NEWS 48.1 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
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.
11 12 13 14 15
   - 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
16 17
   - 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
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
18
 * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux. This
19
   interface lacks a few features that used to be present in vlc 0.8.6:
20 21 22
   - "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
23
   - Similarly, "Bookmarks" will be reintroduced in an improved version at a
24
     later point
25
  * The default for --sout-keep has changed. It's now activated by default.
26 27 28
  * 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>
29
    You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
30
    These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
31 32 33 34
 * The "rtp" access output module has been removed:
   Please the RTP stream output instead, e.g.:
     Old: '#std{access=rtp,dst=239.255.1.2,sap}'
     New: '#rtp{dst=239.255.1.2,sap}'
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
35 36 37 38

Changes:
--------

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
39 40 41 42 43
Playlist:
 * Vastly improved playlist support:
    * Media library support
    * "Live search"
    * Shoutcast TV listings
44
    * Audioscrobbler/last.fm support
45 46
 * User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/luaplaylist/README.txt
   (Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe and Google Video URLs)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
47

Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
48
Input/Demuxers:
49
  * UDP-Lite protocol (requires OS support) for RTP/AVP
50
  * Proxy support for MMSH stream
51
  * JACK audio input support
Laurent Aimar's avatar
Laurent Aimar committed
52
  * MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
53
  * Input run time option (improved live stream recording)
Laurent Aimar's avatar
Laurent Aimar committed
54 55
  * Fixed aiff stereo file
  * Fixed audio glitch on seek
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
56
  * Improved FLAC demuxer (duration / current time / meta data)
Laurent Aimar's avatar
Laurent Aimar committed
57 58 59
  * AAC tags support
  * APEv1/2 tags support
  * Improved ID3v2 tags support
Rafaël Carré's avatar
Rafaël Carré committed
60
  * Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
61
  * Raw video support
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
62

63
Decoders:
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
64
 * VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
65
 * MKV USF subtitles support
66
 * HTML based subtitles support
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
67
 * Flash Screen Video support
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
68 69 70 71
 * CamStudio Screen Video support
 * DosBox Capture support
 * Karl Morton's Video support
 * limited atrac3 support
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
72 73
 * New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files:
   Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
74 75 76

Encoders:
 * Flash Screen Video support
77

78
Video output and filters:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
79 80
 * 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
81
 * New puzzle video output filter
82
 * Rewrite motion detection video filter
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
83 84
 * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
   video)
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
85
 * New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
86
 * New erase video filter (remove a logo from a video)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
87 88
 * Enhancements to subtitles' renderer to support bold, italics and some HTML
   tags
89
 * Support for RGBA and I420 blending. This improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
90 91 92
 * 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.
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
93
 * Fix random characters problem in RSS filter.
Jérome Decoodt's avatar
Jérome Decoodt committed
94
 * Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
95 96
 * Support for Intel SSE2 intruction set in chroma converters
 * Improved use of Intel MMX intruction set in chroma converters
Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
97

98
Audio output and filters
Laurent Aimar's avatar
Laurent Aimar committed
99
 * Replay gain support.
100 101
 * Play audio when going slower/faster ( no pitch filter yet ).
 * New spatializer audio filter.
Laurent Aimar's avatar
Laurent Aimar committed
102

103
Stream output:
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
104 105 106 107 108 109
 * RTSP for TS-multiplexed broadcast streams
 * New RTP payload formats:
   * ITU T.140 (for text, subtitles)
(FIXME: * Speex voice audio codec)
 * UDP-Lite (requires OS support) transport for RTP
 * Lots of fixes for RTSP broadcasting
110

111
Interfaces:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
112 113 114 115
 * Windows/Linux
   * Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
 * All
   * Improved user interaction
Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar
Jean-Baptiste Kempf committed
116
   * Improved mouse gestures
117
 * Unix
118
   * Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
Rafaël Carré's avatar
Rafaël Carré committed
119
   * D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS 
120 121
     (Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control 
     interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when 
Rafaël Carré's avatar
Rafaël Carré committed
122
     finished: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Media_Player_Interfaces .
Jérome Decoodt's avatar
Jérome Decoodt committed
123
   * Motion module use disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal
124 125
   * Ncurses interface now uses ncursesw to correctly display wide characters
     when using an UTF-8 locale.
126
   * Plugin to set Telepathy presence message using MissionControl
127

128 129 130 131 132
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)

133 134 135
Capture:
 * new BDA device driver plugin for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft
   Windows
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
136

137
Localisations:
138
 * Finnish
139 140
 * Persian

141

142 143
Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c:
----------------------------------
144

145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152
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)

153
CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
154
 * Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702, CVE-2007-3316)
155

156 157 158
Demuxers:
 * Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI

159 160 161 162 163 164
Decoders:
 * Updated FLAC API compatibility

Input:
 * Support for new v4l2 encoder API

165 166 167 168
Localisation:
 * New localisation: Arabic, Persian


169
Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b:
170
----------------------------------
171

172 173 174
Various bugfixes, notably:
 * Out-of-bound read in demuxers
 * Demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
175
 * Mac OS X Interface crashes
176
 * VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
177 178
 * 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
179

180 181 182 183 184
Decoders:
 * Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
 * Teletext subtitles (telx) support

Webbrowser plugins:
185
 * Rectified behaviour and improved usability
186 187

Mac OS X Interface & Port:
188 189 190
 * Diverse usability improvements
 * New wizard option to embed subtitles
 * Screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
191
 * Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203


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

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

Mac OS X Interface:
 * Fullscreen controller improvements


204
Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213
--------------------------------

Playlist:
 * Shoutcast TV listings support

Input:
 * Support for RTSP authentication
 * Support for adding subtitles on the fly
 * Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
214 215 216 217
 * 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
218

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
219
Decoders:
220
 * Native WMV9/VC-1 support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
221
 * WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
222
 * VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
223
 * The True Audio Lossless codec support
224 225
 * Matroska WavPack support
 * Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
226 227
 * Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
 * Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
228
 
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
229 230
Video output:
 * Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
231
 * Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
232
 * Improved libcaca support
233

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
234
Interfaces:
235 236 237 238 239
 * All
   * New hotkeys for crop and zoom
   * Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
 * Windows
   * Systray support in skins
240
 * OS X
241
   * Support for Apple Remote control
242 243
   * Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
   * New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
244
   * right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
245
   * Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
246 247
 * Linux
   * Notifications using notification-daemon
248

Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
249 250
Windows port:
 * Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
251 252 253 254 255 256 257
   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
258
 * Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
259
 * Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
260

Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
261
Localization:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
262
 * Add Czech
263
 * Add Slovak
Rafaël Carré's avatar
Rafaël Carré committed
264
 * Add Malay
265
 * Add Slovenian
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
266 267 268

Developers:
 * Updates to the libvlc API
269
 * Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins
Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
270 271


Christophe Mutricy's avatar
Christophe Mutricy committed
272
Changes between 0.8.4a and 0.8.5
273
--------------------------------
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
274 275

Core support:
276
 * Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
277
 * Support for downloading updates
278
 * Updated strings
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
279 280 281 282 283

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
284 285
     - Separate playlist entries for the tracks 
     - Support for CDDB 
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
286 287
 * Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
 * Improved subtitles encoding support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
288
 * Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
289 290 291 292

Decoders:
 * Cook (Real audio) support

293
Playlist / Services discovery:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
294
 * XSPF playlist support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
295
 * Podcast support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
296
 * Updated Shoutcast to use new listing
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
297

Cyril Deguet's avatar
Cyril Deguet committed
298 299 300 301
Audio output:
 * New JACK audio output

Video output:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
302
 * New video filters: 
303 304
    - magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
    - gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
305
    - bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
306 307
 * 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
308 309 310 311
 * Improvements to the subtitles rendering

Stream output:
 * Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319

Interfaces:
 * System to inform the user and request information 
    - HTTP authentication
    - Fatal errors
    - ...
 * wxWidgets
    - VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
320
    - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
321
    - Drag & Drop support in the playlist
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
322
 * Skins2 
323
    - New default skin
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
324 325 326 327
    - Support for Winamp 2 skins
    - Improved playlist handling
    - Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
 * OS X
328 329
    - Embedded Video output
    - new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
330
    - Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
331
    - Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
332 333
    - 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
334
 * HTTP
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
335
    - New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
336
    - A bunch of new RPN functions
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
337

338 339 340
Windows Port:
 * MSN messenger "Now playing" support

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
341
OS X Port:
342
 * Mac-Intel compatibility
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
343 344
 * Enhanced support of various audio output devices 
 * Growl "Now playing" support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
345 346 347 348 349 350

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

Developers:
351
 * New libvlc API (not finished yet)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
352
 * Java bindings
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
353
 * A bit more automatic testing
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
354

355

356 357 358 359 360
Changes between 0.8.4 and 0.8.4a:
---------------------------------

Audio output:
 * Fix a52 over spdif in alsa
361
 * SPDIF output available again in the Mac OS X Audio menu.
362 363

Decoder:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
364
 * Add support for new BMP and Cook (RealAudio G2) decoders in ffmpeg
365
 * Add support for some non-standard FOURCCs used for H.264/H.263
366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374

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
375 376 377 378
 
Interfaces:
 * Mac OS X
    - fixed encoding of H.264/H.263 content when using the wizard 
379

380

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
381 382
Changes between 0.8.2 and 0.8.4:
--------------------------------
383 384

Core support:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
385 386
 * Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
 * New OSD system
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
387 388

Video output:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
389
 * Fixed problems with OpenGL output
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
390 391
 * New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
 * Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
392

393
Input:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
394 395 396 397
 * 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
398 399
 * Support for RTP packet reordering
 * Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
400 401

Decoders:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
402
 * Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
403
 * Musepack decoder using libmpdec
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
404
 * QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
405

406
Services discovery:
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
407
 * UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
408
 * Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
409

410
Video filters:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
411
 * RSS feed overlay
412

413 414 415 416
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
417
Stream output:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
418 419
 * New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
 * Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
420
 * Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
421
 
422
Interfaces:
423
- new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
424
 * Mac OS X
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
425 426 427 428
    - New streaming and transcoding wizard
    - New extended controls panel
    - New bookmarks window
    - Fixed playlist sorting
429
    - Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
430
 * wxWidgets
431
    - Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
432
    - All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
433
    - Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
434
    - Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
435 436
 * Skins2
    - Tree playlist
437
 * HTTP
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
438 439
    - New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
    - Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in
440
      the names of files
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
441
    - Include macro to include other files
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
442
    - CGI 1.0 support
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
443 444 445 446

ActiveX plugin:
* Should now work outside IE as well

447 448 449
Mac OS X port:
* New script to delete the preferences automatically

Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
450 451
Windows port:
* Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
452
* Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
Marian Durkovic's avatar
Marian Durkovic committed
453

Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
454
Translations:
455
 The following languages were added:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
456
 * Galician
457
 * Korean
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
458
 * Romanian
459
 * Simplified Chinese
460 461
 The following languages were re-added:
 * Swedish
462

463

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
464
Changes between 0.8.1 and 0.8.2:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
465
--------------------------------
466 467

Core support:
468
 * Rewrite of the playlist
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
469 470 471
    - Tree structure
    - Input preparsing (for meta-data)
    - Grouping (by artist, ...) support 
472
 * Preferences improvements: 
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
473 474 475 476 477
    - 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
478
 * SSL Client certificates checking support (allows for secure VoD)
479 480 481
 * Renamed --spu-channel to --sub-track
 * Renamed --spumargin to --sub-margin
 * Renamed --audio-channel to --audio-track
482
 * Renamed --filter to --vout-filter
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
483
 * filters, extra interfaces, visualizations and service discovery modules are
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
484
   now separated by ':' instead of ','
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
485
 * Access filter architecture
486
 * Track selection based on preferred language (--sub-language and --audio-language)
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
487
 * Zsh autocompletion for VLC's arguments
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
488
 * Many bugfixes...
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
489

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
490
Input/Demuxers:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
491 492
 * Support for SOCKS proxy
 * Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
493
 * Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
494 495
 * 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
496 497 498
 * RTSP UDP->TCP rollover support
 * Massive Matroska improvements
 * Support for XA and VOC audio files
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
499
 * TiVo demuxer
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
500
 * Samba (Windows shares) access module
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
501 502
 * Improved CDDAX module (uses several playlist items)
 * Fixes to Linux DVB support
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
503
 * Fix the "negative subtitles delay" bug
Rémi Denis-Courmont's avatar
Rémi Denis-Courmont committed
504
 * Support for FTP over IPv6
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
505 506 507

Decoders / Encoders:
 * Dirac decoder and encoder
508
 * PNG decoder/encoder
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
509 510
 * Improvements to DVB subtitles encoder
 * Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
511

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
512 513 514 515
Access filters:
 * New Record and Timeshift filters

Services discovery:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
516 517
 * New type of modules, that add items to the playlist
 * Brand new SAP module
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
518 519
     * 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
520
     ( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
521
     * Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
522 523
 * HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
 * DAAP (iTunes shares) support
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
524
 * Shoutcast
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
525

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
526 527 528
Audio output:
 * Support for 20/24 bits LPCM

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
529
Video output:
530 531
 * Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
 * Image file video output (png)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
532
 * Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
533 534
 * Improvements to wall video filter
 * Support for font color and opacity
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
535 536 537 538 539 540 541

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
542 543
 * Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
544
Interfaces:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
545
 * wxWidgets
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
546 547
    - Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...
    - Improved preferences
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
548
    - Improvements to the wizard
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
549 550 551
    - DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
 * MacOS X
    - Redesigned playlist
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
552
    - Improved preferences
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
553
 * Skins
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
554
    - Support for multiple actions
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
555 556 557
    - Fixes
 * HTTP
    - Support for the new playlist system
558 559
 * Lirc
    - Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
560 561 562 563 564

Windows port:
 * Screensaver disabling fix
 * DirectShow tuner configuration
 * Support for no-decoration windows
565

Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
566
MacOS X port:
567 568
 * Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
 * The OpenGL video output is back
569 570 571 572 573
 * 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
574

Eric Petit's avatar
Eric Petit committed
575 576 577
BeOS port:
 * Support for single-buffered overlay

578
Pocket PC port:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
579 580
 * Many fixes
 * New interface
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
581
 * New video output
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
582 583 584

Mozilla Plugin:
 * Javascript fixes
585
 * Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
586 587

IE Plugin:
588
 * Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
589 590

Translations:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
591
 The following languages were added:
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
592
 * Catalan
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
593
 * Danish
Antoine Cellerier's avatar
Antoine Cellerier committed
594
 * Turkish
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
595

596

597
Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
598
--------------------------------
599 600 601 602

Core support:
 * Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
 * SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
603 604

Windows port:
605
 * Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
606
 * Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620
 * 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
621
 * Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
622 623

Stream Output:
624 625 626 627
 * Encoders:
   * Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
 * Stream output:
   * Support of playlist group announcement
628

629

630
Changes between 0.7.2 and 0.8.0:
631
--------------------------------
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
632 633

Core support:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
634
 * Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
635
 * Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
636 637
 * New plugins cache to speed up launch time
 * New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
638
 * Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
639
 * Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
640

641
Input:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
642 643
 * New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X 
    (Stream your desktop)
644 645 646
 * 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
647
 * Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
648
 * Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
649 650
 * More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access 
    (selection of titles/chapters).
651

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
652
Demuxers:
653
 * Support for iTunes Music Store previews
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
654 655
 * Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
 * Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
656
 * Windows Media Server RTSP support
657 658
 * 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)
659
 * Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
660
 * Improved Ogg demuxer
661
 * Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
662
 * Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
663 664 665 666 667

Codecs:
 * G.726 audio support
 * 14496-17 MPEG TS text support
 * MPEG-4 text support
668 669
 * Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
 * Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
670
 * VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
671 672

Stream Output:
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
673 674 675 676
 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
677
  * Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686
  * 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)
687
  * Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
688
  * New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
689 690
  * Improved ASF muxer
 Misc:
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
691 692 693
  * H.263 RTP streaming support
  * SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
  * Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
694 695 696 697

Audio Output:
 * New audio equalizer filter
 * Very trivial volume normalizer
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
698
 * True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
699
 * More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
700
 * New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
701

702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713
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
714 715 716
Interfaces:
 * OSD sliders for volume and postition information
 * OSD icons for Play and Pause
717
 * New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
718
 * A few skins2 improvements
719 720
 * 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
721 722
 * The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
 * Improved CORBA control module
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
723 724 725

Mac OS X port:
 * Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem
726 727
 * Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
 * The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
728

729 730 731
Linux port:
 * New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
 * Experimental SVG rendering module
732
 * Support for DVB CAM modules.
733 734 735

Windows port:
 * DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
736
 * DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
737
 * Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
738
 * Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
739
 * Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
740

741 742 743
WinCE port:
 * Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
744
Mozilla plugin:
745 746
 * Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
 * Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
747 748

Misc:
749
 * Server/client network synchronization module
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
750 751
 * VBrick streams fully supported
 * Cisco IP/TV streams supported
752
 * VLM enhancements
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
753

754

755 756 757 758
Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2:
--------------------------------

Core support:
759 760
 * Bookmarks feature for easier seeking/access inside medias.
 * Support for video output embedded in interfaces.
761 762
 * Improved HTTP daemon.
 * Saved playlists now remember VLC-specific options.
763 764

Codecs:
765 766
 * New Continuous Media Markup Language (CMML) codec.
   (http://www.annodex.net/overview.html)
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
767
 * New H.261 video decoder using openmash.
768 769
 * H264 encoder, demuxer and packetizer.
 * Packetizer interfaces between demux and codec when needed
770
   (allows using ffmpeg plugin to decode MPEG streams and better aac decoding).
771
 * Support for Theora alpha3 (both decoding and encoding).
772 773

Input:
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
774 775 776 777
 * --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.
778 779 780
 * 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
781 782
 * 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
783 784

Demux:
785
 * Annodex (http://www.annodex.net) support.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
786
 * mmsh streaming fixes.
787
 * Fixed infinite loop in the AVI demux on broken/incomplete files.
788

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
789 790
Subtitles:
 * Subviewer and subviewer v2 subtitles support.
791 792
 * Ability to choose autodetected subtitles path.
 * Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
793

794
Stream output:
795
 * Improved session announcement system.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
796
 * Minimize threads usage by default.
797
 * Added faster than realtime stream output (limited by CPU) for file output.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
Gildas Bazin committed
798 799
 * Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
 * Improved MPEG TS muxer.
800
 * Improved transrater.
801
 * Meta info options used by the muxers.
802
 * New configuration system.
803 804 805 806 807
 * 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
808 809
 * Supports live streams and VoD.
 * Supports scheduling.
810
 * Telnet interface for vlm.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
811
 * HTTP interface for vlm.
812 813

Interfaces:
814
 * Skins II (Windows and Linux only)
815 816 817
    - Ability to embed video output.
    - Support for bitmap fonts.
    - Lots of improvements.
818
 * wxWindows (default Windows and Linux interface)
819 820
    - New design and set of icons.
    - Ability to embed video output.
821
    - Support for hotkeys.
822
    - Support for bookmarks.
823 824 825
 * Mac OS X
    - Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
    - Better hotkeys handling.
826

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
827 828
Mac OS X port:
 * OpenGL video output is now the default when available.
829
 * Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
830 831
 * 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
832

833 834 835
Win32 port:
 * DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
 * Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
836
 * Improved Windows installer.
837

Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
838
Linux port:
839
 * PowerPC fixes.
Clément Stenac's avatar
Clément Stenac committed
840

841
Misc:
842
 * Improvements to the Goom visualisation plugin.
843
 * Roku HD1000 audio output.
Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
844

845

Derk-Jan Hartman's avatar
Derk-Jan Hartman committed
846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853
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
854
Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1:
855
--------------------------------
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
856 857 858

Core support:
 * Fixed a nasty bug that causes preferences not to be saved some times.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
859
 * IGMPv3 support for VLC under Windows XP and Linux.
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
860

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
861 862 863 864 865 866
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
867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875
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
876 877
 * New PVA demux.
 * New MOD audio demux.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
878 879
 * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
 * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
880
 * New and experimental DVD input plugin with menus support (using libdvdnav).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
881
 * Added back DV audio support in raw DV demuxer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
882 883

Stream output:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
884 885
 * 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
886
 * Improved transcoding (multithreading, more tuning, etc...).
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
887 888

Service discovery:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
889
 * Fixed sdp in SAP.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
890

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
891 892 893 894 895
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
896
 * Fixed ipv6 name resolution.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
897

898

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
899
Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0:
900
--------------------------------
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
901

902
Core support:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
903 904
 * Brand new decoder/packetizer api.
   Adds a lot more flexibility while also simplifying the decoder plugins.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
905
 * New encoder api (Ffmpeg, Vorbis, Theora, Flac and Speex encoders available).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
906 907
 * Video outputs are recycled if possible.
   This removes any 'flicker' between two similiar video files.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
908
 * Fixed the video filters. Video should no longer go black when using filters.
Sigmund Augdal Helberg's avatar
NEWS:  
Sigmund Augdal Helberg committed
909 910
 * New input core. Advantages are: better seeking, more responsive, support for
   subtitle files at the core, and much much more.
911 912

Playlist:
913
 * Added a repeat mode to repeat a single file over and over.
914
 * Playlist sorting 
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
915

916
Input:
917
 * RTP/RTSP support.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
918
 * Fixed annoying seeking problem with Ogg files (seeking would take ages).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
919
 * Support for Flac in Ogg files.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
920
 * MPEG TS demuxer also handles A52 and AAC audio in DVB streams.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
921
 * Rewrite of the Flac demuxer.
922
 * cddax and vcdx plugins using libcdio, libvcd and libvcdinfo. (Linux only)
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
923 924
 * Reworked DVB tuning.
 * Better Icecast support.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
925
 * New MPEG video elementary streams demuxer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
926
 * New DTS audio elementary streams demuxer.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
927 928

Codecs:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
929
 * Support for Theora video encoding.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
930 931 932
 * 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
933
 * Support for AAC + SBR and proper multi-channel re-ordering.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
934
 * MPEG 2.5 audio support.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
935
 * Removed deprecated decoders (a52_old, mpeg_video and mpeg_audio).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
936

937 938 939 940
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
941
 * Added packetizers for Flac, Speex, Theora, LPCM, DTS and SPU streams.
942
 * Improved mp4 muxing and added AAC/MP4V support when transcoding.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
943
 * Improved Ogg muxing and added Theora, Speex, Flac and subtitles support.
944 945 946 947 948
 * 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.

949
Interface:
950 951 952
 * Skins:
    - Bugfixes
    - misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
953
 * New standardized and customizable hotkeys.
954 955 956 957
 * wxWindows
    - Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
    - Improvements and help in preferences
    - New streaming wizard
Rocky Bernstein's avatar
Rocky Bernstein committed
958
    - Revised Disc Open menu
959 960 961
 * HTTP
    - Improvements of the standard pages
    - Support for new commands
962
 * OSD ( OS X and hotkeys only atm ).
963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977

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
978

Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
979
Mac OS X port:
980
 * New controller designed by Max Rudberg from www.maxthemes.com
981 982
 * Save playlist.
 * Works on 10.1.x again. Apologies for that problem.
983 984 985
 * 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
986 987

Win32 port:
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
988
 * New DirectShow input module (for video acquisition cards, webcams, PVRs...).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
989
 * VLC can be installed as a Windows NT service.
990
 * Allow on the fly switching of the main interface.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
991
 * Support for 3F2R in audio output.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
992
 * New --one-instance option to "force" only one running instance of VLC.
993
 * Mozilla plugin for Windows (experimental).
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
994 995
 * Multimonitor support (untested).
 * Fixed nasty timing bug on some dual-cpu / P4 with hyperthreading systems.
Gildas Bazin's avatar
 
Gildas Bazin committed
996