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Changes between 3.0.x and 4.0.0-dev:
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Platform support changes:
 * 4.0.x requires:
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     - Windows 7/2008 R2 or later (with KB2533623 installed)
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     - macOS 10.11 or later
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     - iOS 9 or later
     - Android 4.1.x or later (API-16)
     - GCC 5.0 or Clang 3.4 (or equivalent)
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 * Windows on ARM is now supported

Core:
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 * New output clock (internal):
     - The input clock (PCR) or the audio output can drive the output clock
     - By default, the audio output will drive the output clock: no more audio
       resampling or flush when the audio is late or early
 * New medialibrary (vlc_media_library.h)
 * New player (vlc_player.h):
     - Replace the input_thread_t API that is now internal
     - One instance is used to play subsequent medias
     - Allow multiple track selection
     - Fix TOCTOU issues (the player lock is exposed)
 * New mediatree and mediasource (vlc_media_source.h)
     - Browse local network and service discoveries
 * New playlist (vlc_playlist.h)
     - Replace the previous one
     - Flat, new random implementation
     - Can't browse anymore (cf. mediatree)
 * Add support for dual subtitles selection (via the player)
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Audio output:
 * ALSA: HDMI passthrough support.
   Use --alsa-passthrough to configure S/PDIF or HDMI passthrough.

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Demuxer:
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 * Support for HEIF image and grid image formats
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 * Support for DASH WebM
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 * Support for DVBSUB in mkv
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 * Improved Bluray menus, clips and stream selection
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 * Support chapters in mp3 files
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Codecs:
 * Support for experimental AV1 video encoding
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 * WebVTT encoder
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 * Remove iomx support for Android
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 * WebP image decoding
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 * Support for SMPTE-TT image profile
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 * Support for 16-bit greyscale
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 * Support IMM4 decoder
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 * Improve 708 decoder
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 * Support AGM decoder
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 * Support VP4 decoder
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Access:
 * Enable SMB2 / SMB3 support on mobile ports with libsmb2
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 * Added support for the RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) Protocol
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 * Added avaudiocapture module as a replacement for qtsound, which is removed now
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 * Audio CD data tracks are now correctly detected and skipped
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 * Deprecates Audio CD CDDB lookups in favor of more accurate Musicbrainz
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 * Improved CD-TEXT and added Shift-JIS encoding support
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Access output:
 * Added support for the RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) Protocol

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Video output:
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 * Added X11 RENDER video output plugin
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 * Remove aa plugin
 * Remove evas plugin
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 * Remove omxil_vout plugin
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 * Remove RealRTSP plugin
 * Remove Real demuxer plugin
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Video filter:
 * Update yadif
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 * Remove remote OSD plugin
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Stream output:
 * New SDI output with improved audio and ancillary support.
   Candidate for deprecation of decklink vout/aout modules.
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 * Support for DLNA/UPNP renderers
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Muxers:
 * MP4 files are no longer faststart by default

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Service discovery:
 * Support Renderer discovery with avahi

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macOS:
 * Remove Growl notification support
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 * Improved AppleScript API with support for playback modes, recording, rate
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appleOS:
 * Improved proxy configuration handling
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Changes between 3.0.6 and 3.0.7:
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Access:
 * Improve Blu-ray support

Audio output:
 * Fix pass-through on Android-23

Video Output:
 * Fix 12 bits sources playback with Direct3D11
 * Fix crash on iOS

Stream Output:
 * Improve Chromecast support with new ChromeCast apps

Misc:
 * Update Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo scripts


Changes between 3.0.5 and 3.0.6:
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Core:
 * Fix potential subtitle picture allocation failures

Codec:
 * Add support for 12 bits decoding of AV1
 * Fix HDR support in AV1 when the container provides the metadata


Changes between 3.0.4 and 3.0.5:
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Access:
 * Improve RTSP playback
 * BluRay fixes and improvements, notably for menus and seeking
 * Improve the UDP/RTP truncated issue

Codec:
 * Add a new AV1 decoder based on dav1d library
 * Enable libaom decoder by default
 * Fix decoding of some HEVC streams with macOS hardware decoding

Demux:
 * MP4: Fix reading of some HDR metadata
 * Miscellaneous AV1 demuxing improvements
 * Fix CAF integer-underflow
 * Fix an MKV crash on iOS 12.0, on iPhone XS phones

Packetizer:
 * Add an AV1 packetizer

macOS:
 * Starting with VLC 3.0.5, VLC will be distributed with runtime hardening
   enabled on macOS Mojave.
   All external VLC plugins need to be signed by a DeveloperID certificate in order
   to continue working with the official VLC package.
 * Update the VLC dark UI to better match the dark mode of macOS Mojave
 * Fix convert & save panel stream option

Audio output:
 * Fix corking when the playback state is paused
 * Improve corking on Android

Video Output:
 * Fix Direct3D11 tone-mapping when HDR is displayed on an SDR screen
 * More accurate colors for SD sources in Direct3D11
 * Disable hardware decoding on some old Intel GPUs
 * Fix zero-copy GPU acceleration on AMD RX Vega
 * Misc Direct3D11 fixes

Miscellaneaous:
 * Improve ChromeCast
 * Update numerous 3rd party libraries, including for minor security issues
 * Update Youtube support
 * Fix subtitles rendering with specific fonts with negative horizontal advance


Changes between 3.0.3 and 3.0.4:
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Decoder:
 * Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
 * Decode AV1 streams
 * Fix playback of low-fps files
 * Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
 * Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
 * Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
 * Fix crashes with LPCM streams
 * Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
 * Fix MediaCodec rotation handling

Demux:
 * Improve FLV fps detection
 * Fix some ogg/flac
 * Improve support for broken HEVC inside MKV
 * Fix some AVI regression for broken files and for DVAudio
 * Support files splitted in the .mts%d pattern
 * Fixes for MKV seeking
 * Fix for MP4 disabled track selection
 * Fix playback of incomplete RAR files (downloading)

Audio Output:
 * Improve iOS session management and resume-from-pause
 * Improve macOS audio performance
 * Support 44.1kHz DTS passthrough
 * Fix crashes on DirectSound output

Video Output:
 * Fix some crash in Direct3D11/Direct3D9 because of sensors
 * Fix some broken DVD subtitles rendering (OpenGL, notably)
 * Fix crashes on old mac machines, after some time
 * Fix memleaks on the EGL output (Android notably)
 * Fix misc display in Direct3D11 due to broken drivers
 * Fix potential green screen on Windows XP

Text renderer:
 * Fix rendering of arabic fonts fallback on macOS
 * Fix head buffer overflow on macOS with some fonts
 * Fix rendering of fonts with specific fonts
 * Fix some RTL rendering

Misc:
 * Fix live555, macOS-UI, screen capture crashes
 * Change the extension registration names on Windows
 * Fix VLM 'now' date
 * Fixes on the HTTPD server
 * Fix on the NTservice registration
 * Fix --stop-time option
 * Fix ChromeCast compatibility with web interface
 * Fix subtitles alignment
 * Fix infinite recursion on directory playback
 * Fix detection SAT>IP servers

Qt:
 * Fix tooltip display when using Wayland

macOS:
 * macOS 10.7.5 is required now, VLC will no longer launch on earlier releases
 * Fix delay and fps setting in subtitle dialog
 * Modernized and improved support for media keys
 * Fix issues with drag and drop of playlist items
 * Fix support for audio capturing with qtsound module
 * Fix layout issues in the Convert and Save panel

Translations:
 * Update of most translations


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Core:
 * Update subtitles display while paused

Access:
 * Enable srt support on binary builds

Decoders:
 * Allow videotoolbox hardware decoding to be disabled
 * Disable VideoToolbox for 10bits H.264
 * Fix VideoToolbox with some invalid HEVC streams
 * Fix subsdec wide character support
 * Fix 1st order Ambisonics in AAC

Demux:
 * Miscellaneous ogg improvements & bugfixes, including oggds
 * Fix forced tracks selection
 * Fix Topfield files
 * Probe AAC/ADTS inside TS
 * Fix tracks detection issues with DolbyVision and Bluray streams

macOS:
 * Fix "Open Network Stream" URL box focus
 * Add option to disable hardware acceleration for video decoding
 * Remove option to force dolby mode from simple preferences

Video Output:
 * Fix crashes on Direct3D11

Qt:
 * Fix tooltip display on some desktop environments
 * Fix spurious movement of the main Window
 * Fix playlist being displayed in fullscreen

Misc:
 * Fix amem output
 * Fix numerous issues on fonts fallback and font shaping
 * Fix subtitles toggle through hotkeys
 * Fix audioscrobbling
 * Fix buffer over-read in avcodec audio encoding with non-default layouts
 * Numerous 3rd party libraries updated, fixing security issues

Translations:
 * Update of most languages


Changes between 3.0.1 and 3.0.2:
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Core:
 * Fix snapshotting with subtitles when using hardware acceleration
 * Fix green/missing line/column when the picture dimensions are odd

Decoders:
 * Important improvements in hardware decoding for macOS, notably faster,
   supporting more samples and removing crashes/deadlocks
 * Improve compatibility for DxVA2 and D3D11 decoding, fix crashes when seeking
   and fix blacklisting of broken drivers
 * Fix SSA subtitles forced alignment
 * Fix E-AC-3 stuttering
 * Fix MIDI playback on macOS
 * Add playback support for ProRes 4444 XQ

Demux:
 * Fix wrong colors in some AVI files
 * Fix IFO files playback to start DVDs
 * Fix a crash with missing/invalid MPEG SDT
 * Update VP8/9/10 ISOBMFF bindings and improve HDR for those cases
 * Fix TTML inside MP4
 * Improve MP4 read of color information
 * Fix flac seeking and improve flac parsing
 * Improve mkv opening & seeking speed
 * Fix display of chapters with no name defined
 * Miscellaneous MKV crash fixes
 * Fix crash with multi-region DVDs
 * Fix audio being muted on DVD chapter change
 * Fix audio being muted when seeking in a BluRay disc

Access:
 * Avoid a crash/assert in FTP after seeking

Audio output:
 * Fix mmdevice default audio device handling
 * Fix "reset audio volume" being forcefully deactivated
 * Allow a default device to be used by VLC
 * Only warn once about misconfiguration for AUhal devices on macOS
 * Improve resampling and latency computation for CoreAudio
 * Passthrough is now disabled by default

Audio filters:
 * Fix audio stutter after unpausing with headphones
 * Fix silence when dolby-surround was mis-selected in preferences

Video output:
 * Fix OpenGL crashes or bad display with semi-planar chromas
 * Fix OpenGL interop (zero-copy) disabled for tvOS
 * Major rewrite of the iOS video output to fix numerous crashes
 * Important improvements of the D3D11 video output to use less memory
   and less GPU for HDR tone-mapping
 * Fix crop on vertical videos with Direct3D11
 * Fix Direct3D9 filters settings not being applied properly
 * Fix transform filters with hardware decoding
 * Fix snapshot and filters with HEVC hardware decoding
 * Fix a buffer overrun during GPU/CPU image copy
 * Fix glitches on DVD menus with Direct3D11
 * Fix non-HDR content playback on HDR screens with Direct3D11
 * Fix YUV full range displayed incorrectly in Direct3D11
 * Fix miscellaneous crashes in Direct3D11
 * Fix potential black screen with 10bits videos on Direct3D11

macOS:
 * Fix Growl notifications on recent macOS versions
 * Fix conversion output file name encoding
 * Fix crash reporting on macOS 10.7 and 10.8
 * Fix crash on exit
 * Fix remember playback position
 * Fix Blu-ray disc Java menu
 * Fix swiping on time slider to change position
 * Fix problems with restoring user name from keychain
 * Fix localization issues

Qt:
 * Fix last folder used in open dialogs
 * Allow to customize the seek jump when using the mousewheel
 * Fix fullscreen controller positionment on multiscreen setups
 * Fix pasted URLs not being trimmed
 * Fix jump size not being configurable
 * Fix missing time labels updates
 * Fix playback speed slider not accepting 1.0x value
 * Fix raw input dump
 * Fix window size after a fullscreen playback

Misc:
 * Fix lua rc & oldrc interfaces host specification
 * Fix crashes when searching for renderers
 * Relocate localedir for Linux (improves snap i18n support)
 * Fix VDPAU GLX usage on Linux
 * Improve support for NetBSD
 * Fix MSI script for Windows
 * Fix libvlc_media_list not going to next media
 * Fix character encoding on win32 consoles
 * Miscellaneous chromecast improvements
 * Fix missing OSD navigation feedback
 * Various VLSub improvements
 * lua: Fix scripts not being loaded on some filesystems
 * lua: Add vlc.io APIs to handle UTF-8 paths


Changes between 3.0.0 and 3.0.1:
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Core:
 * Fix use-after-free when cleaning playlists
 * Fix crash on exit on Windows

Video output:
 * Fix HLG tone mapping on some systems like macOS.
 * Fix screensaver inhibition on Windows XP
 * Fix various Direct3D11 crashes
 * Fix HDR tone mapping in Direct3d11
 * Fix pink screen on Windows

Decoder:
 * Fix potential stack buffer overflow with faad
 * Enable Cineform HD in avcodec

Hardware Decoder:
 * macOS: Improve HEVC 10bit performance with Videotoolbox
 * android: Add MPEG2 support via MediaCodec
 * Fix HEVC decoding with some files on Android/macOS/iOS
 * Improve Direct3D11 memory usage

Demux:
 * Improve MKV seeking speed
 * Fix xspf base URL handling
 * Fix reading mp4 trun with moof based offsets
 * Fix adaptive http redirections
 * Replace old API, fixing adaptive TLS leak
 * Use mime type as fallback for HLS segment type
 * Fix subtitle (srt,ssa..) seek when having a single entry
 * Flag non default HDMV subset video streams
 * Increase TS probing amount for 4K streams
 * Miscellaneous MKV, MP4 & AVI crash fixes

Packetizer:
 * Fix out of bounds read in mpeg4video

Stream Output:
 * Improve chromecast loading speed
 * Improve local/chromecast transition during playback
 * Fix chromecast loading with some versions of Windows
 * Fix chromecast loading with some chromecast devices (TVs and Android boxes)
 * Fix wrong first cover art when casting
 * Fix casting to VP9

macOS Interface:
 * Re-add option to disable the fullscreen controller panel
 * Auto-layout improvements
 * Remove misleading playback warning indicator
 * Fix crash with the interface for lua extensions (like VLSub)
 * Fix show sidebar setting being ignored on restart
 * Fix MKV files association
 * Fix chromecast audio detection

Qt Interface:
 * Improve scaling on HiDPI displays

Snap:
 * Improve interface look and feel.


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Platform support changes:
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 * 3.0.x will be maintained as a LTS (best-effort basis, mostly for security)
   that will be the last working version for quite a few systems.
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   Indeed the 3.0.x branch will contain the last releases running on:
     - Windows XP, Vista, and the servers equivalent of those Windows versions
     - macOS 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9, iOS 7 & 8
     - Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.0.x & 4.1.x
     - Compilers before gcc 5.0 and clang 3.4, or equivalent

 * For the 3.0 branch, please note:
   * The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-effort basis:
     it should work, but not without limitations.
     libVLC support for Windows XP is deprecated.
     You _really_ should upgrade to a more modern Windows version!
   * Windows Vista (all versions) without Platform Upgrade is not supported.
   * 64bit version of VLC for Windows is recommended.
   * Linux support requires now a kernel newer than 2.6.26.
   * Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7.
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 * Support network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...)
   and rewrite the parsing of the media files and inputs
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 * Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common
   protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
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 * Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...) similar to subtitles
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 * Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
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 * Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
 * Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
 * VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8
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 * Support portable version of Windows build (create a "portable/" folder)
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 * Support wayland surface type
 * Allow to start the video paused on the first frame
 * Refactor preparsing input
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 * EPG rework: table and single event updates, now using network time
 * Refactor and fix subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override
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   es category single only or multiple es behavior
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 * Support for 360 video and audio, including viewpoint modification
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 * Support for ambisonic audio and more than 8 audio channels
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 * Support subtitles size live adjustments
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 * New NFS access module using libnfs
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 * New SMB access module using libdsm
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 * Adaptive streaming:
   * Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including
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     MPEG2TS and ISOBMFF profiles
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   * Support HDS (Http Dynamic Streaming) from Adobe (f4m, f4v, etc.)
   * Large rework of the Smooth Streaming module
   * Replaced httplive stream filter with new HLS demuxer, replaced smooth
     stream filter with new Smooth demuxer, both using unified adaptive module
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   * Support HLSv4-7, including MP4 and raw muxing and ID3 tags
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 * Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar...)
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 * New HTTP/TLS access module for HTTP 2.0 support
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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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 * Screen capture plugin for Wayland display
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 * Support depayloading Opus from RTP
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 * New UPnP access module, to list directories without infinite recursions
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 * SMB/FTP/SFTP accesses can list directories
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 * Support sftp username and passwords options in URL, and key authentication
 * New WASAPI audio capture module on Windows
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 * New "concat" access module for concatenating byte streams
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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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 * Support for DVD ISO over network
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 * New SRT access module using libsrt
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Hardware Decoder:
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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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 * OMX GPU-zerocopy support for decoding and display on Android using OpenMax IL
 * Support 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 chroma samplings with VDPAU hw acceleration
 * Important VAAPI improvements for 10bits, HEVC, direct-rendering support
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 * Support VP9 and WMV3 decoding using OMX and performance improvements
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 * Important improvements for the MMAL decoder and output for rPI and rPI2
 * New hardware accelerated decoder for OS X and and iOS based on Video Toolbox
   supporting H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, and DV

Decoders:
 * Support for experimental AV1 video
 * Support for ARIB STD-B24 subtitles
 * Support for experimental Daala video
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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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 * Fix 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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 * Rewrite of webVTT subtitles support, including CSS style support
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 * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
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 * Support for the OggSpots video codec
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 * HEVC packetization is mostly fixed
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 * 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
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   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 (HDMV) are now decoded
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 * Improve Closed Captions detection, notably inside the video streams
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 * CEA-708 decoder
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 * New MIDI decoder for macOS and iOS using the AudioToolbox framework, works
   without a soundfont or with SoundFont2 and DLS soundfonts
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 * Important rework of the MP4 demuxer, including:
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    * Support for fragmented MP4
    * Support EIA-608/708 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/AV1 in MP4
    * Support GoPro HiLight chapters
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    * Support for TTML and WebVTT in ISOBMFF/MP4 and DASH
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    * Add new metadata fields
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 * Important rework of the TS demuxer, including:
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    * Support Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
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    * Fix program selection with recorded TS (TopField, DreamBox and others)
    * Fix TS playback with PAT/PMT less recordings
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    * Basic support for MPEG4-SL in TS and T-DMB
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    * Support SCTE-18 / EAS inside TS
    * Support for new descriptors and ETT tables
    * Support for ARIB channel logos, as attachements, ARIB TR-B21/TR-B14-1
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    * Improve broken-PCR probing and fixing
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    * Improvements for scrambled state detection
 * Support HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS)
 * Important rework of the PS demuxer, including:
    * HEVC support
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    * Fix large number of samples, notably with PSM-less H264
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    * Partial support of PSMF
    * Fix broken SCR samples
    * Fix CDXA mpeg-1 support
 * Improvements on MKV:
    * Rewrite MKV seeking
    * Support FFv1 inside MKV
    * Improve ADTS and LATM inside MKV
    * Improve DVD-menus support
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 * Support for lame's replaygain extension in mpeg files
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 * Support Daala in Ogg
 * Improve Chained-Ogg support
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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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 * Fix infinite loop in sami subtitle
 * Fix AAC 7.1 channels detection

Demuxers:
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 * Fix AVI read/write overflow

Mac OS X:
 * Fix compatibility with macOS High Sierra
 * Fix regression in ASS subtitle decoding
 * Fix crash during automatic update. Some users might need to manually
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Video Output:
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Misc:
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 * Support libupnp 1.8

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Video output:
 * Fix systematic green line on nvidia
 * Fix direct3d SPU texture offsets handling

Demuxer:
 * Fix heap buffer overflows (CVE-2017-8310, 8311, 8312, 8313)

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 * 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


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 * 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:
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 * Resume points are deleted now if the user clears the list of
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 * Fix mp3 crash in libmad
 * Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)

Qt:
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Win32:
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Misc:
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Translations:
 * Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian
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 * Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
 * Fix WMV regression

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 * Use libass without caching dialog

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 * Fix size after resume toolbar is displayed

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 * Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option

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 * 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

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 * 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
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 * 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
 * Improve addons manager dialog, playlist
 * Fix changing the audio-device in the menu
 * Fix key and mouse event support for Qt >= 5.5 under X11
 * 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
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Translations:
 * Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
 * Update of most translations

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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:
 * fix libvlc_media_get_stats

Translations:
 * Update of Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
   English (United Kingdom), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian,
   Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål,
   Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian,
   Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,
   Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian translations


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 * Support MediaCodec acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
 * Add Media Foundation Transform audio and video decoder
 * Add video decoder module based on GStreamer plugins
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 * Mediacodec speed improvements on x86
 * Support setting the post processing level in Theora
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 * Fix Speex decoding over RTP and in flv
 * Support more x264 and FFv1 RGB modes
 * Improvements on ZVBI teletext decoder, notably for speed and alignments
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   streaming resilience, speex demuxing and chained Ogg
 * Important rework of the ASF/WMV demuxer, notably for seeking,
   synchronization and tracks exclusion
 * AVI improvements for better seek-indexing in non-fastseekable situations
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 * FLAC packets validation using CRC
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 * Handle MOV/MP4 tx3g styled subtitles through codec
 * 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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 * NEON optimizations for deinterleaving chroma, notably NV12->I420
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 * Split of MMDevice and WinRT audio modules
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 * Fixes for the AVI muxer to respect the specification
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 * Important rework of the transcoding module to fix numerous bugs
 * WebM streaming, including live sources, compatible with all major browsers
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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
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Audio output:
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Security:
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 * Fix potential crash in zip access
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Core:
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Access:
 * Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module

Mac OS X audio output:
 * Fix channel ordering
 * Increase the buffersize

Decoders:
 * Fix DxVA2 decoding of samples needing more surfaces
 * Improve MAD resistance to broken mp3 streams
 * Fix PGS alignment in MKV

Qt Interface:
 * Don't rename mp3 converted files to .raw

Mac OS X Interface:
 * Correctly support video-on-top
 * 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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Demuxers:
 * Fix issue in WMV with multiple compressed payload and empty payloads

Video Output:
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 * Fix integer overflow on error when using vlc_readdir

Access:
 * Fix DVB-T2 tuning on Linux
 * Fix encrypted DVD playback
 * Fix v4l2 frequency conversion

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

Demuxers:
 * Avoid an infinite recursion in MKV tags parsing
 * Fix an issue with some Vobsub tracks
 * Fix missing samples at the end of some wav files
 * Fix divide by 0 on ASF/WMV parsing

Audio output:
 * Fix audio device selection via command line on Mac OS X
 * 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:
 * Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Modern Greek,
   Spanish, Basque, Finnish, French, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Hebrew,
   Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Nepali,
   Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
   Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
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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:
 * Fix Vimeo and DailyMotion parsing
 * Various WMV playback improvements and fixes

Decoders:
 * Fix LPCM 20/24-bit decoding and 16 bits with channel padding
 * Fix playback of some HEVC samples

Video filters:
 * Fix crash on deinterlace selection

Qt interface:
 * Fix some streaming profiles when copy existed
 * Improve A-B loop control
 * Fix album art update when changing media

Mac OS X interface:
 * Add a language option in the interface
 * 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:
 * Kill running VLC process on uninstall/update

Translations:
 * Update of Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian,
   French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Khmer,
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Core:
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 * Fix recording
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Decoders:
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 * HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
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 * Support Speex in ogg files
 * Fix some .mov playlists support
 * Support Alac in mkv
 * Fix WMV3 and palette in AVI
 * Fix FLAC packetizer issues in some files

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

Audio output:
 * Fixes for DirectSound pass-through
 * Fixes for OSS output, notably on BSD

Interfaces:
 * Fix HTTP interface infinite loop
 * Fix D-Bus volume setting

Qt:
 * Reinstore right click subtitle menu to open a subtitle
 * 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:
 * Important rewrite to fix numerous bugs, notably about updates
 * 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

Translations:
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 * Port to iOS
 * Partial support for Windows Store App / WinRT
 * Add an audio fingerprinter, using AcoustID!
 * Remove SQL support
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 * Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec module
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 * Support for Webinar GoToMeeting 4 (G2M4)
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 * Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
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 * 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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 * Support for total number of tracks in major container
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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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 * OpenBSD sndio audio output support
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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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 * ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
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Stream Output:
 * Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
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 * Options support for AVIO output module
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 * Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
 * Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
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 * Livehttp stream encryption support
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 * Livehttp supports changing encryption key and uri on segment change with key-loadfile option
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 * Added chromaprint based audio fingerprinting

Fingerprinters:
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 * Add AcoustID/Musicbrainz based fingerprinter
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 * configurable password for the HTTP server
 * .hosts removed from the HTTP server
 * fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
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 * Better support for MCE remotes on Windows
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 * Hotkey support for TS program selection
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 * Rewrite of D-Bus inhibit interface
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 * Improvements on motion sensing interface, fix orientation, move out
   rotate mode into the rotate video filter
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Services discovery:
 * UPnP A/V subtitles
 * Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item

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OS X Interface:
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 * Add support for multiple video outputs
 * Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen
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   controller
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 * Add a GUI to manage podcasts
 * Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
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 * Add a GUI for the QTSound access input to process audio captured locally
   - This also allows to capture input from a webcam and a mic at the same time
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 * Add a GUI to capture QTSound data along with the current screen content
 * Add an option to let the Apple Remote control the system volume instead of
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   VLC's internal volume level
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 * Add a new Subtitles menu to change Subtitles and their properties during
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 * Add the ability to create custom equalizer presets based upon the current
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   selection and to manage the list of presets
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 * Add custom profiles for video and audio effects, which let the user keep
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