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Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2:
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Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
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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
   after a pause.

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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).
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 * PS muxer can create mpeg1 files now and produce streams with system headers.
 * You can transcode a52 with more than two channels to mpga now.
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Win32 port:
 * Fixed DVD support which was partly broken due to a bug in libdvdcss
 * Fixed 5.1 audio support for the sblive/audigy soundcards.
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 * Fixed sound on Windows NT.
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UNIX ports:
 * Fixed/improved ALSA support and enabled multi-channel audio output.
 * X11/Xvideo: Should now work on big endian machines, and you can now
   use the arrow keys to browse through the DVD menus.
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iPaq port:
 * Gtk+2 interface called PDA
 * Familiar Gtk+ is now deprecreated
 * Codec a52, Faad2 and flac added
 * Video4Linux enabled (demux and transcode)
 * Stream Out with transcode support enabled (use codecs: HuffYuvv and A-law).

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Interfaces:
 * Small updates/fixes to the wxWindows interface.
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 * Improved HTTP remote control interface. You can now create your own HTML pages.
 * A new CORBA control plugin.
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Input demux:
 * Improved support for the Matroska container format.

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

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Changes between 0.5.3 and 0.6.0:
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Core Support:
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 * Channel Server support was removed (was deprecated)
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Input access:
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 * Fixed a big bug in ftp and http access that prevented many platforms (OSX most prominently) to view ftp and http streams.
 * Fixed large file support on Windows
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 * Video 4 Linux support
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 * CD Digital Audio support
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 * Fixed IPv6 multicasting on Windows and OSX.
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Input demux:
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 * Better detection of AAC and mp3 files
 * Support for OpenDML avi files
 * More complete .mp4/.mov support
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 * Very early support for the Matroska container format (don't complain if it doesn't work ;)
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Codecs:
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 * VLC's own MPEG1/2 decoder has been replaced with libmpeg2
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 * Support for Sorenson 3 (SVQ3 or Quicktime content) via ffmpeg
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 * OSX support for QDM2 and QDMC sound, often used in QT content.
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 * Fixed a bug which was causing artefacts in DivX video (ffmpeg)
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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)
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 * support for '3ivd' and '3vid' encodings
 * support for 'MSS1' codec ( same as WMV2 )
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 * support for SAMI subtitles (untested and incomplete)
 * better SSA4 subtitles recognition
 * new codec for raw I420 video
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 * improvements to the libmpeg2-based MPEG video decoder
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Interfaces:
 * improvements to wxWindows based interface
   (although it still misses some important features)
 * skeleton for a Gnome2/GTK2 plug-in
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Stream output:
 * new HTTP output support
 * fixed a segfault in the AVI muxer
 * fixed AV synchronization issues

Miscellaneous:
 * support for oldstyle id3 genres

UNIX ports:
 * the SDL vout plug-in will now work on big-endian machines
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Mac OS X port:
 * reorderable playlist
 * fixed the hiding of the mouse on multiple monitors
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 * fixed a big issue with some USB speakers
 * support for mono audio output devices
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 * reset the audio-device to its default mode before quitting VLC
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 * fixed several cosmetic issues
 * you can drag the controller window by its background (as it should be)
 * the messages window remembers more lines
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 * delay and fps can now be overruled with subtitles files
 * http and ogg stream output options
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 * Apple menu and friends will now be translated as well

Win32 port:
 * new skinnable interface
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 * the directx video output doesn't crash anymore on ctrl+alt+del events.
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iPAQ familiar Linux port:
 * support for FLAC audio format
 * the interface adapts to the screen size/rotation
 * playlist
 * network tab in the interface
 * "apply" handling in preferences
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Changes between 0.5.1a and 0.5.2:
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Core support:
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 * advanced config options are now hidden by default
 * new --spdif option to use the S/PDIF audio output by default
 * fixed a 'clicking' sound when switching between streams
 * new bandlimited resampler that should improve audio quality on primarily
   Mac OS X
 * fixed a problem with audio over http that caused some web radios to not work
 * DTS S/PDIF support
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 * support for DV audio through the ffmpeg library
 * support for FLAC audio through libflac
 * new but basic MPEG video decoder based on libmpeg2
 * fixed a major bug in LPCM code (fixes a problem with iDVD disks)

Stream output:
 * support for streaming DivX 1/2/3, wmv1/2, h/i263 over MPEG-2 TS
 * new --ttl option for Time To Live
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DVD support:
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 * fixed quite a few problems with the dvd menu support
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UNIX ports:
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 * fixed the GNU-pth support
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 * multi-channel audio and S/PDIF support for both the DirectX and Waveout
   plugins
 * localization support via gettext is now fully working
 * rc interface is now fully useable
 * fixed the MSVC project files generation
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 * several fixes for multi channel audio devices. AC3 over SPDIF with
   M-Audio Sonica Theater still does not work. this is most likely a driver
   bug and has been reported to M-Audio. (Sonica, Revolution, Delta, Griffin
   iMate and MOTU firewire devices should work)
 * VLC now uses the default audio device
 * new info panel
 * very preliminary support for VLC control via applescript
 * support for mouse gestures
 * new priority scheme allowing to avoid lock-ups on low-end machines
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Linupy port:
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 * there is a whole new port for the linupy distribution used by o.a. the
   YOPY PDA. It is still experimental, please test it
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 * improved ID3 tag detection
 * changed several errors into warnings ; the frequently reported "this is
   not a PS stream, continuing" is one of these
 * mouse gestures work on windows and osx, but there still isn't any useful
   gestures
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 * some support for .pls playlists used by shoutcast
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Changes between 0.5.1 and 0.5.1a:
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Mac OS X port:
 * fixed a problem that caused VLC to select the wrong language when
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Changes between 0.5.0 and 0.5.1:
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Core support:
 * new mouse gesture interface
 * audio volume can now be changed at any time, even when no file is
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Input access:
 * various minor fixes on the network inputs
 * fixed some weird URL parsing problems (/Volumes/toto:tata/harry@coin.mpg)
 * VCD: fixed track number and chapter indexing

Input demux:
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 * fixed a bad initialization in the mp4 plug-in
 * new --buggy-psi option for TS streams which do not update their
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   continuity counter

Codecs:
 * support for MPEG-2 intra slice refresh (aka. Slice-I) streams

DVD support:
 * fixed a bug which turned the default interface command-line only
   without the user consent

UNIX ports:
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 * GTK: fixed a crash when going fullscreen or changing volume from the
   popup menu
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 * X11: new screen saver disabling plug-in (--extraintf screensaver)
 * KDE: fixed compilation with KDE 3.1
 * ALSA: fixed mono files output

Mac OS X port:
 * fixed a crash on start-up on some localized systems
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 * lowered real-time priorities to avoid lock-ups on slow machines
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 * VLC can now be made the handler of ftp http mms and udp URLs
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 * playlist enhancements
 * added half, normal and double video window menu items
 * new step forward/step backward commands
 * the dock should no longer be visible in fullscreen mode
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 * the Mac OS X binary is now compiled with Ogg/Theora support
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 * vlc.app is now VLC.app

Win32 port:
 * fixed the "RichEdit line insertion error" bug
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 * VLC can now be run from outside its installation directory
 * fixed a bug that prevented to find the default subtitle font
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BeOS port:
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 * smarter BeOS priorities to avoid lock-ups
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 * few enhancements in the interface (especially the Settings window)
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 * native video output is working again
 * only commandline interface support
 * support for MPEG4, DivX through ffmpeg package

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Core structure:
  * object structure which allows for full re-entrancy, known as libvlc
  * new audio output architecture based on filter pipelines, providing
    S/PDIF and multi-channel support
  * localization support via gettext on most architectures
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  * new stream output architecture, allowing to use VLC to unicast,
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    multicast or broadcast a stream to another VLC (only MPEG 1, 2 and 4
    and A/52 streams are supported)
  * build system now uses autoconf/automake/autopoint

Input access:
  * mms:// support
  * ftp:// support
  * stability fixes in the HTTP access
  * auto-detection of RTP encapsulation
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  * VCD entry points support
  * VCD image file support
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Input demux:
  * support for *.asf format
  * improved support for *.avi, especially over an HTTP connection
  * support for *.mp4 and *.mov format
  * support for ogg encapsulation
  * support for raw DV format
  * support for *.wav format
  * new demuxdump demux allowing to save a stream to a file
  * raw AAC support

Stream discovery & playlists:
  * support for the SAP/SDP and SLP protocols
  * support for .m3u file format
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  * support for .asx file format
  * hack to find the streaming sources in html-pages with embedded wmp
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Codecs:
  * support for the microdvd, subrip, ssa1, ssa2-4 subtitles file formats
    (only available with the .avi demux)
  * support for ADPCM audio codec
  * support for raw PCM data
  * support for Cinepak video codec
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  * support for DV video codec via libdv or ffmpeg
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  * support for AAC audio codec via libfaad2
  * support for Xvid codec
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  * support for Xiph.org's Vorbis audio codec
  * support for Xiph.org's Tremor audio codec (when compiling from sources)
  * support for Xiph.org's Tarkin and Theora video codecs (when compiling
    from sources)
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  * new codecs supported by latest ffmpeg versions: WMV, WMA, SVQ 1, H263,
    H263i, MJPEG A/B
  * fixed an endianness bug in LPCM codec

DVD support:
  * experimental preliminary support for DVD menus via libdvdplay

Miscellaneous:
  * new WxWindows interface
  * all interfaces allow to dynamically change the volume, the audio
    device and the channels configuration
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  * headphone channel mixer with virtual spatialization effect
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  * Mozilla plugin based on libvlc for embedded playback in webpages of any
    format that VLC can play
  * new swedish translation
  * updated french, german, dutch and italian translations
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GNU/Linux, *BSD & misc. UNIX ports:
  * OSS and ALSA audio output modules support A/52 over S/PDIF output
  * OSS support for multi-channel (up to 6) analog sound cards

Mac OS X port:
  * localization support via GNU gettext software
  * completely revamped Cocoa interface
  * new preferences panel
  * new open panel with full features
  * video output screen can be chosen in the Video menu
  * audio device and channels configuration can be chosen in the Audio menu
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  * new playlist drawer and messages windows
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Win32 port:
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  * preferences dialog box redesigned
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  * waveout module supports multi-channel audio output and A52 over S/PDIF
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  * support for VCDs
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  * new dialog box to select avi subtitles
  * some new shortcuts (in particular to play/pause or stay on top)
  * new menu entry to spawn another interface
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  * rc interface is partly fixed and useable
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BeOS port:
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  * new settings window for adjusting post-processing, brightness,
    contrast, etc
  * enhancements of the playlist window
  * new messages window to see debug info
  * fixed a few crashes
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iPaq port:
  * slider bar in GTK+/GPE Familiar interface
  * fixed crash on directory change in Familiar interface
  * added qte_main module for use in all modules that need Opie or Qte support
  * native video output module for Qt Embedded/Opie is not working