Commit 48e2f6c3 authored by Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar Jean-Baptiste Kempf

Update NEWS for 2.1

parent a2fc472a
Changes between 2.0.x and 2.1.0-git: Changes between 2.0.x and 2.1.0-git:
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Important changes for packagers: Important changes:
* The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
* Discontinued support for PowerPC-based and 32bit Intel-based Macs
VLC requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later now on 64bit hardware
* The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed. To tune * The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed. To tune
compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually. compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually.
* The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
3rd party libraries (contrib): 3rd party libraries (contrib):
* /extras/contrib has been replaced by a better system in /contrib * /extras/contrib has been replaced by a cleaner system in /contrib
Core: Core:
* Audio core rewrite * Audio core rewrite
...@@ -16,15 +18,16 @@ Core: ...@@ -16,15 +18,16 @@ Core:
Decoders: Decoders:
* Support for OPUS via libopus. * Support for OPUS via libopus.
* Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec. * Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec.
* Numerous improvements in OpenMAX IL codec * Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec
* Support for Ulead DV audio * Support for Ulead DV audio
* Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen, * Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen,
Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) and 2 (MSS2)
* Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless * Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless
* Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder * Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder
* Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec * Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
* Support for SCTE-27 subtitles * Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
* Support for VDPAU hardware video decoding acceleration on Linux * Support for VDPAU hardware video decoding acceleration on Linux
* Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
Encoders: Encoders:
* high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264 * high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
...@@ -40,6 +43,8 @@ Access: ...@@ -40,6 +43,8 @@ Access:
* NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices * NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices
* Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode * Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode
* Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode * Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode
* Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track
vlc video.mkv --input-slave timecode:// --timecode-fps 30/1001
Demuxers: Demuxers:
* MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4 * MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
...@@ -66,23 +71,28 @@ Audio output: ...@@ -66,23 +71,28 @@ Audio output:
* Rewrite of AudioQueue module for iOS (and OS X) * Rewrite of AudioQueue module for iOS (and OS X)
Audio Filters: Audio Filters:
* new remapping channel filter * New remapping channel filter
* new filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect * New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
* new VSXu visualization plugin * New VSXu visualization plugin
* ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
Video Outputs: Video Outputs:
* DecklinkOutput: New module using Blackmagic cards * New module to output using Decklink Blackmagic cards
* New module using OpenMAX IL to output video
* OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions * OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions
* OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS * OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS
* Fix and enable the OpenGL ES1 and ES2 modules
Also, subpictures now work in the OpenGL ES2 module
* Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management * Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
Video Filters: Video Filters:
* new anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in * New anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in
anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images. anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images.
* Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats * Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats
and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits) and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits)
* Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats * Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats
* Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters * Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters
* ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
Stream Output: Stream Output:
* Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI * Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
...@@ -90,7 +100,6 @@ Stream Output: ...@@ -90,7 +100,6 @@ Stream Output:
* Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist * Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
* Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist * Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
* Livehttp stream encryption support * Livehttp stream encryption support
* Unmaintained switcher has been removed
Interfaces: Interfaces:
* configurable password for the HTTP server. * configurable password for the HTTP server.
...@@ -104,10 +113,6 @@ Services discovery: ...@@ -104,10 +113,6 @@ Services discovery:
* UPnP A/V subtitles * UPnP A/V subtitles
* Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item * Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item
OS X Port:
* Discontinued support for PowerPC-based and 32bit Intel-based Macs
* VLC requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later now
OS X Interface: OS X Interface:
* add support for multiple video outputs * add support for multiple video outputs
* add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen * add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
...@@ -171,6 +176,10 @@ Removed modules: ...@@ -171,6 +176,10 @@ Removed modules:
* MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0) * MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
* Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0) * Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
* Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin * Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin
* Broken crop video filter
* Switcher module
* OSD parser and menu
* Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
Changes between 2.0.4 and 2.0.5: Changes between 2.0.4 and 2.0.5:
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