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Changes between 2.2.x and 3.0.0-git:
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Important changes:
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 * The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-efforts basis:
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   it should work, but not without limitations.
   libVLC support for Windows XP is deprecated.
   You _really_ should upgrade.
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 * Windows Vista (all versions) without Platform Upgrade is not supported.
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 * Linux support requires now a kernel newer than 2.6.26
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 * Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7 to run VLC.
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Core:
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 * Support network browsing for distant file system (SMB, FTP, SFTP, ...)
   and rewrite the parsing of those files
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 * Add a keystore API: fetch and store password for common protocols (HTTP,
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   SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
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 * Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...), similar to subs
 * Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD
 * Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
 * Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
 * VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8
 * Support portable version of Windows build
 * Support wayland surface type
 * Allow to start the video paused on the first frame
 * Refactor preparsing input
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 * EPG reworked: table and single event updates, now using network time
 * Refactored and fixed subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override
   es category single only or multiple es behavior
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Access:
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 * New NFS access module using libnfs
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 * New SMB access module using libdsm
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 * Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including
   MPEG2TS and ISOFF profiles
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 * Support HDS (Http Dynamic Streaming) from Adobe (f4m, f4v, etc.)
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 * Large rework of the Smooth Streaming module
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 * Replaced httplive stream filter with new HLS demuxer, replaced smooth
   stream filter with new Smooth demuxer, both using unified adaptive module
 * Support HLSv4-7, including TS and raw muxing and ID3 tags
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 * Screen capture plugin for Wayland display
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 * Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar...)
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 * Improvements of cookie handling (share cookies between playlist items,
   domain / path matching, Secure cookies)
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 * Support DVB-T2 on Windows BDA
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 * Support depayloading Opus from RTP
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 * Support sftp username and passwords options in URL, and key authentication
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 * New UPnP access module, to list directories without infinite recursions
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 * New WASAPI audio capture module on Windows
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 * SMB/FTP/SFTP accesses can list directories
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 * New "concat" access module for concatenating byte streams
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 * New HTTP/TLS access module for HTTP 2.0 support
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 * Named pipes and device nodes are no longer included in directory listings
   by default. Use --list-special-files to include them back.
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 * Support for timeout in UDP input --udp-timeout=<seconds>
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 * New SAT>IP access module, to receive DVB-S via IP networks
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 * Improvements on DVB scanning
 * BluRay module can open ISO over network and has full BD-J support
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Decoder:
 * OMX GPU-zerocopy support for decoding and display on Android using OpenMax IL
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 * Support 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 chroma samplings with VDPAU hw acceleration
 * Support for ARIB STD-B24 subtitles
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 * Support for experimental Daala video
 * Support for experimental AV1 video
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 * Important improvements for the MMAL decoder and output for rPI and rPI2
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 * Support HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11
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 * Support hardware decoding using Direct3D11, including GPU-zerocopy mode,
   and hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
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 * DxVA2 GPU-zerocopy for hardware decoding and displaying on Windows,
   and support for hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
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 * Support HEVC hardware decoding using OMX and MediaCodec (Android)
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 * Use MediaCodec via NDK native API after Android Lollipop
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 * Support MPEG-2, VC1/WMV3 on Android using MediaCodec
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 * Support VP9 and WMV3 decoding using OMX and performance improvements
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 * New MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III + MPEG 2.5 decoder based on libmpg123
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 * New BPG decoder based on libbpg
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 * Fixed uncompressed DVD-Audio (AOB) LPCM decoding
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 * Rewrite WPL playlists and add ZPL playlists support (Zune)
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 * Support TDSC, Canopus HQX, Cineform, SpeedHQ, Pixlet, QDMC and FMVC codecs
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 * TTML subtitles support, including EBU-TT-D variant
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 * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
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 * New hardware accelerated decoder for OS X and and iOS based on Video Toolbox
   supporting H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, and DV depending on device
   and OS version
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 * Support for the OggSpots video codec
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 * HEVC packetization is now correct
 * H264 packetizer can now generate timestamps
 * Packetizers have support for captions in SEI
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 * DTS packetizer handle DTS extensions (like DTS-HD): decoders like avcodec
 * can now decode up to 8 channels
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 * JPEG images correctly oriented using embedded orientation tag, if present
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 * Support VPX high bit depth support
 * Extend MicroDVD support with color, fontname, size, position extensions
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 * BluRay text subtitles are now decoded
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Demuxers:
 * Support HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS)
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 * Support Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
 * Support Daala in Ogg
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 * Important rework of the MP4 demuxer, including:
     * Support for fragmented MP4
     * Support EIA-608 subtitles in MP4/mov
     * Support WMV and WMAV in MP4/mov, aka Flip4Mac files
     * Support bitmap audio channel reordering in MP4/mov
     * Support for RTP Reception Hint Track with H.264, GSM and Speex payloads
     * Support for XiphQt(MP4) vorbis and Flac
     * Support for VP8/VP9/VP10 in MP4
     * Support GoPro HiLight chapters
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 * Important rework of the TS demuxer, including:
    * Fixed program selection with recorded TS (TopField, DreamBox and others)
    * Fixed TS playback with PAT/PMT less recordings
    * Basic support for MPEG4-SL in TS and T-DMB
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 * Support for lame's replaygain extension in mpeg files
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 * Fixes for DTS detection in WAV and MKV files
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 * Support for Creative ADPCM/alaw/ulaw/S16L in VOC files
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 * Support for Creative ADPCM in AVI
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 * Support WMV extended content metadata
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 * Directory Demux can now sort items, ignore extensions and hidden files
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 * Support SBV subtitles
 * Support AlbumArtist and DiscNumber metadata
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 * Support SCTE-18 / EAS inside TS
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 * Support raw h265/hevc files
 * Support multi-channel WAV without channel-maps
 * Rewrite MKV seeking
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 * Support for TTML and WebVTT in ISOBMF/MP4 and DASH
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 * Fix Quicktime Mp4 inside MKV and unpacketized VC1
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 * Support for isofLaC
 * Improved fLaC seeking
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 * Replaced --demux dvb-open option with --stream-filter dvb to parse
   channels.conf digital TV channel list files
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Stream filter:
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 * Added ADF stream filter
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 * Added ARIB STD-B25 TS streams decoder
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 * Added stream prebuffering plugin
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 * Rewrite libarchive module as a stream_extractor
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 * Removed HTTP Live streaming stream filter
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 * Added zlib (a.k.a. deflate) decompression filter
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Demux filter:
 * Added a demuxer filter chain to filter or intercept control commands and demuxing
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 * Added a demuxer filter to block seeking (--demux-filter noseek)
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Audio output:
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 * Complete rewrite of the AudioTrack Android module, it is now the default
   module for Android. It now supports HDMI/SPDIF passthrough for AC3/DTS/EAC3,
   5.1/7.1 channels and float output, depending on the Android version.
 * Added Tizen audio module
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 * HDMI/SPDIF pass-through support for WASAPI (AC3/DTS/DTSHD/EAC3/TRUEHD)
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 * Support EAC3 and TRUEHD pass-through for PulseAudio
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 * Support Ambisonics audio with viewpoint changes
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Audio filters:
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 * Add SoX Resampler library audio filter module (converter and resampler)
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 * a52tospdif and dtstospdif audio converters are merged into tospdif,
   this new converter can convert AC3, DTS, EAC3 and TRUEHD to a IEC61937 frame
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 * Added the Spatialaudio module with 2 submodules: one Ambisonics audio
 * renderer and one Binauralizer audio filter
 * Add Headphones option in Stereo Mode: use the spatialaudio module for
 * headphones effects
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Video ouput:
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 * Linux/BSD default video output is now OpenGL, instead of Xvideo
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 * Wayland shell surface window provider
 * Wayland shared memory video output
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 * Large rework of the Android video outputs: there is now Surface (2.1, 2.2)
   NativeWindow (2.3+, supports hw rotation, subpicture blending, opaque)
 * Support rotation in Android NativeWindow output and hardware decoders
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 * Renamed the Direct3D output module to Direct3D9
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 * Added Direct3D11 video mode supporting both Windows desktop and WinRT modes,
   supporting subpicture blending and hardware acceleration
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 * EFL Evas video output with Tizen TBM Surface support
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 * New OpenGL provider for Windows
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 * Drop OpenGL 1.x and OpenGL ES 1 support
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 * Direct rendering with OpenGL (starting OpenGL 4.4)
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 * Direct rendering with VA-API via EGL/OpenGL
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Text renderer:
 * CTL support through Harfbuzz in the Freetype module
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 * More conforming EIA608 captions layout and aspect ratio
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Video filter:
 * Hardware deinterlacing on the rPI, using MMAL
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 * New video filter to convert between fps rates
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 * Added 9-bit and 10-bit support to image adjust filter
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 * New edge detection filter uses the Sobel operator to detect edges
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 * Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/sharpen/chroma with VA-API
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 * Hardware accelerated adjust/invert/posterize/sepia/sharpen with CoreImage
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Stream Output:
 * Chromecast output module
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 * RGB24 and YCbCr 4:2:0 RTP packetization
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Encoder:
 * Support for Daala video in 4:2:0 and 4:4:4
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 * VP8 and VP9 encoder using libvpx
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Muxers:
 * Added fragmented/streamable MP4 muxer
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 * Added support for muxing VC1 and WMAPro in MP4
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 * Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
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 * Daala in Ogg
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Service Discovery:
 * New NetBios service discovery using libdsm
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 * New mDNS services discovery using libmicrodns
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 * New mDNS services discovery using Bonjour (Mac OS X, tvOS, iOS)
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 * Rewrite of the UPnP service discovery
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Mac OS X Interface
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 * Dropped support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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 * Add support for keyboard blacklight dimming during fullscreen video playback
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 * new AppleScript API giving access to audio desynchronization
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 * Support for building with disabled sparkle update mechanism
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 * New configure flag to disable automatic updates
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 * Expanded AppleScript API for menu detection and navigation
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 * New resizable fullscreen controller with improved design
 * Add status bar icon which displays metadata and play controls
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iOS:
 * Dropped support for iOS 6.x

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Qt interface:
 * Batch convert support
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 * It is now possible to specify 'stop-time' in Convert/Save dialog
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Skins2:
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libVLC:
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 * Add libvlc_media_new_callbacks for custom input byte streams
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 * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_enum to enumerate devices of current aout
 * Split of libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name into libvlc_media_discoverer_new,
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   libvlc_media_discoverer_start and libvlc_media_discoverer_stop
   This allows to attach media events between create and start
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 * Add libvlc_media_get_codec_description to get a human readable description of a codec
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 * Add libvlc_MediaListEndReached Event to get notified when a media list reached the end
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 * Add libvlc_media_list_player_get_media_player to get the media player instance of a list player
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 * Add libvlc_media_parse_with_options that uses a flag to specify parse options
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 * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_get to get the currently selected audio output device
   identifier (if there is one available)
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 * Add libvlc_media_get_type to get the type of the media
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_title_descriptions to get full title info of the media
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   and +libvlc_title_descriptions_release to match it
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_chapter_descriptions to get full chapter info of the media
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   and libvlc_chapter_descriptions_release to match it
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 * Deprecate libvlc_video_get_title_description, libvlc_video_get_chapter_description,
   libvlc_media_player_get_agl, libvlc_media_player_set_agl
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_set_android_context to integrate in an Android surface
 * Add libvlc_media_player_set_evas_object to draw on an EFL/Evas Object
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 * Add a new libvlc dialog API to forward dialogs requests to the applications:
   libvlc_dialog_set_context, libvlc_dialog_get_context, libvlc_dialog_set_callbacks,
   libvlc_dialog_dismiss, libvlc_dialog_post_action, libvlc_dialog_post_login
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 * Add libvlc_media_discoverer_list_get|release to list the media discoverers
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 * Add libvlc_media_slaves_add, libvlc_media_slaves_clear
   libvlc_media_slaves_get, libvlc_media_slaves_release to add and get slaves
   from a libvlc_media
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_(get|set)_role to set the media role
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 * Add libvlc_media_player_add_slave to replace libvlc_video_set_subtitle_file,
   working with MRL and supporting also audio slaves
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 * Add vlc_epg_event_(New|Delete|Duplicate), vlc_epg_AddEvent, vlc_epg_Duplicate
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Logging
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 * Support for the SystemD Journal
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 * Use --syslog and --syslog-debug command line options to include debug
   messages in syslog. With --syslog, errors and warnings will be sent only.
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 * New Android module for logging
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Misc
 * remove langfromtelx
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 * remove ZPL playlist format
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 * Update libVLC doxygen modules
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 * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on OS X/iOS
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 * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on Windows
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 * Add Gnome libsecret-based crypto keystore
 * Add KDE Kwallet-based crypto keystore
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 * Add a memory keystore
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 * Add a file keystore that can use a submodule to crypt secrets
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 * Add Keychain based crypto keystore for iOS, Mac OS X and tvOS
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Removed modules
 * Atmo video filter
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 * QTCapture access module (use AVCapture instead)
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 * httplive (use adaptive instead)
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 * smooth (use adaptive instead)
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 * Gnome-VFS access module (i.e. Gnome 2.x)
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 * QuartzText text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
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 * Win32 GDI text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
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 * Growl notification (replaced by osx_notifications)
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 * VCDX "extended" Video CD access module (use the normal VCD module)
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 * Mac OS X Dialog Provider (use VLCKit instead)
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 * iOS Dialog Provider (use MobileVLCKit / TVVLCKit instead)
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 * QuickTime decoder module (use native codecs)
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 * BD access module (use libbluray)
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 * Direct2D module (use Direct3D11)
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 * EyeTV access module
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 * Rar access and stream filter: use libarchive
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 * VDA decoder: use VT
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 * SDL video output module
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Changes between 2.2.5 and 2.2.5.1:
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Security hardening for DLL hijacking environments

Translations updates

Misc:
 * Update for Soundcloud, liveleak and Youtube scripts
 * Fix potential out-of-band dereference in flac decoder
 * Fix potential out-of-band reads in mpeg packetizers
 * Fix infinite loop in subtitles demuxer
 * Fix incorrect memory free in ogg demuxer
 * Fix potential out-of-band reads in subtitle decoders and demuxers
 * Fix green line on Windows with odd sizes


Changes between 2.2.4 and 2.2.5:
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Decoder:
 * Fix mp3 playback quality regression in libmad
 * Fix video scaling in VDPAU
 * Fix playback of palettized codecs
 * Fix ADPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-067)
 * Fix AES3 16bps decoding
 * Fix DVD/LPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-090)
 * Fix SCTE-27 colors

Demuxer:
 * Fix possible ASF integer overflow
 * Fix MP4, VOC, XA, SMF divide-by-zero errors
 * Fix MP4 heap buffer overflows
 * Fix Flac metadata integer overflow
 * Fix NSVf and AIFF infinite loops
 * Fix flac null-pointer dereference
 * Fix vorbis and opus comments integer overflows and leaks

Video output:
 * Fix green line on Windows with AMD drivers
 * Fix screenshots size

Access:
 * Fix crash in screen recording on Windows
 * Fix FTP scan string injection
 * Fix HTTP size handling

Mux:
 * Fix mp4 drift

Lua:
 * Fix vimeo, youtube, dailymotion, cli, appletrailers, http,
   soundcloud scripts

Audio filter:
 * Fix heap write in stereo_widen audio filter

Windows:
 * The plugins loading will not load external DLLs by default.
   Plugins will need to LoadLibrary explicitely.
 * Fix uninstaller path handling
 * Fix taskbar buttons behavior

MacOS:
 * Fix scrolling sensitivity on Sierra
 * Resume points are deleted now if the user clears the list of
   recent items


Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.4:
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Decoder:
 * Fix crash in G.711 wav files
 * Fix mp3 crash in libmad
 * Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)

Qt:
 * Fix resizing issues

Win32:
 * Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output

Misc:
 * Build fixes for Hurd

Translations:
 * Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian
   Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish,
   Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations


Changes between 2.2.2 and 2.2.3:
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Demux:
 * Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow
 * Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
 * Fix WMV regression

Decoder:
 * Fix hardware decoding with libvdpau-va-gl
 * Fix crashes with libvpx
 * Use libass without caching dialog

Video Ouptut:
 * Fix green lines on Direct3D output

Skins2:
 * Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context

Qt:
 * Fix resume where you left off
 * Fix infinite recursion in the customize dialog
 * Fix size when switching to/from the minimal interface
 * Fix size after resume toolbar is displayed

MacOS X:
 * Fix crashes in media information panel
 * Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option

Win32:
 * Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer

Translations:
 * Update of most translations


Changes between 2.2.1 and 2.2.2:
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Access:
 * Fix SetupFormat for continuous framesize in v4l2
 * Fix off-by-one buffer overflow in RealRtsp module
 * Fix screen recording aspect-ratio, framerate and potential crash
 * Fix Windows directshow input freeze
 * Fix MMS segmentation fault/abort when server forces a large allocation

Demux:
 * Fix support for ms-dvr files
 * Fix time detection in AVI files over HTTP
 * HLS: fix hang on stop, crashes and small improvements
 * Fix mp4 NULL dereference reported by by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
 * Fix regression for VC-1 in WMV
 * Fix MXF crashes on stop
 * Fix EAC3 detection in some TS files

Decoders:
 * Fix importing surface from main memory in VDPAU
 * Fix possible double-free in ADPCM decoder
 * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
 * Support GoToMeeting 2 and GoToMeeting 3 codecs
 * Fix crash in teletext (zvbi) decoder
 * Fix Bluray subtitles (PGS) timestamps

Audio output:
 * Fix audio drop after a flush with pulseaudio
 * Fix audio initialization on iOS
 * Fix audio stuttering with AirPlay devices on OS X (2 sec delay needs to
   be set manually by the user)
 * Fix pulseaudio latency computation
 * Fix alsa default device selection

Skins2:
 * Fix video control that fails to show up
 * Fix UTF-8 conversion issues
 * Fix Unicode folders location failing to open the skins
 * Fix crash over malformed skins bitmaps
 * Fix fullscreen for Gnome3/Unity Window Managers

OS X:
 * Support for OS X El Capitan
 * Fix code signature for releases on El Capitan
 * Improve resume dialog, starting time, preferences, lua extensions
 * Fix threads ordering, preferences crashes, URL drag'n drops

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 * Fix crash when opening multiple items on Windows
 * Fix recent items appending when using a playlist
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 * Fix memory leaks

Video Output:
 * Fix build if one disables XCB but activate VDPAU on Unix
 * Fix Direct3D plane allocation size to avoid colour bleeding
 * Fix some crashes in swscale resizing

Misc:
 * Fix build with recent FreeRDP versions
 * Fix interface crashes when input-title-format option is empty
 * Fix MP4 mux divide-by-zero crash
 * Improve PNG encoding time
 * Fix some UPnP initialization lag
 * Rewrite of the Jamendo Service Discovery
 * Fix snapshot aspect ratio for anamorphic contents
 * Fix custom snapshot sizes
 * Dynamic generation of GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman parameters
 * Fix "vb" transcoding parameter
 * Fix superfluous audio channel extraction in the core
 * Fix miscellaneous crashes, double-frees, integer overflows, infinite loops,
   read overflow, invalid frees and division by zero issues
 * Fix support for lua 5.2 and fix XSS in the http interface
 * Update and improve Soundcloud, Vimeo and Youtube scripts
 * Update of codecs and libraries to fix 3rd party security issues (like
   TALOS-CAN-0036, TALOS-CAN-0037, CVE-2015-7981, CVE-2015-8126

Translations:
 * Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
 * Update of most translations

libVLC:
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   libvlc_MediaPlayerUncorked, libvlc_MediaPlayerMuted,
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 * Fix some VP9 decoding
 * Fix flac crashes
 * Fix lpcm channel ordering
 * Fix potential NULL dereference in dmo
 * Fix teletext framing code in DVB PES packets
 * Fix potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder (CVE-2014-9629)
 * Fix AAC samplerate

Demuxers:
 * Fix MP4 chapters
 * Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares
 * Fix crash when playing SPC files
 * Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV
 * Revert to older ASX code
 * Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio

Access:
 * Fix sftp read and close sockets
 * Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8
 * Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows

Audio output:
 * Fix Alsa HDMI plugs
 * Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers
 * Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files

OS X:
 * Fix numerous crashes in the UI
 * Fix video-wallpaper mode
 * Fix race when starting VLC from command line

Qt:
 * Fix recent items behaviour
 * Fix rotation filter activation
 * Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard

Win32:
 * Timestamp the signature of the dlls
 * Fix extensions registration during install
 * Fix extensions dialog crash
 * Default to no DxVA decoding

libVLC:
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Translations:
 * Update of Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
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   Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål,
   Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian,
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 * Add Media Foundation Transform audio and video decoder
 * Add video decoder module based on GStreamer plugins
 * Add MMAL decoder for Broadcom VideoCore chips (like the RaspberryPi)
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 * Support SVG images files (on glib platforms)
 * Keep selection of tracks on segment changes in MKV
 * Support detection of SRT languages based on filename
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 * Fixes for the AVI muxer to respect the specification
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 * Update of all translations:
   Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Uzbek, Ukrainian,
   Turkish, Thai, Swedish, Serbian, Albanian, Slovenian, Slovak, Russian,
   Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Punjabi, Dutch, Nepali, Norwegian
   Bokmål, Malay, Marathi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Korean, Kannada, Khmer,
   Japanese, Italian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Hebrew, Galician, Scottish
   Gaelic, French, Finnish, Persian, Estonian, Spanish, Modern Greek, German,
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Audio output:
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Security:
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 * Fix read overflow in Ogg demuxer
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Core:
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Access:
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Mac OS X audio output:
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 * Increase the buffersize

Decoders:
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 * Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams
 * Fix PGS alignment in MKV

Qt Interface:
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Mac OS X Interface:
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 * Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays
 * Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side

Streaming:
 * Fix transcode when audio format changes

Security contents:
 * Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466)
 * Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333)

Translations:
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Video Output:
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Core:
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Access:
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 * Fix encrypted DVD playback
 * Fix v4l2 frequency conversion

Decoders:
 * Fix numerous issues (M2TS, VC1 interlaced, Lagarith, FFv1.3, Xvid)
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 * Bring fluidsynth back on Mac OS X
 * Fix some Opus crashes with some filters
 * Fix teletext crash on Windows

Demuxers:
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 * Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks
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 * Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing

Audio output:
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 * Fix audio crashes on Mac OS X

Video Output:
 * Fix selection of DirectDraw as the default output for XP
 * Fix transform off-by-one issue
 * Fix screensaver disabling on Windows outputs
 * Fix DirectDraw device enumeration and multi-display output
 * Fix a potential crash when playing a fullscreen game at the same time as VLC

Stream output:
 * Fix 24bits audio MTU alignment in RTP
 * Fix record file names

Qt interface:
 * Fix minimal size possible on start
 * Fix a crash with the simple volume widget
 * Fix a crash in the audio menu building
 * Fix multimedia keys issues on Windows
 * Fix opening of DVD and BD folders on Windows

HTTP interface:
 * Fix album art display on Windows

Translations:
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   Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali,
   Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
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Audio output:
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 * Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
 * Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external
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 * Improve responsiveness on OS X when playback starts or is being paused
 * Improve responsiveness, silent playback intervals and reliability on iOS

Demuxers:
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 * Various WMV playback improvements and fixes

Decoders:
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 * Fix playback of some HEVC samples

Video filters:
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Qt interface:
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 * Improve A-B loop control
 * Fix album art update when changing media

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 * Option to control VLC's iTunes pausing behavior is more easy to find
 * Improved UI resetting when requested in the preferences
 * Fix issue which prevented to enable more than one video filter on Mavericks
 * Fix an issue which could prevent automatic UI language settings from working
 * Fix opening subtitles files through drag & drop or double-clicking
 * Fix crash when closing window without decorations
 * Fix issue where extra video window was resized even if this was disabled

Win32 installer:
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Translations:
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Decoders:
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 * Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files

Access:
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 * Fix DeckLink HDMI input
 * Fix HTTPS connectivity on OS X by loading root certificates from Keychain

Audio output:
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 * Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD

Interfaces:
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 * Fix D-Bus volume setting

Qt:
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 * Fix saving the hotkeys in preferences
 * Fix saving the audio volume on Win32, using DirectSound
 * Fix play after drag'n drop
 * Fix streaming options edition and scale parameter

Stream out:
 * Fix transcoding audio drift issues
 * Fix numerous audio encoding issues

Win32 installer:
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 * Simplification of the upgrade mechanism

Mac OS X interface:
 * Reintroduce the language selector known from pre-2.1 releases
 * Fix fullscreen behaviour and various crashes
 * Fix about dialog crash in Japanese
 * Fix crashes on proxy lookups
 * Fixes on the playlist and information behaviours
 * Fixes on the streaming dialogs
 * Improves interface resizings

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 * Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
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 * Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track
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 * New video capture module for OS X based on AVFoundation, named AVcapture
 * New shared memory framebuffer access module, named shm
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Demuxers:
 * MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
 * Vorbis: better support for metadata and cover art
 * AVI: better support for tags and extended metadata
 * Support for FLAC, Atrac and some ADPCM in AVI
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 * AVI: support for files produced by Nikon cameras
 * Support for more MJPEG streams
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 * Add protection against several potential heap buffer overflow in libebml
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 * Windows Audio Session API audio output support
 * OpenBSD sndio audio output support
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 * New, simplified AudioUnit output for iOS
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 * New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
 * New VSXu visualization plugin
 * ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
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 * Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
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 * .hosts removed from the HTTP server
 * fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
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 * Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
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 * Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
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 * Add an option to disable skipping to next/previous file with the Apple Remote
 * Add an option to show next / previous buttons
 * Add an option to hide the shuffle and repeat buttons
 * Add an option to hide the audio effects button (default enabled)
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 * Add an option to play videos as a desktop background
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 * Menus modifications and improvements
 * Playlist improvements and fixes, including PictureFlow view
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 * Filters panels improvements, notably Equalizer and Compressor
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 * Add SD pixmap sources
 * Preferences hotkeys management fixes
 * Display playlist total duration
 * Support for a Maximum volume in the UI
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 * Port to OS/2
 * Extend sliders, offsets options
 * New bitmaps caching mechanism
 * Numerous fixes and improvements
 * Skinning of the Fullscreen controller

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   media tracks. libvlc_media_get_tracks_info is now deprecated.
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 * new libvlc_log_set, libvlc_log_set_file, libvlc_log_unset, libvlc_log_get_context and
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 * Switcher module
 * OSD parser and menu
 * Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
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Demux:
 * Improve handling of corrupt ASF files
 * Fix buffer overflow in the mp4a packetizer

Contribs:
 * Fix modplug security issues


Changes between 2.0.7 and 2.0.8:
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Access:
 * Fix ISDB-S tuning
 * Fix crash in QTsound
 * Fix screen mouse file location
 * Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access

Demux:
 * Fix use after free in sgimb
 * Improve resistance and checking against malformed MKV files

Decoders:
 * Fix crash in the libavcodec module

Mac OS X:
 * Fix interface crashes
 * Fix autostart playback option
 * Respect "playlist-autostart" option

Translations:
 * update Welsh translation
 * New Kannada translation

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Input:
 * Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
 * Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted
   playlist files

Decoders:
 * Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback

Encoders:
 * Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac

Muxers:
 * Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files

Video output:
 * Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)

Mac OS X Interface
 * Minor improvements
 * Fix issue which could lead to loss of media files created through transcoding

HTTP Interface
 * Fix two xss vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-3565)

Translations:
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Changes between 2.0.5 and 2.0.6:
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Access:
 * Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected

Audio Output:
 * Improve lookup of human readable device names in AUHAL plugin (OS X)

Demuxers:
 * Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)
 * Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
 * Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
 * Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
 * Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
 * Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser

Decoders:
 * Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards on Windows
 * Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
 * Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
 * 3rd party codecs updates

Mac OS X:
 * Fix subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X's native fullscreen mode
 * Improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
 * Fix listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console)
   in the advanced preferences panel
 * Fix spatializer audio filter panel
 * Fix crash within the video output code
 * Fix BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such
   folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
 * Fix bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
 * Fix various minor UI drawing issues (main window, fullscreen controller,
   lua extensions, ...)
 * Allow VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages

Qt:
 * Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit

GNU/Linux:
 * Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
 * Reject broken versions of PulseAudio

Windows:
 * Fix uninstallation in different location than C:\

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 * Update of Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Portuguese,
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Access:
 * Fix DVB-S delivery system detection

Audio Output:
 * Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio
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 * Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems

Demuxers:
 * Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
 * Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
 * Fix koreus lua parser
 * Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
 * Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
 * Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
 * Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.

Video filters:
 * Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
 * Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases

Encoders:
 * Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization

Mac OS X:
 * Fix Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
 * Fix crash with local statistics disabled
 * Fix Time counter UI look
 * Fix system sleep issue on OS X 10.5

Win32:
 * Fix https streaming

libVLC:
 * Fix audio and video track selection:
   The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously
   incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.

Translations:
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Audio Output:
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 * Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
 * Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
 * Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
 * Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged
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Access:
 * Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
 * Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
 * Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake

Codecs:
 * Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
 * Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
 * Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
 * Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
 * Fix crashes when using hardware decoding

Demuxers:
 * Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
 * Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
 * Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
 * Support Youtube live streams

Windows:
 * Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8

Qt:
 * Fix media info dialog update
 * Fix random/repeat preferences saving
 * Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
 * Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
 * Fix album art display at start

Mac OS X:
 * Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
 * Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
 * Fix menus display and behavior
 * Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons,
   streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
 * Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
 * Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is
   allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
 * Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
 * Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter

Miscellaneous:
 * Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
 * Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
 * Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
 * Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
 * Codec and other 3rd party library updates
 * Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
 * Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
 * Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
 * Codecs and 3rd party libary updates

Translations:
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Access:
 * Fix some HTTP request that broke some radio channels

Demuxers:
 * Fix support for some flv files (notably joined)
 * Fix a crash when opening ape files with ID3v1 tags

Mac OS X:
 * Add GateKeeper support
 * Fix handling for some hotkeys
 * Fix fullscreen toggle over extra interfaces
 * Minor bugfixes and improvements

Qt:
 * Fix Windows 8 interface style

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 * Updates for Breton, Czech, Dutch, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic,
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Video Output:
 * XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions.
   There were too many errors with broken drivers.
 * More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL
 * Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X
 * Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support
 * Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms
 * Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500,
   an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra.
 * Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped
   with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later.
 * Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called
   Retina Displays.

Access:
 * Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again
 * Fixes for RAR compressed files
 * Fix DirectShow crashes on exit
 * Improve PulseAudio input latency
 * Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy
 * v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264)
 * Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour
 * IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32
 * Accept more extensions for DVD images
 * Fix crash in VC1 packetizer
 * Improvements in Blu-Ray playback
 * Improvements and fixes in HLS support

Codec:
 * Fix crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams
 * Fix compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions
 * Fix G726 support
 * Fix MP3 free format support

Demuxers:
 * Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display
 * Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes
 * Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support
 * Fix for DVB channels file support
 * Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4

Encoders:
 * Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and "mp2a"
 * Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots

Audio filters and output:
 * Limitation of spatializer volume output
 * Fix DirectSound device selection
 * Correct PulseAudio volume control
 * Do not apply volume in file output
 * Fix sampling rate in JACK output
 * Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers

Mac OS X:
 * Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and
   the persistant media library
 * Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules
   to the media library or the temporary playlist
 * Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple
   This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
   manufacturing keyboards under the brand "Cherry".
 * Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer
   press on the Play/Pause button
 * Remove libfontconfig's font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup.
   This removes the "Updating Cache" dialog, before finding all fonts.
 * Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback
 * Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap
 * Many Fullscreen fixes
 * Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back
 * Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track
   Synchronization panel
 * Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now
 * Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop
 * Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop
 * Fix crashes on exit
 * Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while
   VLC is running
 * Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions
 * Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control
   Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be
   automatically reset on the first launch.
   - This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit.
 * Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3
 * Miscellaneous minor interface improvements

Lua Scripts:
 * Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues
 * Fixes for icecast SD

Qt:
 * Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows
 * Fix playlist search and selector behaviour
 * Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog
 * Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dialog
 * Fix tags and file names display
 * Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues

Skins2:
 * Fix mousewheel on Windows
 * Fix for key events and focus loss

Web interface:
 * Fix display of some buttons
 * Fix listing of files in the Open interface
 * Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog

Security:
 * Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow
 * Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396)
 * Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries

Translation:
 * Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer,
   Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish,
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   Thai translations update
 * New Scottish Gaelic translation


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Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1:
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Access:
 * fix and improve the CDDB information retrieval
 * fix the samba module compilation
 * fix UDP / RTP multicast stream reception on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
 * multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Win32 and for encryption
 * multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback
 * fix for DVD decryption on some RPC-I drives

Codecs:
 * Support for MXPEG files
 * limit auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module
 * fix quicktime audio codecs in RTSP streams

Demuxers:
 * Fix multi-file splitted RAR archive support
 * Fix a crash when seeking in mka
 * Improve MKV multi-video tracks support

Muxers:
 * Fix ogm header creation

Audio filters:
 * limit spatializer filter distortions
 * Use fastest SinC algorithm for samplerate module

Audio output:
 * Fix S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA.
 * Remove flawed ALSA channels autodetection.
   The available ALSA channels MUST be configured now (stereo by default).
 * Fix delay when changing the volume on Mac OS X

Video filters:
 * Fix gradfun unloading on Windows platform

Mac OS X interface:
 * allow to hide the playlist to get a small controller window
 * allow to hide the sidebar
 * disable Lion fullscreen mode by default, since its behavior is misleading
   - this fixes fullscreen video output on a secondary screen
 * noticebly faster launch time
 * correct a few visual glitches and accessibility support
 * re-enable visual feedback on seek and volume changes
 * improve track synchronization panel
 * fix fontconfig cache dialog, closure of the interface and numerous crashes
 * fix crop, aspect ratio handling, DVD (no menu) support and Open subtitle menu

Qt interface:
 * allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one
 * fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar
   the open dialogs, preferences and customization dialogs
 * fix for fontconfig cache dialog, when rebuilding ASS fonts

Skins interface:
 * fix for menus display
 * Addition of $R to display current playback speed
 * documentation update

Web interface:
 * fix mobiles display for remote control mode
 * support for .drc and .3ga extensions

Service discovery:
 * fix SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times
 * fix SAP discovery on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK
 * Update Jamendo selections

Miscellaneous:
 * fix DBus crash
 * fix build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/Sparc
 * fix a crash on VLM close

Security:
 * Update libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026)
 * Update freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144)
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 * Fix RealRTSP heap overflow (SA-1202 - CVE-2012-1776)
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Translations:
 * Update of Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Walloon translations


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Changes between 1.1.13 and 2.0.0:
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Important notes:
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 * The licenses of libVLC and libVLCcore have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
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 * Start/end titles/chapters are now specified with # rather than @ to fix
   conflicts with some URLs and file names. For instance, this plays a DVD
   from the 2nd chapter of the 1st title up to the 4th chapter of the 3rd
   title:  vlc dvd://#1:2-3:4
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 * The 40+ --*-caching options were simplified and dumbed down to 4 options:
   - --file-caching specifies caching for local files,
   - --network-caching specifies caching for network resources,
   - --live-caching specifies caching for capture devices and
   - --disc-caching specifies caching for local optical media.
   All values are expressed in milliseconds as in previous versions.
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 * HTTP server IP address, port, and TLS configuration is now centralized:
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     By default, both :: and 0.0.0.0 are used.
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   - The --http-port and --https-port options set the port numbers.
     By default, 8080 is used for HTTP, and 8443 for HTTPS.
   - The TLS credentials are configured with --http-cert (public certificate),
     --http-key (private key), --http-ca (optional CA) and
     --http-crl (optional CRL).
 * RTSP server IP address and port are updated similarly.
   Use --rtsp-host and --rtsp-port respectively.
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 * The --miface-addr option does not exist anymore. To select the multicast
   output interface, use --miface instead, e.g. --miface=eth0.
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 * The Windows version will only work with Windows XP SP2 or later.
   Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP < SP2, Windows 2003 SP0 are now unsupported.
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 * The Mac OS version will require Quartz Extreme compatible machines.
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Important changes for packagers:
 * The default builds now assume that the operating system uses UTF-8 for
   its file systems and files content (except the Windows port). If this is
   not acceptable, pass --enable-non-utf8 to the configure script.
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   Non-UTF-8 file systems support will be removed in future versions.
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 * The VLC plugins path can be overridden with the VLC_PLUGIN_PATH environment
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   variable. The --plugin-path command line option was removed.
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 * The default tarballs are now compressed with XZ/LZMA: .tar.xz
 * OSS support is not compiled on Linux by default, pass --enable-oss to the
   configure script if you use OSSv4 or really want to use OSS emulation.
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 * The webplugins have moved to: git://git.videolan.org/npapi-vlc.git
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