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Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.

4:
-------------------------------Decoder:
German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian
Bokml, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish,
Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations
Changes between 2.2.2 and 2.2.3:
-------------------------------Demux:
* Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow
* Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
* Fix WMV regression
Decoder:
* Fix hardware decoding with libvdpau-va-gl
* Fix crashes with libvpx
* Use libass without caching dialog
Video Ouptut:
* Fix green lines on Direct3D output
Skins2:
* Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context
Qt:
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix

resume where you left off


infinite recursion in the customize dialog
size when switching to/from the minimal interface
size after resume toolbar is displayed

MacOS X:
* Fix crashes in media information panel
* Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option
Win32:
* Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer
Translations:
* Update of most translations
Changes between 2.2.1 and 2.2.2:
-------------------------------Access:
* Fix SetupFormat for continuous framesize in v4l2
* Fix off-by-one buffer overflow in RealRtsp module
* Fix screen recording aspect-ratio, framerate and potential crash
* Fix Windows directshow input freeze
* Fix MMS segmentation fault/abort when server forces a large allocation
Demux:
* Fix support for ms-dvr files
* Fix time detection in AVI files over HTTP
* HLS: fix hang on stop, crashes and small improvements
* Fix mp4 NULL dereference reported by by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

* Fix regression for VC-1 in WMV


* Fix MXF crashes on stop
* Fix EAC3 detection in some TS files
Decoders:
* Fix importing surface from main memory in VDPAU
* Fix possible double-free in ADPCM decoder
* Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
* Support GoToMeeting 2 and GoToMeeting 3 codecs
* Fix crash in teletext (zvbi) decoder
* Fix Bluray subtitles (PGS) timestamps
Audio output:
* Fix audio drop after a flush with pulseaudio
* Fix audio initialization on iOS
* Fix audio stuttering with AirPlay devices on OS X (2 sec delay needs to
be set manually by the user)
* Fix pulseaudio latency computation
* Fix alsa default device selection
Skins2:
* Fix video control that fails to show up
* Fix UTF-8 conversion issues
* Fix Unicode folders location failing to open the skins
* Fix crash over malformed skins bitmaps
* Fix fullscreen for Gnome3/Unity Window Managers
OS
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X:
Support for OS X El Capitan
Fix code signature for releases on El Capitan
Improve resume dialog, starting time, preferences, lua extensions
Fix threads ordering, preferences crashes, URL drag'n drops

Qt:
* Fix crash when opening multiple items on Windows
* Fix recent items appending when using a playlist
* Improve addons manager dialog, playlist
* Fix changing the audio-device in the menu
* Fix key and mouse event support for Qt >= 5.5 under X11
* Fix memory leaks
Video Output:
* Fix build if one disables XCB but activate VDPAU on Unix
* Fix Direct3D plane allocation size to avoid colour bleeding
* Fix some crashes in swscale resizing
Misc:
* Fix build with recent FreeRDP versions
* Fix interface crashes when input-title-format option is empty
* Fix MP4 mux divide-by-zero crash
* Improve PNG encoding time
* Fix some UPnP initialization lag
* Rewrite of the Jamendo Service Discovery
* Fix snapshot aspect ratio for anamorphic contents
* Fix custom snapshot sizes
* Dynamic generation of GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman parameters
* Fix "vb" transcoding parameter
* Fix superfluous audio channel extraction in the core
* Fix miscellaneous crashes, double-frees, integer overflows, infinite loops,
read overflow, invalid frees and division by zero issues

* Fix support for lua 5.2 and fix XSS in the http interface
* Update and improve Soundcloud, Vimeo and Youtube scripts
* Update of codecs and libraries to fix 3rd party security issues (like
TALOS-CAN-0036, TALOS-CAN-0037, CVE-2015-7981, CVE-2015-8126
Translations:
* Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
* Update of most translations
libVLC:
* Expose audio mute, cork and volume change events: libvlc_MediaPlayerCorked,
libvlc_MediaPlayerUncorked, libvlc_MediaPlayerMuted,
libvlc_MediaPlayerUnmuted and libvlc_MediaPlayerAudioVolume
* Fix propagation of libvlc_MediaPlayerTitleChanged event
Translations:
* Update of most translations
Changes between 2.2.0 and 2.2.1:
-------------------------------Codec:
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix

compilation with older libavcodec versions


some VP9 decoding
flac crashes
lpcm channel ordering
potential NULL dereference in dmo
teletext framing code in DVB PES packets
potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder (CVE-2014-9629)
AAC samplerate

Demuxers:
* Fix MP4 chapters
* Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares
* Fix crash when playing SPC files
* Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV
* Revert to older ASX code
* Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio
Access:
* Fix sftp read and close sockets
* Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8
* Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows
Audio output:
* Fix Alsa HDMI plugs
* Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers
* Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files
OS
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X:
Fix numerous crashes in the UI
Fix video-wallpaper mode
Fix race when starting VLC from command line

Qt:
* Fix recent items behaviour
* Fix rotation filter activation
* Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard

Win32:
* Timestamp the signature of the dlls
* Fix extensions registration during install
* Fix extensions dialog crash
* Default to no DxVA decoding
libVLC:
* fix libvlc_media_get_stats
Translations:
* Update of Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
English (United Kingdom), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokml,
Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian,
Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,
Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian translations
Changes between 2.1.6 and 2.2.0:
-------------------------------Important changes:
* The licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+,
notably most of the streaming output, muxers and access output modules
Core:
* Support automatic rotation using streams metadata, GPU-accelerated when possi
ble
* Add extensions manager and downloading from external repositories
* Rework the metadata fetching algorithm and policies
* Partial fix of playback of short audio samples
Access:
* Added TLS support for ftp access and sout access
New schemes for implicit (ftps) and explicit (ftpes) modes
* MMS audio selection on split audio streams
* Blu-Ray: support overlays, preferred menu languages, region selection
and BD-J navigation
* Digital Cinema Package support, including encrypted DCP with KDM
* Partial fixes for Arccos protected DVDs
* Fix CDDB lookups, including pregap data
Decoder:
* Support VDPAU acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
* Support MediaCodec acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
* Add Media Foundation Transform audio and video decoder
* Add video decoder module based on GStreamer plugins
* Add MMAL decoder for Broadcom VideoCore chips (like the RaspberryPi)
supporting MPEG-2 and H.264, supporting GPU-zerocopy display
* Partial support for Voxware MetaSound
* libvpx decoder for VP8 and VP9
* Support MSN Audio, Atrac3+, VP7, Bink, TAK, On2 AVC, DK3, DK4, IMC, Vivo g723
.1,
Smacker, FIC, Auravision, Canopus Lossless, and numerous videogame codecs
* Teletext subtitles display improvements
* Mediacodec speed improvements on x86
* Support setting the post processing level in Theora
* OpenMax IL improvements, notably for RaspberryPi
* Fix channel ordering of LPCM codec in m2ts files
* New jpeg image decoder

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Add tx3g subtitles decoder


New SVG image decoder
Fix Speex decoding over RTP and in flv
Support more x264 and FFv1 RGB modes
Improvements on ZVBI teletext decoder, notably for speed and alignments

Encoder:
* Support for MPEG-2 encoding using x262
* Support for HEVC/H.265 encoding using x265
* Support for Opus encoding using libopus
* New jpeg image encoder using libjpeg
* New png image encoder using libpng
Demuxer:
* Support for Core Audio Format (CAF) files
* Important rework of the Ogg demuxer, notably improving seeking,
streaming resilience, speex demuxing and chained Ogg
* Important rework of the ASF/WMV demuxer, notably for seeking,
synchronization and tracks exclusion
* AVI improvements for better seek-indexing in non-fastseekable situations
* AVI fixes for uncompressed, indexed and paletized bitmaps
* MP4 fixes for fragmented files, vobsub, duration, aspect-ratio
and support for rotation, covr atom and tracks exclusion
* Support Opus in MKV
* Support VP8 in OGG
* Basic support for WebVTT
* Handle support for ISO/IEC 14496-3 (AAC) Audio stream type in TS
* Support HDPR TS files
* Support microseconds in SubRip subtitles
* FLAC packets validation using CRC
* Improvements in metadata support in Ogg/Opus/Vorbis files
* Fix encoding issues and relative paths in some XML playlist formats
* Support THP Wii/Gamecube, RenderWare and Escape Replay game video files
* New HEVC raw packetizer and demuxer
* TS support for WiDi/Miracast LPCM
* Handle MOV/MP4 tx3g styled subtitles through codec
* Support SVG images files (on glib platforms)
* Keep selection of tracks on segment changes in MKV
* Support detection of SRT languages based on filename
* Support for seeking Standard MIDI Files
Video Output:
* Direct rendering and filtering for VDPAU hardware acceleration
* New CoreAnimation OpenGL video output module for NPAPI plugins
* New OpenGL ES 2.0 through EGL video output module for Android
* New Android native window provider module
* Direct rendering for MediaCodec Android hardware acceleration
* Support for loading HLSL shaders in Direct3D video output
* Add MMAL based video output for RaspberryPi
Video Filter:
* New Oldmovie effect filter
* New VHS effect filter
* New Freeze effect filter
* Support I422 and J422 in transform
* NEON optimizations for deinterleaving chroma, notably NV12->I420
* Fix audiobargraph activation and usage
Audio Output:
* Allow setting volume while not connected with PulseAudio

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Audio device notifications for WASAPI


Fix replay of sound buffer in DirectSound
Split of MMDevice and WinRT audio modules
Numerous fixes on AUHAL, including device management and stream changes
Fixes for SPDIF passthru in most modules

Muxers:
* Important rework of the Ogg muxer, notably for skeleton
* Fixes for the AVI muxer to respect the specification
* Support VP8 in OGG
* Add HEVC muxing in MP4 and TS
Streaming:
* Important rework of the transcoding module to fix numerous bugs
* WebM streaming, including live sources, compatible with all major browsers
vlc <your-source> vlc://quit --sout '#transcode{vcodec=VP80,vb=1000,acodec=
vorb,ab=128}
:std{access=http{mime=video/webm},mux=webm,dst=:4212}'
* GSM, VP8, Opus and JPEG RTP packetization
* HLS: Allow setting the first segment number and numerous improvements
* new stats module to output block timing values and md5 sums
* transcode module access fps values as rationals now, eg 30000/1001
* VLC now streams all elementary streams, you can revert to previous behaviour
with --no-sout-all
* --ts-out option has been removed, it has been superceded by --demux demuxdump
--demuxdump-access udp --demuxdump-file 127.0.0.1:1234
* Support Metacube protocol when streaming over HTTP
libVLC:
* add equalizer API libvlc_audio_equalizer_* functions
* add libvlc_media_player_program_scrambled function
Visualizations:
* Add a 3D OpenGL spectrum visualization.
* Allow setting the FFT windowing style for 3D and normal spectrum
Interfaces:
* Add support for subtitles drag 'n drop in skins2
* Add record button in Qt menus
* New module for core dialogs on iOS
* New layout for Qt buttons customization
* Support to continue media playback where it was left off for Qt and OS X
Mac OS X Interface:
* Support for OS X Yosemite
* Avoid grey bars in fullscreen when using Mavericks with multiple monitors
* Improve fullscreen behavior for the native and VLCs own mode
* Fixes for advanced preferences
* Added 'file size' column to playlist table
* in addition to iTunes, Spotify is automatically paused on playback start
* Option to increase playlist font size
* Improved crash log reporting
Misc:
* New module for TLS on OS X and iOS
* Windows installer will kill running instance before installing
* Teletext navigation buttons support in Qt4 gui
* Update and improve Koreus, Dailymotion, Soundcloud and Youtube scripts
Security:

* Numerous integer and heap overflow in Ogg, AVI, ASF, TTA and MP4 demuxers
Removed modules:
* iOS video output: use ios2
* OpenMash H.261 video decoder
* dirac encoder: use schroedinger
Translations:
* New translation in Urdu, Tatar, Silesian, Samoan, Kapampangan, N'ko,
Kurdish, Kabyle, Mexican Spanish, Catalan, Amharic
* Update of all translations:
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Uzbek, Ukrainian,
Turkish, Thai, Swedish, Serbian, Albanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Russian,
Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Dutch, Nepali, Norwegian
Bokml, Malay, Marathi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Korean, Kannada, Khmer,
Japanese, Italian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Hebrew, Galician, Scottish
Gaelic, French, Finnish, Persian, Estonian, Spanish, Modern Greek, German,
Danish, Welsh, Czech, Bosnian, Bengali, Asturian
Changes between 2.1.5 and 2.1.6:
-------------------------------Audio output:
* Fix OSS stuttering
Security:
* Fix heap overflow in decomp stream filter
* Fix buffer overflow in updater (CVE-2014-9625)
* Fix potential buffer overflow in schroedinger encoder
* Fix null-pointer dereference in DMO decoder
* Fix buffer overflow in parsing of string boxes in mp4 demuxer (CVE-2014-9626,
9627,9628)
* Fix SRTP integer overflow
* Fix potential crash in zip access
* Fix read overflow in Ogg demuxer
* Fix RTP overflow (CVE-2014-9630)
Win32 installer:
* Update translations and greek encoding
Changes between 2.1.4 and 2.1.5:
-------------------------------Core:
* Fix compilation on OS/2
Access:
* Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module
Mac OS X audio output:
* Fix channel ordering
* Increase the buffersize
Decoders:
* Fix DxVA2 decoding of samples needing more surfaces
* Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams
* Fix PGS alignment in MKV

Qt Interface:
* Don't rename mp3 converted files to .raw
Mac OS X Interface:
* Correctly support video-on-top
* Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays
* Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side
Streaming:
* Fix transcode when audio format changes
Security contents:
* Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466)
* Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333)
Translations:
* Update British English
Changes between 2.1.3 and 2.1.4:
-------------------------------Demuxers:
* Fix issue in WMV with multiple compressed payload and empty payloads
Video Output:
* Fix subtitles size rendering on Windows
Mac OS
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix

X:
DVD playback regression
misleading error message during video playback on OS X 10.9
hardware acceleration memleaks

Changes between 2.1.2 and 2.1.3:


-------------------------------Core:
* Fix broken behaviour with SOCKSv5 proxies
* Fix integer overflow on error when using vlc_readdir
Access:
* Fix DVB-T2 tuning on Linux
* Fix encrypted DVD playback
* Fix v4l2 frequency conversion
Decoders:
* Fix numerous issues (M2TS, VC1 interlaced, Lagarith, FFv1.3, Xvid)
by updating codec libraries
* Bring fluidsynth back on Mac OS X
* Fix some Opus crashes with some filters
* Fix teletext crash on Windows
Demuxers:
* Avoid an infinite recursion in MKV tags parsing
* Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks
* Fix missing samples at the end of some wav files
* Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing
Audio output:

* Fix audio device selection via command line on Mac OS X


* Fix audio crashes on Mac OS X
Video Output:
* Fix selection of DirectDraw as the default output for XP
* Fix transform off-by-one issue
* Fix screensaver disabling on Windows outputs
* Fix DirectDraw device enumeration and multi-display output
* Fix a potential crash when playing a fullscreen game at the same time as VLC
Stream output:
* Fix 24bits audio MTU alignment in RTP
* Fix record file names
Qt
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interface:
Fix minimal size possible on start
Fix a crash with the simple volume widget
Fix a crash in the audio menu building
Fix multimedia keys issues on Windows
Fix opening of DVD and BD folders on Windows

HTTP interface:
* Fix album art display on Windows
Translations:
* Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Modern Greek,
Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew,
Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokml, Nepali,
Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
and Simplified Chinese translations
* Fix encoding for Windows installer translations
Changes between 2.1.1 and 2.1.2:
-------------------------------Audio output:
* Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed
* Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
* Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external
audio devices on OS X
* Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused
* Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS
Demuxers:
* Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing
* Various WMV playback improvements and fixes
Decoders:
* Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding
* Fix playback of some HEVC samples
Video filters:
* Fix crash on deinterlace selection
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interface:
Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed
Improve A-B loop control
Fix album art update when changing media

Mac OS X interface:
* Add a language option in the interface
* Option to control VLC's iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find
* Improved UI resetting when requested in the preferences
* Fix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks
* Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working
* Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking
* Fix crash when closing window without decorations
* Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled
Win32 installer:
* Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update
Translations:
* Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian,
French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer,
Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala,
Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations
Changes between 2.1.0 and 2.1.1:
-------------------------------Core:
* Fix random and reshuffling behaviour
* Fix recording
* Fix some subtitles track selection
Decoders:
* VP9 support in WebM
* HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
* Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes
Demuxers:
* Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
* Support Speex in ogg files
* Fix some .mov playlists support
* Support Alac in mkv
* Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
* Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files
Access:
* Fix DVB options parsing
* Fix DeckLink HDMI input
* Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain
Audio output:
* Fixes for DirectSound pass-through
* Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD
Interfaces:
* Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
* Fix D-Bus volume setting
Qt:
* Reinstore right click subtitle menu to open a subtitle
* Fix saving the hotkeys in preferences
* Fix saving the audio volume on Win32, using DirectSound
* Fix play after drag'n drop

* Fix streaming options edition and scale parameter


Stream out:
* Fix transcoding audio drift issues
* Fix numerous audio encoding issues
Win32 installer:
* Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
* Simplification of the upgrade mechanism
Mac OS X interface:
* Reintroduce the language selector known from pre-2.1 releases
* Fix fullscreen behaviour and various crashes
* Fix about dialog crash in Japanese
* Fix crashes on proxy lookups
* Fixes on the playlist and information behaviours
* Fixes on the streaming dialogs
* Improves interface resizings
Translations:
* Update of Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French,
Galician, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Lithuanian, Marathi, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokml, Occitan, Persian,
Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish,
Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
translations
Changes between 2.0.9 and 2.1.0:
-------------------------------Important changes:
* The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
* Discontinued support for PowerPC-based Macs; VLC now requires Mac OS X 10.6+
Moreover, the official builds will be 64bit only
* The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed; to tune
compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually
3rd party libraries (contrib):
* /extras/contrib has been replaced by a cleaner build system in /contrib
Core:
* Audio core rewrite, supporting higher samplerates, better volume management,
better device selection, new channel layouts and new output capabilities
* Fix support for .001, .00x split files on Windows
* Full support for UNICODE Windows mode
* Disable and mark obsolete --language selection
* Port to Android
* Port to iOS
* Partial support for Windows Store App / WinRT
* Add an audio fingerprinter, using AcoustID!
* Remove SQL support
Decoders:
* Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec
* Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec module
* Support for Ulead DV audio
* Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen,
Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) and 2 (MSS2)
* Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless

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Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder


Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
Add Hardware Acceleration support on Linux using VDPAU
Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
X Window system raster image dump pseudo-decoder
Support for Webinar GoToMeeting 4 (G2M4)

Encoders:
* high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
* QuickSyncVideo Encoding (Intel Media SDK) support using Intel GPU on Windows
* New AAC encoder using the fdk-aac library (non-free)
Access:
* Screen: add support for OS X Lion and later,
remove support for previous OS X releases
* Major improvements in DASH support
* Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
* Important improvements and rewrite of the v4l2 access module
* HTTP: support for Internationalized Domain Names
* Microsoft Smooth Streaming support (H264 and VC1) developed by Viotech.net
* NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices
* Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode
* Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode
* Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track
vlc video.mkv --input-slave timecode:// --timecode-fps 30/1001
* New video capture module for OS X based on AVFoundation, named AVcapture
* New shared memory framebuffer access module, named shm
Demuxers:
* MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
* Vorbis: better support for metadata and cover art
* AVI: better support for tags and extended metadata
* Support for FLAC, Atrac and some ADPCM in AVI
* Support for DV data type 1 in AVI and 12 bits DV Audio
* Support for total number of tracks in major container
* Support for Cook and Atrac in MKV
* AVI: support for files produced by Nikon cameras
* Support for more MJPEG streams
* Add support for liveleak streams
* Add support for Wave/RF64 files
* Prevent numerous uncaught exceptions in MKV
* Add protection against several potential heap buffer overflow in libebml
Audio output:
* Windows Audio Session API audio output support
* OpenBSD sndio audio output support
* Important improvements on the Android OpenSL ES audio output
* Android AudioTrack audio output support
* OS X Auhal output support for 6.1, 7.1, 8.0 and 8.1 playback and layouts
* Rewrite of OSS module to support OSSv4
* OS X Auhal output support for multi-buffer output devices
This fix was facilitated through a hardware lending by TEAC Europe GmbH
distributing such devices under the brand "TASCAM" (US-122, US-144, etc.).
* Rewrite of the AudioQueue output for iOS (and OS X)
* New, simplified AudioUnit output for iOS
Audio Filters:
* New remapping channel filter
* New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect

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New VSXu visualization plugin


ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
Rewrite of the simple downmixer filter
New gain audio filter

Video Outputs:
* New output for Decklink Blackmagic cards
* New output using OpenMAX IL hardware acceleration API
* OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions
* OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS
* Fix and enable the OpenGL ES1 and ES2 outputs
* Support for subpictures in the OpenGL ES2 output
* Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
* New output module for iOS using OpenGL ES2
* Fix performance issue on Macs with multiple graphics cards
Video Filters:
* New anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in
anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images
* Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats
and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits)
* Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats
* Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters
* ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
Stream Output:
* Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
* Options support for AVIO output module
* Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
* Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
* Livehttp stream encryption support
* Livehttp supports changing encryption key and uri on segment change with keyloadfile option
* Added chromaprint based audio fingerprinting
Fingerprinters:
* Add AcoustID/Musicbrainz based fingerprinter
Interfaces:
* configurable password for the HTTP server
* .hosts removed from the HTTP server
* fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
* Better support for MCE remotes on Windows
* Hotkey support for TS program selection
* Rewrite of D-Bus inhibit interface
* Improvements on motion sensing interface, fix orientation, move out
rotate mode into the rotate video filter
Services discovery:
* UPnP A/V subtitles
* Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item
OS X Interface:
* Add support for multiple video outputs
* Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
controller
* Add a GUI to manage podcasts
* Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
* Add a GUI for the QTSound access input to process audio captured locally
- This also allows to capture input from a webcam and a mic at the same time

* Add a GUI to capture QTSound data along with the current screen content
* Add an option to let the Apple Remote control the system volume instead of
VLC's internal volume level
* Add a new Subtitles menu to change Subtitles and their properties during
playback
* Add the ability to create custom equalizer presets based upon the current
selection and to manage the list of presets
* Add custom profiles for video and audio effects, which let the user keep
multiple configuration sets of all the individual filters
* Support for pausing iTunes during media playback with VLC
* Add support for video filters to clone the video output or split it in parts
* Add A->B loop feature known from the Qt interface
* Add an option to disable skipping to next/previous file with the Apple Remote
* Add an option to show next / previous buttons
* Add an option to hide the shuffle and repeat buttons
* Add an option to hide the audio effects button (default enabled)
* Add optional playlist columns for track number, genre, album, description,
date and language
* Add options to the Advanced Open File dialog for start and stop time
* Add an option to play videos as a desktop background
* Add support for playing video and showing audio visualizations side by side
* improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
* rewrite of minimal macosx module for use within VLCKit
* Add support for 'macosx-autoplay' to the Apple Event / Apple Script bindings
when adding new inputs - this also affects network streams opened through
3rd party applications
* Add a UI to the preferences dialog to configure the default application
handler for ftp, mms, rtmp, rtp, rtsp, sftp, smb and udp streams
(system-wide settings)
* Add support for the Video Title option
* Add support for the Boss Key
* The Streaming/Transcoding wizard and the open dialog's output panel are
deprecated now and will be removed in a future release
Qt:
* Partial support for Qt5.0
* Menus modifications and improvements
* Playlist improvements and fixes, including PictureFlow view
* Streaming output wizard rewrite
* Add bitrate graph in information panels
* Filters panels improvements, notably Equalizer and Compressor
* EPG display fixes and improvements
* Add SD pixmap sources
* Preferences hotkeys management fixes
* Display playlist total duration
* Support for a Maximum volume in the UI
* Add audio track fingerprinting from media info
* New profiles format and dialog to handle filters and quality
* Numerous fixes
Skins2:
* Port to OS/2
* Extend sliders, offsets options
* New bitmaps caching mechanism
* Numerous fixes and improvements
* Skinning of the Fullscreen controller
libVLC:
* new libvlc_audio_output_device_list_get and libvlc_audio_output_device_list_r
elease functions

to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_outp


ut_device_longname
and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
* libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type a
re now deprecated
* new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get mo
re info about the
media tracks. libvlc_media_get_tracks_info is now deprecated.
* new fingerprinter_Create and fingerprinter_Destroy for fingerprinter support
* new libvlc_log_set, libvlc_log_set_file, libvlc_log_unset, libvlc_log_get_con
text and
libvlc_log_get_object for a better logger mechanism
* new libvlc_set_app_id to complement libvlc_set_user_agent to set the icons
Removed modules:
* portaudio audio output: use the native audio output instead
* X11 On Screen Display notifications (xosd)
* Linux Framebuffer On Screen Display interface (fbosd)
* PVR: IVTV analog TV encoder - use V4L instead
* RTMP access: use libavformat avio instead
* RTMP access_output: use libavformat avio instead
* Hildon GUI
* MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
* Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
* Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin
* Broken crop video filter
* Switcher module
* OSD parser and menu
* Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
* Removed DLL loader for non-Windows Operating Systems
* SQL Media Library (broken and unmaintained)
* SQL Lite (only used as SQL Media library backend)
* htcpcp :)
Translations:
* Update of all translations
Changes between 2.0.8 and 2.0.9:
-------------------------------Demux:
* Improve handling of corrupt ASF files
* Fix buffer overflow in the mp4a packetizer
Contribs:
* Fix modplug security issues
Changes between 2.0.7 and 2.0.8:
-------------------------------Access:
* Fix ISDB-S tuning
* Fix crash in QTsound
* Fix screen mouse file location
* Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access
Demux:
* Fix use after free in sgimb

* Improve resistance and checking against malformed MKV files


Decoders:
* Fix crash in the libavcodec module
Mac OS X:
* Fix interface crashes
* Fix autostart playback option
* Respect "playlist-autostart" option
Translations:
* update Welsh translation
* New Kannada translation
Changes between 2.0.6 and 2.0.7:
-------------------------------Input:
* Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
* Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted
playlist files
Decoders:
* Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
Encoders:
* Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac
Muxers:
* Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files
Video output:
* Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)
Mac OS X Interface
* Minor improvements
* Fix issue which could lead to loss of media files created through transcoding
HTTP Interface
* Fix two xss vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-3565)
Translations:
* Update Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian
Bokml,
Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, Welsh tr
anslations
* New Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations
Changes between 2.0.5 and 2.0.6:
-------------------------------Access:
* Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected
Audio Output:
* Improve lookup of human readable device names in AUHAL plugin (OS X)
Demuxers:

*
*
*
*
*
*

Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)


Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser

Decoders:
* Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards on Windows
* Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
* Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
* 3rd party codecs updates
Mac OS X:
* Fix subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X's native fullscreen mode
* Improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
* Fix listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console)
in the advanced preferences panel
* Fix spatializer audio filter panel
* Fix crash within the video output code
* Fix BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such
folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
* Fix bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
* Fix various minor UI drawing issues (main window, fullscreen controller,
lua extensions, ...)
* Allow VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages
Qt:
* Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit
GNU/Linux:
* Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
* Reject broken versions of PulseAudio
Windows:
* Fix uninstallation in different location than C:\
Translations:
* Update of Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Portuguese,
Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish, Czech, Catalan, Bosnian,
Asturian, French, Romanian, Serbian, Russian, Hindi, Estonian, German
Slovenian Norwegian Bokml, Khmer, Icelandic, Interlingua, Welsh, Ukrainian,
Dutch, Danish, translations
* New Gujarati, Aragonese translations
Changes between 2.0.4 and 2.0.5:
-------------------------------Access:
* Fix DVB-S delivery system detection
Audio Output:
* Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio
(however similar bugs in PulseAudio version 2.0 and later still exist)
* Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems
Demuxers:
* Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
* Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser

*
*
*
*
*

Fix koreus lua parser


Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.

Video filters:
* Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
* Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases
Encoders:
* Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization
Mac OS
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix

X:
Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
crash with local statistics disabled
Time counter UI look
system sleep issue on OS X 10.5

Win32:
* Fix https streaming
libVLC:
* Fix audio and video track selection:
The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously
incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.
Translations:
* Update of Asturian, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish,
Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, Scottish Gaelic, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malayalam, Polish, Slovak, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai translations
* Initial translations for Welsh and Interlingua
Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4:
-------------------------------Audio Output:
* Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
* Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
* Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
* Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
* Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged
during playback on Mac OS X
Access:
* Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
* Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
* Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake
Codecs:
* Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
* Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
* Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
* Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
* Fix crashes when using hardware decoding
Demuxers:
* Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets

* Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files


* Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
* Support Youtube live streams
Windows:
* Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8
Qt:
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix

media info dialog update


random/repeat preferences saving
crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
crash on association dialog on Windows XP
album art display at start

Mac OS X:
* Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
* Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
* Fix menus display and behavior
* Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons,
streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
* Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
* Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is
allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
* Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
* Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter
Miscellaneous:
* Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
* Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
* Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
* Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
* Codec and other 3rd party library updates
* Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
* Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
* Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
* Codecs and 3rd party libary updates
Translations:
* Updates of Norwegian Bokml, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional
Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish,
Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish
Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations
* Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian
Changes between 2.0.2 and 2.0.3:
-------------------------------Access:
* Fix some HTTP request that broke some radio channels
Demuxers:
* Fix support for some flv files (notably joined)
* Fix a crash when opening ape files with ID3v1 tags
Mac OS X:
* Add GateKeeper support
* Fix handling for some hotkeys
* Fix fullscreen toggle over extra interfaces
* Minor bugfixes and improvements

Qt:
* Fix Windows 8 interface style
Translations:
* Updates for Breton, Czech, Dutch, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic,
Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian,
Thai, Turkish and Walloon
* New translations to Uzbek and Marathi
* Fix activation of Gaelic and Thai translations
Changes between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2:
-------------------------------Video Output:
* XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions.
There were too many errors with broken drivers.
* More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL
* Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X
* Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support
* Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms
* Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500,
an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra.
* Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped
with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later.
* Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called
Retina Displays.
Access:
* Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again
* Fixes for RAR compressed files
* Fix DirectShow crashes on exit
* Improve PulseAudio input latency
* Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy
* v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264)
* Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour
* IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32
* Accept more extensions for DVD images
* Fix crash in VC1 packetizer
* Improvements in Blu-Ray playback
* Improvements and fixes in HLS support
Codec:
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix
* Fix

crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams


compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions
G726 support
MP3 free format support

Demuxers:
* Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display
* Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes
* Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support
* Fix for DVB channels file support
* Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4
Encoders:
* Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and "mp2a"
* Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots

Audio filters and output:


* Limitation of spatializer volume output
* Fix DirectSound device selection
* Correct PulseAudio volume control
* Do not apply volume in file output
* Fix sampling rate in JACK output
* Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers
Mac OS X:
* Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and
the persistant media library
* Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules
to the media library or the temporary playlist
* Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple
This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
manufacturing keyboards under the brand "Cherry".
* Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer
press on the Play/Pause button
* Remove libfontconfig's font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup.
This removes the "Updating Cache" dialog, before finding all fonts.
* Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback
* Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap
* Many Fullscreen fixes
* Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back
* Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track
Synchronization panel
* Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now
* Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop
* Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop
* Fix crashes on exit
* Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while
VLC is running
* Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions
* Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control
Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be
automatically reset on the first launch.
- This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit.
* Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3
* Miscellaneous minor interface improvements
Lua Scripts:
* Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues
* Fixes for icecast SD
Qt:
* Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows
* Fix playlist search and selector behaviour
* Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog
* Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dial
og
* Fix tags and file names display
* Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues
Skins2:
* Fix mousewheel on Windows
* Fix for key events and focus loss
Web interface:
* Fix display of some buttons
* Fix listing of files in the Open interface

* Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog


Security:
* Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow
* Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396)
* Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries
Translation:
* Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer,
Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish,
Estonian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Telugu, Ukrainian,
Thai translations update
* New Scottish Gaelic translation
Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1:
-------------------------------Access:
* fix and improve the CDDB information retrieval
* fix the samba module compilation
* fix UDP / RTP multicast stream reception on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
* multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Win32 and for encryption
* multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback
* fix for DVD decryption on some RPC-I drives
Codecs:
* Support for MXPEG files
* limit auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module
* fix quicktime audio codecs in RTSP streams
Demuxers:
* Fix multi-file splitted RAR archive support
* Fix a crash when seeking in mka
* Improve MKV multi-video tracks support
Muxers:
* Fix ogm header creation
Audio filters:
* limit spatializer filter distortions
* Use fastest SinC algorithm for samplerate module
Audio output:
* Fix S/PDIF passthrough with
* Remove flawed ALSA channels
The available ALSA channels
* Fix delay when changing the

ALSA.
autodetection.
MUST be configured now (stereo by default).
volume on Mac OS X

Video filters:
* Fix gradfun unloading on Windows platform
Mac OS X interface:
* allow to hide the playlist to get a small controller window
* allow to hide the sidebar
* disable Lion fullscreen mode by default, since its behavior is misleading
- this fixes fullscreen video output on a secondary screen
* noticebly faster launch time
* correct a few visual glitches and accessibility support
* re-enable visual feedback on seek and volume changes

* improve track synchronization panel


* fix fontconfig cache dialog, closure of the interface and numerous crashes
* fix crop, aspect ratio handling, DVD (no menu) support and Open subtitle menu
Qt interface:
* allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one
* fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar
the open dialogs, preferences and customization dialogs
* fix for fontconfig cache dialog, when rebuilding ASS fonts
Skins interface:
* fix for menus display
* Addition of $R to display current playback speed
* documentation update
Web interface:
* fix mobiles display for remote control mode
* support for .drc and .3ga extensions
Service discovery:
* fix SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times
* fix SAP discovery on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
* Update Jamendo selections
Miscellaneous:
* fix DBus crash
* fix build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/Sparc
* fix a crash on VLM close
Security:
* Update libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026)
* Update freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144)
* Fix MMS stack overflow (SA-1201 - CVE-2012-1775)
* Fix RealRTSP heap overflow (SA-1202 - CVE-2012-1776)
Translations:
* Update of Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Walloon translations
Changes between 1.1.13 and 2.0.0:
--------------------------------Important notes:
* The licenses of libVLC and libVLCcore have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
* Start/end titles/chapters are now specified with # rather than @ to fix
conflicts with some URLs and file names. For instance, this plays a DVD
from the 2nd chapter of the 1st title up to the 4th chapter of the 3rd
title: vlc dvd://#1:2-3:4
* The 40+ --*-caching options were simplified and dumbed down to 4 options:
- --file-caching specifies caching for local files,
- --network-caching specifies caching for network resources,
- --live-caching specifies caching for capture devices and
- --disc-caching specifies caching for local optical media.
All values are expressed in milliseconds as in previous versions.
* HTTP server IP address, port, and TLS configuration is now centralized:
- The --http-host option sets the address, e.g. "--http-host=[2001:db8::1]".
By default, both :: and 0.0.0.0 are used.
- The --http-port and --https-port options set the port numbers.
By default, 8080 is used for HTTP, and 8443 for HTTPS.
- The TLS credentials are configured with --http-cert (public certificate),

*
*
*
*

--http-key (private key), --http-ca (optional CA) and


--http-crl (optional CRL).
RTSP server IP address and port are updated similarly.
Use --rtsp-host and --rtsp-port respectively.
The --miface-addr option does not exist anymore. To select the multicast
output interface, use --miface instead, e.g. --miface=eth0.
The Windows version will only work with Windows XP SP2 or later.
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP < SP2, Windows 2003 SP0 are now unsupported.
The Mac OS version will require Quartz Extreme compatible machines.

Important changes for packagers:


* The default builds now assume that the operating system uses UTF-8 for
its file systems and files content (except the Windows port). If this is
not acceptable, pass --enable-non-utf8 to the configure script.
Non-UTF-8 file systems support will be removed in future versions.
* The VLC plugins path can be overridden with the VLC_PLUGIN_PATH environment
variable. The --plugin-path command line option was removed.
* The default tarballs are now compressed with XZ/LZMA: .tar.xz
* OSS support is not compiled on Linux by default, pass --enable-oss to the
configure script if you use OSSv4 or really want to use OSS emulation.
* The webplugins have moved to: git://git.videolan.org/npapi-vlc.git
Core:
* Major Video Core and Outputs rework and rewrite:
Subtitles, subpictures and OSD can now be sized and blent inside outputs
x11 (Unix), OpenGL (Unix) and Direct3D (Windows) are such video outputs.
* Almost every video filter can now be transcoded
* Playback rate doesn't get resetted to 1 between items anymore
* Option --sub-filter was renamed --sub-source
* Port to Android, iOS, OS/2 and Win64.
Access:
* Multiple files are now supported inside RAR files
* Experimental support for ClearQam devices in the BDA/DTV module
* DVB-S scanning support on Unix
* DVB-C scanning on Unix scans correct modulation/symbolrate if needed
* Support for freq and video standard selection in DirectShow
* Support for VDR recordings (http://www.tvdr.de/) folders
* Experimental Blu-Ray Discs support using libbluray
* HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) playback support
* Blackmagic DeckLink SDI cards input support (Linux only currently)
* Linear Systems (HD-)SDI cards input support (Linux)
* PulseAudio audio input support
* Support for RTP dynamic payload types by specifying the payload format
in an option (no autodetection): only Theora supported for now
* Basic HTCPCP implementation for Coffee Pot control
* Support for all QTKit-compatible video input devices, aka QTCapture
* Support for all QTKit-compatible audio input devices, aka QTSound
* Support for capturing partially hidden windows in the X11 Screen input
* MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support
* Support for HTTPS is now fixed in the Windows port
Codecs:
* One can now use ffmpeg-mt in conjunction with vlc, to split decoding load
on multiple cores. H.264, VP3, VP8, JPEG-2000, Mpeg-4 ASP/DivX and RV3/RV4
are notably concerned.
* Important fixes for RealVideo 3.0 and 4.0 playback, notably in MKV
* Experimental Hardware decoding using Broadcom CrystalHD cards
* New module for decoding EBU subtitles (.stl)
* Support for 9bits and 10bits H.264/AVC decoding

* Support for 20-bits PCM and DAT-12 (digital magnetic tapes) from RTP
* New module for Dirac encoding, using the faster libschroedinger
The Schroedinger module should be prefered to the Dirac one
* Support for WMV Images, aka WMVP and WVP2, as used by Photo Story
* Support for Lagarith Lossless video codec
* Support for ProRes 422 video codec in 10bits
* Support for DNxHD (VC-3) and JPEG-2000 in 10bits
* EIA-608 closed captions improvements
* Support for JPEG-2000 and Motion JPEG-2000 in the Windows and Mac binaries
* Experimental support of IOMX for OpenMAX IL codecs on Android
* One can use "mp2 " fourcc to encode in mpeg1/2 layer 2
Demuxers:
* New images demuxer supporting jpeg, png, targa, xcf, git, tiff, bmp, pcx, lbm
* C64 SID file playback support of using sidplay2
* Support for images/cover art in wma/wmv/asf files
* Improvements in .ape files metadata reading and writing
* New demuxer module for EBU subtitles (.stl)
* Support for caf, mtv, awb, f4v, amr, vro (DVD-VR) files
* Ogg, flv, mxf, amr seeking improvements
* Major improvements in Matroska (mkv) chapters/segments handling and seeking
* Support for duration and better seeking in Mpeg-TS files (.ts, .m2ts, .mts)
* Mov improvements, notably for aspect-ratio handling and Audio DV tracks
* Improved support of tracker files
* Real Media (.rm and .rmvb) demuxer is now based on libavformat
Interfaces:
* Qt: effects dialogs rework
* Qt: new CoverFlow-like view of the playlist
* Qt: port to MacOS X platform
* Qt: various interface improvements, notably on the seek bar
* Skins2 / Qt: misc improvements and usability fixes
* Skins2: fullscreen controller support, relative placement support
and important cleanups and optimisations
* Mac OS X: re-written Main Window, which also includes the Video Windows
It is available in 2 looks, one grey (Lion style) and one black (QTX style)
* Mac OS X: new Audio Effects panel adding Compressor and Spatializer filters
* Mac OS X: new Track Synchronization panel
* Mac OS X: new Video Effects panel for color and geometry adjustments
* Mac OS X: re-written Open Disc functionality with automatic media detection
* Mac OS X: support for the native fullscreen mode on OS X Lion
* Mac OS X: enhanced AppleScript support
* Mac OS X: support for lua extensions
* The rc and telnet lua interfaces were merged into a new "cli" interface
* lua: the recommended way to run custom interface scripts is now to pass
-I luaintf --lua-intf myscript
* ncurses: heavy refactor of the complete interface
* dbus: Upgrade to an mpris2 compliant interface, see http://www.mpris.org
* dbus: Rewrite of the main loop to use a more efficient poll-based model
* webUI/http: Rewrite of the web interface, using jQuery
* webUI/http: some requests are now supported in JSON in addition to XML
* webUI/http: path values for input and output are deprecated in favour of uri
* Qt/Win32: the update system now downloads the updates in the temp folder
* Qt: preferences are now searchable
* Qt: the fullscreen controller is now stackable, full-width, at the bottom
Video Output:
* New video output based on Direct2D for Windows 7 and Vista (with Platform Upd
ate)
* New video output for iOS platform

*
*
*
*

Experimental work in progress on a video output using EGL


Adaptation of the OpenGL layer for OpenGL ES 1.1
Various vmem improvements
OpenGL video output now accepts YUV as input and uses fragment programs for
chroma conversion between YUV and RGB
* New video output for Android platform, based on Surface
* Support for 9/10bits output in the OpenGL output
* Updated OpenGL video output for Mac, requires a Quartz Extreme capable machin
e
* New video output based on kva API for OS/2
Audio Output and Filters:
* New audio output based on AudioQueue API for iOS
* New audio output in memory (amem)
* Important simplification and improvements in the core audio output
* New audio output based on OpenSL ES API for Android
* New audio resampler using Speex (DSP)
* New audio resampler using the Secret Rabbit Code (a.k.a. libsamplerate)
* New Compressor filter, a dynamic range compressor
* New simplistic Karaoke filter
* New audio output based on kai API for OS/2
* Automatic handover from S/PDIF to PCM with PulseAudio 1.0
Video Filter:
* New gradfun filter for debanding videos using dithering
* Rewrite of the grain filter, faster and with better quality
* New posterize filter for lowering the number of colors
* Atmo ambilight: improve Fnordlicht support up to 254 channels
* New sepia filter for creating sepia effect in videos
* New deinterlacer mode Phosphor, a framerate doubling CRT TV simulator
* New deinterlacer mode IVTC, to do live inverse telecine for NTSC films
* New subsdelay filter to change subtitles delay
* New anti-flickering filter
* New OpenMAX DL IPCS filter for color space conversion and resizing
* New video filter for denoising, based on the famous hqdn3d filter
* Major improvements in the freetype text-rendering module, notably supporting
blackbox and customizable shadow.
NB: The freetype module is now used by default on the Mac OS X instead of
the quartztext module, which can still be enabled manually.
The Win32 font selection was improved too.
Stream output:
* New livehttp-module for HTTP Live Streaming (IETF draft) output
example: vlc inputfile :sout="#transcode{vcodec=h264,acodec=mp3,
venc=x264{profile=baseline},width=320,vb=256,ab=96}:std{
access=livehttp{index=public_html/iphonestream.m3u8,
index-url=http://url-to-iphonestreamfile-###.ts},mux=ts{use-key-frames},
dst=public_html/iphonestreamfile-###.ts}"
* Support for Vorbis and Theora in RTP
* Major rework of VoD support
* New delay module, to introduce delays of one ES, when streaming:
#delay{id=12,delay=500}:standard...
* New setlang, setid modules to change lang or id of one ES, when streaming:
#setid{id=12,new-id=42}:std...
* New langfromtelx module, to change lang of one ES, when streaming, based on
a telextex page: #langfromtelx{id=12,magazine=7,page=0x99,row=1}:std...
* New select module, to replace an existing ES with another ES in the same trac
k
#duplicate{dst=bridge-out{id=1},select=video,dst=bridge-out{id=0xa3},select=a
udio}

#transcode{...}:bridge-in{id-offset=0}:select{disable=0}:setid{id=0,newid=0xa
3}:autodel:std{...}
* New libavformat/avio access_output module for network streaming
Services Discovery:
* Search API to be able to query distant search APIs from the interfaces
* Upnp module was ported to Win32
libVLC:
* New capabilities for libVLC:
** libvlc_media_player_navigate for DVD navigation
** libvlc_audio_filter_list_get, libvlc_video_filter_list_get to get the
list of available audio and video filters
** libvlc_audio_set_format, libvlc_audio_set_format_callbacks,
libvlc_audio_set_callbacks
allow grabbing audio data from a chosen memory location in real-time.
Removed modules:
* asademux, subsass: use libass
* fake, invmem: use the new image demuxers
* hal, v4l, gapi, omapfb, hd1000a, hd1000v: obsolete unmaintained modules
* id3tag: use taglib
* upnp: use upnp_intel
* removal of old telnet interface in favor of the new lua CLI
* removal of http interface in favor of luahttp
* removal of the noise filter
* removal of the SDL audio output, use the native outputs
* growl_udp: use Growl for local notifications on the Mac. UDP support will be
removed in Growl's next release, too.
* removal of the OSSO screensave module, use the MCE one
Translations:
* Update of translations for most languages.
* New Telugu and Kurmanji translations.
Changes between 1.1.12 and 1.1.13:
---------------------------------Security:
* Heap overflow in TiVo demuxer fixed.
* Same default ACL for HTTP requests as for the rest of the HTTP interface.
Audio outputs:
* PulseAudio channels mapping (non-stereo) fix.
* PulseAudio stream accidental overflow recovery.
Video outputs:
* XVideo support for mixed CPU/GPU endianess (especially on PowerPC).
* XVideo support for automatic color keying.
* xosd Xlib initialization failure fix.
Decoders:
* Camtasia decoding fix.
Qt interface:
* Rare crash while seeking fixed.
* V4L2 video standard selection fixed.
Translations:

* Update of Chinese simplified, Estonian, German and Polish languages.


Changes between 1.1.11 and 1.1.12:
---------------------------------Audio outputs:
* Mac OS X / auhal: multiple fixes for the Digital Audio output (S/PDIF)
including support for OS X Lion
* Multiple fixes and improved synchronization for PulseAudio support
* Support for AC-3 and DTS passthrough with PulseAudio 1.0
Unix port:
* Fix build compatibility with taglib < 1.6 and Xulrunner 1.9.1
Misc:
* Fix crashes with Japanese locale on OS X
* Minor fixes for Webplugin under Win32, AVI demuxer, smem and AudioScrobbler
* Fix crash in HTTP and RTSP server (stream output or Web interface)
Translations:
* Update of Breton, Chinese Simplified and Basque
Changes between 1.1.10 and 1.1.11:
---------------------------------Security:
* Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587)
and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).
Mac OS X:
* Fixed scrolling direction if the input device's signal is inverted
* Update Auhal audio output to the latest API
* Fix images disappearing issue on the interface
* Reduced installation size by up to 30 MB
* Resolved conflict between iTunes and VLC wrt Media Key handling
Mozilla/ActiveX webplugin:
* Fullscreen mode is fixed on Win32
* Very simple fullscreen controller is visible on Win32
Demuxers/Meta Readers:
* Better support for cover art embedded in mp4, wma
Muxers/Output:
* Fix AVI muxer so the generated files are readable on other players
Extensions:
* Multiple fixes for crashes and malfunctionning issues
Qt
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*

Interface:
Fix quitting on Linux
Fix opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows
Miscellaneous

Win32 port:
* Update of codecs, fixing the mpeg-2 decoder crash
Translations:

* Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian


Changes between 1.1.9 and 1.1.10:
--------------------------------Windows and Mac OS X:
* Update of external library modplug, to address multiple security issues
Mac OS X Interface:
* Improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB
* Fix for various crashes and small issues
Demuxer:
* Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser
Audio output:
* PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one
Win32 port:
* Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module
Miscellaneous fixes in:
* Windows 7 taskbar buttons
* Qt interface
* asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
* RTP output and XML export
* Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
* v4l2 access
Translations:
* Update of Norwegian Bokml, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda,
Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish,
Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations
* Initial Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations
Changes between 1.1.8 and 1.1.9:
-------------------------------Windows and Mac OS X:
* Update of external library modplug, to address a security issue
Demuxers:
* mp4: Fix heap-based buffer overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1103)
Mac OS X Interface:
* Miscellaneous interface look adjustments
* Improve Apple Remote handling
* Fixe bugs in the Streaming / Transcoding wizard
* Layout fixes in the Preferences and Controls windows
* Fix incomplete list of hotkeys in the Preferences dialog
* Fix quitting through Apple Events (Dock menu, App Switcher, AppleScript, etc.
)
Mac OS X Port:
* Fix Growl local notification plugin
* VLC bundle now includes the Growl framework
* Fixes for eyeTV

Translations:
* Updates of Lithuanian, Estonian, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali, Dutch, Polish,
German, Galician, Traditional Chinese translations
* New Luganda Translation
Changes between 1.1.7 and 1.1.8:
-------------------------------Mac OS X Interface:
* New UI graphics by Damien Erambert
Interfaces:
* Oldrc interface is again the default RC interface, on Windows
* Luarc, luahttp and luatelnet fixes
* Qt and Mac OS X fixes
* numerous Skins2 fixes, notably winamp2 skins
Encoder:
* new libschroedinger-based Dirac codec encoder, faster than the current one
Access/Demuxers/Codecs:
* Subtitles auto-detection is back for .txt files
* vod/rtsp server and rtsp input fixes
* mp4 demuxer improvements
* ogg, rstp input, video filters minor fixes
* taglib's replaygain is fixed for mp3
* vobsub support has an improved auto-detection
* fix a crash in malformed ape files
Miscellaneous fixes in:
* Pulseaudio audio output, notably for usb cards
* Stacktraces are now limited in size on Windows
* Video resolution is now limited to 8192x8192, for security reasons
See CORE-2011-0208, CVE-2010-3275, CVE-2010-3276
* Configure and build system improvements
* DirectShow and BDA build headers have been updated
Translations:
* Update for Finnish, Galician, Dutch, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lithuanian,
Slovak, French, Polish, Estonian, Brazillian Portuguese and Hebrew
* New icelandic translation
Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.7:
-------------------------------Linux port:
* Integration with the KDE GUI platform is disabled due to KDE bugs
#234484 and #260719.
Mac OS X port:
* Updated live555 library to fix playback of RTSP and Freebox streams
* Running VLC in 64bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later for speed
and stability reasons
Demuxers:
* Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability.
VideoLAN-SA-1102

Translations:
* Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
Changes between 1.1.6 and 1.1.6.1:
---------------------------------Source:
* Fix libnotify, lirc, pulse compilation and packaging for Unix/Linux
Changes between 1.1.5 and 1.1.6:
--------------------------------Audio output:
* Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output
PACKAGERS are VERY STRONGLY advised to update libpulse to 0.9.22.
Update is required to use PulseAudio with the Phonon-VLC backend (KDE)
and with the Mozilla VLC web browser plugin.
Access:
* Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows
Decoders:
* Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working
)
* Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X
* Faster VP8/Webm decoding with recent codecs libraries
* Fix heap corruption in CD+G decoder - CVE-2011-0021 / VideoLAN-SA-1101
Demuxers:
* Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer - CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007
* Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn't go to a keyframe
* Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)
Subtitles and renderer:
* Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles
* Mark more freetype options as safe
* Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation
* Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable,
discovered by Harry Sintonen - sintonen at iki.fi - CVE-2011-0522
Visualization:
* Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales
* Fix projectM visualization support for Windows
* Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now
* Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X
Interfaces:
* Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes
* Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements
Miscellaneous fixes:
* KDE device solid actions
* XDG screensaver
* Transcode integer overflow
* HTTP Icy metadata reading
* Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers
Translations:

* Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician,


Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch,
Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish
Changes between 1.1.4.1 and 1.1.5:
---------------------------------Security:
* Fix a Windows crash on accessing Network Shared files/drives,
VideoLAN-SA-1006
Access:
* Support for RTP access for H264 streams by specifying the demux in the MRL
Services Discovery:
* Integration in the playlist, of a list of web shows, provided by channels.com
Demuxers:
* Game Music Emu (GME) plugin rewritten, using the proper C API
* DVDnav and DVDread fixes for encoding and misc issues
* Playback of live http .Webm streams
* Taglib thread-safety fix
Decoders:
* Fix decoding of H264 using DxVA2 using Intel IGP, thanks to the donation from
"Puget Systems"
Skins:
* Add an icon to VLC on Linux
Video Output:
* fix a bug that could lead to 100% CPU usage on XCB
Interfaces:
* fix for Qt bug where VLC didn't exit properly on some Windows XP configuratio
n
* fixes on luatelnet and luarc
Miscellaneous crashes and fixes in various plugins (telnet, live555, theora and
TS-mux, Qt)
libLVC:
* add libvlc_media_new_fd() to play directly file descriptors (not Win32/Win64)
* Miscellaneous fixes
Translations:
* Update translations for Walloon, Lithuanian, Spanish, Turkish, Estonian, Dutc
h,
Bengali, German, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Galician,
French and Ukrainian
* Major update and activation on Windows of Modern Greek
* New Asturian translation
Changes between 1.1.4 and 1.1.4.1:
---------------------------------Mac OS X:
* Fixed video output on PowerPC-based Macs for videos with widths divisible

by 16
* Fixed an issue with the Equalizer's 170Hz slider
Demuxer:
* Fix crash when closing rtsp streams
Qt interface:
* Fix Windows 7 jumplists with Unicode files
* Various fixes for Windows
Translations:
* New Armenian translation
* Update translations for Dutch, Estonian, Lithuanian, Japanese, Nynorsk,
Brazillian Portuguese, Armenian, Wallon
Changes between 1.1.3 and 1.1.4:
-------------------------------Win32:
* Fix a security issue when loading DLLs, especially in Qt4 and dmo modules,
See VideoLAN-SA-1005
* Fix folders opening from the interface
Translations:
* Update translations for Lithuanian, Bengali, Slovak, French, Dutch, Ukrainian
Polish, Simplified Chinese, German and Galician
Changes between 1.1.2 and 1.1.3:
-------------------------------Access and demuxers:
* fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
* fix for podcasts parsing
* DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
Taglib:
* fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab,
CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
Playlist:
* fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
* fix m3u playlists exports
Skins2:
* fix video autoresize behaviour
Translations:
* Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
Windows and Mac:
* Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
Mac:
* architecture-specific installations will now be replaced by specific updates
BSD:
* Add AltiVec detetion for OpenBSD/powerpc

Changes between 1.1.1 and 1.1.2:


-------------------------------Demuxers:
* Avformat fps displaying fix
* TS, fix an issue where some programs would get dropped (fixes DVB issues too)
Audio filters:
* fix timestamps handling on some filters that provoked issues when playback
of mono streams, especially on Windows
Windows:
* fix a bug in direct3d video output with old nVidia drivers that broke video
playback with overlay (YUV->RGB)
* fix console output encoding
Interface and extensions:
* Youtube and other scripts updates
* Misc fixes in Qt4 (especially VLM and EPG dialogs) and MacOS interface
Changes between 1.1.0 and 1.1.1:
-------------------------------libVLC:
* New capabilities for libVLC:
* Adjust video filter control: libvlc_adjust_Enable,
libvlc_adjust_Contrast, libvlc_adjust_Brightness, libvlc_adjust_Hue,
libvlc_adjust_Saturation, libvlc_adjust_Gamma
* libvlc_media_player_set_pause() can force the pause state, whereas
libvlc_media_player_pause() would only toggle it.
* libvlc_set_user_agent() configures the "user agent" strings used for some
protocols (HTTP, PulseAudio...). This replaces the --http-user-agent and
the former --user-agent libvlc_new() parameters.
* libvlc_video_set_callbacks() and libvlc_video_set_format() allow grabbing
video frames from a chosen memory location in real-time. This replace the
ugly --vmem-* libvlc_new() parameters in previous versions.
See http://wiki.videolan.org/LibVLC_SampleCode_SDL as an example.
* libvlc_audio_get_delay() and libvlc_audio_set_delay() configure the delay
between audio and video/subpictures for the current input.
* Various fixes and crash preventions, especially when video functions were
called early
Decoders/Demuxers:
* Fix performance issues with GPU decoding using DxVA2 using ATI graphic cards
You NEED ATI Catalyst 10.7
* Fix :program selection in TS and DVB-T
* Fixes and improvements for MKV, Avformat and Avcodec modules
* Fix mod (.xm, .s3m, .it) files support on Windows and Mac builds
Stream output:
* Fix h264 streaming in ts
Interfaces:
* Qt: fix preferences, hotkeys, messages and some fulscreen behaviour
* Skins: support for mousewheel in fullscreen, fix radialsliders
* Http: fix fullscreen toggle
Linux:

* Fix pulse closing


* VAAPI small improvements, notably for extraction mode selection
MacOS:
* Multiple interface and crash fixes
* Deinterlace selection is repaired
* Crashes when playing multi-channel tracks fixes
Windows:
* Activation of DEP on XP SP3
* Fix opening of .m3u and .pls playlists
* Fix crash when My Document isn't available
* Fix crash when Windows was getting into standby while playing video
Translations:
* Update translations for Spanish, Polish, German, Sinhala, Hungarian, Khmer,
Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Slovak, Galician
Changes between 1.0.6 and 1.1.0:
-------------------------------Important changes for users:
* On Linux, known bugs in the ALSA library might prevent audio output.
Update to alsa-lib 1.0.24 or later, or use the PulseAudio output instead.
Important changes for packagers:
* The module cache has moved to ${libdir}/vlc/. The module cache can now be
generated at install time except if you use staged installation. In the
later case, you can generate the module cache in your post-inst script
by invoking 'vlc-cache-gen'. If the module cache is not present and vlc
can't write in ${libdir}/vlc/, it will result it vlc taking a long time to
launch each time.
* Most X11-related plugins now use XCB instead of Xlib. VLC now uses
- xproto,
- xcb, xcb-shm, xcb-xv, xcb-randr (from libxcb),
- xcb-keysyms (from xcb-utils),
- x11-xcb (from libx11) - only for GLX support.
* On X11 platforms, a _working_ version of xdg-screensaver is typically
required to inhibit the screensaver during video playback.
Access:
* Support for the sftp protocol
* Support for CDDB servers for Audio-CD on the Windows port
* New memory input (imem) access and access_demux module to feed VLC from data
in memory
* New avio module to use libavformat capabilities for network streams, like rtm
p://
* Port of the screen module from Xlib to XCB
* Port of the dc1394 module from libdc1394 to libdc1394 v2.0
Decoders:
* Support for DxVA2 for H.264 decoding on GPU on Windows Vista and 7
* Support for VAAPI for H.264 decoding on GPU on GNU/Linux
* Support for Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for
DSP
* Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
* Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
* Invmem module improvements

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Support for Atrac1 audio codec


Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
Multiple improvements for subtitles styles in .SRT and .SSA
Support for native decoding of Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec
Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
Support for Indeo5 video codec
Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
Direct rendering is used more often with H.264 in avcodec module
Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
Support for VP8 codec
Support for 7.1 channels in vorbis audio

Demuxers:
* Many fixes on Matroska support (notably seeking) and support for Webm format
* Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NO
T present yet)
* Support for ADPCM in .flv streams
* Support for TwinVQ (.vqf) and AMV (.amv) files
* Various EGP improvements
* Support for embedded subtitles in OpenDML and legacy .avi files
* Metadata and cover art improvements
Playlist:
* WPL and ZPL playlist support
* Lua scripts for Mpora, Vimeo playback and Rockbox FM radios
* New Play-And-Pause function to stop playback on latest video image
* Podcast images are now displayed
Video Output:
* Rewrite of the video output core and most video outputs
* Added desktop mode to the Direct3D output module. It differs from DirectX
desktop mode, because it hides the desktop icons, but reacts to mouse clicks.
* New x11, glx and xv modules based on XCB
* New deinterlacing modes based on yadif and yadif(x2)
* New audio/video filter to show audio level on the video output
* Enhanced AtmoLight filter with hardware support for
Classic AtmoLight (http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Atmo-plugin)
Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one)
MoMoLight (http://www.ambilight4pc.com/momolight/momolight.html)
Simple serial DMX controller (http://www.ulrichradig.de/ search for DMX)
Extensions:
* New content extensions lua framework
Audio filters:
* Chorus/Flanger audio filter
* 3F1R to stereo down-mix filter
* Dolby mixer, parameterized equalizer, trivial mixer, scaletempo, bandlimited
resampler, linear resampler, ugly resampler, converter_fixed, DTS to SPDIF
and A/52 to SPDIF filters have been upgraded to the "audio filter2" API
* NEON assembly audio converter module
* Converter filters have been rewritten and extended to support s32 as input
Service discovery:
* Service discoveries can now be written in lua
* Service discovery for Picture/Music/Video user directories
* Service discovery based on libudev
* Shoutcast Service discoveries are now removed
Encoders:

* x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings


* x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example
#transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=1.2},vb=384,width=32
0,height=176}
* x264, defaults to crf=23 as x264.exe-does, if bitrate is given,
uses ABR and if qp-value is set uses CQP
* libx264-version 0.76 or higher is required
* x264 has tune/preset parameters supported
Stream output:
* New smem module, streaming to memory
* Allow duplicate outputs to be merged, like:
--sout "#duplicate{dst=transcode{vcodec=mp2v},select=es=0,dst=transcode,selec
t=es=1}:std{...}"
Interfaces:
* Renamed the legacy rc, telnet and http interfaces to oldrc, oldtelnet
and oldhttp.
* rc, telnet and http are now implemented using the lua interface system.
* qt4 interface contains new iconview and listview mode for playlist
Visualization:
* Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries
Mac OS X Port:
* Vastly improved VLCKit framework
* A new dialog provider for libvlc-internal interaction without full interface
* Improved update detection and installation by using the Sparkle framework
by Andy Matuschak et al.
* New CoreText based text renderer replacing the former ATSUI renderer
* New Video output module (mostly targetting VLCKit)
* Optimised behavior when using the 2009 Apple Remote
Windows port:
* Integration in Windows 7 taskbar
* Playback of .Midi files is supported through fluidsynth's module
Maemo port:
* Multiple improvements for N900 compliance and efficiency
* Support for HW accelerated video decoding on N900
* Improvements to the maemo/hildon interface
Misc:
* new sqlite module
* --save-config command line option not supported anymore.
* Fixed and reenabled netsync module.
* Improved Solaris port
Bindings:
* new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
* phonon-VLC backend is now usable
Removed modules:
* csri codec: use the libass module instead.
* galaktos visualisation: use the new projectM module instead.
* showintf: Useless in Qt and on Mac OS X
* transrate: broken since too long
* Xlib x11, Xlib xvideo, Xlib glx: Use the new XCB modules instead.
* HAL: Use libudev instead.
* gtk_main, gtk_main2, gnome_main, gnome_main2 and pda interfaces

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opie, qte and qte_main interfaces
linear_resampler and trivial_resampler are removed: use the ugly one.
XvMC accelerated modules: use VAAPI instead.
MGA (Matroska) for Linux: use Linux Framebuffer (or X) instead.
opengllayer: use macosx_video instead.
cddax: use cdda instead.
cmml and tarkin codecs are removed because they are dead codecs.
realaudio codecs: use libavcodec
access_file removed in favor of filesystem
RTMP input and output: use avio module

Changes between 1.0.5 and 1.0.6:


-------------------------------Access:
* Fix crash on FTP URI with no file path
Decoders/Packetizers:
* Fix overflows in A/52, DTS, MPEG Audio and subtitles support
Demuxers:
* Update LUA script for Youtube pages
* Fix crashes in AVI, ASF and Matroska files
* Fix crashes on malformatted ZIP archives
* Fix crashes and leaks in the FFmpeg/avformat plugin
* Fix crash on invalid XSPF playlist
X11 port:
* Partial Xlib threading fixes
More complete fixes are available in VLC 1.1.0. Please update!
Interfaces:
* Fix crash (use after free) in Qt4 bookmarks
* Fix a few crashes in Qt4 playlist
Translations:
* Simplified Chinese, Estonian, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish
and Walloon translations updated
* Sinhala translation started
Removed modules:
* RTMP input and output are removed due to security problems. Please update
to VLC 1.1.0 which provides an FFmpeg-based RTMP input if needed.
Changes between 1.0.4 and 1.0.5:
-------------------------------Decoders:
* SubRip extra styles improvements
* Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders
Mac OS X Interface:
* Improved support for the 2009 Apple Remote
Windows port:
* Use of gcc 4.4.2 to compile instead of gcc 4.2. This might slightly
increase performance and fix x264 issues

Translations:
* Portuguese Brazilian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Bengali,
Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish
Russian, Slovak translation updates
* New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations
Changes between 1.0.3 and 1.0.4:
-------------------------------Audio outputs:
* Fix deadlocks in the audio output core
* Make PulseAudio the default output if available
Video outputs:
* Fix fullscreen mode with KDE 4.3.3 and other window managers
* Fix incompatibility with cairo-dock and compositing
Input:
* Fix DVB scanning regression from VLC 1.0.3
* Support for XZ-compressed byte stream (LZMA algorithm)
Playlist:
* Support for .m3u8 playlist files (UTF-8 M3U)
Unix:
* Support for xcb-keysyms version 0.3.4 or higher
* Fix globalhotkeys on FreeBSD
Qt4 interface:
* Fix opening V4L version 1 devices
* Fix default destination ports in the streaming wizard
Translations:
* New Walloon translation
* Swedish, Ukrainian and French translation updates
Changes between 1.0.2 and 1.0.3:
-------------------------------Video outputs:
* Fix video quality when resizing the video on Windows Vista and 7, due to
regressions in most popular drivers
* New deinterlacers modules based on yadif and yadif(x2) algorithms
Decoders:
* Windows version supports now natively the WMA Professional codec, as it
didn't work in the packaged version of 1.0.2
* Fix downmixing of particual 4.0 AC-3 audio tracks
Encoders:
* x264 has profile-limitter, like:
#transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=12}..}
Input:
* Update for appletrailers lua script
* Fixes on the RAR stream filter
* Fix for E-AC3 in ATSC/TS streams

* Various fixes for v4l and v4l2


* Fix a crash in mjpeg demuxer
Service discovery:
* New udev module for linux
Qt4 interface:
* Fixes on the playlist and the stream output panels
Translations:
* French, Galician, Korean, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Slovak and Ukrainian upd
ates
Changes between 1.0.1 and 1.0.2:
-------------------------------Decoders:
* Native support for WMA Professional, without the use of the Win32 dlls
* Fix issues in subtitles, especially SSA ones
* Various fixes on theora and ogg
Demuxers:
* Various fixes for EPG support in MPEG-TS demuxer
* Fixes for potential stack overflow in .avi, .mp4 and .asf demuxers
Access:
* Fixes for v4l2 devices
* Fixes for dvb-c channels-scanning
Qt Interface:
* Fix some playlist sorting issues
Mac OS X
* Fixed
* Fixed
* Added
* Added

Interface:
a crash when updating VLC
a crash related to QTKit when opening video files (10.6 only)
the ability to play 2nd media in sync to the primary item (input-slave)
the "Quit after Playback" feature

Mac OS X Port:
* The "Delete Preferences" script is now delivered as a Universal Binary
with native code for PowerPC, Intel and Intel 64bit
* Full 64bit runtime compatibility on both Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6
- no support for Goom and SDL
- limited text rendering support
- This port is still considered as EXPERIMENTAL despite its binary release.
Encoders:
* MPEG2 transrate stream output removed
* x264 default-values closer to x264.exe defaults.
* x264 rc-behaviour fixes:
- if user defines qp-value, CQP-mode is used
- otherwise if user defines vb=0, CRF-mode is used
- otherwise ABR-mode is used
* x264 set vbv-bufsize/vbv-maxsize better if user hasn't defined these:
- ABR mode set vbv-max-bitrate=bitrate
- vbv-bufsize is bitrate * seconds between keyframes (keyint/fps)
Playlist:

* Lua scripts for Mpora and Vimeo playback


Unix builds:
* Various fixes to enable 1.0 to build on Solaris and OpenBSD
Translations:
* New Kazakh and Croatian translations
* Lithunanian translation is available on Windows
* Galician, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Portuguese Brazilian,
Arabic and French translation updates
Changes between 1.0.0 and 1.0.1:
-------------------------------Demuxers:
* Fix wmv/asf issues that caused audio to drop
* Various fixes for ac3, mp3, dts and stability for wav format
* Fix seek in RTSP in conformity to RFC 2326
* Fix Dailymotion access script
* Fix crashes in xspf files handler
* Fix seeking and timing issues in some flv files on Windows version
Access:
* Add extra caching for files on network shares
* Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
DZCORE Labs, Algeria
Decoders:
* Fix seeking in mpeg2 video files
* Improve SSA subtitles rendering
* Update most codecs for the Windows and Mac version
Muxers:
* Fix sound recording of .flv files with mp3 audio
Qt Interface:
* Possibility to change the opacity level of the Fullscreen controller
* Fix various crashes and VIDEO_TS folders opening
Mac OS X Interface:
* Added options to disable support for Apple Remote and Media Keys
* Fixed options for Volume, Last.fm password and Subtitle Encoding
* Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
* Preferences panel now includes help through tool-tips
* More reliable Information and Messages panels
* Fix various crashes
Windows port:
* The ZVBI module is now available for Windows, for complete teletext support
Translations updates for Brazillian, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk,
Lithuanian
Changes between 0.9.10 and 1.0.0:
--------------------------------Important notes:
----------------

* Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses.
See 'Access:' for more info.
* Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations
Playback:
* Instantaneous pausing
* Frame-by-Frame playback
* Finer speed control
* On-the-fly recording for all medias
* Timeshift for most medias
* RTSP trickplay support
* Subtitles core improvements and fixes
Decoders:
* New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
* New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
* New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
* New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
* New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
* Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
* New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
* Closed Captions using the SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
* Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
* Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering
Demuxers:
* Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
* Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
* Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
* Metadata for mod files are supported
* GSM codecs in Wav files are supported
* New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams
* New Dirac demuxer for raw Dirac streams
Encoders:
* Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
* Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder
Access:
* RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
* On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
* Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
* DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
* New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support
OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
* DVB scanning on linux
* EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
* On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form
zip://file.zip!/file.avi to specify the file - the development form of
zip://file.zip|file.avi is not supported anymore)
* Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
* MTP device access on Unix
* CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
* :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values
Inputs:
* Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
* Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on
Windows and Mac OS X.

Playlist:
* Export the playlist in HTML
* Lua script for BBC radio playback
* Better metadata handling and reading
Linux/Windows interface:
* Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
* Various fixes for skins2 interface
* Recently played items list
* Interface toolbar customizations
* Various Improvements on the Qt interface:
- More menus actions
- Finer speed slider
- Improvements on many dialogs
- New dialog for plugins listing
- Fixed-size mode for videos
- Better Teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control
* Better integration in GTK environments
Mac OS X Interface:
* Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)
* Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
* Easy addition of subtitles through the Video menu
* Additional usability improvements
Stream output:
* Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
* Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
* bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
* Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.
* Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.
Maemo Port:
* New Maemo port with:
- an interface based on Hildon framework.
- scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.
Windows CE Port:
EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.
Mac OS X Port:
* EXPERIMENTAL 64bit
* Speed improvements
* New document icons
* Support for latest

support
by using llvm-gcc
by Dominic Spitaler
iSight models

Audio output:
* Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
* Surround support for PulseAudio
Video output:
* Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
* Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen
(hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
* Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'.
The old image video output has been removed.
* Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was
withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.
Miscellaneous:

* Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications


New Localization:
* Khmer
* Mongolian
* Sorani
Changes between 0.9.9a and 0.9.10:
-------------------------------------HTTP Interface:
* Fixed default ACL
Mac OS X:
* Fixed crashes on multi-screen setups
* Corrected volume and subtitle encoding options in the Preferences
* Improved Information panel behavior, when playlist is not displayed
* Fixed QTCapture input support for the latest iSight models
* Added a menu-item to unlock the video window's aspect ratio
* Fixed redraw issues when autosizing the video window
* Updated libpng, libgpg-error, libgcrypt, fribidi
Various fixes to the following modules:
* access:
- HTTP, SMB
- updated and additional access scripts (BBC radio, dailymotion, ...)
- Prevent integer underflow in Real pseudo-RTSP module, discovered by tixxDZ,
DZCORE Labs, Algeria
* stream out:
- RTP, RTSP VoD, Mosaic Bridge
* decoder:
- TSCC
Changes between 0.9.9 and 0.9.9a:
--------------------------------Mac OS X:
* Updated multiple 3rd party libraries to keep in sync with the Win32 port
* Playback fixes for PowerPC-based Macs
Changes between 0.9.8a and 0.9.9:
--------------------------------Decoders:
* Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
Demuxers:
* Various fixes related to real demuxer
Mac OS X Interface:
* Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel
- Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item
instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the
main controller window.
* Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard
Mac OS X Port:

* Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs


New Localizations:
* Indonesian
* Bengali
* Updates of other localizations
Various bugfixes:
* Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers.
* Lots of small bugfixes.
* Correct Fullscreen behaviour on Multi-Screen setups on Windows
* Telnet fixes on Windows
* Resampling fixes when transcoding
Changes between 0.9.6 and 0.9.8a:
--------------------------------Security update:
* Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
Bunch of small bugfixes.
Changes between 0.9.5 and 0.9.6:
-------------------------------New Localizations:
* Ukrainian
Security updates:
* Fixed overflow in CUE support from VCD access (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5032)
* Fixed overflow in RealText subtitles support (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5036)
Changes between 0.9.4 and 0.9.5:
-------------------------------Security updates:
* Fixed buffer overflow in TiVo demuxer (SA-0809, CVE-2008-4686, CVE-2008-4654)
* Fixed libpng CVE-2008-3964 in Win32 and MacOS builds
Features:
* Closed Caption EIA 608/708 parsing enabled for libmpeg2
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed various potential crashes and memleaks
* Fixed issues with reading from files (especially non-local)
Windows port:
* Fix bug where interface was "eating" some media keys
* Fix some crashes in DirectShow access
Qt
*
*
*

Interface:
Fix bug when the resetting of preferences didn't reset the dialog states
Right-click menu to select playlist columns reenabled
Various fixed in playlist

Access:
* MMAP module is now deactivated by default
Translations:

* Update of Brazillian, Swedish translation


Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:
-----------------------------------Various bugfixes:
* Crashes fixed in ogg, vobsub, dvdread
* Fixes several memory leaks.
Mac OS X
* Apple
arlier )
* Fixed
* Fixed

port:
machines without Quartz Extreme are no longer supported (use 0.9.2 or e
a crash with deletion of old preferences.
targetname for downloaded updates

Windows port:
* Stability fix for the video output.
Changes between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3:
-------------------------------Various bugfixes:
* Fixed DTS channel order on 5.1 systems
* Fixed pausing behavior for subtitles and for Audio-CD
* Multiple subtitles and podcast fixes
* Various crashes fixed in PS, SSA, mkv, xspf, freetype
* Fixed update system bugs
* Other bug fixes (dvd language selection, subtitle colours, HTTP keep-alive...
+)
Mac OS X port:
* Fixed ffmpeg slowness on PowerPC-based Macs
* Fixed crash on startup when installed on old preferences
* Fixed bug in directory opening on Mac OS X
* Fixed font selection in the Simple Preferences
* Thicker border to the subtitle renderer
* Fixed the appearance of playlist items in the Streaming/Transcoding Wizard
* Fixed AC3 passthrough on Mac OS X
* Fixed behavior of the Volume Normalizer settings on Mac OS X
* Removed the deprecated QuickDraw video output module to avoid crashes on
modern Mac OS X versions
Windows port:
* Fixed sensitivity of Fullscreen Controller
* Fixed error messages on startup when VLC wasn't correctly uninstalled
before installation
* Fix showing of controller when returning from fullscreen playback
* Multiple directory and path location fixes.
Qt4 interface:
* Added Faster/Slower icons to the controller panel
* Fixed lost playlist columns when switching the playlist view
* Added needed options to Simple preferences (to avoid NVIDIA drivers issues)
* Fullscreen controller: added time label, remembering of last position
* Fixed drag'n drop behaviour on the playlist
* Multiple other fixes (Enter hotkey in preferences, Skins selection...)
Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.2:

-------------------------------* Restored the old behavior of --sout-keep. It is now de-activated by default.


* Skins2 interface repaired on Windows.
* Multiple bugfixes.
Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.0:
-------------------------------* Multiple bug fixes.
Changes between 0.8.6i and 0.9.0:
--------------------------------Important notes:
---------------* This release will need Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), or more
recent to work correctly
* The HTTP interface is now only available on the local machine by default.
If you want to make it available from other machines, you will have to
edit the ".hosts" file.
- On UNIX/Linux, the file is in /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts
If you're using the old http interface, it's located in
/usr/share/vlc/http/old/.hosts
- On Windows they are in C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\.hosts and
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\old\.hosts
- On Mac OS X, you can find it in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/.hosts
and respectively in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/old/.hosts
* This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux.
This interface has a fullscreen controller and simplified preferences.
This interface lacks the "Streaming Wizard" that used to be present in VLC
0.8.6, but provides basic profiles.
* The behavior of --sout-keep was changed. It's now activated by default.
* The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They
now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo>
You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
If you didn't name the object using @test, its name will default to the
plugin name (hence 'marq') in this example.
These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
* The "rtp" access output module has been removed.
Please use the RTP stream output instead, e.g.:
Old: '#std{access=rtp,mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2:5004,sap}'
New: '#rtp{mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2,port=5004,sap}'
* You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists. Note that only a limited set
of options is available to m3u playlists (CVE-2007-6683).
* The old access:url syntax is no longer supported to resolve ambiguities
with some file names. Use access://url instead.
E.g.: vlc:quit -> vlc://quit ;
udp:@239.255.12.12 -> udp://@239.255.12.12
* The ffmpeg module has been removed and replaced by the new avcodec,
avformat, swscale (or imgresample if you use a swscale-less ffmpeg build)
and postproc modules.
* The web plugins ActiveX (IE)/Firefox/Mozilla/Safari now recognize the
following states: IDLE/CLOSE=0, OPENING=1, BUFFERING=2, PLAYING=3, PAUSED=4,
STOPPING=5, FORWARD=6, BACKWARD=7, ENDED=8, ERROR=9. With FORWARD and
BACKWARD being reserved for future implementations and are thus not

functional atm.
* Croping and padding in transcode are now done using the croppadd video
filter. For example:
transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=croppadd{cropttop=20,cropbottom=30,paddleft=100
}}
* Canvas setting in transcode is now done using the canvas video filter.
For example:
transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=canvas{width=640,height=480}}
* Glide video output module has been removed.
Changes:
-------Security updates:
* Updated libfreetype on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1806,
CVE-2008-1807)
* TTA Parser improvements (CVE-2008-3732)
* MMS Access Module improvements (CVE-2008-3794 )
Playlist:
* Vastly improved playlist support:
* Media library creation to save all your playlist items
* "Live search"
* Shoutcast TV listings
* Audioscrobbler/Last.FM support
* Album art support
* User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/lua/playlist/README.txt
(Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe, Google Video and
lots of other URLs)
* User definable Lua album art fetcher scripts. See share/lua/meta/README.txt
Inputs:
* Video for Linux 2 (V4L2) input support
* UDP-Lite transport for RTP/AVP
* DCCP transport for RTP/AVP
* Proxy support for MMSH stream
* JACK audio input support
* Input run time option (improved live stream recording)
* BDA devices access module for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft Windows
* Re-written Screen access module for Mac OS X
using OpenGL instead of QuickDraw
* Screen module now supports partial screen capture and mouse following on X11.
* Experimental EyeTV access module
This requires the user to install a plugin to EyeTV.app
(available as a separate download).
* Simple RTP input (with MPEG A/V, G.711 and PCM support).
* RTMP input support
* QTKit-based Input module for Mac OS X allowing display and streaming of video
taken from all iSight-labelled video cameras (no audio support)
* HTTP access now supports gzip compressed data and Digest Access
Authentication.
* New options to reduce latency between arrival of raw data and display of
frames. (--auto-adjust-pts-delay and --use-stream-immediate)
Demuxers:
* MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
* Fixed playback of AIFF stereo files
* Fixed audio glitch on seek
* Improved FLAC demuxer (duration / current time / meta data)
* AAC tags support

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

APEv1/2 tags support


Improved ID3v2 tags support
Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
Raw video support
Standard MIDI File (types 0 & 1) support
TiVo Series 2 support
CD+G karaoke Files support
MXF files support
OMA support

Decoders:
* VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
* Flash Screen Video support
* CamStudio Screen Video support
* DosBox Capture support
* Karl Morton's Video support
* limited atrac3 support
* Fraps support
* Fluidsynth MIDI software synthesis (with external sound fonts)
* New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files:
Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...
* H.264 PAFF support
* DNxHD / VC-3 support
* NellyMoser ASAO support
* APE (Monkey audio) support
* RealVideo support (with the RealVideo run-time)
* Dirac video support using libschroedinger
Subtitles:
* Closed Caption Decoder (DVD, ReplayTV, TiVo, DVB/ATSC)
* VBI & EBU (Teletext) support (*nix, Mac OS)
* Ogg/Kate subtitles support
* AQTitle subtitles support
* MKV USF subtitles support
* HTML-based subtitles support
* MPSub subtitles support
* JacoSub subtitles basic support
* MPL2 subtitles support
* Rewrite of ASS/SSA scripts and subtitles support
* PowerDivx (.psb) Subtitles support
* Realtext subtitle support
* DKS subtitle support
* SubViewer 1.0 (SubRip09) subtitles support
* Correct Right-to-left languages in subtitles support
Encoders:
* Flash Screen Video support
* Improved H.264 encoding speed
Video outputs and filters:
* New CoreAnimation-based output module (VLCKit framework on OS X only)
* Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
* New puzzle video output filter
* Re-written motion detection video filter
* New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
video)
* New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
* New erase video filter (removes logos from a video)
* Enhanced subtitles' renderer to support bold, italic and some HTML tags

(Google Summer of Code Student project)


* Support for RGBA and I420 blending.
The latter improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
* New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
* New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
This was previously part of the mosaic module.
* Fixed random characters problem in RSS filter.
* Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
* Support for Intel SSE2 instruction set in chroma converters
* Improved use of Intel MMX instruction set in chroma converters
* New croppadd and canvas video filters.
Audio outputs and filters:
* Replay gain support
* Audio playback when going slower/faster (with pitch correction via
new scaletempo audio filter)
* New spatializer audio filter
* Correct DTS output via S/PDIF
Stream output:
* RTSP for TS-multiplexed broadcast streams
* New RTP payload formats:
* Speex voice audio codec
* ITU T.140 (for text, subtitles) output
* G.711 (both A-law and -law) output
* UDP-Lite transport for RTP
* DCCP transport for RTP
* Lots of fixes for RTSP broadcasting
* RTMP output
Interfaces:
* All
* New Simple Preferences dialogs showing the most important settings in an
end-user suitable way.
* Improved user interaction
* Improved mouse gestures
* Vastly improved Update checker
* Full support for meta data editing (ID3v2, Ogg/Vorbis, AAC, APEv1/2)
* Windows/Linux
* Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
* Fullscreen controller (transparency on Linux+Composite)
* Mac OS X
* Improved video output features
* Online access to VideoLAN's Help Wiki within VLC
* New setting to disable the "Recent Items" service
* When playing Radio (live) streams, the current track is shown correctly
* Correct appearance on Macs using Aqua's graphite theme
* Simplified Extended Controls panel
* Ncurses:
* Correctly displays wide characters when using an UTF-8 locale,
if libncursesw is available.
* Some nice colors if the terminal supports it (most do)
* Experimental Lua interface modules. See vlc -I lua and
share/lua/intf/README.txt for more info.
* Unix
* Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
* D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS
(Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control
interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when
finished: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Media_Player_Interfaces .

* Motion module using disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal


* Plugin to set Telepathy presence message using MissionControl
* Fixed VLM schedule time on Linux
Linux Port:
* VLC now complies with the XDG Base Directory Specification version 0.6
http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
(which means that VLC doesn't use the $HOME/.vlc directory anymore)
Mac OS X Port:
* Mac OS X Framework "VLCKit" that can be used to embed VLC in third party
applications (Google Summer of Code Student project, Mac OS X 10.5 only)
* New text renderer based on Quartz replacing the existing Freetype solution
* Complete compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* It is now required to compile a fully featured build
* The support of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and QuickTime 6.x was discontinued.
LibVLC:
* Event management and various improvements in libvlc
(Part of a Google Summer of Code Student project)
New Localizations:
* Finnish
* Persian
* Polish
* Punjabi
* Bulgarian
Developers:
* LibVLC now supports externally built plugins properly.
A "vlc-plugin" pkg-config package is provided.
* Java bindings are now built from a separate source.
Changes between 0.8.6h and 0.8.6i:
---------------------------------Security updates:
* Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed option to use shared memory within the GLX video output module
* Improved galaktos-based audio visualizations on FreeBSD
* Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
(transcode stream output, OSD menu video filter, VCD input,
SAP services discovery, http control interface)
* Updated Polish translation
Changes between 0.8.6g and 0.8.6h:
---------------------------------Security updates:
* Updated GnuTLS and libgcrypt on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1948,
CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)
* Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)
Goodies:
* Updated libebml and libmatroska on Mac OS X. Reliability improvements.
* Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc

*
*
*
*
*

(ftp access, record access filter, video filters, RC interface,


playlist demuxer, IP networking, MPJPEG muxer, stream outputs)
Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could lead
to an unexpected application termination
New Serbian translation
Updated Romanian translation

Changes between 0.8.6f and 0.8.6g:


---------------------------------Security updates:
* Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX
(CVE-2007-6683, VideoLAN-SA-0804)
* Removed loading plugins from the current directory
(CVE-2008-2147, VideoLAN-SA-0805)
* Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
* Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
* Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
* Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)
Various bugfixes:
* Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
* Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
* Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
* Fixed AAC resampling
* The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X,
if the 'Always-on-top' video option was selected.
Changes between 0.8.6e and 0.8.6f:
---------------------------------Security updates:
* Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2008-1881)
* Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
* Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768)
* Fixed cinepak vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1769)
- More information can be found in VideoLAN-SA-0801 and VideoLAN-SA-0803.
Various bugfixes:
* The Mozilla plugin registers a usable range of MIME-types on Mac OS X
* Improved VLC's video output behavior on multi-screen setups running Mac OS X
* Fixed crashes in H264 packetizer
* Close MMS access on network timeout
* Fix some problems with AAC decoder & packetizer
Changes between 0.8.6d and 0.8.6e:
---------------------------------Various bugfixes:
* Resume playback for viewing content over FTP
* Fixed XShm detection with remote X11
Security updates:
* Subtitle demuxers overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
* HTTP listener format string injection (CVE-2007-6682)

* Fixed buffer overflow in the SDL_image library (CVE-2006-4484)


* Real RTSP overflows (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296,
VideoLAN-SA-0801)
* Arbitrary memory overwrite in the MP4 demuxer (CORE-2008-0130,
VideoLAN-SA-0802)
Audio filter:
* Fixed DTS to S/PDIF converter
Audio output:
* Fixed 5.1 audio on ALSA
Access:
* Fixed some RTSP hanging and user/password passing through RTSP URLs
Stream output:
* Fixed waiting for SPS/PPS problem in H.264 packetizer
Encoders:
* Improved compatibility for creating H.264 video files playable on iPhones
* Improved detection of optimal amount of threads for multi-threaded H.264
encoding on multi-cpu systems
- Note that this is used when transcode threads is set to 0 (default)
- Not supported on Windows (multiple threads require manual configuration)
Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3.9
* Corrected behavior of the Preferences panel
* VLC no longer crashes on quit while playing
Localization:
* Updated Romanian and Polish translations
Changes between 0.8.6c and 0.8.6d:
---------------------------------Various bugfixes:
* Mozilla plugin: supports a reasonable amount of MIME types on Windows
* Linux: Fixed S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA
* Automatic recovery on unexpected stream discontinuity (clock gap) occurrences
in input
* Use field order (top/bottom) for correct bob/linear deinterlacing
* Fix invalid free in bookmarks loading code
Windows and Mac OS Binaries
* FLAC Security Update (CVE-2007-4619) to prevent multiple integer overflows
Active X plugin:
* Security update (VideoLAN-SA-0703, CVE-2007-6262)
Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with enhanced functionality
* Improved Video Output compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* Improved behavior of the Fullscreen Controller and mode changes between
Fullscreen and Windowed Video Output
* Softened the white flash artifacts that may appear during the transition of
two different movies
* Support for current Ogg file formats
NOTE: This release requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

Mac OS X 10.3.9 is not supported anymore.


Encoders:
* Improved H.264 encoding speed on Mac OS X
Other changes:
* The automatic updating facility was removed
* You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists.
* RTSP server remote denial of service fixed (CVE-2007-6684).
Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:
---------------------------------Various bugfixes, notably:
* Windows Vista compatibility
* Cropping in Direct3D
* Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
* RSS filter string overflow
* Few memory leaks
* MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)
CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
* Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702, CVE-2007-3316, US-CERT VU#200928)
Demuxers:
* Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI
* Prevent WAV file integer overflow (CVE-2007-3467 & CVE-2007-3468)
Decoders:
* Updated FLAC API compatibility
Input:
* Support for new v4l2 encoder API
Localisation:
* New localisation: Arabic, Persian
Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
---------------------------------Various bugfixes, notably:
* Out-of-bound read in demuxers
* Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
* Mac OS X Interface crashes
* VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
* Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
* Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers
Decoders:
* Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
* Teletext subtitles (telx) support
Webbrowser plugins:
* Rectified behaviour and improved usability
Mac OS X Interface & Port:
* Diverse usability improvements

* New wizard option to embed subtitles


* Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
* Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:
--------------------------------CDDA / VCDX plugins:
* Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701, CVE-2007-0017)
Mac OS X Interface:
* Fullscreen controller improvements
Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
-------------------------------Playlist:
* Shoutcast TV listings support
Input:
* Support for RTSP authentication
* Support for adding subtitles on the fly
* Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
* ATSC support for DVB input
* Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
* Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
* Improved support for Flash Video files
Decoders:
* Native WMV9/VC-1 support
* WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
* VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
* The True Audio Lossless codec support
* Matroska WavPack support
* Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
* Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
* Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
Video output:
* Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
* Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
* Improved libcaca support
Interfaces:
* All
* New hotkeys for crop and zoom
* Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
* Windows
* Systray support in skins
* OS X
* Support for Apple Remote control
* Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjr Andersen)
* New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjr Andersen)
* right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
* Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
* Linux
* Notifications using notification-daemon

Windows port:
* Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
Windows 9x/ME users:
- Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
- Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the
Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location:
http://www.microsoft.com.nsatc.net/globaldev/handson/dev/mslu_announce.ms
px
Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the fold
er
C:\Windows\System
* Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
* Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
Localization:
* Add Czech
* Add Slovak
* Add Malay
* Add Slovenian
Developers:
* Updates to the libvlc API
* Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
-------------------------------Core support:
* Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
* Support for downloading updates
* Updated strings
Input:
* Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
* Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
* Improvements to the Audio CD input
- Separate playlist entries for the tracks
- Support for CDDB
* Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
* Improved subtitles encoding support
* Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
Decoders:
* Cook (Real audio) support
Playlist / Services discovery:
* XSPF playlist support
* Podcast support
* Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
Audio output:
* New JACK audio output
Video output:
* New video filters:
- magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
- gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
- bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
* Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images

* RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
* Improvements to the subtitles rendering
Stream output:
* Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
Interfaces:
* System to inform the user and request information
- HTTP authentication
- Fatal errors
- ...
* wxWidgets
- VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
- Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
- Drag & Drop support in the playlist
* Skins2
- New default skin
- Support for Winamp 2 skins
- Improved playlist handling
- Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
* OS X
- Embedded Video output
- new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
- Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
- Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
- support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
- option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
* HTTP
- New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
- A bunch of new RPN functions
Windows Port:
* MSN messenger "Now playing" support
OS
*
*
*

X Port:
Mac-Intel compatibility
Enhanced support of various audio output devices
Growl "Now playing" support

*Nix port:
* Ability to log to syslog
* Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root
Developers:
* New libvlc API (not finished yet)
* Java bindings
* A bit more automatic testing
Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
--------------------------------Audio output:
* Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
* SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
Decoder:
* Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
* Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263

Demux:
* Fix bug with some HE-AAC audio tracks
Services Discovery:
* HAL fixes, should now work with new API
* SAP, fix 20 second freeze on windows
* UPnP fixes
* Avahi 0.6 support
Interfaces:
* Mac OS X
- fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard
Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
* New OSD system
Video output:
* Fixed problems with OpenGL output
* New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
* Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
Input:
* Improved DVB support for satellite bands other than Ku-band
* IPv6 and Extended passive mode support for FTP
* IPv6 Source Specific Multicast support
* GnomeVFS input module
* Support for RTP packet reordering
* Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
Decoders:
* Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
* Musepack decoder using libmpdec
* QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
Services discovery:
* UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
* Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
Video filters:
* RSS feed overlay
Audio filters:
* Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel
Mixer and Dolby Surround
Stream output:
* New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
* Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
* Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
Interfaces:
- new cone icon by Richard iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
* Mac OS X
- New streaming and transcoding wizard
- New extended controls panel

- New bookmarks window


- Fixed playlist sorting
- Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
* wxWidgets
- Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
- All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
- Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
- Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
* Skins2
- Tree playlist
* HTTP
- New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
- Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
the names of files
- Include macro to include other files
- CGI 1.0 support
ActiveX plugin:
* Should now work outside IE as well
Mac OS X port:
* New script to delete the preferences automatically
Windows port:
* Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
* Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
Translations:
The following languages were added:
* Galician
* Korean
* Romanian
* Simplified Chinese
The following languages were re-added:
* Swedish
Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Rewrite of the playlist
- Tree structure
- Input preparsing (for meta-data)
- Grouping (by artist, ...) support
* Preferences improvements:
- New organization, designed to improve usability
- New configuration types (list of modules, ...)
* XML parsers
* Core image manipulation support
* Client-side SSL/TLS support
* SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
* Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
* Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
* Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
* Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
* filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
now separated by ':' instead of ','
* Access filter architecture
* Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-langu

age)
* Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
* Many bugfixes...
Input/Demuxers:
* Support for SOCKS proxy
* Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
* Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
* Support for images on a HTTP server that get refreshed on the server
* Better support for Kasenna streams
* RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
* Massive Matroska improvements
* Support for XA and VOC audio files
* TiVo demuxer
* Samba (Windows shares) access module
* Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
* Fixes to Linux DVB support
* Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
* Support for FTP over IPv6
Decoders / Encoders:
* Dirac decoder and encoder
* PNG decoder/encoder
* Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
* Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Access filters:
* New Record and Timeshift filters
Services discovery:
* New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
* Brand new SAP module
* To enable SAP, you now need to use "-S sap" or add SAP in
the "Manage->Services Discovery" menu
( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
* Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
* HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
* DAAP (iTunes shares) support
* Shoutcast
Audio output:
* Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
Video output:
* Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
* Image file video output (png)
* Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
* Improvements to wall video filter
* Support for font color and opacity
Stream output:
* Muxers
- ASF improvements
* VLM / VoD
- Ability to load a configuration file on startup
- Seeking support in VoD streams
* Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
Interfaces:
* wxWidgets

*
*
*
*

- Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...


- Improved preferences
- Improvements to the wizard
- DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
MacOS X
- Redesigned playlist
- Improved preferences
Skins
- Support for multiple actions
- Fixes
HTTP
- Support for the new playlist system
Lirc
- Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc

Windows port:
* Screensaver disabling fix
* DirectShow tuner configuration
* Support for no-decoration windows
MacOS X port:
* Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
* The OpenGL video output is back
* A new audio module that should work more reliable for analog audio output in
various configurations.
- Supports multichannel discrete analog output
- Digital audio output requires you to change a preference setting because it
is not yet available in the new module
- Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for more information.
BeOS port:
* Support for single-buffered overlay
Pocket PC port:
* Many fixes
* New interface
* New video output
Mozilla Plugin:
* Javascript fixes
* Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
IE Plugin:
* Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
Translations:
The following languages were added:
* Catalan
* Danish
* Turkish
Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
* SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
Windows port:

* Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
* Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
* Fixed spurious taskbar item after switching to fullscreen
WinCE port:
* A few more updates (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
Audio Output:
* Portaudio audio output plugin improvements
Video Output:
* Proper subpictures scaling using the aspect-ratio info when available
Demuxers:
* Fixed crash with ODML avi files
* Fixed autodetection of VCD/SVCD bin files
* Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
Stream Output:
* Encoders:
* Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
* Stream output:
* Support of playlist group announcement
Changes between 0.7.2 and 0.8.0:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
* Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
* New plugins cache to speed up launch time
* New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
* Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
* Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
Input:
* New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X
(Stream your desktop)
* Improved DVD support:
- uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
- uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
* Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
* Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
* More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access
(selection of titles/chapters).
Demuxers:
* Support for iTunes Music Store previews
* Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
* Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
* Windows Media Server RTSP support
* Support for MPEG TS streams with error correction (204/192 bytes TS packets)
* Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
* Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
* Improved Ogg demuxer
* Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
* Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
Codecs:

*
*
*
*
*
*

G.726 audio support


14496-17 MPEG TS text support
MPEG-4 text support
Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska

Stream Output:
Encoders:
* Re-use audio/video/spu decoders in transcoder module. From now on,
everything that is playable by VLC should be transcodable as well
* Subtitles overlaying in transcoder
* Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
* Frame rate selection in the transcoder
* DVB subtitles encoder
* MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
* Improved vorbis/theora encoding
Muxers:
* Text track muxing for mp4
* Multipart mjpeg muxing. Your video is directly viewable in a Mozilla Browser
* 14496-17 text track muxing for MPEG TS
* Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
* Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
* New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
* Improved ASF muxer
Misc:
* H.263 RTP streaming support
* SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
* Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
Audio Output:
* New audio equalizer filter
* Very trivial volume normalizer
* True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
* More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
* New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
Video Output:
* Roku HD1000 Video output
* Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X)
with support for effects.
* Improved filter and subpictures support :
- New filters can be streamed.
- "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video
- Centralized scaling and blending
* New filters :
- "time", to display current time
- "marq", to display a marquee
Interfaces:
* OSD sliders for volume and postition information
* OSD icons for Play and Pause
* New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
* A few skins2 improvements
* Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
* Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
* The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
* Improved CORBA control module
Mac OS X port:

* Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem


* Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
* The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
Linux port:
* New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
* Experimental SVG rendering module
* Support for DVB CAM modules.
Windows port:
* DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
* DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
* Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
* Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
* Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
WinCE port:
* Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
Mozilla plugin:
* Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
* Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
Misc:
* Server/client network synchronization module
* VBrick streams fully supported
* Cisco IP/TV streams supported
* VLM enhancements
Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Bookmarks feature for easier seeking/access inside medias.
* Support for video output embedded in interfaces.
* Improved HTTP daemon.
* Saved playlists now remember VLC-specific options.
Codecs:
* New Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML) codec.
(http://www.annodex.net/overview.html)
* New H.261 video decoder using openmash.
* H264 encoder, demuxer and packetizer.
* Packetizer interfaces between demux and codec when needed
(allows using ffmpeg plugin to decode MPEG streams and better aac decoding).
* Support for Theora alpha3 (both decoding and encoding).
Input:
* --start-time <sec> and --stop-time <sec> to start and stop playing a
file at the specified amount of seconds. Only works with a few
fileformats (avi, mov, mkv, mp4 )
* Improved directory access module.
* New "file-cat" option to play truncated movies.
* Better handling of meta info (title, author, description, etc...).
* New options to pass meta info to the input.
* It is now possible to stream programs from a DVB-S/C/T stream
(satellite, cable, or digital terestrial television)
Demux:

* Annodex (http://www.annodex.net) support.


* mmsh streaming fixes.
* Fixed infinite loop in the AVI demux on broken/incomplete files.
Subtitles:
* Subviewer and subviewer v2 subtitles support.
* Ability to choose autodetected subtitles path.
* Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
Stream output:
* Improved session announcement system.
* Minimize threads usage by default.
* Added faster than realtime stream output (limited by CPU) for file output.
* Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
* Improved MPEG TS muxer.
* Improved transrater.
* Meta info options used by the muxers.
* New configuration system.
* Better audio channels downmixing when transcoding.
VideoLAN manager:
* New videolan (media) manager (vlm): a little manager designed to launch
and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
* Supports live streams and VoD.
* Supports scheduling.
* Telnet interface for vlm.
* HTTP interface for vlm.
Interfaces:
* Skins II (Windows and Linux only)
- Ability to embed video output.
- Support for bitmap fonts.
- Lots of improvements.
* wxWindows (default Windows and Linux interface)
- New design and set of icons.
- Ability to embed video output.
- Support for hotkeys.
- Support for bookmarks.
* Mac OS X
- Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
- Better hotkeys handling.
Mac OS X port:
* OpenGL video output is now the default when available.
* Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
* Audio output fix to work with multiple streams on a HAL device.
* Possible fix for conflict with CodeTek VirtualDesktop (untested).
Win32 port:
* DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
* Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
* Improved Windows installer.
Linux port:
* PowerPC fixes.
Misc:
* Improvements to the Goom visualisation plugin.
* Roku HD1000 audio output.

Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.1a:


--------------------------------Mac OS X:
* Fixed the infamous 'mp3 takes twice the CPU it should take' bug
* Playing MOD files is working now.
Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Fixed a nasty bug that causes preferences not to be saved some times.
* IGMPv3 support for VLC under Windows XP and Linux.
Codecs:
* Brand new DTS Coherent Acoustics audio decoder based on libdts
(http://www.videolan.org/dtsdec.html)
* Fixed DTS S/PDIF output
* SVCD (Philips OGT) and CVD subtitles
Playlist:
* Internal improvments
* Improved import/export
Input:
* Experimental support for Nullsoft streaming video(.nsv) and real media(.rm)
container formars.
* New demux module that uses libavformat from ffmpeg. Adds support for many
small and strange formats.
* New PVA demux.
* New MOD audio demux.
* Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
* Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
* New and experimental DVD input plugin with menus support (using libdvdnav).
* Added back DV audio support in raw DV demuxer.
Stream output:
* MP4/MOV muxer improvements (fast-start, aac in mov, etc...).
* Fixed a nasty bug in the mpeg video packetizer.
* Improved transcoding (multithreading, more tuning, etc...).
Service discovery:
* Fixed sdp in SAP.
Mac OS X port:
* New opengl video output plugin.
Win32 port:
* A few improvements to the DirectShow input plugin.
* Fixed ipv6 name resolution.
Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Brand new decoder/packetizer api.
Adds a lot more flexibility while also simplifying the decoder plugins.

* New encoder api (Ffmpeg, Vorbis, Theora, Flac and Speex encoders available).
* Video outputs are recycled if possible.
This removes any 'flicker' between two similiar video files.
* Fixed the video filters. Video should no longer go black when using filters.
* New input core. Advantages are: better seeking, more responsive, support for
subtitle files at the core, and much much more.
Playlist:
* Added a repeat mode to repeat a single file over and over.
* Playlist sorting
Input:
* RTP/RTSP support.
* Fixed annoying seeking problem with Ogg files (seeking would take ages).
* Support for Flac in Ogg files.
* MPEG TS demuxer also handles A52 and AAC audio in DVB streams.
* Rewrite of the Flac demuxer.
* cddax and vcdx plugins using libcdio, libvcd and libvcdinfo. (Linux only)
* Reworked DVB tuning.
* Better Icecast support.
* New MPEG video elementary streams demuxer.
* New DTS audio elementary streams demuxer.
Codecs:
* Support for Theora video encoding.
* Support for Speex audio decoding/encoding.
* Rewrite of the Flac decoder + encoding support.
* Support for MPEG2 422 decoding which was recently added to libmpeg2 (cvs).
* Support for AAC + SBR and proper multi-channel re-ordering.
* MPEG 2.5 audio support.
* Removed deprecated decoders (a52_old, mpeg_video and mpeg_audio).
Stream output:
* Improvements to the MPEG TS muxer.
* New transrating module for MPEG2 video.
* Added packetization for MPEG AAC ADTS streams.
* Added packetizers for Flac, Speex, Theora, LPCM, DTS and SPU streams.
* Improved mp4 muxing and added AAC/MP4V support when transcoding.
* Improved Ogg muxing and added Theora, Speex, Flac and subtitles support.
* MPEG TS muxer follows the ATSC/DVB specs for embedded A52 audio.
* --sout-keep option to keep the stream open while changing input.
* Preliminary RTP support.
* Fixes to SAP announces.
Interface:
* Skins:
- Bugfixes
- misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
* New standardized and customizable hotkeys.
* wxWindows
- Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
- Improvements and help in preferences
- New streaming wizard
- Revised Disc Open menu
* HTTP
- Improvements of the standard pages
- Support for new commands
* OSD ( OS X and hotkeys only atm ).
Service discovery:

* Many fixes to the SAP module


* SAP now supports HTTP streams
Subtitles:
* Text subtitles now have a black outline.
* Text subtitles autodetection.
* Text subtitles charset autodetection.
* Text subtitles for all videofiles. Results may vary.
* Text subtitles in Hebrew are supported. Arabic partially.
* Automatic fontsize selection for text subtitles.
* Fixed SAMI text subtitles support.
* Support for subtitles in Matroska files.
* Support for subtitles in DVB streams.
Mac OS X port:
* New controller designed by Max Rudberg from www.maxthemes.com
* Save playlist.
* Works on 10.1.x again. Apologies for that problem.
* Support for Panther.
* Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
* Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
Win32 port:
* New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
* VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
* Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
* Support for 3F2R in audio output.
* New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
* Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
* Multimonitor support (untested).
* Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
Linux port:
* Improved Video4Linux input. Also added support for an audio only input.
* Support for real-time priority when running with root privileges.
* Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
iPaq port:
* Brand new Gtk 2 interface
Miscellaneous:
* Audio visual effects filters (spectrum, scope and random).
* Audio visual effects filter using goom.
* Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian and Hungarian translations.
* libcaca video output (colored ascii)
Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
-------------------------------Core support:
* Fixed a nasty regression in 0.6.1 which made some streams unplayable.
Stream output:
* Transcoder now generates proper pts/dts thus should work a lot better.
* Improved MPEG TS muxer.
Access input:
* Support for DVB-S/C/T cards using v4l2 API for Linux 2.6.x kernels.
* Few fixes to the VCD navigation.

Interfaces:
* Support for DVD menus navigation added to the wxWindows interface.
UNIX ports:
* ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
* Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
Win32 port:
* Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
iPaq port:
* Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
Miscellaneous:
* Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
* Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
mpeg1/2 videos.
Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
-------------------------------Core support:
* There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
* VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
after a pause.
Stream output:
* Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
* Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
* Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
UNIX ports:
* ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
* Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.
Win32 port:
* Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
iPaq port:
* Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).
Miscellaneous:
* Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
* Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
mpeg1/2 videos.
Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
-------------------------------Core support:
* There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
* VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
after a pause.
Stream output:
* Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
* Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
* Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).

* PS muxer can create mpeg1 files now and produce streams with system headers.
* You can transcode a52 with more than two channels to mpga now.
Win32 port:
* Fixed DVD support which was partly broken due to a bug in libdvdcss
* Fixed 5.1 audio support for the sblive/audigy soundcards.
* Fixed sound on Windows NT.
UNIX ports:
* Fixed/improved ALSA support and enabled multi-channel audio output.
* X11/Xvideo: Should now work on big endian machines, and you can now
use the arrow keys to browse through the DVD menus.
iPaq port:
* Gtk+2 interface called PDA
* Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
* Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
* Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
* Stream Out with transcode support enabled (use codecs: HuffYuvv and A-law).
Interfaces:
* Small updates/fixes to the wxWindows interface.
* Improved HTTP remote control interface. You can now create your own HTML page
s.
* A new CORBA control plugin.
Input demux:
* Improved support for the Matroska container format.
Miscellaneous:
* Improved build system.
* New video filter plugin to overlay logos.
* Added support for Winamp 3 B4S files.
* New subtitle module which uses freetype2 to render arbitrary fonts in any siz
e.
Should also work with languages like russion for instance.
Changes between 0.5.3 and 0.6.0:
-------------------------------Core Support:
* Channel Server support was removed (was deprecated)
Input access:
* Fixed a big bug in ftp and http access that prevented many platforms
(OSX most prominently) to view ftp and http streams.
* Fixed large file support on Windows
* Video 4 Linux support
* CD Digital Audio support
* Fixed IPv6 multicasting on Windows and OSX.
Input demux:
* Better detection of AAC and mp3 files
* Support for OpenDML avi files
* More complete .mp4/.mov support
* Very early support for the Matroska container format (don't complain if it do
esn't work ;)
Codecs:

* VLC's own MPEG1/2 decoder has been replaced with libmpeg2


* Support for Sorenson 3 (SVQ3 or Quicktime content) via ffmpeg
* OSX support for QDM2 and QDMC sound, often used in QT content.
* Fixed a bug which was causing artefacts in DivX video (ffmpeg)
* Updated our theora decoder to use the alpha 2 release of libtheora
* If ffmpeg cannot keep up, skip and try to recover instead of stopping altoget
her
* Indeo Video 3 (IV32) support for little-endian computers. (so not for OSX)
Interfaces:
* The wxWindows interface is now fully useable as well as Unicode safe
* New HTTP remote control interface
Stream output:
* New stream output scheme. It is now possible to build a chain of stream outpu
ts
allowing for instance to stream and display some content at the same time.
* The stream output now allows to transcode content on the fly.
* Fixed major bug that prevented streaming mpeg 1/2 video with pulldown content
.
* SAP/SDP announcing support. (both IPv4 and IPv6)
Miscellaneous:
* New reset option for the preferences
* You can set your language in the prefences
* New video chroma conversion module using ffmpeg
* Added a Gentoo ebuild to the distribution
* Added a new smaller subtitles font (now the default) + scripts to generate yo
ur own
* SAP/SDP IPv6 support
UNIX ports:
* Basic support for the X11 Xinerama extension.
* New skinable interface ported to X11.
* Run opie-vlc and zaurus-vlc as GuiServer
Mac OS X port:
* When you add several items to the playlist, they are sorted alphabetically.
* New about panel and revamped preferences panel.
* Fixed the deinterlace menu.
* Float on top, Fit to Screen and a Transparency option for video out.
* New output dialog for transcode and display while stream capabilities.
* New icons by Davor Orel.
* New audio resampler. Should make VLC much faster.
* Fixed disappearing and crackling sound (PTS is out of range bug)
* We no longer automatically save the preferences when you quit the application
* Arrow keys are now use to browse the menus in a DVD
Win32 port:
* the wxWindows interface is now the default interface
* The keyboard shortcuts are now identical to the linux version
* Fixed the "no sound" problem on NT4
* Improved skinnable interface (it now uses the wxWindows interface dialogs).
* Added support for compressed skins files (.vlt files)
* Fixed SVCD chapters support.
* Fixed memory leak with 5.1 audio.
BeOS port:
* Interface localization
* Screensaver disabled if playing in fullscreen

* A few new keyboard shortcuts


* New full-featured Preferences window
Changes between 0.5.2 and 0.5.3:
-------------------------------Core Support:
* fixed DTS S/PDIF output on little-endian machines
* support for skins at the interface level
* new OSD module using Freetype2
* video outputs are now destroyed when the associated input ends
* the video output takes into account the caching delay introduced at the
input level before dropping out of date frames.
* configuration option to disable the translation of the interface
Input access:
* fixed HTTP redirects
* support for opening an entire directory
* EOF should be detected more reliably
* new video4linux access plug-in
* new kfir access plug-in designed to work around a bug in the kfir driver
Input demux:
* added stream type for some Motorola MPEG-2 video encoders
* fix for some ogg web radio streams
* fixed reading TS streams over HTTP
Codecs:
* support for 3ivx D4 (not previous versions)
* support for '3ivd' and '3vid' encodings
* support for 'MSS1' codec ( same as WMV2 )
* support for SAMI subtitles (untested and incomplete)
* better SSA4 subtitles recognition
* new codec for raw I420 video
* improvements to the libmpeg2-based MPEG video decoder
Interfaces:
* improvements to wxWindows based interface
(although it still misses some important features)
* skeleton for a Gnome2/GTK2 plug-in
Stream output:
* new HTTP output support
* fixed a segfault in the AVI muxer
* fixed AV synchronization issues
Miscellaneous:
* support for oldstyle id3 genres
UNIX ports:
* the SDL vout plug-in will now work on big-endian machines
Mac OS X port:
* reorderable playlist
* fixed the hiding of the mouse on multiple monitors
* fixed a big issue with some USB speakers
* support for mono audio output devices
* reset the audio-device to its default mode before quitting VLC
* fixed several cosmetic issues

*
*
*
*
*

you can drag the controller window


the messages window remembers more
delay and fps can now be overruled
http and ogg stream output options
Apple menu and friends will now be

by its background (as it should be)


lines
with subtitles files
translated as well

Win32 port:
* new skinnable interface
* the directx video output doesn't crash anymore on ctrl+alt+del events.
iPAQ familiar Linux port:
* support for FLAC audio format
* the interface adapts to the screen size/rotation
* playlist
* network tab in the interface
* "apply" handling in preferences
Changes between 0.5.1a and 0.5.2:
--------------------------------Core support:
* advanced config options are now hidden by default
* new --spdif option to use the S/PDIF audio output by default
* fixed a 'clicking' sound when switching between streams
* new bandlimited resampler that should improve audio quality on primarily
Mac OS X
* fixed a problem with audio over http that caused some web radios to not work
* DTS S/PDIF support
Codecs:
* support
* support
* new but
* fixed a

for DV audio through the ffmpeg library


for FLAC audio through libflac
basic MPEG video decoder based on libmpeg2
major bug in LPCM code (fixes a problem with iDVD disks)

Stream output:
* support for streaming DivX 1/2/3, wmv1/2, h/i263 over MPEG-2 TS
* new --ttl option for Time To Live
DVD support:
* fixed quite a few problems with the dvd menu support
UNIX ports:
* fixed the GNU-pth support
Win32 port:
* multi-channel audio and S/PDIF support for both the DirectX and Waveout
plugins
* localization support via gettext is now fully working
* rc interface is now fully useable
* fixed the MSVC project files generation
Mac OS X port:
* several fixes for multi channel audio devices. AC3 over SPDIF with
M-Audio Sonica Theater still does not work. this is most likely a driver
bug and has been reported to M-Audio. (Sonica, Revolution, Delta, Griffin
iMate and MOTU firewire devices should work)
* VLC now uses the default audio device
* new info panel

* very preliminary support for VLC control via applescript


* support for mouse gestures
* new priority scheme allowing to avoid lock-ups on low-end machines
Linupy port:
* there is a whole new port for the linupy distribution used by o.a. the
YOPY PDA. It is still experimental, please test it
Miscellaneous:
* improved ID3 tag detection
* changed several errors into warnings ; the frequently reported "this is
not a PS stream, continuing" is one of these
* mouse gestures work on windows and osx, but there still isn't any useful
gestures
* some support for .pls playlists used by shoutcast
Changes between 0.5.1 and 0.5.1a:
--------------------------------Mac OS X port:
* fixed a problem that caused VLC to select the wrong language when
English was set as the preferred language
Changes between 0.5.0 and 0.5.1:
-------------------------------Core support:
* new mouse gesture interface
* audio volume can now be changed at any time, even when no file is
playing
Input access:
* various minor fixes on the network inputs
* fixed some weird URL parsing problems (/Volumes/toto:tata/harry@coin.mpg)
* VCD: fixed track number and chapter indexing
Input demux:
* fixed a bad initialization in the mp4 plug-in
* new --buggy-psi option for TS streams which do not update their
continuity counter
Codecs:
* support for MPEG-2 intra slice refresh (aka. Slice-I) streams
DVD support:
* fixed a bug which turned the default interface command-line only
without the user consent
UNIX ports:
* GTK: fixed a crash when going fullscreen or changing volume from the
popup menu
* X11: new screen saver disabling plug-in (--extraintf screensaver)
* KDE: fixed compilation with KDE 3.1
* ALSA: fixed mono files output
Mac OS X port:
* fixed a crash on start-up on some localized systems
* lowered real-time priorities to avoid lock-ups on slow machines

*
*
*
*
*
*
*

VLC can now be made the handler of ftp http mms and udp URLs
playlist enhancements
added half, normal and double video window menu items
new step forward/step backward commands
the dock should no longer be visible in fullscreen mode
the Mac OS X binary is now compiled with Ogg/Theora support
vlc.app is now VLC.app

Win32 port:
* fixed the "RichEdit line insertion error" bug
* VLC can now be run from outside its installation directory
* fixed a bug that prevented to find the default subtitle font
BeOS port:
* smarter BeOS priorities to avoid lock-ups
* few enhancements in the interface (especially the Settings window)
Opie port:
* native video output is working again
* only commandline interface support
* support for MPEG4, DivX through ffmpeg package
Changes between 0.4.6 and 0.5.0:
-------------------------------Core structure:
* object structure which allows for full re-entrancy, known as libvlc
* new audio output architecture based on filter pipelines, providing
S/PDIF and multi-channel support
* localization support via gettext on most architectures
* new stream output architecture, allowing to use VLC to unicast,
multicast or broadcast a stream to another VLC (only MPEG 1, 2 and 4
and A/52 streams are supported)
* build system now uses autoconf/automake/autopoint
Input access:
* mms:// support
* ftp:// support
* stability fixes in the HTTP access
* auto-detection of RTP encapsulation
* VCD entry points support
* VCD image file support
Input demux:
* support for *.asf format
* improved support for *.avi, especially over an HTTP connection
* support for *.mp4 and *.mov format
* support for ogg encapsulation
* support for raw DV format
* support for *.wav format
* new demuxdump demux allowing to save a stream to a file
* raw AAC support
Stream discovery & playlists:
* support for the SAP/SDP and SLP protocols
* support for .m3u file format
* support for .asx file format
* hack to find the streaming sources in html-pages with embedded wmp

Codecs:
* support for the microdvd, subrip, ssa1, ssa2-4 subtitles file formats
(only available with the .avi demux)
* support for ADPCM audio codec
* support for raw PCM data
* support for Cinepak video codec
* support for DV video codec via libdv or ffmpeg
* support for AAC audio codec via libfaad2
* support for Xvid codec
* support for Xiph.org's Vorbis audio codec
* support for Xiph.org's Tremor audio codec (when compiling from sources)
* support for Xiph.org's Tarkin and Theora video codecs (when compiling
from sources)
* new codecs supported by latest ffmpeg versions: WMV, WMA, SVQ 1, H263,
H263i, MJPEG A/B
* fixed an endianness bug in LPCM codec
DVD support:
* experimental preliminary support for DVD menus via libdvdplay
Miscellaneous:
* new WxWindows interface
* all interfaces allow to dynamically change the volume, the audio
device and the channels configuration
* headphone channel mixer with virtual spatialization effect
* Mozilla plugin based on libvlc for embedded playback in webpages of any
format that VLC can play
* new swedish translation
* enhancements of the playlist window
* new messages window to see debug info
* fixed a few crashes
iPaq port:
* slider bar in GTK+/GPE Familiar interface
* fixed crash on directory change in Familiar interface
* added qte_main module for use in all modules that need Opie or Qte support
* native video output module for Qt Embedded/Opie is not working