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VLC Media Player 1.0.0 RC4 (32-bit)
VideoLAN - Free Software
18.11 MB

Changes between 0.9.9a and 1.0.0-rc4:


Important notes:


* Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses.

See 'Access:' for more info.

* Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations


* Instantaneous pausing

* Frame-by-Frame playback

* Finer speed control

* On-the-fly recording for all medias

* Timeshift for most medias

* RTSP trickplay support

* Subtitles core improvements and fixes


* New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder

* New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder

* New True HD/MLP decoder and parser

* New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder

* New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder

* Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder

* New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder

* Closed Captions using the SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded

* Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode

* Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering


* Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files

* Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)

* Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD

* Metadata for mod files are supported

* GSM codecs in Wav files are supported

* New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams

* New Dirac demuxer for raw Dirac streams


* Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)

* Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder


* RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server

* On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)

* Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives

* DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows

* 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.

* DVB scanning on linux

* EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support

* On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form

zip://!/file.avi to specify the file - the development form of

zip://|file.avi is not supported anymore)

* Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'

* MTP device access on Unix

* CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)

* :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values


* Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules

* Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on

Windows and Mac OS X.


* Export the playlist in HTML

* Lua script for BBC radio playback

* Better metadata handling and reading

Linux/Windows interface:

* Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux

* Various fixes for skins2 interface

* Recently played items list

* 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

Mac OS X Interface:

* Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)

* Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.

* Easy addition of subtitles through the Video menu

* Additional usability improvements

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.

* Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.

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.

Mac OS X Port:

* EXPERIMENTAL 64bit support

* Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc

* New document icons by Dominic Spitaler

* Support for latest iSight models

Audio output:

* Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins

* Surround support for PulseAudio

Video output:

* Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output

* Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen

(hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders

* Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'.

The old image video output has been removed.

* Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was

withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.


* Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications

New Localization:

* Khmer

* Mongolian

* Sorani

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