NEWS 9.38 KB
Newer Older
1 2 3 4
Version 3.1.3:
--------------
- Added missing VLCMediaParseStatusTimeout to VLCMediaParsedStatus enum

Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
5 6 7
Version 3.1.2:
--------------
- Fix an issue that led to subtitles not being displayed for mkv files
8 9 10
- h264 low-latency improvements for VideoToolbox
- Improved display of subtitles
- Fix playback issues with certain AVI, MP4 and MKV files
Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
11

Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
12 13 14
Version 3.1.1:
--------------
- Drop support for platforms < iOS 8 & < tvOS 10.2
15
- Add transcoding for the Chromecast
Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
16
- Fix an issue that led to green artifacts in H264 streams
17 18 19
- Fix AVAudioSession handling on tvOS and iOS when playing multiple streams
- Fix OpenGL multithreading issues on macOS
- Updated third party libraries, notably Harfbuzz for security improvements
Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
20

Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
21
Version 3.1.0:
22
--------------
Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
23
- Add API to enable or disable deinterlace and specify a filter
24
- Expose the existing snapshot API of the VLCMediaPlayer class to macOS
Soomin Lee's avatar
Soomin Lee committed
25 26
- Expose yaw, pitch, roll and fov for viewpoint
- Include protobuf, sout, output_http and stream_out modules for Chromecast
27
- Rename buildMobileVLCKit to compileAndBuildVLCKit
28
- Use NSDateComponents API for VLCTime.verboseStringValue
29

30 31
Version 3.0.2:
--------------
Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
32 33
- Automatic reconnections to HTTP(S) servers on unexpected drops on iOS and tvOS
- Fixed deadlock when sent to background
Carola Nitz's avatar
Carola Nitz committed
34 35 36
- Fixed some OpenGL and flv crashes
- Fixed HEVC playback that resulted in just a black screen
- Removal of private API usage by ffmpeg
37

38 39
Version 3.0.0:
--------------
40 41 42
Generic changes:
- Added support for tvOS
- Removed support for the 32bit OS X platform
43
- Added support for audio muting and software volume changes on iOS and tvOS
44

45
New APIs:
46 47 48 49 50 51
- VLCAudio
  - setMuted:

- VLCDialogProvider
  - new class to handle user interaction with VLC events

52 53 54
- VLCLibrary
  - added properties: debugLogging, debugLoggingLevel

55 56 57 58 59 60 61
- VLCMediaDiscoverer
  - added selector: availableMediaDiscovererForCategoryType:
  - added enum: VLCMediaDiscovererCategoryType

- VLCMediaListPlayer
  - added selectors: initWithDrawable:
                     initWithOptions:andDrawable:
62
                     playItemAtNumber:
63

64
- VLCMediaPlayer
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
65 66
  - added properties: titleDescriptions, indexOfLongestTitle, numberOfTitles,
                      snapshots, lastSnapshot
67 68
  - added selectors: chaptersForTitleIndex:
                     numberOfChaptersForTitle:
69
                     addPlaybackSlave:type:enforce:
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
70
                     updateViewpoint:pitch:roll:fov:absolute:
71
  - added notifications: VLCMediaPlayerTitleChanged, VLCMediaPlayerChapterChanged
72
  - added enum: VLCMediaPlaybackSlaveType
73 74 75
  - Note:
    - play's return type was changed from BOOL to void
    - hue is now a float instead of an integer
76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83
  - WARNING:
    - Return value of the following methods changed from INT_MAX to -1
      (int)currentVideoTrackIndex
      (int)currentVideoSubTitleIndex
      (int)currentChapterIndex
      (int)currentTitleIndex
      (int)currentAudioTrackIndex

84 85 86 87
- VLCMedia
  - added keys: VLCMetaInformationTrackTotal, VLCMetaInformationDirector,
                VLCMetaInformationSeason, VLCMetaInformationEpisode,
                VLCMetaInformationShowName, VLCMetaInformationActors,
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
88 89 90
                VLCMetaInformationAlbumArtist, VLCMetaInformationDiscNumber,
                VLCMediaTracksInformationVideoOrientation,
                VLCMediaTracksInformationVideoProjection
91 92
  - added selectors: codecNameForFourCC:trackType:
                     mediaType
93
                     parseWithOptions:
94 95
                     parseWithOptions:Timeout:
                     parsedStatus
96 97
                     storeCookie:forHost:path:
                     clearStoredCookies
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
98 99
  - added enums: VLCMediaType, VLCMediaParsingOptions, VLCMediaParsedStatus,
                 VLCMediaOrientation, VLCMediaProjection
100 101
  - changed behavior: media will no longer be parsed automatically if meta
      data is requested prior to concluded parsing
102

103 104 105 106
- VLCMediaList
  - changed behavior: lists of media objects added through arrays or on init
      are no longer added in reverse order

107 108 109 110
- VLCTime
  - added selectors: isEqual:
                     hash

111 112 113
- VLCAudio
  - added property: passthrough

114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123
Modified APIs:
- VLCMediaList
  - To match the KVC bindings, all NSInteger arguments were moved to NSUInteger as appropriate
      - mediaList:mediaAdded:atIndex:
      - mediaList:mediaRemovedAtIndex:
      - addMedia:
      - insertMedia:atIndex:
      - removeMediaAtIndex:
      - mediaAtIndex:

124
Deprecated APIs:
125 126
- VLCAudio
  - setMute:
127
- VLCMedia
128
  - parse, isParsed, synchronousParse
129
- VLCMediaDiscoverer
130
  - availableMediaDiscoverer, localizedName
131
- VLCMediaPlayer
132
  - titles, chaptersForTitleIndex:, countOfTitles, framesPerSecond, openVideoSubTitlesFromFile:
133 134
- VLCMediaListPlayer
  - playItemAtIndex
135 136 137
- VLCStreamSession
- VLCStreamOutput
- VLCMediaLibrary
138

139
Removed APIs:
140 141
- VLCExtension
- VLCExtensionsManager
142 143 144 145 146 147 148
- VLCMedia:
  - fps
  - media:metaValueChangedFrom:forKey:
- VLCMediaPlayer
  - audioTracks
  - videoTracks
  - videoSubTitles
149
- VLCServicesDiscoverer
150
- VLCPlaylistDataSource
151

152 153 154 155 156 157 158
Version 2.2.2:
--------------
New APIs:
- VLCMediaPlayer
  - added properties: numberOfVideoTracks, numberOfSubtitlesTracks
    numberOfAudioTracks

159 160
Version 2.2.0:
--------------
161

Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
162 163 164
Cross-platform:
- Fixed deinterlacing if requested
- Fixed decoding and display of Teletext-based subtitles
165
- Improved thumbnailing reliability
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
166 167 168
- Added support for inclusion in swift projects
- Switched to Automatic Reference Counting
- Various stability improvements
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
169 170 171 172 173 174

MobileVLCKit:
- It is finally possible to compile the framework without relying on third
  party scripts
- Added 2 sample projects illustrating video playback
- Added support for https and hls playback
175
- VLCMediaListPlayer is available now
176
- Added support for https connectivity
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
177

178 179 180
VLCKit:
- VLCMediaThumbnailer is a public API on the Mac now matching the mobile
  counterpart
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
181
- Updated samples projects illustrating playback, file conversation, ...
182

Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
183 184 185
New APIs:
- VLCMediaThumbnailer:
  - added property: snapshotPosition to overwrite the default
186 187
- VLCMediaListPlayer:
  - added initWithOptions selector matching VLCMediaPlayer's implementation
188
  - added pause selector
189
  - added previous, next and playItemAtIndex selectors
190 191
- VLCMedia:
  - added delegate method mediaMetaDataDidChange
192 193
- VLCMediaPlayer:
  - added equalizer
194
  - added countOfTitles
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
195

196 197
Modified API behavior:
- VLCMediaPlayer:
198 199
  - implementing mediaPlayerTimeChanged and mediaPlayerStateChanged within a
    delegate object is optional now
200 201
- VLCMedia:
  - nowPlaying meta information is correctly handled now
202

203 204 205
Deprecated APIs:
- VLCMedia:
  - media:metaValueChangedFrom:forKey:
206

207 208 209 210 211 212
Changes within VLCKit between 2.0.0 and 2.1.0:
----------------------------------------------
The entire framework was relicensed to LGPL 2.1 or later as well as its
underlying playback modules.
Support for transcoding and streaming as well as DVD playback was not affected
by this move and stays under GPL until further notice.
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
213 214
Please note that the Objective-C syntax was updated, so VLCKit may no longer
compile with outdated versions of Xcode / clang.
215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222

New APIs:
- VLCStreamOutput:
  - support for subtitle transcoding
- VLCMedia:
  - extended media track information for bitrate, language, description, source
    aspect ratio, source aspect denominator, frame rate, frame rate denominator,
    and text encoding
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
223 224
  - added setter and getter for individual meta data values as well as the
    ability to write changes to the media file
225 226 227
  - added (BOOL)isMediaSizeSuitableForDevice to let VLCKit determine whether the
    current media is considered to be suitable for the current device or
    playback is discouraged. Will always return true on OS X devices.
228 229 230
  - added individual getters for all statistic values, so client application can
    fetch single values instead of having to process a NSDictionary with all the
    available values. The old API is still available and will stay.
231 232 233 234 235 236 237
- VLCMediaPlayer:
  - added support to enable, switch and disable video tracks
  - added setter/getter for SPU and audio delays
  - added setter/getter for the video scale factor
  - added support for the "adjust" video filter to manipulate contrast,
    brightness, hue, saturation and gamma on the fly
  - new interfaces to fetch names and IDs of audio, subtitle and video tracks
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
238 239 240
  - added the ability to launch instances with custom libvlc options
- VLCLibrary:
  - added the ability to launch instances with custom libvlc options
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
241 242
  - added methods to set App ID and User-Agent
  - added readonly property to fetch compiler information
243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266

Deprecated APIs:
- VLCMediaPlayer:
  @property (readonly) NSUInteger fps;
    - use (float)fps instead.
  - (NSArray *)videoSubTitles;
    - use - (NSArray *)videoSubtitleNames; instead
  - (NSArray *)audioTracks;
    - use - (NSArray *)audioTrackNames; instead
  - (NSArray *)videoTracks;
    - use - (NSArray *)videoTrackNames; instead

Modified behavior:
- use of clang instead of llvm-gcc-4.2
- updated project file for Xcode 4.3 and later
- iOS Deployment target was raised to iOS 5.1
- dropped support for the PowerPC architecture
- Mac Deployment target was raised to OS X 10.7
- different logging behavior: to see any debug messages, the framework needs
  to be compiled in debug mode

MobileVLCKit features:
- added support for Opus
- slimmed binary by removing dysfunctional or irrelevant modules
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
267 268
- screen sleep is prevented during playback
- functionality is strictly limited for full LGPL compliance
269 270 271 272

Removed APIs:
- VLCMedia:
  - (void)setValue:(id)value forMeta:(NSString *)VLCMetaInformation;
Felix Paul Kühne's avatar
Felix Paul Kühne committed
273
    use setMetadata:(NSString *)data forKey:(NSString *)key instead