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Changes between 2.2.x and 3.0.0-git:
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Important changes:
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 * The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-efforts basis:
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   it should work, but not without limitations.
   libVLC support for Windows XP is deprecated.
   You _really_ should upgrade.
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 * Windows Vista (all versions) without Platform Upgrade is not supported.
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 * Linux support requires now a kernel newer than 2.6.26
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 * Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7 to run VLC.
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Core:
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 * Support network browsing for distant file system (SMB, FTP, SFTP, ...)
   and rewrite the parsing of those files
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 * Add a keystore API: fetch and store password for common protocols (HTTP,
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   SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
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 * Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...), similar to subs
 * Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD
 * Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
 * Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
 * VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8
 * Support portable version of Windows build
 * Support wayland surface type
 * Allow to start the video paused on the first frame
 * Refactor preparsing input
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 * EPG reworked: table and single event updates, now using network time
 * Refactored and fixed subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override
   es category single only or multiple es behavior
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Access:
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 * New NFS access module using libnfs
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 * New SMB access module using libdsm
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 * Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including
   MPEG2TS and ISOFF profiles
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 * Support HDS (Http Dynamic Streaming) from Adobe (f4m, f4v, etc.)
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 * Large rework of the Smooth Streaming module
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 * Replaced httplive stream filter with new HLS demuxer, replaced smooth
   stream filter with new Smooth demuxer, both using unified adaptive module
 * Support HLSv4-7, including TS and raw muxing and ID3 tags
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 * Screen capture plugin for Wayland display
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 * Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar...)
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 * Improvements of cookie handling (share cookies between playlist items,
   domain / path matching, Secure cookies)
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 * Support DVB-T2 on Windows BDA
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 * Support depayloading Opus from RTP
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 * Support sftp username and passwords options in URL, and key authentication
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 * New UPnP access module, to list directories without infinite recursions
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 * New WASAPI audio capture module on Windows
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 * SMB/FTP/SFTP accesses can list directories
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 * New "concat" access module for concatenating byte streams
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 * New HTTP/TLS access module for HTTP 2.0 support
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 * Named pipes and device nodes are no longer included in directory listings
   by default. Use --list-special-files to include them back.
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 * Support for timeout in UDP input --udp-timeout=<seconds>
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 * New SAT>IP access module, to receive DVB-S via IP networks
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 * Improvements on DVB scanning
 * BluRay module can open ISO over network and has full BD-J support
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Decoder:
 * OMX GPU-zerocopy support for decoding and display on Android using OpenMax IL
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 * Support 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 chroma samplings with VDPAU hw acceleration
 * Support for ARIB STD-B24 subtitles
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 * Support for experimental Daala video
 * Support for experimental AV1 video
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 * Important improvements for the MMAL decoder and output for rPI and rPI2
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 * Support HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11
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 * Support hardware decoding using Direct3D11, including GPU-zerocopy mode,
   and hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
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 * DxVA2 GPU-zerocopy for hardware decoding and displaying on Windows,
   and support for hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
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 * Support HEVC hardware decoding using OMX and MediaCodec (Android)
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 * Use MediaCodec via NDK native API after Android Lollipop
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 * Support MPEG-2, VC1/WMV3 on Android using MediaCodec
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 * Support VP9 and WMV3 decoding using OMX and performance improvements
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 * New MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III + MPEG 2.5 decoder based on libmpg123
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 * New BPG decoder based on libbpg
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 * Fixed uncompressed DVD-Audio (AOB) LPCM decoding
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 * Rewrite WPL playlists and add ZPL playlists support (Zune)
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 * Support TDSC, Canopus HQX, Cineform, SpeedHQ, Pixlet, QDMC and FMVC codecs
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 * TTML subtitles support, including EBU-TT-D variant
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 * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
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 * New hardware accelerated decoder for OS X and and iOS based on Video Toolbox
   supporting H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, and DV depending on device
   and OS version
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 * Support for the OggSpots video codec
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 * HEVC packetization is now correct
 * H264 packetizer can now generate timestamps
 * Packetizers have support for captions in SEI
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 * DTS packetizer handle DTS extensions (like DTS-HD): decoders like avcodec
 * can now decode up to 8 channels
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 * JPEG images correctly oriented using embedded orientation tag, if present
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 * Support VPX high bit depth support
 * Extend MicroDVD support with color, fontname, size, position extensions
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 * BluRay text subtitles are now decoded
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Demuxers:
 * Support HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS)
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 * Support Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
 * Support Daala in Ogg
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 * Important rework of the MP4 demuxer, including:
     * Support for fragmented MP4
     * Support EIA-608 subtitles in MP4/mov
     * Support WMV and WMAV in MP4/mov, aka Flip4Mac files
     * Support bitmap audio channel reordering in MP4/mov
     * Support for RTP Reception Hint Track with H.264, GSM and Speex payloads
     * Support for XiphQt(MP4) vorbis and Flac
     * Support for VP8/VP9/VP10 in MP4
     * Support GoPro HiLight chapters
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 * Important rework of the TS demuxer, including:
    * Fixed program selection with recorded TS (TopField, DreamBox and others)
    * Fixed TS playback with PAT/PMT less recordings
    * Basic support for MPEG4-SL in TS and T-DMB
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 * Support for lame's replaygain extension in mpeg files
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 * Fixes for DTS detection in WAV and MKV files
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 * Support for Creative ADPCM/alaw/ulaw/S16L in VOC files
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 * Support for Creative ADPCM in AVI
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 * Support WMV extended content metadata
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 * Directory Demux can now sort items, ignore extensions and hidden files
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 * Support SBV subtitles
 * Support AlbumArtist and DiscNumber metadata
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 * Support SCTE-18 / EAS inside TS
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 * Support raw h265/hevc files
 * Support multi-channel WAV without channel-maps
 * Rewrite MKV seeking
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 * Support for TTML and WebVTT in ISOBMF/MP4 and DASH
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 * Fix Quicktime Mp4 inside MKV and unpacketized VC1
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 * Support for isofLaC
 * Improved fLaC seeking
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 * Replaced --demux dvb-open option with --stream-filter dvb to parse
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Stream filter:
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 * Added ADF stream filter
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 * Added ARIB STD-B25 TS streams decoder
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 * Added stream prebuffering plugin
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 * Rewrite libarchive module as a stream_extractor
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 * Removed HTTP Live streaming stream filter
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 * Added zlib (a.k.a. deflate) decompression filter
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Demux filter:
 * Added a demuxer filter chain to filter or intercept control commands and demuxing
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 * Added a demuxer filter to block seeking (--demux-filter noseek)
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Audio output:
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 * Complete rewrite of the AudioTrack Android module, it is now the default
   module for Android. It now supports HDMI/SPDIF passthrough for AC3/DTS/EAC3,
   5.1/7.1 channels and float output, depending on the Android version.
 * Added Tizen audio module
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 * HDMI/SPDIF pass-through support for WASAPI (AC3/DTS/DTSHD/EAC3/TRUEHD)
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 * Support EAC3 and TRUEHD pass-through for PulseAudio
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Audio filters:
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 * Add SoX Resampler library audio filter module (converter and resampler)
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 * a52tospdif and dtstospdif audio converters are merged into tospdif,
   this new converter can convert AC3, DTS, EAC3 and TRUEHD to a IEC61937 frame
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Video ouput:
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 * Linux/BSD default video output is now OpenGL, instead of Xvideo
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 * Wayland shell surface window provider
 * Wayland shared memory video output
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 * Large rework of the Android video outputs: there is now Surface (2.1, 2.2)
   NativeWindow (2.3+, supports hw rotation, subpicture blending, opaque)
 * Support rotation in Android NativeWindow output and hardware decoders
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 * Renamed the Direct3D output module to Direct3D9
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 * Added Direct3D11 video mode supporting both Windows desktop and WinRT modes,
   supporting subpicture blending and hardware acceleration
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 * EFL Evas video output with Tizen TBM Surface support
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 * New OpenGL provider for Windows
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 * Drop OpenGL 1.x and OpenGL ES 1 support
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 * Direct rendering with OpenGL (starting OpenGL 4.4)
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 * Direct rendering with VA-API via EGL/OpenGL
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Text renderer:
 * CTL support through Harfbuzz in the Freetype module
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 * More conforming EIA608 captions layout and aspect ratio
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Video filter:
 * Hardware deinterlacing on the rPI, using MMAL
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 * New video filter to convert between fps rates
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 * Added 9-bit and 10-bit support to image adjust filter
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 * New edge detection filter uses the Sobel operator to detect edges
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 * Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/sharpen/chroma with VA-API
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 * Hardware accelerated adjust/invert/posterize/sepia/sharpen with CoreImage
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Stream Output:
 * Chromecast output module
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 * RGB24 and YCbCr 4:2:0 RTP packetization
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Encoder:
 * Support for Daala video in 4:2:0 and 4:4:4
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 * VP8 and VP9 encoder using libvpx
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Muxers:
 * Added fragmented/streamable MP4 muxer
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 * Added support for muxing VC1 and WMAPro in MP4
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 * Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
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 * Daala in Ogg
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Service Discovery:
 * New NetBios service discovery using libdsm
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 * New mDNS services discovery using libmicrodns
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 * New mDNS services discovery using Bonjour (Mac OS X, tvOS, iOS)
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 * Rewrite of the UPnP service discovery
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Mac OS X Interface
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 * Dropped support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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 * Add support for keyboard blacklight dimming during fullscreen video playback
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 * new AppleScript API giving access to audio desynchronization
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 * Support for building with disabled sparkle update mechanism
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 * New configure flag to disable automatic updates
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 * Expanded AppleScript API for menu detection and navigation
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 * New resizable fullscreen controller with improved design
 * Add status bar icon which displays metadata and play controls
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iOS:
 * Dropped support for iOS 6.x

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Qt interface:
 * Batch convert support
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 * It is now possible to specify 'stop-time' in Convert/Save dialog
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Skins2:
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libVLC:
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 * Add libvlc_media_new_callbacks for custom input byte streams
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 * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_enum to enumerate devices of current aout
 * Split of libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name into libvlc_media_discoverer_new,
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   libvlc_media_discoverer_start and libvlc_media_discoverer_stop
   This allows to attach media events between create and start
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 * Add libvlc_media_get_codec_description to get a human readable description of a codec
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 * Add libvlc_MediaListEndReached Event to get notified when a media list reached the end
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 * Add libvlc_media_list_player_get_media_player to get the media player instance of a list player
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 * Add libvlc_media_parse_with_options that uses a flag to specify parse options
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 * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_get to get the currently selected audio output device
   identifier (if there is one available)
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 * Add libvlc_media_get_type to get the type of the media
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_title_descriptions to get full title info of the media
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_chapter_descriptions to get full chapter info of the media
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   and libvlc_chapter_descriptions_release to match it
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 * Deprecate libvlc_video_get_title_description, libvlc_video_get_chapter_description,
   libvlc_media_player_get_agl, libvlc_media_player_set_agl
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_set_android_context to integrate in an Android surface
 * Add libvlc_media_player_set_evas_object to draw on an EFL/Evas Object
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 * Add a new libvlc dialog API to forward dialogs requests to the applications:
   libvlc_dialog_set_context, libvlc_dialog_get_context, libvlc_dialog_set_callbacks,
   libvlc_dialog_dismiss, libvlc_dialog_post_action, libvlc_dialog_post_login
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 * Add libvlc_media_discoverer_list_get|release to list the media discoverers
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 * Add libvlc_media_slaves_add, libvlc_media_slaves_clear
   libvlc_media_slaves_get, libvlc_media_slaves_release to add and get slaves
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_(get|set)_role to set the media role
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_add_slave to replace libvlc_video_set_subtitle_file,
   working with MRL and supporting also audio slaves
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 * Add vlc_epg_event_(New|Delete|Duplicate), vlc_epg_AddEvent, vlc_epg_Duplicate
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Logging
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 * Support for the SystemD Journal
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 * Use --syslog and --syslog-debug command line options to include debug
   messages in syslog. With --syslog, errors and warnings will be sent only.
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 * New Android module for logging
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Misc
 * remove langfromtelx
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 * remove ZPL playlist format
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 * Update libVLC doxygen modules
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 * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on OS X/iOS
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 * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on Windows
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 * Add Gnome libsecret-based crypto keystore
 * Add KDE Kwallet-based crypto keystore
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 * Add a memory keystore
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 * Add a file keystore that can use a submodule to crypt secrets
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 * Add Keychain based crypto keystore for iOS, Mac OS X and tvOS
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Removed modules
 * Atmo video filter
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 * QTCapture access module (use AVCapture instead)
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 * httplive (use adaptive instead)
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 * smooth (use adaptive instead)
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 * Gnome-VFS access module (i.e. Gnome 2.x)
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 * QuartzText text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
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 * Win32 GDI text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
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 * Growl notification (replaced by osx_notifications)
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 * VCDX "extended" Video CD access module (use the normal VCD module)
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 * Mac OS X Dialog Provider (use VLCKit instead)
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 * iOS Dialog Provider (use MobileVLCKit / TVVLCKit instead)
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 * QuickTime decoder module (use native codecs)
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 * BD access module (use libbluray)
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 * Direct2D module (use Direct3D11)
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 * EyeTV access module
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 * Rar access and stream filter: use libarchive
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 * VDA decoder: use VT
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Changes between 2.2.5 and 2.2.5.1:
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Security hardening for DLL hijacking environments

Translations updates

Misc:
 * Update for Soundcloud, liveleak and Youtube scripts
 * Fix potential out-of-band dereference in flac decoder
 * Fix potential out-of-band reads in mpeg packetizers
 * Fix infinite loop in subtitles demuxer
 * Fix incorrect memory free in ogg demuxer
 * Fix potential out-of-band reads in subtitle decoders and demuxers
 * Fix green line on Windows with odd sizes


Changes between 2.2.4 and 2.2.5:
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Decoder:
 * Fix mp3 playback quality regression in libmad
 * Fix video scaling in VDPAU
 * Fix playback of palettized codecs
 * Fix ADPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-067)
 * Fix AES3 16bps decoding
 * Fix DVD/LPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-090)
 * Fix SCTE-27 colors

Demuxer:
 * Fix possible ASF integer overflow
 * Fix MP4, VOC, XA, SMF divide-by-zero errors
 * Fix MP4 heap buffer overflows
 * Fix Flac metadata integer overflow
 * Fix NSVf and AIFF infinite loops
 * Fix flac null-pointer dereference
 * Fix vorbis and opus comments integer overflows and leaks

Video output:
 * Fix green line on Windows with AMD drivers
 * Fix screenshots size

Access:
 * Fix crash in screen recording on Windows
 * Fix FTP scan string injection
 * Fix HTTP size handling

Mux:
 * Fix mp4 drift

Lua:
 * Fix vimeo, youtube, dailymotion, cli, appletrailers, http,
   soundcloud scripts

Audio filter:
 * Fix heap write in stereo_widen audio filter

Windows:
 * The plugins loading will not load external DLLs by default.
   Plugins will need to LoadLibrary explicitely.
 * Fix uninstaller path handling
 * Fix taskbar buttons behavior

MacOS:
 * Fix scrolling sensitivity on Sierra
 * Resume points are deleted now if the user clears the list of
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Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.4:
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Decoder:
 * Fix crash in G.711 wav files
 * Fix mp3 crash in libmad
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Video Ouptut:
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Skins2:
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Qt:
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 * 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

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 * 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
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 * 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

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 * 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

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 * Fix crash when opening multiple items on Windows
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 * Fix memory leaks

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 * 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,
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 * 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
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 * Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
 * Update of most translations

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 * Fix sftp read and close sockets
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 * Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows

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 * Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files

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 * Fix video-wallpaper mode
 * Fix race when starting VLC from command line

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

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 * Fix extensions registration during install
 * Fix extensions dialog crash
 * Default to no DxVA decoding

libVLC:
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Audio output:
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Security:
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Access:
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Mac OS X audio output:
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 * Increase the buffersize

Decoders:
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Qt Interface:
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Streaming:
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Security contents:
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Video Output:
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Access:
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 * Fix encrypted DVD playback
 * Fix v4l2 frequency conversion

Decoders:
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 * Fix some Opus crashes with some filters
 * Fix teletext crash on Windows

Demuxers:
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 * Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing

Audio output:
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 * 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:
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 * Fix record file names

Qt interface:
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 * 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:
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Translations:
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   Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew,
   Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali,
   Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
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Audio output:
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 * Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
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 * Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS

Demuxers:
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 * Various WMV playback improvements and fixes

Decoders:
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 * Fix crash on deinterlace selection

Qt 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


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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
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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,
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   Lithuanian, Marathi, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Persian,
   Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish,
   Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek