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Changes for v2.1.3 - v2.1.5

  • Important changes:
  • The licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  • Core:
  • Partial fix of playback of short audio samples
  • Add extensions download from external repositories
  • Support automatic rotation using streams metadata, GPU-accelerated when possible
  • Rework the metadata fetching algorithm and policies
  • 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 navigation
  • Digital Cinema Package support, including encrypted DCP with KDM
  • Partial fixes for Arccos protected DVDs
  • 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
  • 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:
  • New CAF format module
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • MP4 fixes for fragmented files, vobsub, duration, aspect-ratio and support for rotation, covr atom and tracks exclusion
  • 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
  • Muxers:
  • Important rework of the Ogg muxer, notably for skeleton
  • Fixes for the AVI muxer for specification respect
  • Support VP8 in OGG
  • Add HEVC muxing in MP4 and TS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Streaming:
  • Important rework of the transcoding module to fix numerous bugs
  • WebM streaming, including live sources, compatible with all major browsers vlc 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 MacOS
  • Mac OS X Interface:
  • 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
  • Option to increase playlist font size
  • 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
  • Removed modules:
  • ios video output: use ios2
  • OpenMash H.261 video decoder
  • dirac encoder: use schroedinger



Changes for v2.1.2 - v2.1.3

  • 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 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 BokmÃ¥l, 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 for v2.1.0 - v2.1.1

  • 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 BokmÃ¥l, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek translations



Changes for v2.0.8 - v2.1.0

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 key-loadfile 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_release functions to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_output_device_longname and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
  • libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type are now deprecated
  • new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get more 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_context 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 for v2.0.8 - v2.1.0 RC 2

  • Important changes:
  • The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  • Discontinued support for PowerPC-based and 32bit Intel-based Macs VLC requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later now on 64bit hardware
  • 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 system in /contrib
  • Core:
  • Audio core rewrite
  • Fix support for .001, .00x split files on Windows
  • Full support for UNICODE Windows mode
  • Partial support for Windows Store App
  • Removed SQL support
  • Add an audio fingerprinter
  • Disabled and marked obsolete --language selection
  • Decoders:
  • Support for OPUS via libopus.
  • Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec.
  • Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec
  • 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
  • Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder
  • Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
  • Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
  • Support for VDPAU hardware video decoding acceleration on Linux
  • Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
  • Encoders:
  • high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
  • QuickSyncVideo Encoding (Intel Media SDK) support using Intel GPU on Windows
  • 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
  • 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 causing the program to terminate.
  • Add protection against several 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 module
  • 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 AudioQueue module for iOS (and OS X)
  • New, simplified AudioUnit output module for iOS
  • Audio Filters:
  • New remapping channel filter
  • New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
  • New VSXu visualization plugin
  • ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
  • Rewrite of the simple downmixer filter
  • Video Outputs:
  • New module to output using Decklink Blackmagic cards
  • New module using OpenMAX IL to output video
  • 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 modules Also, subpictures now work in the OpenGL ES2 module
  • Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
  • New output module for iOS using OpenGL ES2
  • 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 key-loadfile 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
  • 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 module 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
  • Numerous fixes
  • Add audio track fingerprinting from media info
  • Remove language preference
  • New profiles format and dialog to handle filters and quality.
  • Added new profiles.
  • 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_release functions to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_output_device_longname and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
  • libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type are now deprecated
  • new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get more 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_context 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 :)



Changes for v2.0.7 - v2.0.8

  • 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 for v2.0.6 - v2.0.7

  • Fix track selection for PowerPC machines.
  • Fix audio decoding for WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4.
  • Fix audio encoding for MP3 and AAC.
  • Numerous translations updates and new Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations.
  • Fix a memory leak when creating AVI files
  • Fix two XSS vulnerabilities in the Web UI
  • Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability in some playlist files
  • Fix a libVLC crash in MacOS X port



Changes for v2.0.5 - v2.0.6

  • 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 Bokmål, Khmer, Icelandic, Interlingua, Welsh, Ukrainian, Dutch, Danish, translations
  • New Gujarati, Aragonese translations



Changes for v2.0.4 - v2.0.5

  • Notable changes include improved reliability for MKV file playback, fixed MPEG2 audio and video encoding, pulseaudio synchronization, Mac OS interface, and other fixes. It also resolves potential security issues in HTML subtitle parser, freetype renderer, AIFF demuxer and SWF demuxer.



Changes for v2.0.3 - v2.0.4

  • is a major update that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
  • introduces an important number of fixes and improvements for all playback, notably for Blu-Ray, DVD, HLS, Ogg and MKV files; but also for Youtube, Vimeo, Koreus and Soundcloud.
  • adds Opus codec support, including multichannel ones and streams, and MSS playback through DMO libraries.
  • fixes numerous issues, including audio device selection, Qt and Mac OS interface, security issues and Windows wallpaper mode...
  • With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.
  • fixes around a hundreds of bugs, and adds more than 300 commits on top of 2.0.3.



Changes for v2.0.2 - v2.0.3

  • VideoLAN and the VLC development are proud to present a minor update adding support for OS X Mountain Lion as well as improving VLC's overall stability on OS X. Additionally, this version includes updates for 18 translations and adds support for Uzbek and Marathi. For MS Windows, you can update manually if you need the translation updates.



Changes for v2.0.1 - v2.0.2

  • 2.0.2 is a major update that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
  • 2.0.2 introduces an important number of features for the MacOS platform, notably improving the interface, to be on-par with the classic VLC interface, better performance, removal of font cache and Retina display support.
  • 2.0.2 fixes playback on older platforms, like old drivers on Windows XP, PowerPC on OSX or GMA950 on Intel OSX.
  • With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.
  • 2.0.2 fixes a couple of hundreds of bugs, and adds more than 500 commits on top of 2.0.1.



Changes for v2.0.0 - v2.0.1

  • Support for MxPEG files and streams
  • New features in the Mac OS X interface for more customization.
  • Numerous fixes in the Qt, the Mac OS and the skins interfaces.
  • Fixes for HTTP Live Streaming, CDDB, UDP/RTP support.
  • Security issues SA-1201 and SA-1202.
  • Limited support for Bluray discs menus.
  • Numerous fixes for MKV support.
  • Fix for splitted RAR files playback.
  • Numerous fixes for more than 120 bugs.
  • Codec and 3rd party libraries security updates.



Changes for v1.1.11 - v2.0.0

  • After 485 million downloads of VLC 1.1.x versions, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower", a major new release.
  • With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 is a major upgrade for VLC.
  • Twoflower has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles, and new video filters to enhance your videos.
  • It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental).
  • It features a completely reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces make VLC easier than ever to use.
  • Twoflower fixes several hundreds of bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 160 volunteers.
  • http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.0.html



Changes for v1.1.10 - v1.1.11

  • VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 1.1.11, a security release with some other improvements.
  • This release was necessary due to two security issues in the real and avi demuxers. It also contains improvements in the fullscreen mode of the Win32 mozilla plugin, the MacOSX Media Key handling and Auhal audio output as well as bug fixes in GUI, decoders and demuxers..



Changes for v1.1.9 - v1.1.10

  • Two months after VLC 1.1.9, we present you a minor release of VLC.
  • Fixing important bugs and security issues, here is VLC 1.1.10.
  • Security update regarding an integer overflow in xspf demuxer
  • Rewrite of the pulseaudio audio output module
  • Update of libmodplug for security reasons in Windows and Mac versions
  • Major updates in most language translations



Changes for v1.1.8 - v1.1.9

  • # 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 for v1.1.7 - v1.1.8

  • Two months after VLC 1.1.8, and after more than 50 million downloads of VLC 1.1.7, here is a minor release of VLC 1.1.8.
  • Introducing small features and fixing important bugs and a security issues, here is VLC 1.1.8.
  • Security update regarding video width concerning some demuxers
  • Support for a new Dirac encoder based on libschroedinger
  • Package of the new VP8/Webm encoder 'Bali'
  • Notable updates in .mp4, .ogg, .ape demuxers
  • Major updates in most language translations
  • Fixes in skins2 supports of Winamp2 skins
  • Upgrade on the look of VLC for Mac OS X
  • Auto-detection for .txt subtitles is fixed
  • Fixes on Windows integration, notably regarding volume keys
  • Codecs updates
  • Many miscellaneous fixes



Changes for v1.1.6 - v1.1.7

  • VideoLAN and the VLC development team present VLC 1.1.7, a small security update on 1.1.6.
  • Small new features, many bugfixes, updated translations and security issues were making the 1.1.6 release. Notable improvements include codecs, demuxers, Audio-CD support, subtitles, visualization and platform integration.



Changes for v1.1.5 - v1.1.6

  • Small new features, many bugfixes, updated translations and security issues are making this release. Notable improvements include codecs, demuxers, Audio-CD support, subtitles, visualisation and platform integration.



Changes for v1.1.4 - v1.1.5

  • Two and a half months after VLC 1.1.4, and after almost 50 million downloads of VLC 1.1.4, here is a minor release of VLC 1.1.5.
  • Introducing small features and fixing important bug and a security issue, here is VLC 1.1.5.
  • 1000 Web-shows listing integrated inside VLC's playlist, provided by Channels.com
  • New Game Music Emu (GME) support
  • Windows SMB security issue - VideoLAN-SA-1006
  • Major updates in translations, and new translations in Asturian, Armenian and Modern Greek
  • Mac/Power-PC port fixed in 1.1.4.1
  • live .webm streams support
  • GPU HD decoding using Intel IGP on Windows, using DxVA2
  • Miscellaneous fixes on all Interfaces, Demuxers and Decoders modules
  • Codecs updates



Changes for v1.1.3 - v1.1.4

  • A bit after the 1.1.3, an important security issue was discovery in most windows applications, and VLC is affected too. Since security issues matters, here is a new release, targeted for the Windows platform!
  • Windows Dll loading security issue, in Qt4 and dmo modules - VideoLAN-SA-1005
  • Fix for folders opening issue on Windows
  • Updated translations



Changes for v1.1.2 - v1.1.3

  • A bit after the 1.1.2, we had to fix some important crashing bugs and you deserve a new release!
  • Taglib crash (CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004)
  • Fixes for FTP relative paths and directories
  • Fixes for Podcast and DVD modules
  • ... and many other crashes and errors fixed
  • Extensions and scripts updates
  • Miscellaneous fixes in interfaces
  • Updated translations



Changes for v1.0.6 - v1.1.0

  • 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 v1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or later, or use the libpulse audio output plugin instead of the ALSA one (if you have PulseAudio).
  • 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 rtmp://
  • 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
  • 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 NOT 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
  • 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 framework for lua
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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=320,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,select=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
  • WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces
  • 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 for v1.0.5 - v1.1.0 RC

  • 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 rtmp://
  • 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
  • Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP usage
  • Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
  • Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
  • Invmem module improvements
  • Support for Atrac1 audio codec
  • Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
  • Multiple improvements for subtitles styles .SRT and .SSA
  • Support for Indeo5 video codec
  • Support for Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec natively on all platforms
  • Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
  • Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
  • Direct rendering is always used with H.264 in avcodec module
  • Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
  • Support for VP8 codec
  • Demuxers:
  • Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NOT 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
  • Many fixes on Matroska support and support for webm format
  • 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
  • IMDb extension
  • 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
  • Visualization:
  • Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries
  • 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=320,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,select=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.
  • 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
  • Experimental 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.
  • Bindings:
  • new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
  • phonon bindings are 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
  • WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces
  • 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 for v1.0.3 - v1.0.5

  • 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, Lithunanian, Romanian, Ukranian, Japanese, Bengali, Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish, Russian, Slovak translation updates
  • New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations



Changes for v1.0.2 - v1.0.3

  • 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 updates



Changes for v1.0.1 - v1.0.2

  • This version introduces many fixes, notably for SSA decoding, v4l2, MacOS interface, ogg/theora, x264 modules and security issues. It also introduces the port to 64bits for Mac OS platform and 2 new languages (Kazakh and Croatian).
  • Because of the security issues, we strongly recommand everybody to update its version of VLC.



Changes for v1.0.0 - v1.0.1

  • 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
  • Translation updates
  • Brazillian, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Lithuanian



Changes for v0.9.9 - v1.0.0

  • 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:
  • Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc
  • New document icons by Dominic Spitaler
  • Support for latest 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



Changes for v0.9.8a - v0.9.9

  • fullscreen behaviour on Windows with multiple screens,
  • workaround bug with libxml2 >=2.7.3,
  • video performance on Intel-based Macs,
  • various decoders updates on Windows.



Changes for v0.9.4 - v0.9.6

  • This is a bugfix release. VLC media player 0.9.5 and earlier versions suffer from a security vulnerability in CUE and Realtext subtitle demuxer. Further technical details are available in our advisory.
  • We recommend all users upgrade to this new version.



Changes for v0.9.0 Test 2 - v0.9.2

  • Restored the old behavior of --sout-keep. It is now de-activated by default.
  • Skins2 interface repaired on Windows.
  • Multiple bugfixes.



Changes for v0.8.6h - v0.8.6i

  • Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)



Changes for v0.8.6e - v0.8.6f

  • Security updates:
  • Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
  • Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
  • Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489)
  • Fixed cinepak integer overflow
  • 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 for v0.8.6d - v0.8.6e

  • 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 for v0.8.6c - v0.8.6d

  • 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)
  • 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.



Changes for v0.8.6a - v0.8.6b Test 1

  • Fix: out-of-bound read in demuxers
  • Fix: demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
  • Fix: Mac OS X Interface crashes
  • Fix: VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
  • Fix: Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
  • Fix: correct behaviour for feeding streams to icecast or shoutcast servers
  • Decoder: Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
  • Decoder: Teletext subtitles support
  • Webbrowser plugin: Rectified behaviour and improved usability
  • Mac OS X: Diverse usability improvements
  • Mac OS X: New wizard option to include subtitles
  • Mac OS X: Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
  • Mac OS X: Improved Delete-Preferences-Script



Changes for v0.8.6 - v0.8.6a

  • Fixes security vulnerability which can lead to arbitrary code execution (Security Advisory 0701)
  • Improves the usability of the Fullscreen Controller on Mac OS X



Changes for v1.0.0 - v1.0.1

  • 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
  • Translation updates
  • Brazillian, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Lithuanian



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