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* Added support for iCloud Drive (#8688)
* Added support for box.com (#11301)
* Added support for OneDrive (#13413)
* Added a lock button to the playback view, supporting both orientation and
  controls (#11293, #11292)
* Added support for chapters to the playback dialog (#11560)
* Cleaned-up playback view appearance with more features and less clutter
  of a ton of controls
* Added an information dialog to the playback view and library view on iPad

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* Added support for iPhone 6 and 6+
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* Download of currently stored media via WiFi in addition to upload (#11289)
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* Detection of external subtitles when streaming media via http or ftp (#10668)
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* Folder support for GDrive (#11019)
* Support for streaming from GDrive
* Native support for Plex media servers
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* Support for file sharing with further apps installed on device (#11302)
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* Option to download media from http/ftp/https instead of direct playback when
  requested through third-party app (#11147)
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* Folders synced through iTunes are correctly parsed now (#9158)
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* Option to set text encoding used for FTP connections (#10611)
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* Option to set default playback speed (#10595)
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* Media library search (#11303)
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* Improved reliability when a call comes in during playback
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* Improved subtitles playback reliability (#11225)
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* Support for redirected downloads via HTTP (#10639)
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* Support for audio playback and subtitles delay for manual sync (#11236)
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* Added improved interaction with third party apps through a x-callback-url
  based mechanism
  URL scheme: vlc-x-callback://x-callback-url/stream?url=...&x-success=...
  The 'stream' path component overwrites the "Download or Stream?" dialog
  displayed when third party URLs are being opened.
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* Media Library is no longer reset on upgrade (#11330)
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  - no further thumbnail mismatch (#9158 et al)
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  - playback states are retained
  - improved first launch after upgrade reliability
* Fix browsing of a number of UPnP devices such as HDHomeRun without sorting
  capabilities (#11667)
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* Fix pseudo-random playback starts (#11993)
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* Improved passcode lock appearance (#13166)
* Minor UI improvements (#11296, #11637, #13165, #13169)
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* Network stream history allows copying URLs
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* Improved reliability when syncing media via WiFi or iTunes (#13128)
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* Stability improvements for iOS 6.1
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* New translation to Traditional Chinese
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* New ability to organize media in folders (#9043)
* Support for password protected HTTP streams (#9028)
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* WiFi uploads and HTTP downloads continue in the background
  (2 min on iOS 7, 10 min on iOS 6)
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* Added option to disable playback control gestures (#10592)
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* Added option to use bold subtitles (#10882)
* Modified behavior: when passcode lock is enabled, playback will be stopped
  when VLC enters the background state (#10630, #10747)
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* Fixed serial ftp downloads
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* Fixed downloads from Twonky UPnP servers (#10631)
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* Fixed playback control through lock screen, headphones or multi-tasking view
  (#10932)
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* Playback is paused when headphones are unplugged (#11041)
* Improved UPnP discovery speed with some servers (#10811)
* Improved memory consumption (#9505)
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* Added support for m4b, caf, oma, w64 audio and mxg video files
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* Caches for WiFi upload and HTTP downloads are emptied more often to
  keep storage impact reasonable
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* Stability improvements and UX tweaks (amongst others #10601, #10518)
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* New translations to Latvian, Romanian and British English
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* Fixed audio playback regression introduced in previous update (#10597)
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* Updated translations to Arabic, Chinese (Hans), Dutch, Galician, Hungarian,
  Portuguese
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2.2.1:
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* Added initial support for ARM64 aka AArch64 aka ARMv8
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* Improved reliability for Dropbox streaming (#10489)
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* Added option to adapt network caching (#10388)
* Compatibility fixes for multiple UPnP servers (notably Twonky 7, Serviio 1.4,
  XBMC 12)
* Fixed an issue where always the same file in a UPnP folder was played (#10441)
* Fixed a ftp streaming issue from connected servers if file name contains
  non-ASCII characters or the path contains spaces (#10469)
* Improved meta data readability within the iPad library view (#10471)
* Improved stability on iOS 6
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* Improved Thumbnails
* Misc stability improvements (#10490)
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NB: This release removes support for iOS 5 and therefore the first generation
iPad. iOS 6 and the iPhone 3GS remain supported.

Interface:
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* New Interface for iOS 7
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* Add tutorial to introduce the user to the app
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* Improved feedback for media download progress including data bitrate,
  procentual progress and estimated remaining download time
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* Opening network streams no longer leads to a collapsed file system hierachy
  on the remote system. After playback, you can continue where you left off.
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* Added bookmarks for FTP servers
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* Added support for multi-touch gestures based upon the VLC Gestures haxie
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  - horizontal swipe for playback position
  - tap with 2 fingers to play/pause
  - vertical swipe in the right half of the video to adapt volume
  - vertical swipe in the left half of the video to adapt screen brightness
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* Previously removed episodes and tracks no longer show up in the respective
  group listings (#9705)
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* Improved privacy by requesting the passcode immediately after leaving the
  app and by obfuscating playback metadata if passcode lock is enabled
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* Added support to endlessly repeat the currently playing item (#9793)
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* Added option to disable file name display optimizations (#10050)
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* TV Shows are sorted by Season number / Episode number and Music Albums
  respectively by track number
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* Added ability to rename any media item in the library view
* Added deletion of multiple media items in one step
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* If your media was recognized as part of a music album, the next track
  will automatically start playing afterwards
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* New translations to Czech, Malay, Persian, Spanish (Mexico)
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Cloud interaction:
* Added support for downloads from Google Drive (#8690)
* Added support for streaming files from Dropbox in addition to download
  to device (#9784)

Local network:
* Added support for downloading from UPnP multimedia servers
* Added cover-art and duration to UPnP server item lists
* UPnP stability improvements
* Fix incorrect displayed size for files stored on UPnP multimedia servers
  larger than 2147.48 MB (#9641)
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* Improved WiFi Upload reliability, especially when uploading multiple
  items at the same time
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Global networks:
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* Added support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) (#9174)
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* Added support for https playback
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* Added support for system-wide HTTP proxy settings
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* Added support for m3u streams
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Misc:
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* Improved audio playback performance and reliability
* Improved metadata detection
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* Improved vlc:// handling (#9542)
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* Improved TV show handling for shows with more than 100 episodes
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* Fixed crashes with files whose names are less than 6 characters long after
  removing the file extension
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* Stability improvements (#9393, #9431, #9432, #9433, #9434, #9435, #9556)
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* Improved Closed Caption rendering (#9369)
* Minor UI fixes (#9454)
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* New translations to Hungarian and Swedish
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2.1.1:
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* Stability improvements
* Improved UPnP handling
* Improved interaction with third party apps
* Improved visual appearance on iPad
* Added support for Teletext-based DVB subtitles
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* New translations to Arabic, Polish, and Korean
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* Improved overall stability (#8989, #9031, #9048, #9089, #9092)
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* Add support for subtitles in non-western languages (#8991)
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* Improved Subtitles support with options to choose font, size, and color
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* Add UPnP discovery and streaming (#8880)
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* Add FTP server discovery, streaming and downloading (#9064)
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* Add Bonjour announcements for the WiFi Uploader's website (#8741)
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* Add playback of audio-only media (#9044)
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* Newly implemented menu and application flow (#9045)
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* Improved VoiceOver and accessibility support (#9017)
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* Add Deinterlace option (off by default, #8813)
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* Device no longer goes to sleep during media downloads (#9062)
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* Improved video output on external screens (#9055, #9079)
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* Improved Passcode Lock behavior (#9252)
* Minor usability improvements (#9122, #9125, #9225)
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* New translations to Bosnian, Catalan, Galician, Greek, Marathi, Portuguese,
  Slovenian
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* Fix MP2 and MP3 decoding (#8986)
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* Add vlc:// protocol handler (#8988)
  - vlc://anyprotocol:// allows you to force any URL to open in VLC
  - vlc://server/path will assume http://
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* Fix Dropbox hierarchy navigation (#8993)
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* Fix major leak of data when opening files in VLC from other apps (#9011)
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* Retain last audio and subtitles tracks when for played media (#8987)
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* Fix CSS rendering issue in the WiFi Uploader's web interface
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* Switch Default Subtitles Font from SourceSans-Pro to Open Sans
  to support Greek, Cyrillic and Vietnamese (#8991)
* Shake device to create a bug report (#7788)
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* Export meta data about current playback item to multitasking view (#8883)
* Fix crash when opening network streams from within third party apps while
  playing content local to VLC (#9013)
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* Fix VoiceOver support for Dropbox login (#8997)
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* Fix dialog rotation on iOS 5 (#8992)
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* New translations to Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Slovak, Turkish,
  Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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2.0.1:
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* Update of Russian and Spanish translations.
* Minor crash fix (#8739) and interface fix for iPhone 4.
* Add option for skipping loop filtering (#8814)
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2.0.0:
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First project release.