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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.
   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: 
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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
   - Similarly, "Bookmarks" will be reintroduced in an improved version at a 
     later point
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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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Video output:
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 * Adjust, Invert and Distort (now splitted into Wave, Ripple, Gradient
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   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
 * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a video)
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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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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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Interfaces:
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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 
       the "Manage->Services Discovery" menu
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     ( IPv6 SAP is now enabled by default )
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     * Non-standard support for HTTP streams SAP announces removed
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 * HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) discovery
 * DAAP (iTunes shares) support
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 * Shoutcast
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Audio output:
 * Support for 20/24 bits LPCM

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 * Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
 * Image file video output (png)
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 * Motion detection filter (can trigger playlist actions)
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 * Improvements to wall video filter
 * Support for font color and opacity
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Stream output:
 * Muxers
    - ASF improvements
 * VLM / VoD
    - Ability to load a configuration file on startup
    - Seeking support in VoD streams
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 * Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)

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Interfaces:
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    - Redesigned playlist : add playlist, add directory, ...
    - Improved preferences
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    - Improvements to the wizard
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    - DVD, VCD and Audio CD navigation buttons
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    - Redesigned playlist
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    - Improved preferences
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 * Skins
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    - Support for multiple actions
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    - Fixes
 * HTTP
    - Support for the new playlist system
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 * Lirc
    - Now uses new config settings. See doc/lirc/example.lirc
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Windows port:
 * Screensaver disabling fix
 * DirectShow tuner configuration
 * Support for no-decoration windows
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MacOS X port:
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 * Many Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger related fixes
 * The OpenGL video output is back
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 * 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.
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BeOS port:
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 * Many fixes
 * New interface
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 * New video output
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Mozilla Plugin:
 * Javascript fixes
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 * Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
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IE Plugin:
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 * Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
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Translations:
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 * Catalan
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 * Danish
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 * Turkish
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Changes between 0.8.0 and 0.8.1:
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Core support:
 * Include TLS/SSL API (on plattforms where libgnutls is available)
 * SSL support in the HTTP daemon (HTTP stream output and HTTP interface)
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 * Fixed win32 multichannel audio output support (which was broken in 0.8.0)
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 * Fixed DV and MPEG (WinTV PVR 250/350) support in the dshow input
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 * 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
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 * Supports Kasenna VoD (MPEG2 only) and simulcast streaming
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 * Encoders:
   * Fixed aspect ratio and interlaced support in ffmpeg encoder module
 * Stream output:
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 * Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
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 * Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
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 * New plugins cache to speed up launch time
 * New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
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 * Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
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 * Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
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 * New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X 
    (Stream your desktop)
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 * Improved DVD support:
    - uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
    - uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
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 * Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
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 * Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
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 * More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access 
    (selection of titles/chapters).
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Demuxers:
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 * Support for iTunes Music Store previews
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 * Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
 * Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
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 * Windows Media Server RTSP support
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 * 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)
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 * Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
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 * Improved Ogg demuxer
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 * Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
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 * Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
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 * Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
 * Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
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  * Frame rate selection in the transcoder
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  * MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
  * Improved vorbis/theora encoding
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  * Multipart mjpeg muxing. Your video is directly viewable in a Mozilla Browser
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  * Improved ASF muxer
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Audio Output:
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 * Very trivial volume normalizer
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 * New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
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Video Output:
 * Roku HD1000 Video output
 * Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X)
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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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 * Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
 * Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
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 * The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
 * Improved CORBA control module
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 * Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
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Windows port:
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 * DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
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 * Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
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 * Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
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 * Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc.
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   fileformats (avi, mov, mkv, mp4 )
 * Improved directory access module.
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 * 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.
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 * It is now possible to stream programs from a DVB-S/C/T stream
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 * Subtitles delay can be changed in real time with hotkeys.
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 * Improved MOV/MP4 muxer.
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 * Better audio channels downmixing when transcoding.

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 * New videolan (media) manager (vlm): a little manager designed to launch
   and manage multiple streams from within one instance of VLC.
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 * Supports live streams and VoD.
 * Supports scheduling.
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    - Support for bitmap fonts.
    - Lots of improvements.
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    - Ability to embed video output.
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    - Support for 'groups' and playlist item properties.
    - Better hotkeys handling.
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 * Added FAAC encoder (mp4a).
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 * Audio output fix to work with multiple streams on a HAL device.
 * Possible fix for conflict with CodeTek VirtualDesktop (untested).
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 * DirectShow input plugin should work with more devices.
 * Disable monitor power down when watching movies.
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 * Roku HD1000 audio output.
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 * Fixed DTS S/PDIF output
 * SVCD (Philips OGT) and CVD subtitles

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Input:
 * Experimental support for Nullsoft streaming video(.nsv) and real media(.rm)
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 * New demux module that uses libavformat from ffmpeg. Adds support for many
   small and strange formats.
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 * New PVA demux.
 * New MOD audio demux.
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 * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 wav files.
 * Support for DTS and A52/AC3 audio CD.
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 * Video outputs are recycled if possible.
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    - misc improvements (eg, "stay on top" option).
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    - Playlist improvements (Sort, Search, mode buttons).
    - Improvements and help in preferences
    - New streaming wizard
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    - Support for new commands
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Service discovery:
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 * 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.
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 * Support for raw dumping of streams to disk.
 * Mozilla plugin for Mac OS X (experimental).
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 * libcaca video output (colored ascii)
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Stream output:
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Miscellaneous:
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 * Ffmpeg decoder now generates proper pts and can be used to play
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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
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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:
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 * Fixed fullscreen with gnome metacity.

Win32 port:
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iPaq port:
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Miscellaneous:
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 * Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
 * Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
 * Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
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 * Updated our theora decoder to use the alpha 2 release of libtheora
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 * If ffmpeg cannot keep up, skip and try to recover instead of stopping altogether
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 * Indeo Video 3 (IV32) support for little-endian computers. (so not for OSX)
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Interfaces:
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 * The wxWindows interface is now fully useable as well as Unicode safe
 * New HTTP remote control interface
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Stream output:
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 * New stream output scheme. It is now possible to build a chain of stream outputs allowing for instance to stream and display some content at the same time.
 * The stream output now allows to transcode content on the fly.
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 * Fixed major bug that prevented streaming mpeg 1/2 video with pulldown content.
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 * SAP/SDP announcing support. (both IPv4 and IPv6)
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Miscellaneous:
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 * New reset option for the preferences
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 * You can set your language in the prefences
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 * New video chroma conversion module using ffmpeg
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 * Added a Gentoo ebuild to the distribution
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 * Added a new smaller subtitles font (now the default) + scripts to generate your own
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 * SAP/SDP IPv6 support
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UNIX ports:
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 * Basic support for the X11 Xinerama extension.
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 * New skinable interface ported to X11.
 * Run opie-vlc and zaurus-vlc as GuiServer
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Mac OS X port:
 * When you add several items to the playlist, they are sorted alphabetically.
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 * New about panel and revamped preferences panel.
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 * Fixed the deinterlace menu.
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 * Float on top, Fit to Screen and a Transparency option for video out.
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 * New output dialog for transcode and display while stream capabilities.
 * New icons by Davor Orel.
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 * New audio resampler. Should make VLC much faster.
 * Fixed disappearing and crackling sound (PTS is out of range bug)
 * We no longer automatically save the preferences when you quit the application
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 * Arrow keys are now use to browse the menus in a DVD
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Win32 port:
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 * the wxWindows interface is now the default interface
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 * The keyboard shortcuts are now identical to the linux version
 * Fixed the "no sound" problem on NT4
 * Improved skinnable interface (it now uses the wxWindows interface dialogs).
 * Added support for compressed skins files (.vlt files)
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 * Fixed SVCD chapters support.
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 * Fixed memory leak with 5.1 audio.
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BeOS port:
 * Interface localization
 * Screensaver disabled if playing in fullscreen
 * A few new keyboard shortcuts
 * New full-featured Preferences window

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Changes between 0.5.2 and 0.5.3:
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Core Support:
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 * fixed DTS S/PDIF output on little-endian machines
 * support for skins at the interface level
 * new OSD module using Freetype2
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 * video outputs are now destroyed when the associated input ends
 * the video output takes into account the caching delay introduced at the
   input level before dropping out of date frames.
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 * configuration option to disable the translation of the interface
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Input access:
 * fixed HTTP redirects
 * support for opening an entire directory
 * EOF should be detected more reliably
 * new video4linux access plug-in
 * new kfir access plug-in designed to work around a bug in the kfir driver

Input demux:
 * added stream type for some Motorola MPEG-2 video encoders
 * fix for some ogg web radio streams
 * fixed reading TS streams over HTTP
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Codecs:
 * support for 3ivx D4 (not previous versions)