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  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2019
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  • Changes between 3.0.7 and

     * Update libbluray to 1.1.2

     * Fix bluray java menu playback regression in 3.0.7

    Video Output:
     * Fix hardware acceleration with some AMD drivers
     * Improve direct3d11 HDR support
Version 3.0.7
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2019
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  • Changes between 3.0.6 and 3.0.7:

     * Improve Blu-ray support
     * Fix sftp module build with libssh >= 1.8.1

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

     * Improve MP4 support

    Video Output:
     * Fix 12 bits sources playback with Direct3D11
     * Fix crash on iOS
     * Fix midstream aspect-ratio changes when Windows hardware decoding is on
     * Fix HLG display with Direct3D11

    Stream Output:
     * Improve Chromecast support with new ChromeCast apps

     * Fix UPNP service discovery, services are discovered on the highest priority
       active network interface now
     * Fix video distortion on macOS Mojave

     * Update Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Soundcloud scripts
     * Work around busy looping when playing an invalid item with loop enabled

     * Update of most translations

     * Fix multiple buffer overflows in the ps demuxer
     * Fix a buffer overflow when copying a biplanar YUV image
     * Fix multiple buffer overflows in the faad decoder
     * Fix buffer overflow in the svcdsub decoder
     * Fix buffer overflows in the ogg muxer & demuxer
     * Fix buffer overflows in libavformat demuxer
     * Fix multiple buffer overflows in the MKV demuxer
     * Fix a buffer overflow in the MP4 demuxer
     * Fix a buffer overflow in the textst decoder
     * Fix a buffer overflow in the webvtt decoder
     * Fix a buffer overflow in the ASF demux
     * Fix a buffer overflow in the UPNP SD
     * Fix use after free in the ogg demuxer
     * Fix multiple use after free in the MKV demuxer
     * Fix multiple use after free in the DMO decoder
     * Fix integer underflow in the MKV demuxer
     * Fix an updater NULL pointer dereference on invalid signing keys
     * Fix NULL pointer dereference in the MKV demuxer
     * Fix an integer overflow in the spudec decoder
     * Fix an integer overflow in the nsc demuxer
     * Fix an integer overflow in the avi demuxer
     * Fix reads of uninitialized pointers in the MKV demuxer
     * Fix a floating point exception in the MKV demuxer
     * Fix an infinite loop in the flac packetizer
Version 3.0.6
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2019
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  • Changes between 3.0.5 and 3.0.6:

     * Fix potential subtitle picture allocation failures

     * Add support for 12 bits decoding of AV1
     * Fix HDR support in AV1 when the container provides the metadata
Version 3.0.5
  • Release Date: Dec 27, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.4 and 3.0.5:

    * Improve RTSP playback
    * BluRay fixes and improvements, notably for menus and seeking
    * Improve the UDP/RTP truncated issue

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

    * 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

    * Add an AV1 packetizer

    * 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

    * 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
Version 3.0.4
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.3 and 3.0.4:

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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

    * Fix tooltip display when using Wayland

    * 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

    * Update of most translations
Version 3.0.3
  • Release Date: May 31, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.2 and 3.0.3:

    * Update subtitles display while paused

    * Enable srt support on binary builds

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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

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

    * 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

    * Update of most languages
Version 3.0.2
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.1 and 3.0.2:

    * Fix snapshotting with subtitles when using hardware acceleration
    * Fix green/missing line/column when the picture dimensions are odd

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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

    * 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 APIs to handle UTF-8 paths
Version 3.0.1
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.0 and 3.0.1:

     * 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

     * 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

     * 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

     * 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

     * Improve interface look and feel.
Version 3.0.0
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2018
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  • Changes between 2.2.8 and 3.0.0:

    Platform support changes:
     * 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.

       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.

     * Support network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...)
       and rewrite the parsing of the media files and inputs
     * Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common
       protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
     * Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...) similar to subtitles
     * Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
     * Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
     * Support output renderers, like ChromeCast
     * VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8
     * Support portable version of Windows build (create a "portable/" folder)
     * Support wayland surface type
     * Allow to start the video paused on the first frame
     * Refactor preparsing input
     * EPG rework: table and single event updates, now using network time
     * Refactor and fix subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override
       es category single only or multiple es behavior
     * Support for 360 video and audio, including viewpoint modification
     * Support for ambisonic audio and more than 8 audio channels
     * Support subtitles size live adjustments

     * New NFS access module using libnfs
     * New SMB access module using libdsm
     * Adaptive streaming:
       * Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including
         MPEG2TS and ISOBMFF profiles
       * 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
       * Support HLSv4-7, including MP4 and raw muxing and ID3 tags
     * Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar...)
     * New HTTP/TLS access module for HTTP 2.0 support
     * Improvements of cookie handling (share cookies between playlist items,
       domain / path matching, Secure cookies)
     * Support DVB-T2 on Windows BDA
     * Support depayloading Opus from RTP
     * New UPnP access module, to list directories without infinite recursions
     * SMB/FTP/SFTP accesses can list directories
     * Support sftp username and passwords options in URL, and key authentication
     * New WASAPI audio capture module on Windows
     * New "concat" access module for concatenating byte streams
     * Named pipes and device nodes are no longer included in directory listings
       by default. Use --list-special-files to include them back.
     * Support for timeout in UDP input --udp-timeout=<seconds>
     * New SAT>IP access module, to receive DVB-S via IP networks
     * Improvements on DVB scanning
     * BluRay module can open ISO over network and has full BD-J support
     * Support for DVD ISO over network
     * New SRT access module using libsrt

    Hardware Decoder:
     * Support HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11
     * Support hardware decoding using Direct3D11, including GPU-zerocopy mode,
       and hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
     * DxVA2 GPU-zerocopy for hardware decoding and displaying on Windows,
       and support for hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust
     * Support HEVC hardware decoding using OMX and MediaCodec (Android)
     * Use MediaCodec via NDK native API after Android Lollipop
     * Support MPEG-2, VC1/WMV3 on Android using MediaCodec
     * 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
     * Support VP9 and WMV3 decoding using OMX and performance improvements
     * 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

     * Support for experimental AV1 video
     * Support for ARIB STD-B24 subtitles
     * Support for experimental Daala video
     * New MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III + MPEG 2.5 decoder based on libmpg123
     * New BPG decoder based on libbpg
     * Fix uncompressed DVD-Audio (AOB) LPCM decoding
     * Rewrite WPL playlists and add ZPL playlists support (Zune)
     * Support TDSC, Canopus HQX, Cineform, SpeedHQ, Pixlet, QDMC and FMVC codecs
     * TTML subtitles support, including EBU-TT-D variant
     * Rewrite of webVTT subtitles support, including CSS style support
     * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
     * Support for the OggSpots video codec
     * HEVC packetization is mostly fixed
     * H264 packetizer can now generate timestamps
     * Packetizers have support for captions in SEI
     * DTS packetizer handle DTS extensions (like DTS-HD): decoders like avcodec
       can now decode up to 8 channels
     * JPEG images correctly oriented using embedded orientation tag, if present
     * Support VPX high bit depth support
     * Extend MicroDVD support with color, fontname, size, position extensions
     * BluRay text subtitles (HDMV) are now decoded
     * Improve Closed Captions detection, notably inside the video streams
     * CEA-708 decoder
     * New MIDI decoder for macOS and iOS using the AudioToolbox framework, works
       without a soundfont or with SoundFont2 and DLS soundfonts

     * Important rework of the MP4 demuxer, including:
        * 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
        * Support for TTML and WebVTT in ISOBMFF/MP4 and DASH
        * Add new metadata fields
     * Important rework of the TS demuxer, including:
        * Support Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
        * Fix program selection with recorded TS (TopField, DreamBox and others)
        * Fix TS playback with PAT/PMT less recordings
        * Basic support for MPEG4-SL in TS and T-DMB
        * 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
        * Improve broken-PCR probing and fixing
        * 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
        * Fix large number of samples, notably with PSM-less H264
        * 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
     * Support for lame's replaygain extension in mpeg files
     * Support Daala in Ogg
     * Improve Chained-Ogg support
     * Fixes for DTS detection in WAV and MKV files
     * Support for Creative ADPCM/alaw/ulaw/S16L in VOC files
     * Support for Creative ADPCM in AVI
     * Support WMV extended content metadata
     * Directory Demux can now sort items, ignore extensions and hidden files
     * Support AlbumArtist and DiscNumber metadata
     * Support raw H265/HEVC files
     * Support multi-channel WAV without channel-maps
     * Support SBV subtitles
     * Support for Scenarist Closed Caption
     * Fix Quicktime Mp4 inside MKV and unpacketized VC1
     * Support for isofLaC
     * Improve fLaC seeking
     * Replace --demux dvb-open option with --stream-filter dvb to parse
       channels.conf digital TV channel list files

    Stream filter:
     * Add an ADF stream filter
     * Add a ARIB STD-B25 TS streams decoder
     * Add a stream prebuffering plugin
     * Rewrite libarchive module as a stream_extractor
     * Remove HTTP Live streaming stream filter
     * Add a zlib (a.k.a. deflate) decompression filter
     * Add a skiptags module to help demuxers skip ID3/APE tags

    Demux filter:
     * Add a demuxer filter chain to filter or intercept control commands and demuxing
     * Add a demuxer filter to block seeking (--demux-filter noseek)

    Audio output:
     * Complete rewrite of the AudioTrack Android module, it is now the default
       module for Android. It now supports HDMI/SPDIF passthrough for AC3/DTS/EAC3,
       5.1/7.1 channels and float output, depending on the Android version.
     * Add Tizen audio module
     * HDMI/SPDIF pass-through support for WASAPI (AC3/DTS/DTSHD/EAC3/TRUEHD)
     * Support EAC3 and TRUEHD pass-through for PulseAudio
     * Important rework of the AudioUnit modules to share more code between iOS and macOS
     * Support Ambisonics audio with viewpoint changes

    Audio filters:
     * Add SoX Resampler library audio filter module (converter and resampler)
     * a52tospdif and dtstospdif audio converters are merged into tospdif,
       this new converter can convert AC3, DTS, EAC3 and TRUEHD to a IEC61937 frame
     * Add a Spatialaudio module with 2 submodules:
        * an Ambisonics audio renderer, supporting up to 3rd order
        * an Binauralizer audio filter, working with Ambisonics or 5.1/7.1 streams
     * Add Headphones option in Stereo Mode: use the spatialaudio module for
       headphones effects
     * Add a pitch shifting module

    Video ouput:
     * Linux/BSD default video output is now OpenGL, instead of Xvideo
     * OpenGL:
        * New OpenGL provider for Windows
        * Drop OpenGL 1.x and OpenGL ES 1 support
        * Direct rendering with OpenGL (starting OpenGL 4.4)
        * Hardware direct displaying with VA-API interop
        * Hardware direct displaying with VDPAU interop
        * Hardware direct displaying with DxVA2/D3D9Ex interop
        * Hardware direct displaying with VideoToolbox interop (iOS and macOS)
        * HDR tonemapping support through libplacebo
     * Wayland shell surface window provider
     * Wayland shared memory video output
     * Large rework of the Android video outputs: there is now Surface (2.1, 2.2)
       NativeWindow (2.3+, supports hw rotation, subpicture blending, opaque)
     * Support rotation in Android NativeWindow output and hardware decoders
     * Rename the Direct3D output module to Direct3D9
     * Add a Direct3D11 video output supporting both Windows desktop and WinRT modes,
       supporting subpicture blending and hardware acceleration
     * Support HDR10 in Direct3D11 with Windows 10 Fall Creator Update
     * EFL Evas video output with Tizen TBM Surface support

    Video filter:
     * Hardware deinterlacing on the rPI, using MMAL
     * New video filter to convert between fps rates
     * Add 9-bit and 10-bit support to image adjust filter
     * New edge detection filter uses the Sobel operator to detect edges
     * Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/sharpen/chroma with VA-API
     * Hardware accelerated adjust/invert/posterize/sepia/sharpen with CoreImage
     * Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/chroma with D3D9 and D3D11

    Text renderer:
     * CTL support through Harfbuzz in the Freetype module
     * New font fallback algorithm on most platforms
     * More conforming EIA608 captions layout and aspect ratio
     * More styles support for TTML, WebVTT and 708

    Stream Output:
     * Chromecast output module
     * RGB24 and YCbCr 4:2:0 RTP packetization

     * Support for Daala video in 4:2:0 and 4:4:4
     * VP8 and VP9 encoder using libvpx

     * Add fragmented/streamable MP4 muxer
     * Add support for muxing VC1 and WMAPro in MP4
     * Opus in MPEG Transport Stream
     * Daala in Ogg

    Service Discovery:
     * New NetBios service discovery using libdsm
     * New mDNS services discovery using libmicrodns
     * New mDNS services discovery using Bonjour (Mac OS X, tvOS, iOS)
     * Rewrite of the UPnP service discovery

    Mac OS X Interface
     * Drop support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
     * Support right-to-left user interface layout for right-to-left languages
     * New resizable fullscreen controller with improved design
     * Add status bar icon which displays metadata and play controls
     * Add support for keyboard blacklight dimming during fullscreen video playback
     * Improve and simplify preferences window
     * Huge performance improvements in playlist handling and other areas
     * New AppleScript API giving access to audio desynchronization
     * Expand AppleScript API for menu detection and navigation
     * Support for building with disabled sparkle update mechanism
     * Remove deprecated transcoding wizard, use convert and save dialog instead

     * Drop support for iOS 6.x

    Qt interface:
     * Batch convert support
     * It is now possible to specify 'stop-time' in Convert/Save dialog

     * Support key accelerators

     * Add libvlc_media_new_callbacks for custom input byte streams
     * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_enum to enumerate devices of current aout
     * Split of libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name into libvlc_media_discoverer_new,
       libvlc_media_discoverer_start and libvlc_media_discoverer_stop
       This allows to attach media events between create and start
     * Add libvlc_media_get_codec_description to get a human readable description of a codec
     * Add libvlc_MediaListEndReached Event to get notified when a media list reached the end
     * Add libvlc_media_list_player_get_media_player to get the media player instance of a list player
     * Add libvlc_media_parse_with_options that uses a flag to specify parse options
     * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_get to get the currently selected audio output device
       identifier (if there is one available)
     * Add libvlc_media_get_type to get the type of the media
     * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_title_descriptions to get full title info of the media
       and +libvlc_title_descriptions_release to match it
     * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_chapter_descriptions to get full chapter info of the media
       and libvlc_chapter_descriptions_release to match it
     * Deprecate libvlc_video_get_title_description, libvlc_video_get_chapter_description,
       libvlc_media_player_get_agl, libvlc_media_player_set_agl
     * Add libvlc_media_player_set_android_context to integrate in an Android surface
     * Add a new libvlc dialog API to forward dialogs requests to the applications:
       libvlc_dialog_set_context, libvlc_dialog_get_context, libvlc_dialog_set_callbacks,
       libvlc_dialog_dismiss, libvlc_dialog_post_action, libvlc_dialog_post_login
     * Add libvlc_media_discoverer_list_get|release to list the media discoverers
     * Add libvlc_media_slaves_add, libvlc_media_slaves_clear
       libvlc_media_slaves_get, libvlc_media_slaves_release to add and get slaves
       from a libvlc_media
     * Add libvlc_media_player_(get|set)_role to set the media role
     * Add libvlc_media_player_add_slave to replace libvlc_video_set_subtitle_file,
       working with MRL and supporting also audio slaves
     * Add vlc_epg_event_(New|Delete|Duplicate), vlc_epg_AddEvent, vlc_epg_Duplicate
       and removes vlc_epg_Merge

     * Support for the SystemD Journal
     * Use --syslog and --syslog-debug command line options to include debug
       messages in syslog. With --syslog, errors and warnings will be sent only.
     * New Android module for logging

     * remove langfromtelx
     * remove ZPL playlist format
     * Update libVLC doxygen modules
     * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on OS X/iOS
     * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on Windows
     * Add Gnome libsecret-based crypto keystore
     * Add KDE Kwallet-based crypto keystore
     * Add a memory keystore
     * Add a file keystore that can use a submodule to crypt secrets
     * Add Keychain based crypto keystore for iOS, Mac OS X and tvOS

    Removed modules
     * Atmo video filter
     * QTCapture access module (use AVCapture instead)
     * httplive (use adaptive instead)
     * smooth (use adaptive instead)
     * Gnome-VFS access module (i.e. Gnome 2.x)
     * QuartzText text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
     * Win32 GDI text renderer module (use Freetype instead)
     * Growl notification (replaced by osx_notifications)
     * VCDX "extended" Video CD access module (use the normal VCD module)
     * Mac OS X Dialog Provider (use VLCKit instead)
     * iOS Dialog Provider (use MobileVLCKit / TVVLCKit instead)
     * QuickTime decoder module (use native codecs)
     * BD access module (use libbluray)
     * Direct2D module (use Direct3D11)
     * EyeTV access module
     * Rar access and stream filter: use libarchive
     * VDA decoder: use VT
     * Audioqueue: use audiounit
     * SDL video output module
     * DirectFB video output module
     * RAOP stream output module
Version 2.2.8
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • VideoLAN and the VLC development team are happy to publish version 2.2.8 of VLC media player today.
    This release fixes a security issue in the AVI demuxer. Additionally, it includes the following fixes, which are part of 2.2.7: This release fixes compatibility with macOS High Sierra and fixes SSA subtitles rendering on macOS. This release also fixes a few security issues, in the flac and the libavcodec modules (heap write overflow), in the avi module and a few crashes.
    For macOS users, please note: A bug was fixed in VLC 2.2.7 concerning the update mechanism on macOS. In rare circumstances, an auto-update from older versions of VLC to VLC 2.2.8 might not be possible. Please download the update manually from our website in this case.

Version 2.2.6 Version
  • Release Date: May 12, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.2.5 and

    Security hardening for DLL hijacking environments

    Translations updates

     * Update for Soundcloud, liveleak and Youtube scripts
     * Fix potential out-of-band dereference in flac decoder
     * Fix potential out-of-band reads in mpeg packetizers
     * Fix infinite loop in subtitles demuxer
     * 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

    Changes between 2.2.4 and 2.2.5:

     * 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

     * 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

     * Fix crash in screen recording on Windows
     * Fix FTP scan string injection
     * Fix HTTP size handling

     * Fix mp4 drift

     * Fix vimeo, youtube, dailymotion, cli, appletrailers, http,
       soundcloud scripts

    Audio filter:
     * Fix heap write in stereo_widen audio filter

     * The plugins loading will not load external DLLs by default.
       Plugins will need to LoadLibrary explicitely.
     * Fix uninstaller path handling
     * Fix taskbar buttons behavior

     * Fix scrolling sensitivity on Sierra
     * Resume points are deleted now if the user clears the list of
       recent items
Version 2.2.4
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2016
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.4:

     * Fix crash in G.711 wav files
     * Fix mp3 crash in libmad
     * Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (CVE-2016-5108)

     * Fix resizing issues

     * Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output

     * Build fixes for Hurd

     * Update of Bulgarian, Catalan, German, French, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian
       BokmÃ¥l, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish,
       Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations
Version 2.2.3
  • Release Date: May 3, 2016
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.2.2 and 2.2.3:

     * Fix HLS quality selection and a potential stack overflow
     * Fix potential MKV infinite loop and improve MKV tags support
     * Fix WMV regression

     * Fix hardware decoding with libvdpau-va-gl
     * Fix crashes with libvpx
     * Use libass without caching dialog

    Video Ouptut:
     * Fix green lines on Direct3D output

     * Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context

     * Fix resume where you left off
     * Fix infinite recursion in the customize dialog
     * Fix size when switching to/from the minimal interface
     * Fix size after resume toolbar is displayed

    MacOS X:
     * Fix crashes in media information panel
     * Correctly respect the disable-screensaver option

     * Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer

     * Update of most translations
Version 2.2.2
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2016
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.2.1 and 2.2.2:

     * Fix SetupFormat for continuous framesize in v4l2
     * 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

     * 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

     * 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
       be set manually by the user)
     * Fix pulseaudio latency computation
     * Fix alsa default device selection

     * 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

     * 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

     * 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
       TALOS-CAN-0036, TALOS-CAN-0037, CVE-2015-7981, CVE-2015-8126

     * Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
     * Update of most translations

     * Expose audio mute, cork and volume change events: libvlc_MediaPlayerCorked,
       libvlc_MediaPlayerUncorked, libvlc_MediaPlayerMuted,
       libvlc_MediaPlayerUnmuted and libvlc_MediaPlayerAudioVolume
     * Fix propagation of libvlc_MediaPlayerTitleChanged event

     * Update of most translations
Version 2.2.1
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2015
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.2.0 and 2.2.1:

     * Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions
     * 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

     * 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

     * 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

     * Fix recent items behaviour
     * Fix rotation filter activation
     * Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard

     * Timestamp the signature of the dlls
     * Fix extensions registration during install
     * Fix extensions dialog crash
     * Default to no DxVA decoding

     * fix libvlc_media_get_stats

     * 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 BokmÃ¥l,
       Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian,
       Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,
       Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian translations

Version 2.2.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2015
  • Changes between 2.2.0 and 2.2.1:

    * Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions
    * 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
    * Fix AAC samplerate

    * 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

    * 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

    * Fix recent items behaviour
    * Fix rotation filter activation
    * Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard

    * Timestamp the signature of the dlls
    * Fix extensions registration during install
    * Fix extensions dialog crash
    * Default to no DxVA decoding

    * fix libvlc_media_get_stats

    * 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
Version 2.2.0
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2015
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.1.x and 2.2.0:

    Important changes:
     * The licenses of more modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+,
       notably most of the streaming output, muxers and access output modules

     * Support automatic rotation using streams metadata, GPU-accelerated when possible
     * Add extensions manager and downloading from external repositories
     * Rework the metadata fetching algorithm and policies
     * Partial fix of playback of short audio samples

     * Added TLS support for ftp access and sout access
       New schemes for implicit (ftps) and explicit (ftpes) modes
     * MMS audio selection on split audio streams
     * Blu-Ray: support overlays, preferred menu languages, region selection
       and BD-J navigation
     * Digital Cinema Package support, including encrypted DCP with KDM
     * Partial fixes for Arccos protected DVDs

     * Support VDPAU acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
     * Support MediaCodec acceleration for GPU-zerocopy decoding
     * Add Media Foundation Transform audio and video decoder
     * Add video decoder module based on GStreamer plugins
     * Add MMAL decoder for Broadcom VideoCore chips (like the RaspberryPi)
       supporting MPEG-2 and H.264, supporting GPU-zerocopy display
     * Partial support for Voxware MetaSound
     * libvpx decoder for VP8 and VP9
     * Support MSN Audio, Atrac3+, VP7, Bink, TAK, On2 AVC, DK3, DK4, IMC, Vivo g723.1,
       Smacker, FIC, Auravision, Canopus Lossless, and numerous videogame codecs
     * Teletext subtitles display improvements
     * Mediacodec speed improvements on x86
     * Support setting the post processing level in Theora
     * OpenMax IL improvements, notably for RaspberryPi
     * Fix channel ordering of LPCM codec in m2ts files
     * New jpeg image decoder
     * Add tx3g subtitles decoder
     * New SVG image decoder
     * 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

     * Support for MPEG-2 encoding using x262
     * Support for HEVC/H.265 encoding using x265
     * Support for Opus encoding using libopus
     * New jpeg image encoder using libjpeg
     * New png image encoder using libpng

     * Support for Core Audio Format (CAF) files
     * Important rework of the Ogg demuxer, notably improving seeking,
       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
     * AVI fixes for uncompressed, indexed and paletized bitmaps
     * MP4 fixes for fragmented files, vobsub, duration, aspect-ratio
       and support for rotation, covr atom and tracks exclusion
     * Support Opus in MKV
     * Support VP8 in OGG
     * Basic support for WebVTT
     * Handle support for ISO/IEC 14496-3 (AAC) Audio stream type in TS
     * Support HDPR TS files
     * Support microseconds in SubRip subtitles
     * FLAC packets validation using CRC
     * Improvements in metadata support in Ogg/Opus/Vorbis files
     * Fix encoding issues in some XML playlist formats
     * Support THP Wii/Gamecube, RenderWare and Escape Replay game video files
     * New HEVC raw packetizer and demuxer
     * TS support for WiDi/Miracast LPCM
     * 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
     * Support for seeking Standard MIDI Files

    Video Output:
     * Direct rendering and filtering for VDPAU hardware acceleration
     * New CoreAnimation OpenGL video output module for NPAPI plugins
     * New OpenGL ES 2.0 through EGL video output module for Android
     * New Android native window provider module
     * Direct rendering for MediaCodec Android hardware acceleration
     * Support for loading HLSL shaders in Direct3D video output
     * Add MMAL based video output for RaspberryPi

    Video Filter:
     * New Oldmovie effect filter
     * New VHS effect filter
     * New Freeze effect filter
     * Support I422 and J422 in transform
     * NEON optimizations for deinterleaving chroma, notably NV12->I420
     * Fix audiobargraph activation and usage

    Audio Output:
     * Allow setting volume while not connected with PulseAudio
     * Audio device notifications for WASAPI
     * Fix replay of sound buffer in DirectSound
     * Split of MMDevice and WinRT audio modules
     * Numerous fixes on AUHAL, including device management and stream changes
     * Fixes for SPDIF passthru in most modules

     * Important rework of the Ogg muxer, notably for skeleton
     * Fixes for the AVI muxer to respect the specification
     * Support VP8 in OGG
     * Add HEVC muxing in MP4 and TS

     * Important rework of the transcoding module to fix numerous bugs
     * WebM streaming, including live sources, compatible with all major browsers
        vlc <your-source> vlc://quit --sout  '#transcode{vcodec=VP80,vb=1000,acodec=vorb,ab=128}
     * GSM, VP8, Opus and JPEG RTP packetization
     * HLS: Allow setting the first segment number and numerous improvements
     * new stats module to output block timing values and md5 sums
     * transcode module access fps values as rationals now, eg 30000/1001
     * VLC now streams all elementary streams, you can revert to previous behaviour
        with --no-sout-all
     * --ts-out option has been removed, it has been superceded by --demux demuxdump
        --demuxdump-access udp --demuxdump-file
     * Support Metacube protocol when streaming over HTTP

     * add equalizer API libvlc_audio_equalizer_* functions
     * add libvlc_media_player_program_scrambled function

     * Add a 3D OpenGL spectrum visualization.
     * Allow setting the FFT windowing style for 3D and normal spectrum

     * Add support for subtitles drag 'n drop in skins2
     * Add record button in Qt menus
     * New module for core dialogs on iOS
     * New layout for Qt buttons customization
     * Support to continue media playback where it was left off for Qt and OS X

    Mac OS X Interface:
     * Avoid grey bars in fullscreen when using Mavericks with multiple monitors
     * Improve fullscreen behavior for the native and VLCs own mode
     * Fixes for advanced preferences
     * Added 'file size' column to playlist table
     * in addition to iTunes, Spotify is automatically paused on playback start
     * Option to increase playlist font size
     * Improved crash log reporting

     * New module for TLS on OS X and iOS
     * Windows installer will kill running instance before installing
     * Teletext navigation buttons support in Qt4 gui

     * Numerous integer and heap overflow in Ogg, AVI, ASF, TTA and MP4 demuxers

    Removed modules:
     * iOS video output: use ios2
     * OpenMash H.261 video decoder
     * dirac encoder: use schroedinger

     * New translation in Urdu, Tatar, Silesian, Samoan, Kapampangan, N'ko,
       Kurdish, Kabyle, Mexican Spanish, Catalan, Amharic
     * 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
       BokmÃ¥l, Malay, Marathi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Korean, Kannada, Khmer,
       Japanese, Italian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Hebrew, Galician, Scottish
       Gaelic, French, Finnish, Persian, Estonian, Spanish, Modern Greek, German,
       Danish, Welsh, Czech, Bosnian, Bengali, Asturian

Version 2.1.5
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.1.4 and 2.1.5:

     * Fix compilation on OS/2

     * Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module

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

     * 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

     * 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)

     * Update British English
Version 2.1.3
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Core:
    • Fix broken behaviour with SOCKSv5 proxies
    • 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 BokmÃ¥l, Nepali, Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Simplified Chinese translations
    • Fix encoding for Windows installer translations
Version 2.1.2
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Audio output:
    • Fix digital playback on OS X when more than one audio device is installed
    • Fix digital playback (SPDIF/HDMI) on Windows
    • Fix stuttering or silent playback when using sound enhancers or external audio devices on OS X
    • 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, Lithuanian, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sinhala, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Uzbek, Welsh translations
Version 2.1.1
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Core:
    • Fix random and reshuffling behaviour
    • Fix recording
    • Fix some subtitles track selection
  • Decoders:
    • VP9 support in WebM
    • HEVC/H.265 support in MKV, MP4 and raw files
    • Fix GPU decoding under Windows (DxVA2) crashes
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix crashes on wav, mlp and mkv and modplug files
    • 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:
    • Update of Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Galician, Gujarati, Hindi, hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Marathi, Modern Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek translations
Version 2.1.0
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Audio
    • Rewritten audio core, allowing better volume and device management.
    • Rewrite of the audio modules, to adapt to the new core.
    • Correct support for multi-channel layouts in all formats: 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1
    • New audio outputs for Windows Vista, Android, iOS, OpenBSD and OSSv4.
    • New remapping, gain, stereo widening, downmixing effects.
    • Higher samplerate, precision, live configuration in the core.
    • Numerous new audio metadata format supported.
  • Video
    • Port the OpenGL output to OpenGL ES.
    • Support color conversion shaders in glsl on Android and iOS.
    • New outputs for OpenMax IL on mobile and Decklink Blackmagic.
    • New video outputs for iOS using OpenGL ES2.
    • Support for deinterlacing for higher bit depth and XYZ colorspace.
    • New anaglyph filter for side-by-side 3D.
  • Codecs
    • Add hardware decoding for OS X using VDADecoder.
    • Add hardware decoding for Android using MediaCodec.
    • Add hardware decoding for GNU/Linux using VDPAU.
    • Add hardware encoding for Windows using Intel QuickSyncVideo.
    • Support for G2M4, MSS1, MSS2, TSCC2, CDXL, Ut, VBLE video codecs.
    • Support for Ulead DV audio, Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless audio.
    • Support for SCTE-27 and complete EIA-608 subtitles.
  • Formats
    • Support for fragmented MP4, Wave/RF64 files.
    • Extended metadata tags and cover art support in Ogg, AVI, MP4 and MKV.
    • Support FLAC, Atrac, ADPCM, DV Type 1, 12bits DV audio in AVI.
    • Extended support for AVI, MKV and MJPEG streams.
    • Better recording of AVI and MKV format.
    • Audio fingerprinting using AcoustID.
  • Input and Devices
    • Support for screen input on OSX Lion and later.
    • Support for Microsoft Smooth Streaming, developed by
    • New RTMP input module, using libavformat!
    • Support for VNC/rfb and Remote Desktop view-only modes.
    • Important improvements on Blu-Ray, Dash, v4l2 and HTTP inputs.
    • New AVFoundation OS X and shm framebuffer inputs.
  • For Anime Fans
    • New 6.1 downmixer to 5.1 and Stereo from MKV/Flac 6.1.
    • Correct YUV->RGB color matrix in the OpenGL shaders.
    • Improved MKV support for seeking, and resiliancy.
    • Editions support in MKV.
    • Better subtitles and metadata support from MKV.
    • Various ASS subtitles improvements.
  • For Mobile
    • Port to Android, from 2.1 to 4.3, on ARMv6, ARMv7, x86 and MIPS.
    • New port to iOS, from iOS 5 to 7, on all iPads and iPhones after 3GS.
    • Partial port to WinRT, for Windows 8, 8.1 and WP8.
    • OpenGL ES optimized outputs.
    • Improvements of OpenMAX IL decoders, encoders and renderers.
    • New audio, video outputs and interfaces for mobiles.
  • For Developers
    • libVLC and most modules are now LGPLv2.1+.
    • libVLC media framework can now be used in all types of applications.
    • libVLC SDK packages now exists, in addition to more examples.
    • Improved libVLC API, for better control.
    • VLC's web plugins now support windowless mode, for smoother integration with HTML elements.
Version 2.1.0 RC2 Version 2.1.0 RC1 Version 2.1.0-pre3
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2013
Version 2.0.8
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Fix ISDB-S tunning on Linux.
  • Fix crash in QTsound.
  • Fix use-after-free in sgimb module.
  • New Kannada translation.
  • Fix crashes in libavcodec module.
  • Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access module.
  • Improve resitance against malformed MKV files.
Version 2.1.0-pre2
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2013
Version 2.1.0-pre1
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2013
Version 2.0.7
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2013
  • Input:
    • Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
    • Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted playlist files
  • Decoders:
    • Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
  • Encoders:
    • Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac
  • Muxers:
    • Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files
  • Video output:
    • Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)
  • Mac OS X Interface
    • Minor improvements
    • Fix issue which could lead to loss of media files created through transcoding
  • HTTP Interface
    • Fix two xss vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-3565)
  • Translations:
    • Update Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian Bokmål,Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, Welsh translations
    • New Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations
Version 2.0.6
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2013
  • Support for Matroska v4 files
  • Fix WMV, Ogg, AVI, MP4 and subtitles crashes and issues
  • Numerous translations updates and new Welsh translation
  • Small fixes and improvements on the Mac OS X interface
  • Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 on Windows
  • New compiler for VLC on Windows, from the MinGW-w64 project.
  • Fix some HTTPS certificate rejection
  • Fix ALAC decoding
  • Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel order
  • Fix the vimeo parser
  • Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
Version 2.0.5
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2012
  • Rework and fixes of the Mac OS X interface
  • Fix Pulseaudio initial synchronization
  • Fix MKV, SWF, AIFF and subtitles demuxer crashes
  • Translations updates and new Welsh translation
  • DVB-S delivery system detection
  • Fix audio and video track selection through libVLC
  • Fix system sleep issue on Mac OS X 10.5
Version 2.0.4
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2012
  • Audio Output:
    • Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
    • Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
    • Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
    • Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
    • Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged during playback on Mac OS X
  • Access:
    • Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
    • Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
    • Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake
  • Codecs:
    • Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
    • Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
    • Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
    • Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
    • Fix crashes when using hardware decoding
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
    • Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
    • Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
    • Support Youtube live streams
  • Windows:
    • Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8
  • Qt:
    • Fix media info dialog update
    • Fix random/repeat preferences saving
    • Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
    • Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
    • Fix album art display at start
  • Mac OS X:
    • Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
    • Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
    • Fix menus display and behavior
    • Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons, streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
    • Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
    • Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
    • Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
    • Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
    • Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
    • Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
    • Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
    • Codec and other 3rd party library updates
    • Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
    • Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
    • Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
    • Codecs and 3rd party libary updates
  • Translations:
    • Updates of Norwegian Bokmål, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations
    • Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian
Version 2.0.3
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2012
  • VideoLAN and the VLC development are proud to present a minor update adding support for OS X Mountain Lion as well as improving VLC's overall stability on OS X. Additionally, this version includes updates for 18 translations and adds support for Uzbek and Marathi. For MS Windows, VLC 2.0.2 remains the latest release.
Version 2.0.2
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2012
  • Rework of the Mac OS X interface
  • Fix video output for old graphic cards on Windows XP, which are using DirectX
  • Fix video output on old Macs, notably PowerPC and GMA950 intel Macs.
  • Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display
  • Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux
  • Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation
  • Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
  • Rewrite of the Digital TV module on Windows
  • Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
  • Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
  • Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces
Version 2.0.1
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2012
  • Support for MxPEG files and streams
  • New features in the Mac OS X interface for more customization.
  • Numerous fixes in the Qt, the Mac OS and the skins interfaces.
  • Fixes for HTTP Live Streaming, CDDB, UDP/RTP support.
  • Security issues SA-1201 and SA-1202.
Version 2.0.0
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2012
  • VIDEO:
    • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
    • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
    • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
    • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
    • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
  • AUDIO:
    • New resamplers for higher quality audio.
    • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
    • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
    • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
    • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
    • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
    • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
    • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
    • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.
    • Experimental support for BluRay discs:
      • Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
      • AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
    • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
    • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.
    • Completely new, single window interface:
      • Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black.
      • Extensions support and better Lion integration.
    • Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
    • Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).
    • Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
    • Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
    • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
    • Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
    • Various ASS subtitles improvements.
    • Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
    • Support for Jpeg-2000 and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
    • Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
    • SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
    • New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
    • libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
    • New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
    • New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
    • Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
    • VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.
Version 2.0.0 RC1
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2012
Version 1.1.11
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2011
  • Security:
    • Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587) and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).
  • Mac OS X:
    • Fixed scrolling direction if the input device's signal is inverted
    • Update Auhal audio output to the latest API
    • Fix images disappearing issue on the interface
    • Reduced installation size by up to 30 MB
    • Resolved conflict between iTunes and VLC wrt Media Key handling
  • Mozilla/ActiveX webplugin:
    • Fullscreen mode is fixed on Win32
    • Very simple fullscreen controller is visible on Win32
  • Demuxers/Meta Readers:
    • Better support for cover art embedded in mp4, wma
  • Muxers/Output:
    • Fix AVI muxer so the generated files are readable on other players
  • Extensions:
    • Multiple fixes for crashes and malfunctionning issues
  • Qt Interface:
    • Fix quitting on Linux
    • Fix opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows
    • Miscellaneous
  • Win32 port:
    • Update of codecs, fixing the mpeg-2 decoder crash
  • Translations:
    • Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian
Version 1.1.10
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2011
  • Windows and Mac OS X:
    • Update of external library modplug, to address multiple security issues
  • Mac OS X Interface:
    • Improved Media Key handling based upon SPMediaKeyTap by Spotify AB
    • Fix for various crashes and small issues
  • Demuxer:
    • Fix heap corruption / integer overflow in XSPF playlist parser
  • Audio output:
    • PulseAudio output re-written due to unstability of the current one
  • Win32 port:
    • Remove the fontconfig dependency from the freetype module
  • Miscellaneous fixes in:
    • Windows 7 taskbar buttons
    • Qt interface
    • asx, live555, dvdnav demuxer
    • RTP output and XML export
    • Subtitles colours when using GPU decoding on Windows
    • v4l2 access
  • Translations:
    • Update of Norwegian Bokmål, Slovak, Afrikaans, Luganda, Brazillian Portuguese, Irish, Thai, Estonian, Chinese, Polish, Dutch, German, Galician, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Japanese translations
    • Initial Basque, Zulu, Peul, Amharic, Acoli, Chiga translations
Version 1.1.9
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2011
  • Windows and Mac OS X:
    • Update of external library modplug, to address a security issue
  • Demuxers:
    • mp4: Fix heap-based buffer overflow (VideoLAN-SA-1103)
  • Mac OS X Interface:
    • Miscellaneous interface look adjustments
    • Improve Apple Remote handling
    • Fixe bugs in the Streaming / Transcoding wizard
    • Layout fixes in the Preferences and Controls windows
    • Fix incomplete list of hotkeys in the Preferences dialog
    • Fix quitting through Apple Events (Dock menu, App Switcher, AppleScript, etc.)
  • Mac OS X Port:
    • Fix Growl local notification plugin
    • VLC bundle now includes the Growl framework
    • Fixes for eyeTV
  • Translations:
    • Updates of Lithuanian, Estonian, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali, Dutch, Polish, German, Galician, Traditional Chinese translations
    • New Luganda Translation
Version 1.1.8
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2011
  • Mac OS X Interface:
    • New UI graphics by Damien Erambert
  • Interfaces:
    • Oldrc interface is again the default RC interface, on Windows
    • Luarc, luahttp and luatelnet fixes
    • Qt and Mac OS X fixes
    • numerous Skins2 fixes, notably winamp2 skins
  • Encoder:
    • new libschroedinger-based Dirac codec encoder, faster than the current one
  • Access/Demuxers/Codecs:
    • Subtitles auto-detection is back for .txt files
    • vod/rtsp server and rtsp input fixes
    • mp4 demuxer improvements
    • ogg, rstp input, video filters minor fixes
    • taglib's replaygain is fixed for mp3
    • vobsub support has an improved auto-detection
    • fix a crash in malformed ape files
  • Miscellaneous fixes in:
    • Pulseaudio audio output, notably for usb cards
    • Stacktraces are now limited in size on Windows
    • Video resolution is now limited to 8192x8192, for security reasons See CORE-2011-0208
    • Configure and build system improvements
    • DirectShow and BDA build headers have been updated
  • Translations:
    • Update for Finnish, Galician, Dutch, Chinese, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Slovak, French, Polish, Estonian, Brazillian Portuguese and Hebrew
    • New icelandic translation
Version 1.1.7
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2011
  • Linux port:
    • Integration with the KDE GUI platform is disabled due to KDE bugs #234484 and #260719.
  • Mac OS X port:
    • Updated live555 library to fix playback of RTSP and Freebox streams
    • Running VLC in 64bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later for speed and stability reasons
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix for Matroska / WebM remote code execution vulnerability. VideoLAN-SA-1102
  • Translations:
    • Update for Hebrew, Japanese, Danish and Russian translations
Version 1.1.6
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2011
  • Audio output:
    • Multiple fixes and improvements on PulseAudio output PACKAGERS are VERY STRONGLY advised to update libpulse to 0.9.22. Update is required to use PulseAudio with the Phonon-VLC backend (KDE) and with the Mozilla VLC web browser plugin.
  • Access:
    • Fix the Audio CD crash when looking for CDDB metadata on Windows
  • Decoders:
    • Support for MPC SV7 and SV8 on Windows and Mac OS X (Unix was already working)
    • Enabled FluidSynth MIDI playback plugin on Mac OS X
    • Faster VP8/Webm decoding with recent codecs libraries
  • Demuxers:
    • Fix Buffer overflow in Real demuxer CVE-2010-3907 / VideoLAN-SA-1007
    • Fix some asf/wmv seeking issues, notably when seek didn't go to a keyframe
    • Support for 24-bits PCM over RTP (audio/L24)
  • Subtitles and renderer:
    • Do not auto-detect .txt files for subtitles
    • Mark more freetype options as safe
    • Mac OS X: fixed fontconfig cache creation
    • Fix heap corruption in subtitle decoders, potentially exploitable, discovered by Harry Sintonen - sintonen at
  • Visualization:
    • Fix projectM visualization for Linux in all locales
    • Fix projectM visualization support for Windows
    • Various projectM improvements: the module should be working now
    • Fix goom crash on Windows XP and Mac OS X
  • Interfaces:
    • Qt4: fixes for media keys processing and MCE remotes
    • Qt4: various fixes and portability improvements
    • KDE: work-around open dialog first slow opening because of KMimeTypeRepository
  • Miscellaneous fixes:
    • KDE device solid actions
    • XDG screensaver
    • Transcode integer overflow
    • HTTP Icy metadata reading
    • Windows: revert to 1.1.4 performance timers
  • Translations:
    • Update translations for Chinese, Nippon, Slovak, Estonian, Spanish, Galician, Swedish, Bulgarian, French, Bengalese, German, Slovak, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Sinhala and Irish
Version 1.1.5
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2010
  • Security:
    • Fix a Windows crash on accessing Network Shared files/drives,VideoLAN-SA-1006
  • Access:
    • Support for RTP access for H264 streams by specifying the demux in the MRL
  • Services Discovery:
    • Integration in the playlist, of a list of web shows, provided by
  • Demuxers:
    • Game Music Emu (GME) plugin rewritten, using the proper C API
    • DVDnav and DVDread fixes for encoding and misc issues
    • Playback of live http .Webm streams
    • Taglib thread-safety fix
  • Decoders:
    • Fix decoding of H264 using DxVA2 using Intel IGP, thanks to the donation from "Puget Systems"
  • Skins:
    • Add an icon to VLC on Linux
  • Video Output:
    • fix a bug that could lead to 100% CPU usage on XCB
  • Interfaces:
    • fix for Qt bug where VLC didn't exit properly on some Windows XP configuration
    • fixes on luatelnet and luarc
  • Miscellaneous crashes and fixes in various plugins (telnet, live555, theora and TS-mux, Qt)
  • libLVC:
    • add libvlc_media_new_fd() to play directly file descriptors (not Win32/Win64)
    • Miscellaneous fixes
  • Translations:
    • Update translations for Walloon, Lithuanian, Spanish, Turkish, Estonian, Dutch, Bengali, German, Polish, Brazillian Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Galician, French and Ukrainian
    • Major update and activation on Windows of Modern Greek
    • New Asturian translation
Version 1.1.4
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2010
  • Win32:
    • Fix a security issue when loading DLLs, especially in Qt4 and dmo modules, See VideoLAN-SA-1005
    • Fix folders opening from the interface
  • Translations:
    • Update translations for Lithuanian, Bengali, Slovak, French, Dutch, Ukranian Polish, Simplified Chinese, German and Galician
Version 1.1.3
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2010
  • Access and demuxers:
    • fixes for FTP relatives path and FTP directory support
    • fix for podcasts parsing
    • DVD: fix an assert error and various memory leaks
  • Taglib:
    • fix NULL dereferences, as reported by FortiGuard Lab, CVE-2010-2937 / VideoLAN-SA-1004
  • Playlist:
    • fix a regression where the wrong entry was played
    • fix m3u playlists exports
  • Skins2:
    • fix video autoresize behaviour
  • Translations:
    • Update translations for Dutch, Sinhala, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish and Bengali
  • Windows and Mac:
    • Update of many codecs libraries, fixing bugs and improving speed
  • Mac:
    • architecture-specific installations will now be replaced by specific updates
  • BSD:
    • Add AltiVec detetion for OpenBSD/powerpc
Version 1.1.2
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2010
  • Demuxers:
    • Avformat fps displaying fix
    • TS, fix an issue where some programs would get dropped (fixes DVB issues too)
  • Audio filters:
    • fix timestamps handling on some filters that provoqued issues when playback of mono streams, especially on Windows
  • Windows:
    • fix a bug in direct3d video output with old nVidia drivers that broke video playback with overlay (YUV->RGB)
    • fix console output encoding
  • Interface and extensions:
    • Youtube and other scripts updates
    • Misc fixes in Qt4 (especially VLM and EPG dialogs) and MacOS interface
Version 1.1.1
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2010
  • libVLC:
    • New capabilities for libVLC: * Adjust video filter control: libvlc_adjust_Enable,libvlc_adjust_Contrast, libvlc_adjust_Brightness, libvlc_adjust_Hue,libvlc_adjust_Saturation, libvlc_adjust_Gamma * libvlc_media_player_set_pause() can force the pause state, whereaslibvlc_media_player_pause() would only toggle it. * libvlc_set_user_agent() configures the "user agent" strings used for someprotocols (HTTP, PulseAudio...). This replaces the --http-user-agent andthe former --user-agent libvlc_new() parameters. * libvlc_video_set_callbacks() and libvlc_video_set_format() allow grabbingvideo frames from a chosen memory location in real-time. This replace theugly --vmem-* libvlc_new() parameters in previous versions.See as an example. * libvlc_audio_get_delay() and libvlc_audio_set_delay() configure the delaybetween audio and video/subpictures for the current input.
    • Various fixes and crash preventions, especially when video functions were called early
  • Decoders/Demuxers:
    • Fix performance issues with GPU decoding using DxVA2 using ATI graphic cards You NEED ATI Catalyst 10.7
    • Fix :program selection in TS and DVB-T
    • Fixes and improvements for MKV, Avformat and Avcodec modules
    • Fix mod (.xm, .s3m, .it) files support on Windows and Mac builds
  • Stream output:
    • Fix h264 streaming in ts
  • Interfaces:
    • Qt: fix preferences, hotkeys, messages and some fulscreen behaviour
    • Skins: support for mousewheel in fullscreen, fix radialsliders
    • Http: fix fullscreen toggle
  • Linux:
    • Fix pulse closing
    • VAAPI small improvements, notably for extraction mode selection
  • MacOS:
    • Multiple interface and crash fixes
    • Deinterlace selection is repaired
    • Crashes when playing multi-channel tracks fixes
  • Windows:
    • Activation of DEP on XP SP3
    • Fix opening of .m3u and .pls playlists
    • Fix crash when My Document isn't available
    • Fix crash when Windows was getting into standby while playing video
  • Translations:
    • Update translations for Spanish, Polish, German, Sinhala, Hungarian, Khmer, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Hebrew, Slovak, Galician
Version 1.1.0
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2010
  • Please refer to for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 RC4
  • Release Date: Jun 16, 2010
  • Please refer to for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 RC3
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2010
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 RC1
  • Release Date: May 26, 2010
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 Pre4
  • Release Date: May 10, 2010
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 Pre3
  • Release Date: May 2, 2010
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 Pre2
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2010
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 Pre1
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2010
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.0.5
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2010
  • Decoders:
    • SubRip extra styles improvements
    • Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders
  • Mac OS X Interface:
    • Improved support for the 2009 Apple Remote
  • Windows port:
    • Use of gcc 4.4.2 to compile instead of gcc 4.2. This might slightly increase performance and fix x264 issues
  • Translations:
    • Portuguese Brazilian, Lithunanian, Romanian, Ukranian, Japanese, Bengali, Walloon, Galician, Danish, Khmer, Polish, Slovenian, Vietnamese, Finnish Russian, Slovak translation updates
    • New Malayalam, Macedoninan, Nynorsk translations
Version 1.0.3
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2009
  • Video outputs:
    • Fix video quality when resizing the video on Windows Vista and 7, due to regressions in most popular drivers
    • New deinterlacers modules based on yadif and yadif(x2) algorithms
  • Decoders:
    • Windows version supports now natively the WMA Professional codec, as it didn't work in the packaged version of 1.0.2
    • Fix downmixing of particual 4.0 AC-3 audio tracks
  • Encoders:
    • x264 has profile-limitter, like: #transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=12}..}
  • Input:
    • Update for appletrailers lua script
    • Fixes on the RAR stream filter
    • Fix for E-AC3 in ATSC/TS streams
    • Various fixes for v4l and v4l2
    • Fix a crash in mjpeg demuxer
  • Service discovery:
    • New udev module for linux
  • Qt4 interface:
    • Fixes on the playlist and the stream output panels
  • Translations:
    • French, Galician, Korean, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Slovak and Ukrainian updates
Version 1.0.3 RC
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.0.2
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Please refer to for a full list of changes
Version 1.0.1
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.0.0
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.0.0 RC4
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2009
Version 1.0.0 RC3
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2009
Version 1.0.0 RC2
  • Release Date: May 28, 2009
Version 1.0.0 RC1
  • Release Date: May 13, 2009
Version 0.9.9
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2009
  • Decoders:
    • Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0
  • Demuxers:
    • Various fixes related to real demuxer
  • Mac OS X Interface:
    • Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel
    • Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the main controller window.
    • Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard
  • Mac OS X Port:
    • Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs
  • New Localizations:
    • Indonesian
    • Bengali
    • Updates of other localizations
  • Various bugfixes:
    • Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers.
    • Lots of small bugfixes.
    • Correct Fullscreen behaviour on Multi-Screen setups on Windows
    • Telnet fixes on Windows
    • Resampling fixes when transcoding
Version 0.9.8a
  • Release Date: Dec 9, 2008
  • Fixes critical buffer overflow vulnerabilities
Version 0.9.8
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2008
  • Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
Version 0.9.7
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2008
  • Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
Version 0.9.6
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2008
  • New Localizations:
    • Ukranian
  • Security updates:
    • Fixed overflow in CUE support from VCD access (SA-0810, CVE-2008-xxxx)
    • Fixed overflow in RealText subtitles support (SA-0810, CVE-2008-xxxx)
Version 0.9.5
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2008
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 0.9.4
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2008
  • Various bugfixes:
    • Crashes fixed in ogg, vobsub, dvdread
    • Fixes several memory leaks.
  • Mac OS X port:
    • Apple machines without Quartz Extreme are no longer supported (use 0.9.2 or earlier )
    • Fixed a crash with deletion of old preferences.
    • Fixed targetname for downloaded updates
  • Windows port:
    • Stability fix for the video output.
Version 0.9.3
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2008
  • Various bugfixes:
    • Fixed DTS channel order on 5.1 systems
    • Fixed pausing behavior for subtitles and for Audio-CD
    • Multiple subtitles and podcast fixes
    • Various crashes fixed in PS, SSA, mkv, xspf, freetype
    • Fixed update system bugs
    • Other bug fixes (dvd language selection, subtitle colours, HTTP keep-alive...)
  • Mac OS X port:
    • Fixed ffmpeg slowness on PowerPC-based Macs
    • Fixed crash on startup when installed on old preferences
    • Fixed bug in directory opening on Mac OS X
    • Fixed font selection in the Simple Preferences
    • Thicker border to the subtitle renderer
    • Fixed the appearance of playlist items in the Streaming/Transcoding Wizard
    • Fixed AC3 passthrough on Mac OS X
    • Fixed behavior of the Volume Normalizer settings on Mac OS X
    • Removed the deprecated QuickDraw video output module to avoid crashes on modern Mac OS X versions
  • Windows port:
    • Fixed sensitivity of Fullscreen Controller
    • Fixed error messages on startup when VLC wasn't correctly uninstalled before installation
    • Fix showing of controller when returning from fullscreen playback
    • Multiple directory and path location fixes.
  • Qt4 interface:
    • Added Faster/Slower icons to the controller panel
    • Fixed lost playlist columns when switching the playlist view
    • Added needed options to Simple preferences (to avoid NVIDIA drivers issues)
    • Fullscreen controller: added time label, remembering of last position
    • Fixed drag'n drop behaviour on the playlist
    • Multiple other fixes (Enter hotkey in preferences, Skins selection...)
Version 0.9.2
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2008
  • New Qt4 interface for Windows and Linux
  • Support for many new codecs (Dirac, Atrac3, APE, ...) and demuxers
  • Vastly improved subtitles support
  • Media library, Live playlist search, Last.FM support
  • Album art support
  • Improved metadata support
  • Video for Linux 2 support (v4l2)
  • DVB support on Windows (BDA)
  • Simplified libvlc and Mac OS X development framework
  • New localization to Finnish, Persian, Polish, Punjabi and Bulgarian
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 0.8.6i
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2008
  • Security updates:
    • Fixed integer overflow in WAV demuxer (CVE-2008-2430)
  • Various bugfixes:
    • Fixed option to use shared memory within the GLX video output module
    • Improved galaktos-based audio visualizations on FreeBSD
    • Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc (transcode stream output, OSD menu video filter, VCD input, SAP services discovery, http control interface)
    • Updated Polish translation
Version 0.8.6h
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2008
  • Security updates:
    • Updated GnuTLS and libgcrypt on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1948, CVE-2008-1949, CVE-2008-1950)
    • Updated libxml2 on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2007-6284)
    • Updated libebml and libmatroska on Mac OS X. Reliability improvements.
    • Miscellaneous bugfixes in multiple modules and in libvlc (ftp access, record access filter, video filters, RC interface,playlist demuxer, IP networking, MPJPEG muxer, stream outputs)
    • Improved support for MPEG2 content created by Final Cut Pro
    • More reliable audio reception for MPEG TS streams
    • Fixed a regression in 0.8.6g where usage of the snapshot feature could leadto an unexpected application termination
    • New Serbian translation
    • Updated Romanian translation
Version 0.8.6g
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2008
  • Security updates:
    • Removed VLC variable settings from Mozilla and ActiveX (CVE-2007-6683, VideoLAN-SA-0804)
    • Removed loading plugins from the current directory (CVE-2008-2147, VideoLAN-SA-0805)
    • Updated libpng on Windows and Mac OS X (CVE-2008-1382)
    • Fixed libid3tag denial of service (CVE-2008-2109)
    • Fixed libvorbis vulnerabilities (CVE-2008-1419, CVE-2008-1420, CVE-2008-1423)
    • Fixed speex insufficient boundary check (CVE-2008-1686, oCERT-2008-004)
  • Various bugfixes:
    • Fixed various memory leaks, improving stability when running as a server
    • Fixed compilation with recent versions of FFmpeg
    • Correctly parses SAP announcements from MPEG-TS
    • Fixed AAC resampling
    • The Fullscreen Controller appears correctly on Mac OS X, if the 'Always-on-top' video option was selected.
Version 0.8.6f
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2008
  • Security updates:
    • Really fixed subtitle buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681)
    • Fixed Real RTSP code execution problem (CVE-2008-0073)
    • Fixed MP4 integer overflows (CVE-2008-1489)
    • Fixed cinepak integer overflow
  • Various bugfixes:
    • The Mozilla plugin registers a usable range of MIME-types on Mac OS X
    • Improved VLC's video output behavior on multi-screen setups running Mac OS X
    • Fixed crashes in H264 packetizer
    • Close MMS access on network timeout
    • Fix some problems with AAC decoder & packetizer
Version 0.8.6e
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2008
  • This version is aimed at fixing security vulnerabilities in the Web interface, Subtitle demuxer, Real RTSP demuxer, SDL_image library and MP4 demuxer which affect VLC media player 0.8.6d and earlier.
  • Improvements in this release include H.264 encoding compatibility,DTS to S/PDIF and 5.1 audio fixes on ALSA. The behavior of the Preferences panel on Mac OS X has been corrected.
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 0.8.6d
  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2007
  • This version is aimed at fixing security vulnerabilities in the Active X plugin and the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) library which affect VLC media player 0.8.6c and lower. For more technical details see our ADVISORY (
  • Improvements in this release include better Video Output compatibility on Mac OS X and Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Please note that Mac OS X 10.3.9 is no longer supported.
Version 0.8.6c
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2007
  • Various bugfixes, notably:
    • Windows Vista compatibility
    • Cropping in Direct3D
    • Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
    • RSS filter string overflow
    • Few memory leaks
    • MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)
  • CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:
    • Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702)
  • Demuxers:
    • Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI
  • Decoders:
    • Updated FLAC API compatibility
  • Input:
    • Support for new v4l2 encoder API
    • New localisation: Arabic, Persian
Version 0.8.6b
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2007
Version 0.8.6b test1
  • Release Date: Apr 14, 2007
  • Various bugfixes notably:
    • out-of-bound read in demuxers
    • demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
    • Mac OS X Interface crashes
    • VP31 decoding on Windows platforms
  • Decoders:
    • Enhanced Flash Video support incl. VP61 and VP60
    • Teletext subtitles (telx) support
  • Webbrowser plugins:
    • rectified behaviour and improved usability
  • Mac OS X Interface & Port:
    • diverse usability improvements
    • new wizard option to include subtitles
    • screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
    • Improved Delete-Preferences-Script
Version 0.8.6a
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2007
  • Fixes security vulnerability which can lead to arbitrary code execution (Security Advisory 0701)
  • Improves the usability of the Fullscreen Controller on Mac OS X
Version 0.8.6
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2006
  • Support for Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1
  • Support for VP5/VP6 and Flash video
  • Support for TTA and WavPack Lossless audio
  • Much improved H.264 support
  • Preliminary DVR-ms, MXF support
  • Shoutcast TV support
  • Windows unicode fixes
  • Apple Remote support
  • Apple Fullscreen controller
  • Universal Binary
Version 0.8.6 RC1
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2006
  • Please refer to this page for more information
Version 0.8.6 test2a
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2006
  • Please refer to this page for more information
Version 0.8.6 test2
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2006
  • Support for Windows Media Video 9
  • Support for VP5/VP6 video
  • Support for TTA and Wavpack Lossless audio
  • Improved H264 support
  • Preliminary DVR-ms, MXF support
  • Apple Remote support
  • Please refer to this page for more information
Version 0.8.6 test1
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2006
  • Please refer to this page
Version 0.8.5
  • Release Date: May 7, 2006
  • Please refer to this page
Version 0.8.5 test4
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Please refer to this page
Version 0.8.5 test3
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2006
  • Please refer to this page
Version 0.8.5 test2
  • Release Date: Apr 3, 2006
  • Please refer to this page
Version 0.8.5 test1
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2006
  • Please refer to this page
Version 0.8.4
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2005
  • Please refer to this page

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