuxer
  2406.  
  2407. Mac OS X Interface:
  2408. * Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel
  2409. - Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item
  2410. instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the
  2411. main controller window.
  2412. * Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard
  2413.  
  2414. Mac OS X Port:
  2415. * Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs
  2416.  
  2417. New Localizations:
  2418. * Indonesian
  2419. * Bengali
  2420. * Updates of other localizations
  2421.  
  2422. Various bugfixes:
  2423. * Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers.
  2424. * Lots of small bugfixes.
  2425. * Correct Fullscreen behaviour on Multi-Screen setups on Windows
  2426. * Telnet fixes on Windows
  2427. * Resampling fixes when transcoding
  2428.  
  2429.  
  2430. Changes between 0.9.6 and 0.9.8a:
  2431. ---------------------------------
  2432.  
  2433. Security update:
  2434. * Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
  2435.  
  2436. Bunch of small bugfixes.
  2437.  
  2438.  
  2439. Changes between 0.9.5 and 0.9.6:
  2440. --------------------------------
  2441. New Localizations:
  2442. * Ukrainian
  2443.  
  2444. Security updates:
  2445. * Fixed overflow in CUE support from VCD access (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5032)
  2446. * Fixed overflow in RealText subtitles support (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5036)
  2447.  
  2448.  
  2449. Changes between 0.9.4 and 0.9.5:
  2450. --------------------------------
  2451. Security updates:
  2452. * Fixed buffer overflow in TiVo demuxer (SA-0809, CVE-2008-4686, CVE-2008-4654)
  2453. * Fixed libpng CVE-2008-3964 in Win32 and MacOS builds
  2454.  
  2455. Features:
  2456. * Closed Caption EIA 608/708 parsing enabled for libmpeg2
  2457.  
  2458. Various bugfixes:
  2459. * Fixed various potential crashes and memleaks
  2460. * Fixed issues with reading from files (especially non-local)
  2461.  
  2462. Windows port:
  2463. * Fix bug where interface was "eating" some media keys
  2464. * Fix some crashes in DirectShow access
  2465.  
  2466. Qt Interface:
  2467. * Fix bug when the resetting of preferences didn't reset the dialog states
  2468. * Right-click menu to select playlist columns reenabled
  2469. * Various fixed in playlist
  2470.  
  2471. Access:
  2472. * MMAP module is now deactivated by default
  2473.  
  2474. Translations:
  2475. * Update of Brazillian, Swedish translation
  2476.  
  2477.  
  2478. Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:
  2479. ------------------------------------
  2480. Various bugfixes:
  2481. * Crashes fixed in ogg, vobsub, dvdread
  2482. * Fixes several memory leaks.
  2483.  
  2484. Mac OS X port:
  2485. * Apple machines without Quartz Extreme are no longer supported (use 0.9.2 or earlier )
  2486. * Fixed a crash with deletion of old preferences.
  2487. * Fixed targetname for downloaded updates
  2488.  
  2489. Windows port:
  2490. * Stability fix for the video output.
  2491.  
  2492.  
  2493. Changes between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3:
  2494. --------------------------------
  2495.  
  2496. Various bugfixes:
  2497. * Fixed DTS channel order on 5.1 systems
  2498. * Fixed pausing behavior for subtitles and for Audio-CD
  2499. * Multiple subtitles and podcast fixes
  2500. * Various crashes fixed in PS, SSA, mkv, xspf, freetype
  2501. * Fixed update system bugs
  2502. * Other bug fixes (dvd language selection, subtitle colours, HTTP keep-alive...+)
  2503.  
  2504. Mac OS X port:
  2505. * Fixed ffmpeg slowness on PowerPC-based Macs
  2506. * Fixed crash on startup when installed on old preferences
  2507. * Fixed bug in directory opening on Mac OS X
  2508. * Fixed font selection in the Simple Preferences
  2509. * Thicker border to the subtitle renderer
  2510. * Fixed the appearance of playlist items in the Streaming/Transcoding Wizard
  2511. * Fixed AC3 passthrough on Mac OS X
  2512. * Fixed behavior of the Volume Normalizer settings on Mac OS X
  2513. * Removed the deprecated QuickDraw video output module to avoid crashes on
  2514. modern Mac OS X versions
  2515.  
  2516. Windows port:
  2517. * Fixed sensitivity of Fullscreen Controller
  2518. * Fixed error messages on startup when VLC wasn't correctly uninstalled
  2519. before installation
  2520. * Fix showing of controller when returning from fullscreen playback
  2521. * Multiple directory and path location fixes.
  2522.  
  2523. Qt4 interface:
  2524. * Added Faster/Slower icons to the controller panel
  2525. * Fixed lost playlist columns when switching the playlist view
  2526. * Added needed options to Simple preferences (to avoid NVIDIA drivers issues)
  2527. * Fullscreen controller: added time label, remembering of last position
  2528. * Fixed drag'n drop behaviour on the playlist
  2529. * Multiple other fixes (Enter hotkey in preferences, Skins selection...)
  2530.  
  2531.  
  2532. Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.2:
  2533. --------------------------------
  2534.  
  2535. * Restored the old behavior of --sout-keep. It is now de-activated by default.
  2536. * Skins2 interface repaired on Windows.
  2537. * Multiple bugfixes.
  2538.  
  2539.  
  2540. Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.0:
  2541. --------------------------------
  2542.  
  2543. * Multiple bug fixes.
  2544.  
  2545.  
  2546. Changes between 0.8.6i and 0.9.0:
  2547. ---------------------------------
  2548.  
  2549. Important notes:
  2550. ----------------
  2551. * This release will need Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), or more
  2552. recent to work correctly
  2553. * The HTTP interface is now only available on the local machine by default.
  2554. If you want to make it available from other machines, you will have to
  2555. edit the ".hosts" file.
  2556. - On UNIX/Linux, the file is in /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts
  2557. If you're using the old http interface, it's located in
  2558. /usr/share/vlc/http/old/.hosts
  2559. - On Windows they are in C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\.hosts and
  2560. C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\old\.hosts
  2561. - On Mac OS X, you can find it in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/.hosts
  2562. and respectively in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/old/.hosts
  2563. * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux.
  2564. This interface has a fullscreen controller and simplified preferences.
  2565. This interface lacks the "Streaming Wizard" that used to be present in VLC
  2566. 0.8.6, but provides basic profiles.
  2567. * The behavior of --sout-keep was changed. It's now activated by default.
  2568. * The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They
  2569. now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
  2570. vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo>
  2571. You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
  2572. If you didn't name the object using @test, its name will default to the
  2573. plugin name (hence 'marq') in this example.
  2574. These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
  2575. * The "rtp" access output module has been removed.
  2576. Please use the RTP stream output instead, e.g.:
  2577. Old: '#std{access=rtp,mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2:5004,sap}'
  2578. New: '#rtp{mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2,port=5004,sap}'
  2579. * You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
  2580. EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists. Note that only a limited set
  2581. of options is available to m3u playlists (CVE-2007-6683).
  2582. * The old access:url syntax is no longer supported to resolve ambiguities
  2583. with some file names. Use access://url instead.
  2584. E.g.: vlc:quit -> vlc://quit ;
  2585. udp:@239.255.12.12 -> udp://@239.255.12.12
  2586. * The ffmpeg module has been removed and replaced by the new avcodec,
  2587. avformat, swscale (or imgresample if you use a swscale-less ffmpeg build)
  2588. and postproc modules.
  2589. * The web plugins ActiveX (IE)/Firefox/Mozilla/Safari now recognize the
  2590. following states: IDLE/CLOSE=0, OPENING=1, BUFFERING=2, PLAYING=3, PAUSED=4,
  2591. STOPPING=5, FORWARD=6, BACKWARD=7, ENDED=8, ERROR=9. With FORWARD and
  2592. BACKWARD being reserved for future implementations and are thus not
  2593. functional atm.
  2594. * Croping and padding in transcode are now done using the croppadd video
  2595. filter. For example:
  2596. transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=croppadd{cropttop=20,cropbottom=30,paddleft=100}}
  2597. * Canvas setting in transcode is now done using the canvas video filter.
  2598. For example:
  2599. transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=canvas{width=640,height=480}}
  2600. * Glide video output module has been removed.
  2601.  
  2602. Changes:
  2603. --------
  2604.  
  2605. Security updates:
  2606. * Updated libfreetype on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1806,
  2607. CVE-2008-1807)
  2608. * TTA Parser improvements (CVE-2008-3732)
  2609. * MMS Access Module improvements (CVE-2008-3794 )
  2610.  
  2611. Playlist:
  2612. * Vastly improved playlist support:
  2613. * Media library creation to save all your playlist items
  2614. * "Live search"
  2615. * Shoutcast TV listings
  2616. * Audioscrobbler/Last.FM support
  2617. * Album art support
  2618. * User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/lua/playlist/README.txt
  2619. (Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe, Google Video and
  2620. lots of other URLs)
  2621. * User definable Lua album art fetcher scripts. See share/lua/meta/README.txt
  2622.  
  2623. Inputs:
  2624. * Video for Linux 2 (V4L2) input support
  2625. * UDP-Lite transport for RTP/AVP
  2626. * DCCP transport for RTP/AVP
  2627. * Proxy support for MMSH stream
  2628. * JACK audio input support
  2629. * Input run time option (improved live stream recording)
  2630. * BDA devices access module for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft Windows
  2631. * Re-written Screen access module for Mac OS X
  2632. using OpenGL instead of QuickDraw
  2633. * Screen module now supports partial screen capture and mouse following on X11.
  2634. * Experimental EyeTV access module
  2635. This requires the user to install a plugin to EyeTV.app
  2636. (available as a separate download).
  2637. * Simple RTP input (with MPEG A/V, G.711 and PCM support).
  2638. * RTMP input support
  2639. * QTKit-based Input module for Mac OS X allowing display and streaming of video
  2640. taken from all iSight-labelled video cameras (no audio support)
  2641. * HTTP access now supports gzip compressed data and Digest Access
  2642. Authentication.
  2643. * New options to reduce latency between arrival of raw data and display of
  2644. frames. (--auto-adjust-pts-delay and --use-stream-immediate)
  2645.  
  2646. Demuxers:
  2647. * MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
  2648. * Fixed playback of AIFF stereo files
  2649. * Fixed audio glitch on seek
  2650. * Improved FLAC demuxer (duration / current time / meta data)
  2651. * AAC tags support
  2652. * APEv1/2 tags support
  2653. * Improved ID3v2 tags support
  2654. * Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
  2655. * Raw video support
  2656. * Standard MIDI File (types 0 & 1) support
  2657. * TiVo Series 2 support
  2658. * CD+G karaoke Files support
  2659. * MXF files support
  2660. * OMA support
  2661.  
  2662. Decoders:
  2663. * VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
  2664. * Flash Screen Video support
  2665. * CamStudio Screen Video support
  2666. * DosBox Capture support
  2667. * Karl Morton's Video support
  2668. * limited atrac3 support
  2669. * Fraps support
  2670. * Fluidsynth MIDI software synthesis (with external sound fonts)
  2671. * New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files:
  2672. Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...
  2673. * H.264 PAFF support
  2674. * DNxHD / VC-3 support
  2675. * NellyMoser ASAO support
  2676. * APE (Monkey audio) support
  2677. * RealVideo support (with the RealVideo run-time)
  2678. * Dirac video support using libschroedinger
  2679.  
  2680. Subtitles:
  2681. * Closed Caption Decoder (DVD, ReplayTV, TiVo, DVB/ATSC)
  2682. * VBI & EBU (Teletext) support (*nix, Mac OS)
  2683. * Ogg/Kate subtitles support
  2684. * AQTitle subtitles support
  2685. * MKV USF subtitles support
  2686. * HTML-based subtitles support
  2687. * MPSub subtitles support
  2688. * JacoSub subtitles basic support
  2689. * MPL2 subtitles support
  2690. * Rewrite of ASS/SSA scripts and subtitles support
  2691. * PowerDivx (.psb) Subtitles support
  2692. * Realtext subtitle support
  2693. * DKS subtitle support
  2694. * SubViewer 1.0 (SubRip09) subtitles support
  2695. * Correct Right-to-left languages in subtitles support
  2696.  
  2697. Encoders:
  2698. * Flash Screen Video support
  2699. * Improved H.264 encoding speed
  2700.  
  2701. Video outputs and filters:
  2702. * New CoreAnimation-based output module (VLCKit framework on OS X only)
  2703. * Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
  2704. Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
  2705. * New puzzle video output filter
  2706. * Re-written motion detection video filter
  2707. * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
  2708. video)
  2709. * New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
  2710. * New erase video filter (removes logos from a video)
  2711. * Enhanced subtitles' renderer to support bold, italic and some HTML tags
  2712. (Google Summer of Code Student project)
  2713. * Support for RGBA and I420 blending.
  2714. The latter improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
  2715. * New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
  2716. * New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
  2717. This was previously part of the mosaic module.
  2718. * Fixed random characters problem in RSS filter.
  2719. * Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
  2720. * Support for Intel SSE2 instruction set in chroma converters
  2721. * Improved use of Intel MMX instruction set in chroma converters
  2722. * New croppadd and canvas video filters.
  2723.  
  2724. Audio outputs and filters:
  2725. * Replay gain support
  2726. * Audio playback when going slower/faster (with pitch correction via
  2727. new scaletempo audio filter)
  2728. * New spatializer audio filter
  2729. * Correct DTS output via S/PDIF
  2730.  
  2731. Stream output:
  2732. * RTSP for TS-multiplexed broadcast streams
  2733. * New RTP payload formats:
  2734. * Speex voice audio codec
  2735. * ITU T.140 (for text, subtitles) output
  2736. * G.711 (both A-law and µ-law) output
  2737. * UDP-Lite transport for RTP
  2738. * DCCP transport for RTP
  2739. * Lots of fixes for RTSP broadcasting
  2740. * RTMP output
  2741.  
  2742. Interfaces:
  2743. * All
  2744. * New Simple Preferences dialogs showing the most important settings in an
  2745. end-user suitable way.
  2746. * Improved user interaction
  2747. * Improved mouse gestures
  2748. * Vastly improved Update checker
  2749. * Full support for meta data editing (ID3v2, Ogg/Vorbis, AAC, APEv1/2)
  2750. * Windows/Linux
  2751. * Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
  2752. * Fullscreen controller (transparency on Linux+Composite)
  2753. * Mac OS X
  2754. * Improved video output features
  2755. * Online access to VideoLAN's Help Wiki within VLC
  2756. * New setting to disable the "Recent Items" service
  2757. * When playing Radio (live) streams, the current track is shown correctly
  2758. * Correct appearance on Macs using Aqua's graphite theme
  2759. * Simplified Extended Controls panel
  2760. * Ncurses:
  2761. * Correctly displays wide characters when using an UTF-8 locale,
  2762. if libncursesw is available.
  2763. * Some nice colors if the terminal supports it (most do)
  2764. * Experimental Lua interface modules. See vlc -I lua and
  2765. share/lua/intf/README.txt for more info.
  2766. * Unix
  2767. * Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
  2768. * D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS
  2769. (Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control
  2770. interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when
  2771. finished: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Media_Player_Interfaces .
  2772. * Motion module using disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal
  2773. * Plugin to set Telepathy presence message using MissionControl
  2774. * Fixed VLM schedule time on Linux
  2775.  
  2776. Linux Port:
  2777. * VLC now complies with the XDG Base Directory Specification version 0.6
  2778. http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
  2779. (which means that VLC doesn't use the $HOME/.vlc directory anymore)
  2780.  
  2781. Mac OS X Port:
  2782. * Mac OS X Framework "VLCKit" that can be used to embed VLC in third party
  2783. applications (Google Summer of Code Student project, Mac OS X 10.5 only)
  2784. * New text renderer based on Quartz replacing the existing Freetype solution
  2785. * Complete compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  2786. * It is now required to compile a fully featured build
  2787. * The support of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 6.x was discontinued.
  2788.  
  2789. LibVLC:
  2790. * Event management and various improvements in libvlc
  2791. (Part of a Google Summer of Code Student project)
  2792.  
  2793. New Localizations:
  2794. * Finnish
  2795. * Persian
  2796. * Polish
  2797. * Punjabi
  2798. * Bulgarian
  2799.  
  2800. Developers:
  2801. * LibVLC now supports externally built plugins properly.
  2802. A "vlc-plugin" pkg-config package is provided.
  2803. * Java bindings are now built from a separate source.
  2804.  
  2805.  
  2806. Changes between 0.8.6h and 0.8.6i:
  2807. ----------------------------------
  2808.  
  2809. Security updates:
  2810. * Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)
  2811.  
  2812. Various bugfixes:
  2813. * Fixed option to use shared memory within the GLX video output module
  2814. * Improved galaktos-based audio visualizations on FreeBSD
  2815. * Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
  2816. (transcode stream output, OSD menu video filter, VCD input,
  2817. SAP services discovery, http control interface)
  2818. * Updated Polish translation
  2819.  
  2820.  
  2821. Changes between 0.8.6g and 0.8.6h:
  2822. ----------------------------------
  2823.  
  2824. Security updates:
  2825. * Updated GnuTLS and libgcrypt on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1948,
  2826. CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)
  2827. * Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)
  2828.  
  2829. Goodies:
  2830. * Updated libebml and libmatroska on Mac OS X. Reliability improvements.
  2831. * Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
  2832. (ftp access, record access filter, video filters, RC interface,
  2833. playlist demuxer, IP networking, MPJPEG muxer, stream outputs)
  2834. * Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
  2835. * More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
  2836. * Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could lead
  2837. to an unexpected application termination
  2838. * New Serbian translation
  2839. * Updated Romanian translation
  2840.  
  2841.  
  2842. Changes between 0.8.6f and 0.8.6g:
  2843. ----------------------------------
  2844.  
  2845. Security updates:
  2846. * Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX
  2847. (CVE-2007-6683, VideoLAN-SA-0804)
  2848. * Removed loading plugins from the current directory
  2849. (CVE-2008-2147, VideoLAN-SA-0805)
  2850. * Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
  2851. * Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
  2852. * Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
  2853. * Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)
  2854.  
  2855. Various bugfixes:
  2856. * Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
  2857. * Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
  2858. * Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
  2859. * Fixed AAC resampling
  2860. * The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X,
  2861. if the 'Always-on-top' video option was selected.
  2862.  
  2863.  
  2864. Changes between 0.8.6e and 0.8.6f:
  2865. ----------------------------------
  2866.  
  2867. Security updates:
  2868. * Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2008-1881)
  2869. * Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
  2870. * Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768)
  2871. * Fixed cinepak vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1769)
  2872. - More information can be found in VideoLAN-SA-0801 and VideoLAN-SA-0803.
  2873.  
  2874. Various bugfixes:
  2875. * The Mozilla plugin registers a usable range of MIME-types on Mac OS X
  2876. * Improved VLC's video output behavior on multi-screen setups running Mac OS X
  2877. * Fixed crashes in H264 packetizer
  2878. * Close MMS access on network timeout
  2879. * Fix some problems with AAC decoder & packetizer
  2880.  
  2881.  
  2882. Changes between 0.8.6d and 0.8.6e:
  2883. ----------------------------------
  2884.  
  2885. Various bugfixes:
  2886. * Resume playback for viewing content over FTP
  2887. * Fixed XShm detection with remote X11
  2888.  
  2889. Security updates:
  2890. * Subtitle demuxers overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
  2891. * HTTP listener format string injection (CVE-2007-6682)
  2892. * Fixed buffer overflow in the SDL_image library (CVE-2006-4484)
  2893. * Real RTSP overflows (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296,
  2894. VideoLAN-SA-0801)
  2895. * Arbitrary memory overwrite in the MP4 demuxer (CORE-2008-0130,
  2896. VideoLAN-SA-0802)
  2897.  
  2898. Audio filter:
  2899. * Fixed DTS to S/PDIF converter
  2900.  
  2901. Audio output:
  2902. * Fixed 5.1 audio on ALSA
  2903.  
  2904. Access:
  2905. * Fixed some RTSP hanging and user/password passing through RTSP URLs
  2906.  
  2907. Stream output:
  2908. * Fixed waiting for SPS/PPS problem in H.264 packetizer
  2909.  
  2910. Encoders:
  2911. * Improved compatibility for creating H.264 video files playable on iPhones
  2912. * Improved detection of optimal amount of threads for multi-threaded H.264
  2913. encoding on multi-cpu systems
  2914. - Note that this is used when transcode threads is set to 0 (default)
  2915. - Not supported on Windows (multiple threads require manual configuration)
  2916.  
  2917. Mac OS X Interface & Port:
  2918. * Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.9
  2919. * Corrected behavior of the Preferences panel
  2920. * VLC no longer crashes on quit while playing
  2921.  
  2922. Localization:
  2923. * Updated Romanian and Polish translations
  2924.  
  2925.  
  2926. Changes between 0.8.6c and 0.8.6d:
  2927. ----------------------------------
  2928.  
  2929. Various bugfixes:
  2930. * Mozilla plugin: supports a reasonable amount of MIME types on Windows
  2931. * Linux: Fixed S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA
  2932. * Automatic recovery on unexpected stream discontinuity (clock gap) occurrences
  2933. in input
  2934. * Use field order (top/bottom) for correct bob/linear deinterlacing
  2935. * Fix invalid free in bookmarks loading code
  2936.  
  2937. Windows and Mac OS Binaries
  2938. * FLAC Security Update (CVE-2007-4619) to prevent multiple integer overflows
  2939.  
  2940. Active X plugin:
  2941. * Security update (VideoLAN-SA-0703, CVE-2007-6262)
  2942.  
  2943. Mac OS X Interface & Port:
  2944. * Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with enhanced functionality
  2945. * Improved Video Output compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  2946. * Improved behavior of the Fullscreen Controller and mode changes between
  2947. Fullscreen and Windowed Video Output
  2948. * Softened the white flash artifacts that may appear during the transition of
  2949. two different movies
  2950. * Support for current Ogg file formats
  2951. NOTE: This release requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
  2952. Mac OS X 10.3.9 is not supported anymore.
  2953.  
  2954. Encoders:
  2955. * Improved H.264 encoding speed on Mac OS X
  2956.  
  2957. Other changes:
  2958. * The automatic updating facility was removed
  2959. * You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
  2960. EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists.
  2961. * RTSP server remote denial of service fixed (CVE-2007-6684).
  2962.  
  2963.  
  2964. Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:
  2965. ----------------------------------
  2966.  
  2967. Various bugfixes, notably:
  2968. * Windows Vista compatibility
  2969. * Cropping in Direct3D
  2970. * Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
  2971. * RSS filter string overflow
  2972. * Few memory leaks
  2973. * MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)
  2974.  
  2975. CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
  2976. * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702, CVE-2007-3316, US-CERT VU#200928)
  2977.  
  2978. Demuxers:
  2979. * Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI
  2980. * Prevent WAV file integer overflow (CVE-2007-3467 & CVE-2007-3468)
  2981.  
  2982. Decoders:
  2983. * Updated FLAC API compatibility
  2984.  
  2985. Input:
  2986. * Support for new v4l2 encoder API
  2987.  
  2988. Localisation:
  2989. * New localisation: Arabic, Persian
  2990.  
  2991.  
  2992. Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
  2993. ----------------------------------
  2994.  
  2995. Various bugfixes, notably:
  2996. * Out-of-bound read in demuxers
  2997. * Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
  2998. * Mac OS X Interface crashes
  2999. * VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
  3000. * Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
  3001. * Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers
  3002.  
  3003. Decoders:
  3004. * Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
  3005. * Teletext subtitles (telx) support
  3006.  
  3007. Webbrowser plugins:
  3008. * Rectified behaviour and improved usability
  3009.  
  3010. Mac OS X Interface & Port:
  3011. * Diverse usability improvements
  3012. * New wizard option to embed subtitles
  3013. * Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
  3014. * Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
  3015.  
  3016.  
  3017. Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:
  3018. ---------------------------------
  3019.  
  3020. CDDA / VCDX plugins:
  3021. * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701, CVE-2007-0017)
  3022.  
  3023. Mac OS X Interface:
  3024. * Fullscreen controller improvements
  3025.  
  3026.  
  3027. Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
  3028. --------------------------------
  3029.  
  3030. Playlist:
  3031. * Shoutcast TV listings support
  3032.  
  3033. Input:
  3034. * Support for RTSP authentication
  3035. * Support for adding subtitles on the fly
  3036. * Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
  3037. * ATSC support for DVB input
  3038. * Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
  3039. * Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
  3040. * Improved support for Flash Video files
  3041.  
  3042. Decoders:
  3043. * Native WMV9/VC-1 support
  3044. * WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
  3045. * VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
  3046. * The True Audio Lossless codec support
  3047. * Matroska WavPack support
  3048. * Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
  3049. * Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
  3050. * Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
  3051.  
  3052. Video output:
  3053. * Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
  3054. * Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
  3055. * Improved libcaca support
  3056.  
  3057. Interfaces:
  3058. * All
  3059. * New hotkeys for crop and zoom
  3060. * Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
  3061. * Windows
  3062. * Systray support in skins
  3063. * OS X
  3064. * Support for Apple Remote control
  3065. * Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
  3066. * New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
  3067. * right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
  3068. * Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
  3069. * Linux
  3070. * Notifications using notification-daemon
  3071.  
  3072. Windows port:
  3073. * Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
  3074. Windows 9x/ME users:
  3075. - Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
  3076. - Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the
  3077. Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location:
  3078. http://www.microsoft.com.nsatc.net/globaldev/handson/dev/mslu_announce.mspx
  3079. Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the folder
  3080. C:\Windows\System
  3081. * Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
  3082. * Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
  3083.  
  3084. Localization:
  3085. * Add Czech
  3086. * Add Slovak
  3087. * Add Malay
  3088. * Add Slovenian
  3089.  
  3090. Developers:
  3091. * Updates to the libvlc API
  3092. * Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
  3093.  
  3094.  
  3095. Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
  3096. --------------------------------
  3097.  
  3098. Core support:
  3099. * Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
  3100. * Support for downloading updates
  3101. * Updated strings
  3102.  
  3103. Input:
  3104. * Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
  3105. * Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
  3106. * Improvements to the Audio CD input
  3107. - Separate playlist entries for the tracks
  3108. - Support for CDDB
  3109. * Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
  3110. * Improved subtitles encoding support
  3111. * Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
  3112.  
  3113. Decoders:
  3114. * Cook (Real audio) support
  3115.  
  3116. Playlist / Services discovery:
  3117. * XSPF playlist support
  3118. * Podcast support
  3119. * Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
  3120.  
  3121. Audio output:
  3122. * New JACK audio output
  3123.  
  3124. Video output:
  3125. * New video filters:
  3126. - magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
  3127. - gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
  3128. - bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
  3129. * Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
  3130. * RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
  3131. * Improvements to the subtitles rendering
  3132.  
  3133. Stream output:
  3134. * Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
  3135.  
  3136. Interfaces:
  3137. * System to inform the user and request information
  3138. - HTTP authentication
  3139. - Fatal errors
  3140. - ...
  3141. * wxWidgets
  3142. - VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
  3143. - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
  3144. - Drag & Drop support in the playlist
  3145. * Skins2
  3146. - New default skin
  3147. - Support for Winamp 2 skins
  3148. - Improved playlist handling
  3149. - Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
  3150. * OS X
  3151. - Embedded Video output
  3152. - new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
  3153. - Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
  3154. - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
  3155. - support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
  3156. - option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
  3157. * HTTP
  3158. - New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
  3159. - A bunch of new RPN functions
  3160.  
  3161. Windows Port:
  3162. * MSN messenger "Now playing" support
  3163.  
  3164. OS X Port:
  3165. * Mac-Intel compatibility
  3166. * Enhanced support of various audio output devices
  3167. * Growl "Now playing" support
  3168.  
  3169. *Nix port:
  3170. * Ability to log to syslog
  3171. * Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root
  3172.  
  3173. Developers:
  3174. * New libvlc API (not finished yet)
  3175. * Java bindings
  3176. * A bit more automatic testing
  3177.  
  3178.  
  3179. Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
  3180. ---------------------------------
  3181.  
  3182. Audio output:
  3183. * Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
  3184. * SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
  3185.  
  3186. Decoder:
  3187. * Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
  3188. * Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263
  3189.  
  3190. Demux:
  3191. * Fix bug with some HE-AAC audio tracks
  3192.  
  3193. Services Discovery:
  3194. * HAL fixes, should now work with new API
  3195. * SAP, fix 20 second freeze on windows
  3196. * UPnP fixes
  3197. * Avahi 0.6 support
  3198.  
  3199. Interfaces:
  3200. * Mac OS X
  3201. - fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard
  3202.  
  3203.  
  3204. Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
  3205. --------------------------------
  3206.  
  3207. Core support:
  3208. * Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
  3209. * New OSD system
  3210.  
  3211. Video output:
  3212. * Fixed problems with OpenGL output
  3213. * New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
  3214. * Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
  3215.  
  3216. Input:
  3217. * Improved DVB support for satellite bands other than Ku-band
  3218. * IPv6 and Extended passive mode support for FTP
  3219. * IPv6 Source Specific Multicast support
  3220. * GnomeVFS input module
  3221. * Support for RTP packet reordering
  3222. * Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
  3223.  
  3224. Decoders:
  3225. * Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
  3226. * Musepack decoder using libmpdec
  3227. * QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
  3228.  
  3229. Services discovery:
  3230. * UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
  3231. * Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
  3232.  
  3233. Video filters:
  3234. * RSS feed overlay
  3235.  
  3236. Audio filters:
  3237. * Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel
  3238. Mixer and Dolby Surround
  3239.  
  3240. Stream output:
  3241. * New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
  3242. * Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
  3243. * Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
  3244.  
  3245. Interfaces:
  3246. - new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
  3247. * Mac OS X
  3248. - New streaming and transcoding wizard
  3249. - New extended controls panel
  3250. - New bookmarks window
  3251. - Fixed playlist sorting
  3252. - Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
  3253. * wxWidgets
  3254. - Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
  3255. - All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
  3256. - Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
  3257. - Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
  3258. * Skins2
  3259. - Tree playlist
  3260. * HTTP
  3261. - New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
  3262. - Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
  3263. the names of files
  3264. - Include macro to include other files
  3265. - CGI 1.0 support
  3266.  
  3267. ActiveX plugin:
  3268. * Should now work outside IE as well
  3269.  
  3270. Mac OS X port:
  3271. * New script to delete the preferences automatically
  3272.  
  3273. Windows port:
  3274. * Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
  3275. * Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
  3276.  
  3277. Translations:
  3278. The following languages were added:
  3279. * Galician
  3280. * Korean
  3281. * Romanian
  3282. * Simplified Chinese
  3283. The following languages were re-added:
  3284. * Swedish
  3285.  
  3286.  
  3287. Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
  3288. --------------------------------
  3289.  
  3290. Core support:
  3291. * Rewrite of the playlist
  3292. - Tree structure
  3293. - Input preparsing (for meta-data)
  3294. - Grouping (by artist, ...) support
  3295. * Preferences improvements:
  3296. - New organization, designed to improve usability
  3297. - New configuration types (list of modules, ...)
  3298. * XML parsers
  3299. * Core image manipulation support
  3300. * Client-side SSL/TLS support
  3301. * SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
  3302. * Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
  3303. * Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
  3304. * Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
  3305. * Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
  3306. * filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
  3307. now separated by ':' instead of ','
  3308. * Access filter architecture
  3309. * Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-language)
  3310. * Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
  3311. * Many bugfixes...
  3312.  
  3313. Input/Demuxers:
  3314. * Support for SOCKS proxy
  3315. * Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
  3316. * Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
  3317. * Support for images on a HTTP server that get refreshed on the server
  3318. * Better support for Kasenna streams
  3319. * RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
  3320. * Massive Matroska improvements
  3321. * Support for XA and VOC audio files
  3322. * TiVo demuxer
  3323. * Samba (Windows shares) access module
  3324. * Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
  3325. * Fixes to Linux DVB support
  3326. * Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
  3327. * Support for FTP over IPv6
  3328.  
  3329. Decoders / Encoders:
  3330. * Dirac decoder and encoder
  3331. * PNG decoder/encoder
  3332. * Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
  3333. * Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
  3334.  
  3335. Access filters:
  3336. * New Record and Timeshift filters
  3337.  
  3338. Services discovery:
  3339. * New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
  3340. * Brand new SAP module
  3341. * To enable SAP, you now need to use "-S sap" or add SAP in
  3342. the "Manage->Services Discovery" menu
  3343. ( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
  3344. * Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
  3345. * HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
  3346. * DAAP (iTunes shares) support
  3347. * Shoutcast
  3348.  
  3349. Audio output:
  3350. * Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
  3351.  
  3352. Video output:
  3353. * Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
  3354. * Image file video output (png)
  3355. * Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
  3356. * Improvements to wall video filter
  3357. * Support for font color and opacity
  3358.  
  3359. Stream output:
  3360. * Muxers
  3361. - ASF improvements
  3362. * VLM / VoD
  3363. - Ability to load a configuration file on startup
  3364. - Seeking support in VoD streams
  3365. * Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
  3366.  
  3367. Interfaces:
  3368. * wxWidgets
  3369. - Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...
  3370. - Improved preferences
  3371. - Improvements to the wizard
  3372. - DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
  3373. * MacOS X
  3374. - Redesigned playlist
  3375. - Improved preferences
  3376. * Skins
  3377. - Support for multiple actions
  3378. - Fixes
  3379. * HTTP
  3380. - Support for the new playlist system
  3381. * Lirc
  3382. - Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc
  3383.  
  3384. Windows port:
  3385. * Screensaver disabling fix
  3386. * DirectShow tuner configuration
  3387. * Support for no-decoration windows
  3388.  
  3389. MacOS X port:
  3390. * Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
  3391. * The OpenGL video output is back
  3392. * A new audio module that should work more reliable for analog audio output in various configurations.
  3393. - Supports multichannel discrete analog output
  3394. - Digital audio output requires you to change a preference setting because it
  3395. is not yet available in the new module
  3396. - Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for more information.
  3397.  
  3398. BeOS port:
  3399. * Support for single-buffered overlay
  3400.  
  3401. Pocket PC port:
  3402. * Many fixes
  3403. * New interface
  3404. * New video output
  3405.  
  3406. Mozilla Plugin:
  3407. * Javascript fixes
  3408. * Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
  3409.  
  3410. IE Plugin:
  3411. * Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
  3412.  
  3413. Translations:
  3414. The following languages were added:
  3415. * Catalan
  3416. * Danish
  3417. * Turkish
  3418.  
  3419.  
  3420. Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
  3421. --------------------------------
  3422.  
  3423. Core support:
  3424. * Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
  3425. * SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
  3426.  
  3427. Windows port:
  3428. * Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
  3429. * Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
  3430. * Fixed spurious taskbar item after switching to fullscreen
  3431.  
  3432. WinCE port:
  3433. * A few more updates (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
  3434.  
  3435. Audio Output:
  3436. * Portaudio audio output plugin improvements
  3437.  
  3438. Video Output:
  3439. * Proper subpictures scaling using the aspect-ratio info when available
  3440.  
  3441. Demuxers:
  3442. * Fixed crash with ODML avi files
  3443. * Fixed autodetection of VCD/SVCD bin files
  3444. * Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
  3445.  
  3446. Stream Output:
  3447. * Encoders:
  3448. * Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
  3449. * Stream output:
  3450. * Support of playlist group announcement
  3451.  
  3452.  
  3453. Changes between 0.7.2 and 0.8.0:
  3454. --------------------------------
  3455.  
  3456. Core support:
  3457. * Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
  3458. * Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
  3459. * New plugins cache to speed up launch time
  3460. * New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
  3461. * Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
  3462. * Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
  3463.  
  3464. Input:
  3465. * New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X
  3466. (Stream your desktop)
  3467. * Improved DVD support:
  3468. - uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
  3469. - uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
  3470. * Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
  3471. * Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
  3472. * More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access
  3473. (selection of titles/chapters).
  3474.  
  3475. Demuxers:
  3476. * Support for iTunes Music Store previews
  3477. * Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
  3478. * Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
  3479. * Windows Media Server RTSP support
  3480. * Support for MPEG TS streams with error correction (204/192 bytes TS packets)
  3481. * Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
  3482. * Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
  3483. * Improved Ogg demuxer
  3484. * Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
  3485. * Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
  3486.  
  3487. Codecs:
  3488. * G.726 audio support
  3489. * 14496-17 MPEG TS text support
  3490. * MPEG-4 text support
  3491. * Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
  3492. * Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
  3493. * VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska
  3494.  
  3495. Stream Output:
  3496. Encoders:
  3497. * Re-use audio/video/spu decoders in transcoder module. From now on,
  3498. everything that is playable by VLC should be transcodable as well
  3499. * Subtitles overlaying in transcoder
  3500. * Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
  3501. * Frame rate selection in the transcoder
  3502. * DVB subtitles encoder
  3503. * MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
  3504. * Improved vorbis/theora encoding
  3505. Muxers:
  3506. * Text track muxing for mp4
  3507. * Multipart mjpeg muxing. Your video is directly viewable in a Mozilla Browser
  3508. * 14496-17 text track muxing for MPEG TS
  3509. * Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
  3510. * Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
  3511. * New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
  3512. * Improved ASF muxer
  3513. Misc:
  3514. * H.263 RTP streaming support
  3515. * SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
  3516. * Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
  3517.  
  3518. Audio Output:
  3519. * New audio equalizer filter
  3520. * Very trivial volume normalizer
  3521. * True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
  3522. * More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
  3523. * New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
  3524.  
  3525. Video Output:
  3526. * Roku HD1000 Video output
  3527. * Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X)
  3528. with support for effects.
  3529. * Improved filter and subpictures support :
  3530. - New filters can be streamed.
  3531. - "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video
  3532. - Centralized scaling and blending
  3533. * New filters :
  3534. - "time", to display current time
  3535. - "marq", to display a marquee
  3536.  
  3537. Interfaces:
  3538. * OSD sliders for volume and postition information
  3539. * OSD icons for Play and Pause
  3540. * New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
  3541. * A few skins2 improvements
  3542. * Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
  3543. * Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
  3544. * The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
  3545. * Improved CORBA control module
  3546.  
  3547. Mac OS X port:
  3548. * Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem
  3549. * Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
  3550. * The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
  3551.  
  3552. Linux port:
  3553. * New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
  3554. * Experimental SVG rendering module
  3555. * Support for DVB CAM modules.
  3556.  
  3557. Windows port:
  3558. * DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
  3559. * DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
  3560. * Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
  3561. * Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
  3562. * Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
  3563.  
  3564. WinCE port:
  3565. * Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
  3566.  
  3567. Mozilla plugin:
  3568. * Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
  3569. * Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
  3570.  
  3571. Misc:
  3572. * Server/client network synchronization module
  3573. * VBrick streams fully supported
  3574. * Cisco IP/TV streams supported
  3575. * VLM enhancements
  3576.  
  3577.  
  3578. Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2:
  3579. --------------------------------
  3580.  
  3581. Core support:
  3582. * Bookmarks feature for easier seeking/access inside medias.
  3583. * Support for video output embedded in interfaces.
  3584. * Improved HTTP daemon.
  3585. * Saved playlists now remember VLC-specific options.
  3586.  
  3587. Codecs:
  3588. * New Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML) codec.
  3589. (http://www.annodex.net/overview.html)
  3590. * New H.261 video decoder using openmash.
  3591. * H264 encoder, demuxer and packetizer.
  3592. * Packetizer interfaces between demux and codec when needed
  3593. (allows using ffmpeg plugin to decode MPEG streams and better aac decoding).
  3594. * Support for Theora alpha3 (both decoding and encoding).
  3595.  
  3596. Input:
  3597. * --start-time <sec> and --stop-time <sec> to start and stop playing a
  3598. file at the specified amount of seconds. Only works with a few
  3599. fileformats (avi, mov, mkv, mp4 )
  3600. * Improved directory access module.
  3601. * New "file-cat" option to play truncated movies.
  3602. * Better handling of meta info (title, author, description, etc...).
  3603. * New options to pass meta info to the input.
  3604. * It is now possible to stream programs from a DVB-S/C/T stream
  3605. (satellite, cable, or digital terestrial television)
  3606.  
  3607. Demux:
  3608. * Annodex (http://www.annodex.net) support.
  3609. * mmsh streaming fixes.
  3610. * Fixed infinite loop in the AVI demux on broken/incomplete files.
  3611.  
  3612. Subtitles:
  3613. * Subviewer and subviewer v2 subtitles support.
  3614. * Ability to choose autodetected subtitles path.
  3615. * Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
  3616.  
  3617. Stream output:
  3618. * Improved session announcement system.
  3619. * Minimize threads usage by default.
  3620. * Added faster than realtime stream output (limited by CPU) for file output.
  3621. * Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
  3622. * Improved MPEG TS muxer.
  3623. * Improved transrater.
  3624. * Meta info options used by the muxers.
  3625. * New configuration system.
  3626. * Better audio channels downmixing when transcoding.
  3627.  
  3628. VideoLAN manager:
  3629. * New videolan (media) manager (vlm): a little manager designed to launch
  3630. and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
  3631. * Supports live streams and VoD.
  3632. * Supports scheduling.
  3633. * Telnet interface for vlm.
  3634. * HTTP interface for vlm.
  3635.  
  3636. Interfaces:
  3637. * Skins II (Windows and Linux only)
  3638. - Ability to embed video output.
  3639. - Support for bitmap fonts.
  3640. - Lots of improvements.
  3641. * wxWindows (default Windows and Linux interface)
  3642. - New design and set of icons.
  3643. - Ability to embed video output.
  3644. - Support for hotkeys.
  3645. - Support for bookmarks.
  3646. * Mac OS X
  3647. - Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
  3648. - Better hotkeys handling.
  3649.  
  3650. Mac OS X port:
  3651. * OpenGL video output is now the default when available.
  3652. * Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
  3653. * Audio output fix to work with multiple streams on a HAL device.
  3654. * Possible fix for conflict with CodeTek VirtualDesktop (untested).
  3655.  
  3656. Win32 port:
  3657. * DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
  3658. * Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
  3659. * Improved Windows installer.
  3660.  
  3661. Linux port:
  3662. * PowerPC fixes.
  3663.  
  3664. Misc:
  3665. * Improvements to the Goom visualisation plugin.
  3666. * Roku HD1000 audio output.
  3667.  
  3668.  
  3669. Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.1a:
  3670. ---------------------------------
  3671.  
  3672. Mac OS X:
  3673. * Fixed the infamous 'mp3 takes twice the CPU it should take' bug
  3674. * Playing MOD files is working now.
  3675.  
  3676.  
  3677. Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1:
  3678. --------------------------------
  3679.  
  3680. Core support:
  3681. * Fixed a nasty bug that causes preferences not to be saved some times.
  3682. * IGMPv3 support for VLC under Windows XP and Linux.
  3683.  
  3684. Codecs:
  3685. * Brand new DTS Coherent Acoustics audio decoder based on libdts
  3686. (http://www.videolan.org/dtsdec.html)
  3687. * Fixed DTS S/PDIF output
  3688. * SVCD (Philips OGT) and CVD subtitles
  3689.  
  3690. Playlist:
  3691. * Internal improvments
  3692. * Improved import/export
  3693.  
  3694. Input:
  3695. * Experimental support for Nullsoft streaming video(.nsv) and real media(.rm)
  3696. container formars.
  3697. * New demux module that uses libavformat from ffmpeg. Adds support for many
  3698. small and strange formats.
  3699. * New PVA demux.
  3700. * New MOD audio demux.
  3701. * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
  3702. * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
  3703. * New and experimental DVD input plugin with menus support (using libdvdnav).
  3704. * Added back DV audio support in raw DV demuxer.
  3705.  
  3706. Stream output:
  3707. * MP4/MOV muxer improvements (fast-start, aac in mov, etc...).
  3708. * Fixed a nasty bug in the mpeg video packetizer.
  3709. * Improved transcoding (multithreading, more tuning, etc...).
  3710.  
  3711. Service discovery:
  3712. * Fixed sdp in SAP.
  3713.  
  3714. Mac OS X port:
  3715. * New opengl video output plugin.
  3716.  
  3717. Win32 port:
  3718. * A few improvements to the DirectShow input plugin.
  3719. * Fixed ipv6 name resolution.
  3720.  
  3721.  
  3722. Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0:
  3723. --------------------------------
  3724.  
  3725. Core support:
  3726. * Brand new decoder/packetizer api.
  3727. Adds a lot more flexibility while also simplifying the decoder plugins.
  3728. * New encoder api (Ffmpeg, Vorbis, Theora, Flac and Speex encoders available).
  3729. * Video outputs are recycled if possible.
  3730. This removes any 'flicker' between two similiar video files.
  3731. * Fixed the video filters. Video should no longer go black when using filters.
  3732. * New input core. Advantages are: better seeking, more responsive, support for
  3733. subtitle files at the core, and much much more.
  3734.  
  3735. Playlist:
  3736. * Added a repeat mode to repeat a single file over and over.
  3737. * Playlist sorting
  3738.  
  3739. Input:
  3740. * RTP/RTSP support.
  3741. * Fixed annoying seeking problem with Ogg files (seeking would take ages).
  3742. * Support for Flac in Ogg files.
  3743. * MPEG TS demuxer also handles A52 and AAC audio in DVB streams.
  3744. * Rewrite of the Flac demuxer.
  3745. * cddax and vcdx plugins using libcdio, libvcd and libvcdinfo. (Linux only)
  3746. * Reworked DVB tuning.
  3747. * Better Icecast support.
  3748. * New MPEG video elementary streams demuxer.
  3749. * New DTS audio elementary streams demuxer.
  3750.  
  3751. Codecs:
  3752. * Support for Theora video encoding.
  3753. * Support for Speex audio decoding/encoding.
  3754. * Rewrite of the Flac decoder + encoding support.
  3755. * Support for MPEG2 422 decoding which was recently added to libmpeg2 (cvs).
  3756. * Support for AAC + SBR and proper multi-channel re-ordering.
  3757. * MPEG 2.5 audio support.
  3758. * Removed deprecated decoders (a52_old, mpeg_video and mpeg_audio).
  3759.  
  3760. Stream output:
  3761. * Improvements to the MPEG TS muxer.
  3762. * New transrating module for MPEG2 video.
  3763. * Added packetization for MPEG AAC ADTS streams.
  3764. * Added packetizers for Flac, Speex, Theora, LPCM, DTS and SPU streams.
  3765. * Improved mp4 muxing and added AAC/MP4V support when transcoding.
  3766. * Improved Ogg muxing and added Theora, Speex, Flac and subtitles support.
  3767. * MPEG TS muxer follows the ATSC/DVB specs for embedded A52 audio.
  3768. * --sout-keep option to keep the stream open while changing input.
  3769. * Preliminary RTP support.
  3770. * Fixes to SAP announces.
  3771.  
  3772. Interface:
  3773. * Skins:
  3774. - Bugfixes
  3775. - misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
  3776. * New standardized and customizable hotkeys.
  3777. * wxWindows
  3778. - Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
  3779. - Improvements and help in preferences
  3780. - New streaming wizard
  3781. - Revised Disc Open menu
  3782. * HTTP
  3783. - Improvements of the standard pages
  3784. - Support for new commands
  3785. * OSD ( OS X and hotkeys only atm ).
  3786.  
  3787. Service discovery:
  3788. * Many fixes to the SAP module
  3789. * SAP now supports HTTP streams
  3790.  
  3791. Subtitles:
  3792. * Text subtitles now have a black outline.
  3793. * Text subtitles autodetection.
  3794. * Text subtitles charset autodetection.
  3795. * Text subtitles for all videofiles. Results may vary.
  3796. * Text subtitles in Hebrew are supported. Arabic partially.
  3797. * Automatic fontsize selection for text subtitles.
  3798. * Fixed SAMI text subtitles support.
  3799. * Support for subtitles in Matroska files.
  3800. * Support for subtitles in DVB streams.
  3801.  
  3802. Mac OS X port:
  3803. * New controller designed by Max Rudberg from www.maxthemes.com
  3804. * Save playlist.
  3805. * Works on 10.1.x again. Apologies for that problem.
  3806. * Support for Panther.
  3807. * Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
  3808. * Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
  3809.  
  3810. Win32 port:
  3811. * New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
  3812. * VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
  3813. * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
  3814. * Support for 3F2R in audio output.
  3815. * New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
  3816. * Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
  3817. * Multimonitor support (untested).
  3818. * Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
  3819.  
  3820. Linux port:
  3821. * Improved Video4Linux input. Also added support for an audio only input.
  3822. * Support for real-time priority when running with root privileges.
  3823. * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
  3824.  
  3825. iPaq port:
  3826. * Brand new Gtk 2 interface
  3827.  
  3828. Miscellaneous:
  3829. * Audio visual effects filters (spectrum, scope and random).
  3830. * Audio visual effects filter using goom.
  3831. * Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian and Hungarian translations.
  3832. * libcaca video output (colored ascii)
  3833.  
  3834.  
  3835. Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
  3836. --------------------------------
  3837.  
  3838. Core support:
  3839. * Fixed a nasty regression in 0.6.1 which made some streams unplayable.
  3840.  
  3841. Stream output:
  3842. * Transcoder now generates proper pts/dts thus should work a lot better.
  3843. * Improved MPEG TS muxer.
  3844.  
  3845. Access input:
  3846. * Support for DVB-S/C/T cards using v4l2 API for Linux 2.6.x kernels.
  3847. * Few fixes to the VCD navigation.
  3848.  
  3849. Interfaces:
  3850. * Support for DVD menus navigation added to the wxWindows interface.
  3851.  
  3852. UNIX ports:
  3853. * ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
  3854. * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
  3855.  
  3856. Win32 port:
  3857. * Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
  3858.  
  3859. iPaq port:
  3860. * Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
  3861.  
  3862. Miscellaneous:
  3863. * Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
  3864. * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
  3865. mpeg1/2 videos.
  3866.  
  3867.  
  3868. Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
  3869. --------------------------------
  3870.  
  3871. Core support:
  3872. * There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
  3873. * VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
  3874. after a pause.
  3875.  
  3876. Stream output:
  3877. * Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
  3878. * Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
  3879. * Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
  3880. UNIX ports:
  3881. * ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
  3882. * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
  3883.  
  3884. Win32 port:
  3885. * Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
  3886.  
  3887. iPaq port:
  3888. * Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
  3889.  
  3890. Miscellaneous:
  3891. * Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
  3892. * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
  3893. mpeg1/2 videos.
  3894.  
  3895.  
  3896. Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
  3897. --------------------------------
  3898.  
  3899. Core support:
  3900. * There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
  3901. * VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
  3902. after a pause.
  3903.  
  3904. Stream output:
  3905. * Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
  3906. * Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
  3907. * Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
  3908. * PS muxer can create mpeg1 files now and produce streams with system headers.
  3909. * You can transcode a52 with more than two channels to mpga now.
  3910.  
  3911. Win32 port:
  3912. * Fixed DVD support which was partly broken due to a bug in libdvdcss
  3913. * Fixed 5.1 audio support for the sblive/audigy soundcards.
  3914. * Fixed sound on Windows NT.
  3915.  
  3916. UNIX ports:
  3917. * Fixed/improved ALSA support and enabled multi-channel audio output.
  3918. * X11/Xvideo: Should now work on big endian machines, and you can now
  3919. use the arrow keys to browse through the DVD menus.
  3920.  
  3921. iPaq port:
  3922. * Gtk+2 interface called PDA
  3923. * Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
  3924. * Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
  3925. * Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
  3926. * Stream Out with transcode support enabled (use codecs: HuffYuvv and A-law).
  3927.  
  3928. Interfaces:
  3929. * Small updates/fixes to the wxWindows interface.
  3930. * Improved HTTP remote control interface. You can now create your own HTML pages.
  3931. * A new CORBA control plugin.
  3932.  
  3933. Input demux:
  3934. * Improved support for the Matroska container format.
  3935.  
  3936. Miscellaneous:
  3937. * Improved build system.
  3938. * New video filter plugin to overlay logos.
  3939. * Added support for Winamp 3 B4S files.
  3940. * New subtitle module which uses freetype2 to render arbitrary fonts in any size.
  3941. Should also work with languages like russion for instance.
  3942.  
  3943.  
  3944. Changes between 0.5.3 and 0.6.0:
  3945. --------------------------------
  3946.  
  3947. Core Support:
  3948. * Channel Server support was removed (was deprecated)
  3949.  
  3950. Input access:
  3951. * Fixed a big bug in ftp and http access that prevented many platforms
  3952. (OSX most prominently) to view ftp and http streams.
  3953. * Fixed large file support on Windows
  3954. * Video 4 Linux support
  3955. * CD Digital Audio support
  3956. * Fixed IPv6 multicasting on Windows and OSX.
  3957.  
  3958. Input demux:
  3959. * Better detection of AAC and mp3 files
  3960. * Support for OpenDML avi files
  3961. * More complete .mp4/.mov support
  3962. * Very early support for the Matroska container format (don't complain if it doesn't work ;)
  3963.  
  3964. Codecs:
  3965. * VLC's own MPEG1/2 decoder has been replaced with libmpeg2
  3966. * Support for Sorenson 3 (SVQ3 or Quicktime content) via ffmpeg
  3967. * OSX support for QDM2 and QDMC sound, often used in QT content.
  3968. * Fixed a bug which was causing artefacts in DivX video (ffmpeg)
  3969. * Updated our theora decoder to use the alpha 2 release of libtheora
  3970. * If ffmpeg cannot keep up, skip and try to recover instead of stopping altogether
  3971. * Indeo Video 3 (IV32) support for little-endian computers. (so not for OSX)
  3972.  
  3973. Interfaces:
  3974. * The wxWindows interface is now fully useable as well as Unicode safe
  3975. * New HTTP remote control interface
  3976.  
  3977. Stream output:
  3978. * New stream output scheme. It is now possible to build a chain of stream outputs
  3979. allowing for instance to stream and display some content at the same time.
  3980. * The stream output now allows to transcode content on the fly.
  3981. * Fixed major bug that prevented streaming mpeg 1/2 video with pulldown content.
  3982. * SAP/SDP announcing support. (both IPv4 and IPv6)
  3983.  
  3984. Miscellaneous:
  3985. * New reset option for the preferences
  3986. * You can set your language in the prefences
  3987. * New video chroma conversion module using ffmpeg
  3988. * Added a Gentoo ebuild to the distribution
  3989. * Added a new smaller subtitles font (now the default) + scripts to generate your own
  3990. * SAP/SDP IPv6 support
  3991.  
  3992. UNIX ports:
  3993. * Basic support for the X11 Xinerama extension.
  3994. * New skinable interface ported to X11.
  3995. * Run opie-vlc and zaurus-vlc as GuiServer
  3996.  
  3997. Mac OS X port:
  3998. * When you add several items to the playlist, they are sorted alphabetically.
  3999. * New about panel and revamped preferences panel.
  4000. * Fixed the deinterlace menu.
  4001. * Float on top, Fit to Screen and a Transparency option for video out.
  4002. * New output dialog for transcode and display while stream capabilities.
  4003. * New icons by Davor Orel.
  4004. * New audio resampler. Should make VLC much faster.
  4005. * Fixed disappearing and crackling sound (PTS is out of range bug)
  4006. * We no longer automatically save the preferences when you quit the application
  4007. * Arrow keys are now use to browse the menus in a DVD
  4008.  
  4009. Win32 port:
  4010. * the wxWindows interface is now the default interface
  4011. * The keyboard shortcuts are now identical to the linux version
  4012. * Fixed the "no sound" problem on NT4
  4013. * Improved skinnable interface (it now uses the wxWindows interface dialogs).
  4014. * Added support for compressed skins files (.vlt files)
  4015. * Fixed SVCD chapters support.
  4016. * Fixed memory leak with 5.1 audio.
  4017.  
  4018. BeOS port:
  4019. * Interface localization
  4020. * Screensaver disabled if playing in fullscreen
  4021. * A few new keyboard shortcuts
  4022. * New full-featured Preferences window
  4023.  
  4024.  
  4025. Changes between 0.5.2 and 0.5.3:
  4026. --------------------------------
  4027.  
  4028. Core Support:
  4029. * fixed DTS S/PDIF output on little-endian machines
  4030. * support for skins at the interface level
  4031. * new OSD module using Freetype2
  4032. * video outputs are now destroyed when the associated input ends
  4033. * the video output takes into account the caching delay introduced at the
  4034. input level before dropping out of date frames.
  4035. * configuration option to disable the translation of the interface
  4036.  
  4037. Input access:
  4038. * fixed HTTP redirects
  4039. * support for opening an entire directory
  4040. * EOF should be detected more reliably
  4041. * new video4linux access plug-in
  4042. * new kfir access plug-in designed to work around a bug in the kfir driver
  4043.  
  4044. Input demux:
  4045. * added stream type for some Motorola MPEG-2 video encoders
  4046. * fix for some ogg web radio streams
  4047. * fixed reading TS streams over HTTP
  4048.  
  4049. Codecs:
  4050. * support for 3ivx D4 (not previous versions)
  4051. * support for '3ivd' and '3vid' encodings
  4052. * support for 'MSS1' codec ( same as WMV2 )
  4053. * support for SAMI subtitles (untested and incomplete)
  4054. * better SSA4 subtitles recognition
  4055. * new codec for raw I420 video
  4056. * improvements to the libmpeg2-based MPEG video decoder
  4057.  
  4058. Interfaces:
  4059. * improvements to wxWindows based interface
  4060. (although it still misses some important features)
  4061. * skeleton for a Gnome2/GTK2 plug-in
  4062.  
  4063. Stream output:
  4064. * new HTTP output support
  4065. * fixed a segfault in the AVI muxer
  4066. * fixed AV synchronization issues
  4067.  
  4068. Miscellaneous:
  4069. * support for oldstyle id3 genres
  4070.  
  4071. UNIX ports:
  4072. * the SDL vout plug-in will now work on big-endian machines
  4073.  
  4074. Mac OS X port:
  4075. * reorderable playlist
  4076. * fixed the hiding of the mouse on multiple monitors
  4077. * fixed a big issue with some USB speakers
  4078. * support for mono audio output devices
  4079. * reset the audio-device to its default mode before quitting VLC
  4080. * fixed several cosmetic issues
  4081. * you can drag the controller window by its background (as it should be)
  4082. * the messages window remembers more lines
  4083. * delay and fps can now be overruled with subtitles files
  4084. * http and ogg stream output options
  4085. * Apple menu and friends will now be translated as well
  4086.  
  4087. Win32 port:
  4088. * new skinnable interface
  4089. * the directx video output doesn't crash anymore on ctrl+alt+del events.
  4090.  
  4091. iPAQ familiar Linux port:
  4092. * support for FLAC audio format
  4093. * the interface adapts to the screen size/rotation
  4094. * playlist
  4095. * network tab in the interface
  4096. * "apply" handling in preferences
  4097.  
  4098.  
  4099. Changes between 0.5.1a and 0.5.2:
  4100. ---------------------------------
  4101.  
  4102. Core support:
  4103. * advanced config options are now hidden by default
  4104. * new --spdif option to use the S/PDIF audio output by default
  4105. * fixed a 'clicking' sound when switching between streams
  4106. * new bandlimited resampler that should improve audio quality on primarily
  4107. Mac OS X
  4108. * fixed a problem with audio over http that caused some web radios to not work
  4109. * DTS S/PDIF support
  4110.  
  4111. Codecs:
  4112. * support for DV audio through the ffmpeg library
  4113. * support for FLAC audio through libflac
  4114. * new but basic MPEG video decoder based on libmpeg2
  4115. * fixed a major bug in LPCM code (fixes a problem with iDVD disks)
  4116.  
  4117. Stream output:
  4118. * support for streaming DivX 1/2/3, wmv1/2, h/i263 over MPEG-2 TS
  4119. * new --ttl option for Time To Live
  4120.  
  4121. DVD support:
  4122. * fixed quite a few problems with the dvd menu support
  4123.  
  4124. UNIX ports:
  4125. * fixed the GNU-pth support
  4126.  
  4127. Win32 port:
  4128. * multi-channel audio and S/PDIF support for both the DirectX and Waveout
  4129. plugins
  4130. * localization support via gettext is now fully working
  4131. * rc interface is now fully useable
  4132. * fixed the MSVC project files generation
  4133.  
  4134. Mac OS X port:
  4135. * several fixes for multi channel audio devices. AC3 over SPDIF with
  4136. M-Audio Sonica Theater still does not work. this is most likely a driver
  4137. bug and has been reported to M-Audio. (Sonica, Revolution, Delta, Griffin
  4138. iMate and MOTU firewire devices should work)
  4139. * VLC now uses the default audio device
  4140. * new info panel
  4141. * very preliminary support for VLC control via applescript
  4142. * support for mouse gestures
  4143. * new priority scheme allowing to avoid lock-ups on low-end machines
  4144.  
  4145. Linupy port:
  4146. * there is a whole new port for the linupy distribution used by o.a. the
  4147. YOPY PDA. It is still experimental, please test it
  4148.  
  4149. Miscellaneous:
  4150. * improved ID3 tag detection
  4151. * changed several errors into warnings ; the frequently reported "this is
  4152. not a PS stream, continuing" is one of these
  4153. * mouse gestures work on windows and osx, but there still isn't any useful
  4154. gestures
  4155. * some support for .pls playlists used by shoutcast
  4156.  
  4157.  
  4158. Changes between 0.5.1 and 0.5.1a:
  4159. ---------------------------------
  4160.  
  4161. Mac OS X port:
  4162. * fixed a problem that caused VLC to select the wrong language when
  4163. English was set as the preferred language
  4164.  
  4165.  
  4166. Changes between 0.5.0 and 0.5.1:
  4167. --------------------------------
  4168.  
  4169. Core support:
  4170. * new mouse gesture interface
  4171. * audio volume can now be changed at any time, even when no file is
  4172. playing
  4173.  
  4174. Input access:
  4175. * various minor fixes on the network inputs
  4176. * fixed some weird URL parsing problems (/Volumes/toto:tata/harry@coin.mpg)
  4177. * VCD: fixed track number and chapter indexing
  4178.  
  4179. Input demux:
  4180. * fixed a bad initialization in the mp4 plug-in
  4181. * new --buggy-psi option for TS streams which do not update their
  4182. continuity counter
  4183.  
  4184. Codecs:
  4185. * support for MPEG-2 intra slice refresh (aka. Slice-I) streams
  4186.  
  4187. DVD support:
  4188. * fixed a bug which turned the default interface command-line only
  4189. without the user consent
  4190.  
  4191. UNIX ports:
  4192. * GTK: fixed a crash when going fullscreen or changing volume from the
  4193. popup menu
  4194. * X11: new screen saver disabling plug-in (--extraintf screensaver)
  4195. * KDE: fixed compilation with KDE 3.1
  4196. * ALSA: fixed mono files output
  4197.  
  4198. Mac OS X port:
  4199. * fixed a crash on start-up on some localized systems
  4200. * lowered real-time priorities to avoid lock-ups on slow machines
  4201. * VLC can now be made the handler of ftp http mms and udp URLs
  4202. * playlist enhancements
  4203. * added half, normal and double video window menu items
  4204. * new step forward/step backward commands
  4205. * the dock should no longer be visible in fullscreen mode
  4206. * the Mac OS X binary is now compiled with Ogg/Theora support
  4207. * vlc.app is now VLC.app
  4208.  
  4209. Win32 port:
  4210. * fixed the "RichEdit line insertion error" bug
  4211. * VLC can now be run from outside its installation directory
  4212. * fixed a bug that prevented to find the default subtitle font
  4213.  
  4214. BeOS port:
  4215. * smarter BeOS priorities to avoid lock-ups
  4216. * few enhancements in the interface (especially the Settings window)
  4217.  
  4218. Opie port:
  4219. * native video output is working again
  4220. * only commandline interface support
  4221. * support for MPEG4, DivX through ffmpeg package
  4222.  
  4223.  
  4224. Changes between 0.4.6 and 0.5.0:
  4225. --------------------------------
  4226.  
  4227. Core structure:
  4228. * object structure which allows for full re-entrancy, known as libvlc
  4229. * new audio output architecture based on filter pipelines, providing
  4230. S/PDIF and multi-channel support
  4231. * localization support via gettext on most architectures
  4232. * new stream output architecture, allowing to use VLC to unicast,
  4233. multicast or broadcast a stream to another VLC (only MPEG 1, 2 and 4
  4234. and A/52 streams are supported)
  4235. * build system now uses autoconf/automake/autopoint
  4236.  
  4237. Input access:
  4238. * mms:// support
  4239. * ftp:// support
  4240. * stability fixes in the HTTP access
  4241. * auto-detection of RTP encapsulation
  4242. * VCD entry points support
  4243. * VCD image file support
  4244.  
  4245. Input demux:
  4246. * support for *.asf format
  4247. * improved support for *.avi, especially over an HTTP connection
  4248. * support for *.mp4 and *.mov format
  4249. * support for ogg encapsulation
  4250. * support for raw DV format
  4251. * support for *.wav format
  4252. * new demuxdump demux allowing to save a stream to a file
  4253. * raw AAC support
  4254.  
  4255. Stream discovery & playlists:
  4256. * support for the SAP/SDP and SLP protocols
  4257. * support for .m3u file format
  4258. * support for .asx file format
  4259. * hack to find the streaming sources in html-pages with embedded wmp
  4260.  
  4261. Codecs:
  4262. * support for the microdvd, subrip, ssa1, ssa2-4 subtitles file formats
  4263. (only available with the .avi demux)
  4264. * support for ADPCM audio codec
  4265. * support for raw PCM data
  4266. * support for Cinepak video codec
  4267. * support for DV video codec via libdv or ffmpeg
  4268. * support for AAC audio codec via libfaad2
  4269. * support for Xvid codec
  4270. * support for Xiph.org's Vorbis audio codec
  4271. * support for Xiph.org's Tremor audio codec (when compiling from sources)
  4272. * support for Xiph.org's Tarkin and Theora video codecs (when compiling
  4273. from sources)
  4274. * new codecs supported by latest ffmpeg versions: WMV, WMA, SVQ 1, H263,
  4275. H263i, MJPEG A/B
  4276. * fixed an endianness bug in LPCM codec
  4277.  
  4278. DVD support:
  4279. * experimental preliminary support for DVD menus via libdvdplay
  4280.  
  4281. Miscellaneous:
  4282. * new WxWindows interface
  4283. * all interfaces allow to dynamically change the volume, the audio
  4284. device and the channels configuration
  4285. * headphone channel mixer with virtual spatialization effect
  4286. * Mozilla plugin based on libvlc for embedded playback in webpages of any
  4287. format that VLC can play
  4288. * new swedish translation
  4289. * enhancements of the playlist window
  4290. * new messages window to see debug info
  4291. * fixed a few crashes
  4292.  
  4293. iPaq port:
  4294. * slider bar in GTK+/GPE Familiar interface
  4295. * fixed crash on directory change in Familiar interface
  4296. * added qte_main module for use in all modules that need Opie or Qte support
  4297. * native video output module for Qt Embedded/Opie is not working
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