NEWS 45 KB
Newer Older
1 2
$Id$

Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
3
Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.9.0-svn (not released yet):
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
4 5
-------------------------------------------------------

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Important notes:
----------------
 * The HTTP interface is now only available on the local machine by default.
   If you want to make it available from other machines, you will have to
   edit the ".hosts" file.
   XXX: DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS HERE :XXX
 * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux. This
   interface lacks a few features that used to be present in vlc 0.8.6: 
14 15 16 17 18
   - "Streaming wizard" and "VLM control". These features will be replaced
     by a better alternative in the next version. If you absolutely need these
     features, we advise you to keep vlc 0.8.6
   - Similarly, "Bookmarks" will be reintroduced in an improved version at a 
     later point
19
  * The default for --sout-keep has changed. It's now activated by default.
20 21 22
  * The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They
    now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
    vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo>
23
    You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
24
    These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
25 26 27 28

Changes:
--------

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
29 30 31 32 33
Playlist:
 * Vastly improved playlist support:
    * Media library support
    * "Live search"
    * Shoutcast TV listings
34
    * Audioscrobbler/last.fm support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
35

Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
36
Input/Demuxers:
37 38
  * UDP-Lite protocol (requires OS support) for RTP/AVP
  * DCCP protocol (requires OS support) for RTP/AVP
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
39

40
Decoders:
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
41
 * VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
42
 * MKV USF subtitles support
43
 * HTML based subtitles support
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
44 45 46 47
 * Flash Screen Video support

Encoders:
 * Flash Screen Video support
48

49
Video output and filters:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
50 51
 * Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
   Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
52
 * New puzzle video output filter
53
 * Rewrite motion detection video filter
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
54 55
 * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
   video)
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
56
 * New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
57
 * New erase video filter (remove a logo from a video)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
58 59
 * Enhancements to subtitles' renderer to support bold, italics and some HTML
   tags
60
 * Support for RGBA and I420 blending. This improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
61 62 63
 * New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
 * New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module). This
   was previously part of the mosaic module.
Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
64

65
Stream output:
66
 * UDP-Lite (requires OS support) for RTP/TS encapsulation
67

68
Interfaces:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
69 70 71 72
 * Windows/Linux
   * Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
 * All
   * Improved user interaction
73 74
 * Unix
   * Allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface (experimental).
75

76 77 78
Capture:
 * new BDA device driver plugin for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft
   Windows
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
79

80 81 82
Localisations:
 * Persian

83
Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
84 85 86 87
-----------------------------------------------------------
Various bugfixes, notably:
 * Out-of-bound read in demuxers
 * Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
88
 * Mac OS X Interface crashes
89
 * VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
90 91
 * Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
 * Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
92

93 94 95 96 97
Decoders:
 * Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
 * Teletext subtitles (telx) support

Webbrowser plugins:
98
 * Rectified behaviour and improved usability
99 100

Mac OS X Interface & Port:
101 102 103
 * Diverse usability improvements
 * New wizard option to embed subtitles
 * Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
104
 * Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116


Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:
---------------------------------

CDDA / VCDX plugins:
 * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701)

Mac OS X Interface:
 * Fullscreen controller improvements


117
Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126
--------------------------------

Playlist:
 * Shoutcast TV listings support

Input:
 * Support for RTSP authentication
 * Support for adding subtitles on the fly
 * Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
127 128 129 130
 * ATSC support for DVB input
 * Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
 * Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
 * Improved support for Flash Video files
131

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
132
Decoders:
133
 * Native WMV9/VC-1 support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
134
 * WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
135
 * VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
136
 * The True Audio Lossless codec support
137 138
 * Matroska WavPack support
 * Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
139 140
 * Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
 * Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
141
 
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
142 143
Video output:
 * Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
144
 * Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
145
 * Improved libcaca support
146

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
147
Interfaces:
148 149 150 151 152
 * All
   * New hotkeys for crop and zoom
   * Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
 * Windows
   * Systray support in skins
153
 * OS X
154
   * Support for Apple Remote control
155 156
   * Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
   * New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
157
   * right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
158
   * Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
159 160
 * Linux
   * Notifications using notification-daemon
161

Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
162 163
Windows port:
 * Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
164 165 166 167 168 169 170
   Windows 9x/ME users: 
     - Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
     - Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the
       Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location:
       http://www.microsoft.com.nsatc.net/globaldev/handson/dev/mslu_announce.mspx
       Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the folder
       C:\Windows\System
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
171
 * Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
172
 * Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
173

Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
174
Localization:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
175
 * Add Czech
176
 * Add Slovak
Rafaël Carré's avatar
Rafaël Carré committed
177
 * Add Malay
178
 * Add Slovenian
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
179 180 181

Developers:
 * Updates to the libvlc API
182
 * Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
183 184


185

Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
186 187
Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
---------------------------------
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
188 189

Core support:
190
 * Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
191
 * Support for downloading updates
192
 * Updated strings
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
193 194 195 196 197

Input:
 * Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
 * Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
 * Improvements to the Audio CD input
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
198 199
     - Separate playlist entries for the tracks 
     - Support for CDDB 
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
200 201
 * Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
 * Improved subtitles encoding support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
202
 * Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
203 204 205 206

Decoders:
 * Cook (Real audio) support

207
Playlist / Services discovery:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
208
 * XSPF playlist support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
209
 * Podcast support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
210
 * Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
211

Cyril Deguet's avatar
Cyril Deguet committed
212 213 214 215
Audio output:
 * New JACK audio output

Video output:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
216
 * New video filters: 
217 218
    - magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
    - gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
219
    - bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
220 221
 * Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
 * RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
222 223 224 225
 * Improvements to the subtitles rendering

Stream output:
 * Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233

Interfaces:
 * System to inform the user and request information 
    - HTTP authentication
    - Fatal errors
    - ...
 * wxWidgets
    - VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
234
    - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
235
    - Drag & Drop support in the playlist
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
236
 * Skins2 
237
    - New default skin
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
238 239 240 241
    - Support for Winamp 2 skins
    - Improved playlist handling
    - Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
 * OS X
242 243
    - Embedded Video output
    - new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
244
    - Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
245
    - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
246 247
    - support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
    - option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
248
 * HTTP
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
249
    - New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
250
    - A bunch of new RPN functions
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
251

252 253 254
Windows Port:
 * MSN messenger "Now playing" support

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
255
OS X Port:
256
 * Mac-Intel compatibility
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
257 258
 * Enhanced support of various audio output devices 
 * Growl "Now playing" support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
259 260 261 262 263 264

*Nix port:
 * Ability to log to syslog
 * Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root

Developers:
265
 * New libvlc API (not finished yet)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
266
 * Java bindings
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
267
 * A bit more automatic testing
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
268

269 270 271 272 273
Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
---------------------------------

Audio output:
 * Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
274
 * SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
275 276

Decoder:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
277
 * Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
278
 * Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263
279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287

Demux:
 * Fix bug with some HE-AAC audio tracks

Services Discovery:
 * HAL fixes, should now work with new API
 * SAP, fix 20 second freeze on windows
 * UPnP fixes
 * Avahi 0.6 support
288 289 290 291
 
Interfaces:
 * Mac OS X
    - fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard 
292

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
293 294
Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
--------------------------------
295 296

Core support:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
297 298
 * Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
 * New OSD system
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
299 300

Video output:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
301
 * Fixed problems with OpenGL output
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
302 303
 * New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
 * Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
304

305
Input:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
306 307 308 309
 * Improved DVB support for satellite bands other than Ku-band
 * IPv6 and Extended passive mode support for FTP
 * IPv6 Source Specific Multicast support
 * GnomeVFS input module
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
310 311
 * Support for RTP packet reordering
 * Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
312 313

Decoders:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
314
 * Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
315
 * Musepack decoder using libmpdec
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
316
 * QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
317

318
Services discovery:
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
319
 * UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
320
 * Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
321

322
Video filters:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
323
 * RSS feed overlay
324

325 326 327 328
Audio filters:
* Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel
  Mixer and Dolby Surround

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
329
Stream output:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
330 331
 * New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
 * Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
332
 * Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
333
 
334
Interfaces:
335
- new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
336
 * Mac OS X
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
337 338 339 340
    - New streaming and transcoding wizard
    - New extended controls panel
    - New bookmarks window
    - Fixed playlist sorting
341
    - Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
342
 * wxWidgets
343
    - Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
344
    - All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
345
    - Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
346
    - Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
347 348
 * Skins2
    - Tree playlist
349
 * HTTP
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
350 351
    - New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
    - Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
352
      the names of files
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
353
    - Include macro to include other files
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
354
    - CGI 1.0 support
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
355 356 357 358

ActiveX plugin:
* Should now work outside IE as well

359 360 361
Mac OS X port:
* New script to delete the preferences automatically

Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
362 363
Windows port:
* Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
364
* Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
365

Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
366
Translations:
367
 The following languages were added:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
368
 * Galician
369
 * Korean
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
370
 * Romanian
371
 * Simplified Chinese
372 373
 The following languages were re-added:
 * Swedish
374

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
375
Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
376
--------------------------------
377 378

Core support:
379
 * Rewrite of the playlist
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
380 381 382
    - Tree structure
    - Input preparsing (for meta-data)
    - Grouping (by artist, ...) support 
383
 * Preferences improvements: 
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
384 385 386 387 388
    - New organization, designed to improve usability
    - New configuration types (list of modules, ...)
 * XML parsers
 * Core image manipulation support
 * Client-side SSL/TLS support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
389
 * SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
390 391 392
 * Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
 * Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
 * Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
393
 * Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
394
 * filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
395
   now separated by ':' instead of ','
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
396
 * Access filter architecture
397
 * Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-language)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
398
 * Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
399
 * Many bugfixes...
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
400

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
401
Input/Demuxers:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
402 403
 * Support for SOCKS proxy
 * Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
404
 * Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
405 406
 * Support for images on a HTTP server that get refreshed on the server
 * Better support for Kasenna streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
407 408 409
 * RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
 * Massive Matroska improvements
 * Support for XA and VOC audio files
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
410
 * TiVo demuxer
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
411
 * Samba (Windows shares) access module
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
412 413
 * Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
 * Fixes to Linux DVB support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
414
 * Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
415
 * Support for FTP over IPv6
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
416 417 418

Decoders / Encoders:
 * Dirac decoder and encoder
419
 * PNG decoder/encoder
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
420 421
 * Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
 * Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
422

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
423 424 425 426
Access filters:
 * New Record and Timeshift filters

Services discovery:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
427 428
 * New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
 * Brand new SAP module
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
429 430
     * To enable SAP, you now need to use "-S sap" or add SAP in 
       the "Manage->Services Discovery" menu
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
431
     ( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
432
     * Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
433 434
 * HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
 * DAAP (iTunes shares) support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
435
 * Shoutcast
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
436

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
437 438 439
Audio output:
 * Support for 20/24 bits LPCM

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
440
Video output:
441 442
 * Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
 * Image file video output (png)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
443
 * Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
444 445
 * Improvements to wall video filter
 * Support for font color and opacity
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
446 447 448 449 450 451 452

Stream output:
 * Muxers
    - ASF improvements
 * VLM / VoD
    - Ability to load a configuration file on startup
    - Seeking support in VoD streams
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
453 454
 * Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
455
Interfaces:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
456
 * wxWidgets
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
457 458
    - Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...
    - Improved preferences
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
459
    - Improvements to the wizard
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
460 461 462
    - DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
 * MacOS X
    - Redesigned playlist
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
463
    - Improved preferences
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
464
 * Skins
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
465
    - Support for multiple actions
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
466 467 468
    - Fixes
 * HTTP
    - Support for the new playlist system
469 470
 * Lirc
    - Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
471 472 473 474 475

Windows port:
 * Screensaver disabling fix
 * DirectShow tuner configuration
 * Support for no-decoration windows
476

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
477
MacOS X port:
478 479
 * Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
 * The OpenGL video output is back
480 481 482 483 484
 * A new audio module that should work more reliable for analog audio output in various configurations.
   - Supports multichannel discrete analog output
   - Digital audio output requires you to change a preference setting because it
     is not yet available in the new module
   - Please read the README.MacOSX.rtf file for more information.
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
485

Eric Petit's avatar
Eric Petit committed
486 487 488
BeOS port:
 * Support for single-buffered overlay

489
Pocket PC port:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
490 491
 * Many fixes
 * New interface
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
492
 * New video output
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
493 494 495

Mozilla Plugin:
 * Javascript fixes
496
 * Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
497 498

IE Plugin:
499
 * Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
500 501

Translations:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
502
 The following languages were added:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
503
 * Catalan
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
504
 * Danish
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
505
 * Turkish
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
506

507

508 509 510 511 512 513
Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
-----------------------------------------------------

Core support:
 * Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
 * SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
514 515

Windows port:
516
 * Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
517
 * Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531
 * Fixed spurious taskbar item after switching to fullscreen

WinCE port:
 * A few more updates (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).

Audio Output:
 * Portaudio audio output plugin improvements

Video Output:
 * Proper subpictures scaling using the aspect-ratio info when available

Demuxers:
 * Fixed crash with ODML avi files
 * Fixed autodetection of VCD/SVCD bin files
532
 * Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
533 534

Stream Output:
535 536 537 538
 * Encoders:
   * Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
 * Stream output:
   * Support of playlist group announcement
539

540
Changes between 0.7.2 and 0.8.0:
541
-----------------------------------------------------
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
542 543

Core support:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
544
 * Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
545
 * Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
546 547
 * New plugins cache to speed up launch time
 * New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
548
 * Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
549
 * Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
550

551
Input:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
552 553
 * New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X 
    (Stream your desktop)
554 555 556
 * Improved DVD support:
    - uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
    - uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
557
 * Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
558
 * Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
559 560
 * More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access 
    (selection of titles/chapters).
561

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
562
Demuxers:
563
 * Support for iTunes Music Store previews
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
564 565
 * Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
 * Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
566
 * Windows Media Server RTSP support
567 568
 * Support for MPEG TS streams with error correction (204/192 bytes TS packets)
 * Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
569
 * Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
570
 * Improved Ogg demuxer
571
 * Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
572
 * Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
573 574 575 576 577

Codecs:
 * G.726 audio support
 * 14496-17 MPEG TS text support
 * MPEG-4 text support
578 579
 * Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
 * Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
580
 * VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
581 582

Stream Output:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
583 584 585 586
 Encoders:
  * Re-use audio/video/spu decoders in transcoder module. From now on,
     everything that is playable by VLC should be transcodable as well
  * Subtitles overlaying in transcoder
587
  * Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596
  * Frame rate selection in the transcoder
  * DVB subtitles encoder
  * MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
  * Improved vorbis/theora encoding
 Muxers: 
  * Text track muxing for mp4
  * Multipart mjpeg muxing. Your video is directly viewable in a Mozilla Browser
  * 14496-17 text track muxing for MPEG TS
  * Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
597
  * Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
598
  * New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
599 600
  * Improved ASF muxer
 Misc:
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
601 602 603
  * H.263 RTP streaming support
  * SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
  * Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
604 605 606 607

Audio Output:
 * New audio equalizer filter
 * Very trivial volume normalizer
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
608
 * True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
609
 * More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
610
 * New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
611

612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623
Video Output:
 * Roku HD1000 Video output
 * Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X)
   with support for effects.
 * Improved filter and subpictures support :
	- New filters can be streamed.
	- "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video 
	- Centralized scaling and blending
 * New filters : 
	- "time", to display current time 
	- "marq", to display a marquee

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
624 625 626
Interfaces:
 * OSD sliders for volume and postition information
 * OSD icons for Play and Pause
627
 * New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
628
 * A few skins2 improvements
629 630
 * Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
 * Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
631 632
 * The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
 * Improved CORBA control module
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
633 634 635

Mac OS X port:
 * Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem
636 637
 * Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
 * The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
638

639 640 641
Linux port:
 * New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
 * Experimental SVG rendering module
642
 * Support for DVB CAM modules.
643 644 645

Windows port:
 * DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
646
 * DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
647
 * Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
648
 * Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
649
 * Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
650

651 652 653
WinCE port:
 * Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
654
Mozilla plugin:
655 656
 * Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
 * Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
657 658

Misc:
659
 * Server/client network synchronization module
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
660 661
 * VBrick streams fully supported
 * Cisco IP/TV streams supported
662
 * VLM enhancements
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
663

664 665 666 667
Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2:
--------------------------------

Core support:
668 669
 * Bookmarks feature for easier seeking/access inside medias.
 * Support for video output embedded in interfaces.
670 671
 * Improved HTTP daemon.
 * Saved playlists now remember VLC-specific options.
672 673

Codecs:
674 675
 * New Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML) codec.
   (http://www.annodex.net/overview.html)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
676
 * New H.261 video decoder using openmash.
677 678
 * H264 encoder, demuxer and packetizer.
 * Packetizer interfaces between demux and codec when needed
679
   (allows using ffmpeg plugin to decode MPEG streams and better aac decoding).
680
 * Support for Theora alpha3 (both decoding and encoding).
681 682

Input:
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
683 684 685 686
 * --start-time <sec> and --stop-time <sec> to start and stop playing a 
   file at the specified amount of seconds. Only works with a few
   fileformats (avi, mov, mkv, mp4 )
 * Improved directory access module.
687 688 689
 * New "file-cat" option to play truncated movies.
 * Better handling of meta info (title, author, description, etc...).
 * New options to pass meta info to the input.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
690 691
 * It is now possible to stream programs from a DVB-S/C/T stream
   (satellite, cable, or digital terestrial television)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
692 693

Demux:
694
 * Annodex (http://www.annodex.net) support.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
695
 * mmsh streaming fixes.
696
 * Fixed infinite loop in the AVI demux on broken/incomplete files.
697

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
698 699
Subtitles:
 * Subviewer and subviewer v2 subtitles support.
700 701
 * Ability to choose autodetected subtitles path.
 * Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
702

703
Stream output:
704
 * Improved session announcement system.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
705
 * Minimize threads usage by default.
706
 * Added faster than realtime stream output (limited by CPU) for file output.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
707 708
 * Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
 * Improved MPEG TS muxer.
709
 * Improved transrater.
710
 * Meta info options used by the muxers.
711
 * New configuration system.
712 713 714 715 716
 * Better audio channels downmixing when transcoding.

VideoLAN manager:
 * New videolan (media) manager (vlm): a little manager designed to launch
   and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
717 718
 * Supports live streams and VoD.
 * Supports scheduling.
719
 * Telnet interface for vlm.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
720
 * HTTP interface for vlm.
721 722

Interfaces:
723
 * Skins II (Windows and Linux only)
724 725 726
    - Ability to embed video output.
    - Support for bitmap fonts.
    - Lots of improvements.
727
 * wxWindows (default Windows and Linux interface)
728 729
    - New design and set of icons.
    - Ability to embed video output.
730
    - Support for hotkeys.
731
    - Support for bookmarks.
732 733 734
 * Mac OS X
    - Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
    - Better hotkeys handling.
735

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
736 737
Mac OS X port:
 * OpenGL video output is now the default when available.
738
 * Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
739 740
 * Audio output fix to work with multiple streams on a HAL device.
 * Possible fix for conflict with CodeTek VirtualDesktop (untested).
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
741

742 743 744
Win32 port:
 * DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
 * Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
745
 * Improved Windows installer.
746

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
747
Linux port:
748
 * PowerPC fixes.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
749

750
Misc:
751
 * Improvements to the Goom visualisation plugin.
752
 * Roku HD1000 audio output.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761

Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.1a:
---------------------------------

Mac OS X:
 * Fixed the infamous 'mp3 takes twice the CPU it should take' bug
 * Playing MOD files is working now.


Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
762 763 764 765 766
Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1:
---------------------------------

Core support:
 * Fixed a nasty bug that causes preferences not to be saved some times.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
767
 * IGMPv3 support for VLC under Windows XP and Linux.
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
768

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
769 770 771 772 773 774
Codecs:
 * Brand new DTS Coherent Acoustics audio decoder based on libdts
   (http://www.videolan.org/dtsdec.html)
 * Fixed DTS S/PDIF output
 * SVCD (Philips OGT) and CVD subtitles

Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783
Playlist:
 * Internal improvments
 * Improved import/export

Input:
 * Experimental support for Nullsoft streaming video(.nsv) and real media(.rm)
   container formars.
 * New demux module that uses libavformat from ffmpeg. Adds support for many
   small and strange formats.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
784 785
 * New PVA demux.
 * New MOD audio demux.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
786 787
 * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
 * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
788
 * New and experimental DVD input plugin with menus support (using libdvdnav).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
789
 * Added back DV audio support in raw DV demuxer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
790 791

Stream output:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
792 793
 * MP4/MOV muxer improvements (fast-start, aac in mov, etc...).
 * Fixed a nasty bug in the mpeg video packetizer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
794
 * Improved transcoding (multithreading, more tuning, etc...).
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
795 796

Service discovery:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
797
 * Fixed sdp in SAP.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
798

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
799 800 801 802 803
Mac OS X port:
 * New opengl video output plugin.

Win32 port:
 * A few improvements to the DirectShow input plugin.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
804
 * Fixed ipv6 name resolution.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
805

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
806
Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
807 808
---------------------------------

809
Core support:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
810 811
 * Brand new decoder/packetizer api.
   Adds a lot more flexibility while also simplifying the decoder plugins.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
812
 * New encoder api (Ffmpeg, Vorbis, Theora, Flac and Speex encoders available).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
813 814
 * Video outputs are recycled if possible.
   This removes any 'flicker' between two similiar video files.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
815
 * Fixed the video filters. Video should no longer go black when using filters.
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
816 817
 * New input core. Advantages are: better seeking, more responsive, support for
   subtitle files at the core, and much much more.
818 819

Playlist:
820
 * Added a repeat mode to repeat a single file over and over.
821
 * Playlist sorting 
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
822

823
Input:
824
 * RTP/RTSP support.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
825
 * Fixed annoying seeking problem with Ogg files (seeking would take ages).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
826
 * Support for Flac in Ogg files.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
827
 * MPEG TS demuxer also handles A52 and AAC audio in DVB streams.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
828
 * Rewrite of the Flac demuxer.
829
 * cddax and vcdx plugins using libcdio, libvcd and libvcdinfo. (Linux only)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
830 831
 * Reworked DVB tuning.
 * Better Icecast support.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
832
 * New MPEG video elementary streams demuxer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
833
 * New DTS audio elementary streams demuxer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
834 835

Codecs:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
836
 * Support for Theora video encoding.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
837 838 839
 * Support for Speex audio decoding/encoding.
 * Rewrite of the Flac decoder + encoding support.
 * Support for MPEG2 422 decoding which was recently added to libmpeg2 (cvs).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
840
 * Support for AAC + SBR and proper multi-channel re-ordering.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
841
 * MPEG 2.5 audio support.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
842
 * Removed deprecated decoders (a52_old, mpeg_video and mpeg_audio).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
843

844 845 846 847
Stream output:
 * Improvements to the MPEG TS muxer.
 * New transrating module for MPEG2 video.
 * Added packetization for MPEG AAC ADTS streams.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
848
 * Added packetizers for Flac, Speex, Theora, LPCM, DTS and SPU streams.
849
 * Improved mp4 muxing and added AAC/MP4V support when transcoding.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
850
 * Improved Ogg muxing and added Theora, Speex, Flac and subtitles support.
851 852 853 854 855
 * MPEG TS muxer follows the ATSC/DVB specs for embedded A52 audio.
 * --sout-keep option to keep the stream open while changing input.
 * Preliminary RTP support.
 * Fixes to SAP announces.

856
Interface:
857 858 859
 * Skins:
    - Bugfixes
    - misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
860
 * New standardized and customizable hotkeys.
861 862 863 864
 * wxWindows
    - Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
    - Improvements and help in preferences
    - New streaming wizard
Rocky Bernstein's avatar
Rocky Bernstein committed
865
    - Revised Disc Open menu
866 867 868
 * HTTP
    - Improvements of the standard pages
    - Support for new commands
869
 * OSD ( OS X and hotkeys only atm ).
870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884

Service discovery:
 * Many fixes to the SAP module
 * SAP now supports HTTP streams

Subtitles:
 * Text subtitles now have a black outline.
 * Text subtitles autodetection.
 * Text subtitles charset autodetection.
 * Text subtitles for all videofiles. Results may vary.
 * Text subtitles in Hebrew are supported. Arabic partially.
 * Automatic fontsize selection for text subtitles.
 * Fixed SAMI text subtitles support.
 * Support for subtitles in Matroska files.
 * Support for subtitles in DVB streams.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
885

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
886
Mac OS X port:
887
 * New controller designed by Max Rudberg from www.maxthemes.com
888 889
 * Save playlist.
 * Works on 10.1.x again. Apologies for that problem.
890 891 892
 * Support for Panther.
 * Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
 * Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
893 894

Win32 port:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
895
 * New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
896
 * VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
897
 * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
898
 * Support for 3F2R in audio output.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
899
 * New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
900
 * Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
901 902
 * Multimonitor support (untested).
 * Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
903

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
904 905 906
Linux port:
 * Improved Video4Linux input. Also added support for an audio only input.
 * Support for real-time priority when running with root privileges.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
907
 * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
908

909 910 911
iPaq port: 
 * Brand new Gtk 2 interface

912
Miscellaneous:
913
 * Audio visual effects filters (spectrum, scope and random).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
914
 * Audio visual effects filter using goom.
915 916
 * Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian and Hungarian translations.
 * libcaca video output (colored ascii)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
917 918 919

Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
---------------------------------
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
920

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
921 922 923 924 925 926 927
Core support:
 * Fixed a nasty regression in 0.6.1 which made some streams unplayable.

Stream output:
 * Transcoder now generates proper pts/dts thus should work a lot better.
 * Improved MPEG TS muxer.

928 929
Access input:
 * Support for DVB-S/C/T cards using v4l2 API for Linux 2.6.x kernels.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
930 931
 * Few fixes to the VCD navigation.

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
932 933 934
Interfaces:
 * Support for DVD menus navigation added to the wxWindows interface.

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
935 936 937 938 939 940
UNIX ports:
 * ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
 * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.

Win32 port:
 * Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.
941 942

iPaq port:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
943 944 945 946 947 948
 * Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).

Miscellaneous:
 * Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
 * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
   mpeg1/2 videos.
949

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
950 951 952
Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
---------------------------------

953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979
Core support:
 * There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
 * VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
   after a pause.

Stream output:
 * Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
 * Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
 * Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
UNIX ports:
 * ALSA multi-channel support fixed and tested.
 * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.

Win32 port:
 * Fixed VCD support which was broken on some machines.

iPaq port:
 * Familiar interface with Gtk+-1.2 and GPE support removed (deprecreated).

Miscellaneous:
 * Text subtitles now centered on the picture.
 * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
   mpeg1/2 videos.

Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
---------------------------------

980 981 982 983 984
Core support:
 * There should be less bogus resampling, particularly on DVDs.
 * VLC will now wait for the medium to wake up before starting its clock
   after a pause.

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
985 986 987 988
Stream output:
 * Added vorbis audio support in Ogg streaming.
 * Added vorbis audio transcoding support.
 * Added mp3 audio transcoding support (when ffmpeg is compiled with mp3lame).
989 990
 * PS muxer can create mpeg1 files now and produce streams with system headers.
 * You can transcode a52 with more than two channels to mpga now.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
991 992 993 994

Win32 port:
 * Fixed DVD support which was partly broken due to a bug in libdvdcss
 * Fixed 5.1 audio support for the sblive/audigy soundcards.
995
 * Fixed sound on Windows NT.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
996

997 998 999 1000
UNIX ports:
 * Fixed/improved ALSA support and enabled multi-channel audio output.
 * X11/Xvideo: Should now work on big endian machines, and you can now
   use the arrow keys to browse through the DVD menus.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1001

Jean-Paul Saman's avatar
Jean-Paul Saman committed
1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008
iPaq port:
 * Gtk+2 interface called PDA
 * Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
 * Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
 * Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
 * Stream Out with transcode support enabled (use codecs: HuffYuvv and A-law).

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1009 1010
Interfaces:
 * Small updates/fixes to the wxWindows interface.
1011 1012
 * Improved HTTP remote control interface. You can now create your own HTML pages.
 * A new CORBA control plugin.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020

Input demux:
 * Improved support for the Matroska container format.

Miscellaneous:
 * Improved build system.
 * New video filter plugin to overlay logos.
 * Added support for Winamp 3 B4S files.
1021 1022 1023
 * New subtitle module which uses freetype2 to render arbitrary fonts in any size.
   Should also work with languages like russion for instance.

1024

1025
Changes between 0.5.3 and 0.6.0:
1026 1027 1028
---------------------------------

Core Support:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1029
 * Channel Server support was removed (was deprecated)
1030 1031

Input access:
1032 1033
 * Fixed a big bug in ftp and http access that prevented many platforms (OSX most prominently) to view ftp and http streams.
 * Fixed large file support on Windows
1034
 * Video 4 Linux support
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1035
 * CD Digital Audio support
1036
 * Fixed IPv6 multicasting on Windows and OSX.
1037 1038

Input demux:
1039 1040 1041
 * Better detection of AAC and mp3 files
 * Support for OpenDML avi files
 * More complete .mp4/.mov support
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1042
 * Very early support for the Matroska container format (don't complain if it doesn't work ;)
1043 1044

Codecs:
1045
 * VLC's own MPEG1/2 decoder has been replaced with libmpeg2
1046
 * Support for Sorenson 3 (SVQ3 or Quicktime content) via ffmpeg
1047
 * OSX support for QDM2 and QDMC sound, often used in QT content.
1048
 * Fixed a bug which was causing artefacts in DivX video (ffmpeg)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
1049
 * Updated our theora decoder to use the alpha 2 release of libtheora
1050
 * If ffmpeg cannot keep up, skip and try to recover instead of stopping altogether
1051
 * Indeo Video 3 (IV32) support for little-endian computers. (so not for OSX)