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Changes between 0.9.8a and 1.0.0-git:
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Playback:
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 * Instantaneous pausing
 * Frame-by-Frame playback
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 * Finer speed control
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 * Timeshift for most medias
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 * On-the-fly recording for all medias
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 * RTSP trickplay support
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New Decoders:
 * AES3 (SMPTE 302M)
 * Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b)
 * True HD/MLP
 * Blu-Ray Linear PCM
 * QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice)
 * Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
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 * WMA v1/2 fixed point integer
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 * Close Caption under SCTE-20 standard
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Demuxers:
 * Support for Dirac and RealVideo in Matroska files
 * Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
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 * Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
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Encoders:
 * Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
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 * Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder
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Access:
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 * RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
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 * On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
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 * Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
 * DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
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 * New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support
   OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
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 * DVB scanning on linux
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 * EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
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 * On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form zip://file.zip|file.avi to specify the file)
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 * Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
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 * MTP device access on Unix
 * CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
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Inputs:
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 * Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
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 * Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on
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Playlist:
 * Export the playlist in HTML
 * Lua script for BBC radio playback
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 * Better metadata handling and reading
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Linux/Windows interface:
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 * Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
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 * Various fixes for skins2 interface
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 * Recently played items list
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 * Interface toolbar customizations
 * Various Improvements on the Qt interface:
    - More menus actions
    - Finer speed slider
    - Improvements on many dialogs
    - New dialog for plugins listing
    - Fixed-size mode for videos
    - Better teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control
 * Better integration in GTK environments
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Mac OS X Interface:
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 * Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
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 * Easy addition of Subtitles through the Video menu
 * Additional usability improvements
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Stream output:
 * Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
 * Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
 * bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
 * Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.

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Maemo Port:
 * New Maemo port with:
   - an interface based on Hildon framework.
   - scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.

Windows CE Port:
 EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.
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Mac OS X Port:
 * Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations
 * Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc

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Audio output:
 * Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
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 * Surround support for PulseAudio
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Video output:
 * Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
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 * Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen (hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
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 * Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'. The old image video output has been removed.
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Miscellanous:
 * Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications

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Changes between 0.9.6 and 0.9.8a:
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Security update:
 * Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)

Bunch of small bugfixes.


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Changes between 0.9.5 and 0.9.6:
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New Localizations:
 * Ukranian

Security updates:
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 * Fixed overflow in CUE support from VCD access (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5032)
 * Fixed overflow in RealText subtitles support (SA-0810, CVE-2008-5036)

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Changes between 0.9.4 and 0.9.5:
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Security updates:
 * Fixed buffer overflow in TiVo demuxer (SA-0809, CVE-2008-4686, CVE-2008-4654)
 * Fixed libpng CVE-2008-3964 in Win32 and MacOS builds

Features:
 * Closed Caption EIA 608/708 parsing enabled for libmpeg2

Various bugfixes:
 * Fixed various potential crashes and memleaks
 * Fixed issues with reading from files (especially non-local)

Windows port:
 * Fix bug where interface was "eating" some media keys
 * Fix some crashes in DirectShow access

Qt Interface:
 * Fix bug when the resetting of preferences didn't reset the dialog states
 * Right-click menu to select playlist columns reenabled
 * Various fixed in playlist

Access:
 * MMAP module is now deactivated by default

Translations:
 * Update of Brazillian, Swedish translation

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Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:
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Various bugfixes:
 * Crashes fixed in ogg, vobsub, dvdread
 * Fixes several memory leaks.

Mac OS X port:
 * Apple machines without Quartz Extreme are no longer supported (use 0.9.2 or earlier )
 * Fixed a crash with deletion of old preferences.
 * Fixed targetname for downloaded updates

Windows port:
 * Stability fix for the video output.

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Changes between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3:
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Various bugfixes:
 * Fixed DTS channel order on 5.1 systems
 * Fixed pausing behavior for subtitles and for Audio-CD
 * Multiple subtitles and podcast fixes
 * Various crashes fixed in PS, SSA, mkv, xspf, freetype
 * Fixed update system bugs
 * Other bug fixes (dvd language selection, subtitle colours, HTTP keep-alive...+)

Mac OS X port:
 * Fixed ffmpeg slowness on PowerPC-based Macs
 * Fixed crash on startup when installed on old preferences
 * Fixed bug in directory opening on Mac OS X
 * Fixed font selection in the Simple Preferences
 * Thicker border to the subtitle renderer
 * Fixed the appearance of playlist items in the Streaming/Transcoding Wizard
 * Fixed AC3 passthrough on Mac OS X
 * Fixed behavior of the Volume Normalizer settings on Mac OS X
 * Removed the deprecated QuickDraw video output module to avoid crashes on
   modern Mac OS X versions

Windows port:
 * Fixed sensitivity of Fullscreen Controller
 * Fixed error messages on startup when VLC wasn't correctly uninstalled
   before installation
 * Fix showing of controller when returning from fullscreen playback
 * Multiple directory and path location fixes.

Qt4 interface:
 * Added Faster/Slower icons to the controller panel
 * Fixed lost playlist columns when switching the playlist view
 * Added needed options to Simple preferences (to avoid NVIDIA drivers issues)
 * Fullscreen controller: added time label, remembering of last position
 * Fixed drag'n drop behaviour on the playlist
 * Multiple other fixes (Enter hotkey in preferences, Skins selection...)


Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.2:
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 * Restored the old behavior of --sout-keep. It is now de-activated by default.
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 * Skins2 interface repaired on Windows.
 * Multiple bugfixes.
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Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.0:
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 * Multiple bug fixes.
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Changes between 0.8.6i and 0.9.0:
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Important notes:
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 * This release will need Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), or more
   recent to work correctly
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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.
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   - On UNIX/Linux, the file is in /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts
     If you're using the old http interface, it's located in
     /usr/share/vlc/http/old/.hosts
   - On Windows they are in C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\.hosts and
     C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\http\old\.hosts
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   - On Mac OS X, you can find it in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/.hosts
     and respectively in VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/http/old/.hosts
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 * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux.
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   This interface has a fullscreen controller and simplified preferences.
   This interface lacks the "Streaming Wizard" that used to be present in VLC
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   0.8.6, but provides basic profiles.
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 * The behavior of --sout-keep was changed. It's now activated by default.
 * The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They
   now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
   vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo>
   You can then use commands like: @test marq-marquee Goodbye
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   If you didn't name the object using @test, its name will default to the
   plugin name (hence 'marq') in this example.
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   These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
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 * The "rtp" access output module has been removed.
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   Please use the RTP stream output instead, e.g.:
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     Old: '#std{access=rtp,mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2:5004,sap}'
     New: '#rtp{mux=ts,dst=239.255.1.2,port=5004,sap}'
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 * You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable
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   EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists. Note that only a limited set
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   of options is available to m3u playlists (CVE-2007-6683).
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 * The old access:url syntax is no longer supported to resolve ambiguities
   with some file names. Use access://url instead.
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    E.g.:  vlc:quit -> vlc://quit ;
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           udp:@239.255.12.12 -> udp://@239.255.12.12
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 * The ffmpeg module has been removed and replaced by the new avcodec,
   avformat, swscale (or imgresample if you use a swscale-less ffmpeg build)
   and postproc modules.
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 * The web plugins ActiveX (IE)/Firefox/Mozilla/Safari now recognize the
   following states: IDLE/CLOSE=0, OPENING=1, BUFFERING=2, PLAYING=3, PAUSED=4,
   STOPPING=5, FORWARD=6, BACKWARD=7, ENDED=8, ERROR=9. With FORWARD and
   BACKWARD being reserved for future implementations and are thus not
   functional atm.
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 * Croping and padding in transcode are now done using the croppadd video
   filter. For example:
   transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=croppadd{cropttop=20,cropbottom=30,paddleft=100}}
 * Canvas setting in transcode is now done using the canvas video filter.
   For example:
   transcode{vcodec=mp2v,vfilter=canvas{width=640,height=480}}
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 * Glide video output module has been removed.
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Security updates:
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 * Updated libfreetype on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1806,
   CVE-2008-1807)
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 * TTA Parser improvements (CVE-2008-3732)
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 * MMS Access Module improvements (CVE-2008-3794 )
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Playlist:
 * Vastly improved playlist support:
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    * Media library creation to save all your playlist items
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    * "Live search"
    * Shoutcast TV listings
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    * Audioscrobbler/Last.FM support
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 * Album art support
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 * User definable Lua playlist scripts. See share/lua/playlist/README.txt
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   (Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe, Google Video and
   lots of other URLs)
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 * User definable Lua album art fetcher scripts. See share/lua/meta/README.txt
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Inputs:
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 * Video for Linux 2 (V4L2) input support
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 * UDP-Lite transport for RTP/AVP
 * DCCP transport for RTP/AVP
 * Proxy support for MMSH stream
 * JACK audio input support
 * Input run time option (improved live stream recording)
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 * BDA devices access module for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft Windows
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 * Re-written Screen access module for Mac OS X 
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   using OpenGL instead of QuickDraw
 * Screen module now supports partial screen capture and mouse following on X11.
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 * Experimental EyeTV access module
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   This requires the user to install a plugin to EyeTV.app
   (available as a separate download).
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 * Simple RTP input (with MPEG A/V, G.711 and PCM support).
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 * RTMP input support
 * QTKit-based Input module for Mac OS X allowing display and streaming of video
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   taken from all iSight-labelled video cameras (no audio support)
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 * HTTP access now supports gzip compressed data and Digest Access
   Authentication.
 * New options to reduce latency between arrival of raw data and display of
   frames. (--auto-adjust-pts-delay and --use-stream-immediate)

Demuxers:
 * MP4 gpac and Apple chapter support
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 * Fixed playback of AIFF stereo files
 * Fixed audio glitch on seek
 * Improved FLAC demuxer (duration / current time / meta data)
 * AAC tags support
 * APEv1/2 tags support
 * Improved ID3v2 tags support
 * Improved Ogg/Vorbis tags support
 * Raw video support
 * Standard MIDI File (types 0 & 1) support
 * TiVo Series 2 support
 * CD+G karaoke Files support
 * MXF files support
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 * OMA support
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Decoders:
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 * VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
 * Flash Screen Video support
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 * CamStudio Screen Video support
 * DosBox Capture support
 * Karl Morton's Video support
 * limited atrac3 support
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 * Fraps support
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 * Fluidsynth MIDI software synthesis (with external sound fonts)
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 * New codec FOURCCs to support more specific files:
   Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...
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 * H.264 PAFF support
 * DNxHD / VC-3 support
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 * NellyMoser ASAO support
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 * APE (Monkey audio) support
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 * RealVideo support (with the RealVideo run-time)
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 * Dirac video support using libschroedinger
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Subtitles:
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 * Closed Caption Decoder (DVD, ReplayTV, TiVo, DVB/ATSC)
 * VBI & EBU (Teletext) support (*nix, Mac OS)
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 * Ogg/Kate subtitles support
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 * AQTitle subtitles support
 * MKV USF subtitles support
 * HTML-based subtitles support
 * MPSub subtitles support
 * JacoSub subtitles basic support
 * MPL2 subtitles support
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 * Rewrite of ASS/SSA scripts and subtitles support
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 * PowerDivx (.psb) Subtitles support
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 * Realtext subtitle support
 * DKS subtitle support
 * SubViewer 1.0 (SubRip09) subtitles support
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 * Correct Right-to-left languages in subtitles support
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Encoders:
 * Flash Screen Video support
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 * Improved H.264 encoding speed
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Video outputs and filters:
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 * New CoreAnimation-based output module (VLCKit framework on OS X only)
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 * Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and
   Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
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 * New puzzle video output filter
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 * Re-written motion detection video filter
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 * New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a
   video)
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 * New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
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 * New erase video filter (removes logos from a video)
 * Enhanced subtitles' renderer to support bold, italic and some HTML tags
   (Google Summer of Code Student project)
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 * Support for RGBA and I420 blending.
   The latter improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
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 * New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
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 * New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module). 
   This was previously part of the mosaic module.
 * Fixed random characters problem in RSS filter.
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 * Add rotate-deciangle for more precision on rotate filter
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 * Support for Intel SSE2 instruction set in chroma converters
 * Improved use of Intel MMX instruction set in chroma converters
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 * New croppadd and canvas video filters.
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Audio outputs and filters:
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 * Replay gain support
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 * Audio playback when going slower/faster (with pitch correction via
   new scaletempo audio filter)
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 * New spatializer audio filter
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 * Correct DTS output via S/PDIF
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Stream output:
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 * RTSP for TS-multiplexed broadcast streams
 * New RTP payload formats:
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   * Speex voice audio codec
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   * ITU T.140 (for text, subtitles) output
   * G.711 (both A-law and µ-law) output
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 * UDP-Lite transport for RTP
 * DCCP transport for RTP
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 * Lots of fixes for RTSP broadcasting
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 * RTMP output
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Interfaces:
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 * All
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   * New Simple Preferences dialogs showing the most important settings in an
     end-user suitable way.
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   * Improved user interaction
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   * Improved mouse gestures
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   * Vastly improved Update checker
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   * Full support for meta data editing (ID3v2, Ogg/Vorbis, AAC, APEv1/2)
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 * Windows/Linux
   * Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
   * Fullscreen controller (transparency on Linux+Composite)
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 * Mac OS X
   * Improved video output features
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   * Online access to VideoLAN's Help Wiki within VLC
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   * New setting to disable the "Recent Items" service
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   * When playing Radio (live) streams, the current track is shown correctly
   * Correct appearance on Macs using Aqua's graphite theme
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   * Simplified Extended Controls panel
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 * Ncurses:
   * Correctly displays wide characters when using an UTF-8 locale, 
     if libncursesw is available.
   * Some nice colors if the terminal supports it (most do)
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 * Experimental Lua interface modules. See vlc -I lua and
   share/lua/playlist/README.txt for more info.
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 * Unix
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   * Option to allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface.
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   * D-Bus Interface implementing the MPRIS 
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     (Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control 
     interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when 
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     finished: http://wiki.xmms2.xmms.se/index.php/Media_Player_Interfaces .
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   * Motion module using disk accelerometers to keep video horizontal
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   * Plugin to set Telepathy presence message using MissionControl
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 * Fixed VLM schedule time on Linux
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Linux Port:
 * VLC now complies with the XDG Base Directory Specification version 0.6
   http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
   (which means that VLC doesn't use the $HOME/.vlc directory anymore)

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 * Mac OS X Framework "VLCKit" that can be used to embed VLC in third party
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   applications (Google Summer of Code Student project, Mac OS X 10.5 only)
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 * New text renderer based on Quartz replacing the existing Freetype solution
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 * Complete compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
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Security updates:
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 * Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)

Goodies:
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 * Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc
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 * Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
 * More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
 * Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could lead
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Security updates:
 * Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX 
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 * Removed loading plugins from the current directory 
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 * Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
 * Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
 * Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
 * Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)

Various bugfixes:
 * Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
 * Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
 * Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
 * Fixed AAC resampling
 * The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X, 
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Various bugfixes:
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 * Fixed XShm detection with remote X11

Security updates:
 * Subtitle demuxers overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
 * HTTP listener format string injection (CVE-2007-6682)
 * Fixed buffer overflow in the SDL_image library (CVE-2006-4484)
 * Real RTSP overflows (CVE-2008-0225, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296,
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 * Arbitrary memory overwrite in the MP4 demuxer (CORE-2008-0130, 
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Audio filter:
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Audio output:
 * Fixed 5.1 audio on ALSA

Access:
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Stream output:
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Encoders:
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 * Improved detection of optimal amount of threads for multi-threaded H.264 
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    - Note that this is used when transcode threads is set to 0 (default)
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Stream output:
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Interfaces:
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*Nix port:
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Demux:
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Services Discovery:
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Access filters:
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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 output:
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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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 * 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:
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 * Mozilla plugin for MacOS X is back (not yet distributed)
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IE 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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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 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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 * 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
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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).