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Version 1.2.3
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Some Fraps videos only displayed black. [r1424] (#566)
  • Workaround checks for Front Row stopped being effective. [r1426] (#564)
  • Fixed compatibility with web video playback. [r1427, r1429, r1450] (#572)
  • Worked around System Preferences crashing during an update on 10.6. [r1449] (#591)
  • This change will take effect after this update.
  • Further fixes to Matroska import. [r1432, r1441, r1447] (#338, #492, #594, #601)
Version 1.2.2
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Added WebM/VP8 support. [r1310, r1315]
  • Added support for compressed MKV tracks, as generated by newer versions of mkvtoolnix. [r1317, r1334]
  • Added FFv1 lossless video support. [r1363] (#407)
  • Added an internal decoder for Theora, fixing compatibility problems with XiphQT. [r1379] (#499)
  • The readme and license files are now included in the component bundle. [r1309]
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed Matroska files with video glitches due to repeated timecodes. [r1364] (#502)
    • Fixed several possible crashes in Matroska import. [r1332, r1392] (#223)
    • Fixed some Matroska files losing frames at the end of the file. [r1399, r1407] (#224, #558)
    • Fixed audio sync in many FLV videos. [r1383] (1.2 regression) (#543)
    • Fixed several possible crashes/hangs in subtitle parsing. [r1327, r1331, r1339, r1376] (#515, #521)
    • Worked around Apple's incorrect channel layout in .mp4 files. [A52Codec r84]
  • SSA:
    • Fixed several correctness errors. [r1307, r1308, r1365]
    • Improved rendering of semitransparent text styles. [r1328] Notes:
    • The next planned version will remove support for PowerPC and Mac OS X versions prior to 10.6. Maintenance updates may be provided if necessary.
Version 1.2.1
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • - Added Indeo 5 decoding. [r1271]
  • Fixes: - Fixed several bugs in Matroska support (1.2 regression) [r1240, r1243]
  • - Incomplete AVI files were not fully imported (1.2 regression) [r1242]
  • - Fixed subtitles crashing in 10.4 [r1240]
  • - Fixed a rare crash with .mp4 [r1265]
  • - No error was shown if the installer somehow failed [r1270] Note that it does not try to correct errors, only report them.
  • - Fixed crash in SSA support [r1250]
  • - Fixed invisible subtitles sometimes appearing over the first frame [r1275]
Version 1.2
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Matroska cover art is now imported as iTunes cover art [r1149]
  • Video tracks now have their colorspace set based on the size of the video [r1170]
  • Mac OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard compatibility fixes: QuickTime Player 10 refused to open some files due to missing type identifiers [r1126]
  • Worked around 96khz HE-AAC audio tracks not playing or playing noise [r1128]
  • Extended Front Row subtitle hack to cover 10.6 and reduced its ugliness [r1130, r1186]
  • Worked around re-encoding files with subtitles not working [r1177]
  • Worked around some MKV embedded fonts being incompatible with 10.6 [r1193]
  • Fixed RGB HuffYUV video displaying black bars over the video on 10.6 [r1198]
  • Now compiles under Xcode 3.2
  • Fixes: Using a debugger on a process with Perian loaded printed warnings about missing files [r1122]
  • Fixed decoding of WMA audio tracks [r1131]
  • Fixed a crash in LoadExternalSubtitlesFromFileDataRef [r1153]
  • Fixed some VobSub video tracks displaying with wrong colors [r1171]
  • Better support for tracks with delayed start times [r1181]
  • Fixed MPEG1/2 in Matroska playing out of order [r1188]
  • Fixed a crash opening files while they were being downloaded [r1227]
  • SSA: Fixed some top-aligned subtitles being too low [r1163]
  • Vertical text is re-enabled and works somewhat better [r1208]
Version 1.1.4
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Forced VobSub subtitles are imported into a separate track [r1015]
  • Added initial DTS passthrough via similar mechanisms as AC3 [r1024]
  • Support old ffmpeg-generated MKV files with no enabled tracks [r1021]
  • 10.6-compatible preference pane [r1085] Fixes:
  • Fixed "Load External Subtitles" checkbox [r998]
  • Fixed crash/freeze when loading broken VobSub subtitles [r1000, r1034]
  • Fixed import of uncompressed audio in FLV [r1007]
  • Fixed import of some audio tracks; should improve iApps [r1042, r1088]
  • Fixed CRAM codec AVI in browsers [r1010]
  • Worked around bug in iChat codec loading [r1008]
  • Never allows Apple's code to handle AC3 data anymore so passthrough works more often [r1014]
  • Doesn't try to decode some RGB colorspaces (such as in Camtasia) that aren't supported [r1039]
  • Fixed some 16-bit RGB codecs on Intel [r1039]
  • Fixed importing movie files with no video tracks (regression from r706) [r1042]
  • Fixed H264 crash in put_h264_qpel8_h_lowpass_l2_ssse3 (in FFmpeg)
  • Fixed crash with corrupt first frame [r1061]
  • Fixed BMP/RLE in AVI [r1078]
  • Fixed several memory leaks [r1086]
  • Fixed a problem with wrong channel order in DTS 5.1 [r1076]
  • Fixed possible conflict with UniversalDetector.framework [r1100] Subtitles:
  • Fixed garbage characters appearing at the end of a line with some fonts [r1013]
  • Better handling of invalid SSA files [r1013]
  • Fixed rendering of multi-layer subtitles [r1016]
  • Fixed SRT files using ',' for decimals [r1019]
  • Ignored SSA shapes and \blur instead of misparsing them [r1027, r1036]
  • Disabled vertical font support again to fix files wrongly using it for Latin text [r1027]
  • Fixed subtitles in MKV wrongly displaying at the end of a video [r1036]
  • Better handling of \move and \org [r1063, r1103] Notes:
  • Compilation under 10.4 is no longer supported.
  • A52Codec has been deprecated and will be replaced by an LGPL decoder in a future release.
Version 1.1.3
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2008
  • Download(s):
  • Enabled Indeo 2/3 decodecs
  • Added external idx/sub (VobSub) support
  • Added support for H.264 and H.263 in FLV containers
  • Apple's decoder now handles Baseline/Main Profile H.264
  • Fix inconsistent importing for multi-channel audio
  • Reduced memory usage for packed streams
  • Added sanity checks on all preferences
  • Enabled hack to show subtitles in Front Row
  • Fixed negative values in SSA \frz tag
  • Fixed VSFilter bug-compatibility for \an
Version 1.1.2
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2008
  • Fixed update checker never running - this version requires a manual install
  • Enabled frame-dropping on AppleTV
  • Fixed some frames being lost in AVCHD/.mp4 with newer versions of QuickTime
  • Fixed another ffmpeg crash on G3s
Version 1.1.1
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2008
  • H.264 in AVI fixed
  • Some anamorphic AVI files are now supported
  • Performance problems due to PIC fixed with Xcode 3.1
  • Incorrect frame skipping on H.264 intra frames fixed
  • Better character set detection
  • The update checker is now much more polite
  • Several parsing and rendering bugs with subtitles fixed
  • Player freezing while loading subtitles with embedded fonts fixed
  • Audio fixed for some older MKV files with AAC/FLAC
  • Strange values in MKV chapters or video sizes are handled better
  • Initial support for SAMI subtitles added
  • Worked around a QuickTime bug (#5770288) causing frames to be lost during export
  • New codecs: DosBox ZMBV, VP6+Alpha, Nellymoser ASAO
  • FFmpeg: Crashing on PPC G3 fixed
  • Fraps decoding artifacts fixed
Version 1.1
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2008
  • Major performance improvements
  • TrueAudio, MP1, and DTS audio support
  • Slice-based multithreaded decoding for MPEG-1/2/H.264
  • Apple H.264 now handles AVCHD/interlaced video
  • Compatibility fixes for QuickTime 7.4 and Leopard
  • Objective-C GC compatibility
  • Fixed a crash in Toast
  • Better subtitle rendering
  • Subtitles play during MKV loading
  • Snow support
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 1.0
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2007
  • Added support for Matroska/mkv
  • Integrated a52codec
  • Added subtitle support
  • Added support for .gvi (avi wrapper from Google Video)
  • Changed distribution to a Preference Pane in order to make installation simpler and configuration possible in the long term.
  • Changed installation directory from /Library/QuickTime to ~/Library/QuickTime.
  • Fixed avi/flv over http
  • Added support for Windows Media Audio in AVI
  • Added support for MPEG-1 layer 2 audio
  • Added support for the ADPCM audio codec in FLV
  • Added Vorbis decoder
  • Added support for Fraps FPS1
  • Added support for VP3
  • Added support for i263
  • Added support for HuffYUV
  • Added support for MPEG-1/2 video in AVI/MKV
  • Fix opening AVIs with VBR audio for which there is no available decoder
  • Fix crash with DVI ADPCM
  • Fix multichannel audio descriptions in AVI
  • Faster opening of AVI files
  • High profile H.264 support
  • Full MPEG-4 video support in .mp4
  • Altivec & SSE2 colorspace conversion
  • Fix DV in type 1 AVIs

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