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Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.9.0-svn (not released yet):
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Important notes:
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 * 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.
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   - On UNIX/Linux, the file is in /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts
     If you're using the old http interface, it's located in
     /usr/share/vlc/http/old/.hosts
   - On Windows they are in C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\.hosts and
     C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\old\.hosts
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   - On Mac OS X, you can find it in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/.hosts
     and respectively in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/old/.hosts
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 * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux. This
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   interface lacks a few features that used to be present in vlc 0.8.6:
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   - "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
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   - Similarly, "Bookmarks" will be reintroduced in an improved version at a
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     later point
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  * The default for --sout-keep has changed. It's now activated by default.
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  * 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>
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    You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
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    These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
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Changes:
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Playlist:
 * Vastly improved playlist support:
    * Media library support
    * "Live search"
    * Shoutcast TV listings
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    * Audioscrobbler/last.fm support
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 * User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/luaplaylist/README.txt
   (Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe and Google Video URLs)
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Input/Demuxers:
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  * UDP-Lite protocol (requires OS support) for RTP/AVP
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  * Proxy support for MMSH stream
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  * JACK audio input support
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  * MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
  * Input run time option ( improved live stream recording )
  * Fixed aiff stereo file
  * Fixed audio glitch on seek
  * Improved FLAC demuxer ( duration / current time / meta data )
  * AAC tags support
  * APEv1/2 tags support
  * Improved ID3v2 tags support
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  * Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
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  * Raw video support
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Decoders:
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 * VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
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 * MKV USF subtitles support
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 * HTML based subtitles support
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 * Flash Screen Video support
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 * CamStudio Screen Video support
 * DosBox Capture support
 * Karl Morton's Video support
 * limited atrac3 support
 * New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files (Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...)
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Encoders:
 * Flash Screen Video support
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Video output and filters:
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 * Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
   Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
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 * New puzzle video output filter
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 * Rewrite motion detection video filter
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 * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
   video)
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 * New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
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 * New erase video filter (remove a logo from a video)
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 * Enhancements to subtitles' renderer to support bold, italics and some HTML
   tags
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 * Support for RGBA and I420 blending. This improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
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 * 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.
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 * Fix random characters problem in RSS filter.
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 * Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
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 * Support for Intel SSE2 intruction set in chroma converters
 * Improved use of Intel MMX intruction set in chroma converters
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Audio output and filters
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 * Replay gain support.
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 * Play audio when going slower/faster ( no pitch filter yet ).
 * New spatializer audio filter.
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Stream output:
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 * UDP-Lite (requires OS support) for RTP/TS encapsulation
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Interfaces:
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 * Windows/Linux
   * Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
 * All
   * Improved user interaction
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   * Improved mouse gestures
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 * Unix
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   * Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
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   * D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS 
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     (Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control 
     interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when 
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     finished: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Media_Player_Interfaces .
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   * Motion module use disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal
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   * Ncurses interface now uses ncursesw to correctly display wide characters
     when using an UTF-8 locale.
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Linux Port:
 * VLC now complies with the XDG Base Directory Specification version 0.6
   http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
   (which means that VLC doesn't use the $HOME/.vlc directory anymore)

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Capture:
 * new BDA device driver plugin for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft
   Windows
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Localisations:
 * Persian

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Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:
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Various bugfixes, notably:
 * Windows Vista compatibility
 * Cropping in Direct3D
 * Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
 * RSS filter string overflow
 * Few memory leaks
 * MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)

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CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
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 * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702, CVE-2007-3316)
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Demuxers:
 * Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI

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Decoders:
 * Updated FLAC API compatibility

Input:
 * Support for new v4l2 encoder API

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Localisation:
 * New localisation: Arabic, Persian


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Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
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Various bugfixes, notably:
 * Out-of-bound read in demuxers
 * Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
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 * Mac OS X Interface crashes
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 * VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
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 * Direct3D Video Output modifications for Vista compatibility
 * Correct behaviour for feeding streams to Icecast or Shoutcast servers
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Decoders:
 * Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
 * Teletext subtitles (telx) support

Webbrowser plugins:
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 * Rectified behaviour and improved usability
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Mac OS X Interface & Port:
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 * Diverse usability improvements
 * New wizard option to embed subtitles
 * Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
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 * Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
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Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a:
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CDDA / VCDX plugins:
 * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701)

Mac OS X Interface:
 * Fullscreen controller improvements


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Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
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Playlist:
 * Shoutcast TV listings support

Input:
 * Support for RTSP authentication
 * Support for adding subtitles on the fly
 * Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
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 * 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
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Decoders:
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 * Native WMV9/VC-1 support
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 * WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
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 * VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
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 * The True Audio Lossless codec support
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 * Matroska WavPack support
 * Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
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 * Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
 * Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
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Video output:
 * Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
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 * Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
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 * Improved libcaca support
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Interfaces:
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 * All
   * New hotkeys for crop and zoom
   * Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
 * Windows
   * Systray support in skins
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 * OS X
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   * Support for Apple Remote control
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   * Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
   * New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
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   * right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
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   * Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
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 * Linux
   * Notifications using notification-daemon
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Windows port:
 * Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
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   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
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 * Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
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 * Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
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Localization:
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 * Add Czech
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 * Add Slovak
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 * Add Malay
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 * Add Slovenian
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Developers:
 * Updates to the libvlc API
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 * Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
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Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
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Core support:
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 * Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
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 * Support for downloading updates
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 * Updated strings
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Input:
 * Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
 * Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
 * Improvements to the Audio CD input
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     - Separate playlist entries for the tracks 
     - Support for CDDB 
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 * Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
 * Improved subtitles encoding support
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 * Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
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Decoders:
 * Cook (Real audio) support

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Playlist / Services discovery:
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 * XSPF playlist support
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 * Podcast support
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 * Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
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Audio output:
 * New JACK audio output

Video output:
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 * New video filters: 
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    - magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
    - gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
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    - bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
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 * Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
 * RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
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 * Improvements to the subtitles rendering

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

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OS X Port:
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 * Mac-Intel compatibility
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 * Enhanced support of various audio output devices 
 * Growl "Now playing" support
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*Nix port:
 * Ability to log to syslog
 * Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root

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 * New libvlc API (not finished yet)
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 * Java bindings
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 * A bit more automatic testing
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Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
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Audio output:
 * Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
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 * SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
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Decoder:
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 * Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
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 * Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263
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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
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Interfaces:
 * Mac OS X
    - fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard 
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Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
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Core support:
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 * Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
 * New OSD system
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Video output:
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 * Fixed problems with OpenGL output
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 * New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
 * Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
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Input:
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 * 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
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 * Support for RTP packet reordering
 * Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
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Decoders:
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 * Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
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 * Musepack decoder using libmpdec
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 * QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
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Services discovery:
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 * UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
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 * Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
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Video filters:
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 * RSS feed overlay
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Audio filters:
* Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel
  Mixer and Dolby Surround

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Stream output:
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 * New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
 * Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
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 * Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
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- new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
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 * Mac OS X
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    - New streaming and transcoding wizard
    - New extended controls panel
    - New bookmarks window
    - Fixed playlist sorting
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    - Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
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    - Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
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    - All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
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    - Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
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    - Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
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 * Skins2
    - Tree playlist
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 * HTTP
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    - New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
    - Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
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      the names of files
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    - Include macro to include other files
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    - CGI 1.0 support
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ActiveX plugin:
* Should now work outside IE as well

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

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Windows port:
* Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
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* Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
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Translations:
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 The following languages were added:
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 * Galician
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 * Korean
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 * Romanian
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 * Simplified Chinese
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 The following languages were re-added:
 * Swedish
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Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
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Core support:
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 * Rewrite of the playlist
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    - Tree structure
    - Input preparsing (for meta-data)
    - Grouping (by artist, ...) support 
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 * Preferences improvements: 
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    - New organization, designed to improve usability
    - New configuration types (list of modules, ...)
 * XML parsers
 * Core image manipulation support
 * Client-side SSL/TLS support
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 * SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
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 * Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
 * Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
 * Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
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 * Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
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 * filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
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   now separated by ':' instead of ','
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 * Access filter architecture
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 * Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-language)
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 * Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
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 * Many bugfixes...
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Input/Demuxers:
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 * Support for SOCKS proxy
 * Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
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 * Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
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 * Support for images on a HTTP server that get refreshed on the server
 * Better support for Kasenna streams
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 * RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
 * Massive Matroska improvements
 * Support for XA and VOC audio files
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 * TiVo demuxer
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 * Samba (Windows shares) access module
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 * Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
 * Fixes to Linux DVB support
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 * Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
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 * Support for FTP over IPv6
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Decoders / Encoders:
 * Dirac decoder and encoder
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 * PNG decoder/encoder
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 * Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
 * Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
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Access filters:
 * New Record and Timeshift filters

Services discovery:
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 * New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
 * Brand new SAP module
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     * To enable SAP, you now need to use "-S sap" or add SAP in 
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 * New interface
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WinCE port:
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Audio Output:
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Video Output:
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Demuxers:
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 * Improved filter and subpictures support :
	- New filters can be streamed.
	- "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video 
	- Centralized scaling and blending
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	- "time", to display current time 
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 * Better handling of meta info (title, author, description, etc...).
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    - Lots of improvements.
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 * Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
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Service discovery:
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 * Text subtitles autodetection.
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 * Text subtitles for all videofiles. Results may vary.
 * Text subtitles in Hebrew are supported. Arabic partially.
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 * Fixed SAMI text subtitles support.
 * Support for subtitles in Matroska files.
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 * Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
 * Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
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Win32 port:
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 * New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
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 * VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
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 * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
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 * Support for 3F2R in audio output.
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 * New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
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 * Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
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 * Multimonitor support (untested).
 * Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
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Linux port:
 * Improved Video4Linux input. Also added support for an audio only input.
 * Support for real-time priority when running with root privileges.
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 * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
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iPaq port: 
 * Brand new Gtk 2 interface

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Miscellaneous:
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 * Audio visual effects filters (spectrum, scope and random).
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 * Audio visual effects filter using goom.
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 * Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian and Hungarian translations.
 * libcaca video output (colored ascii)
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