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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 2.2.5.1
  • Release Date: May 12, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Changes between 2.2.5 and 2.2.5.1:
    --------------------------------

    Security hardening for DLL hijacking environments

    Translations updates

    Misc:
     * 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:
    --------------------------------

    Decoder:
     * Fix mp3 playback quality regression in libmad
     * Fix video scaling in VDPAU
     * Fix playback of palettized codecs
     * Fix ADPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-067)
     * Fix AES3 16bps decoding
     * Fix DVD/LPCM heap corruption (FG-VD-16-090)
     * Fix SCTE-27 colors

    Demuxer:
     * Fix possible ASF integer overflow
     * Fix MP4, VOC, XA, SMF divide-by-zero errors
     * Fix MP4 heap buffer overflows
     * Fix Flac metadata integer overflow
     * Fix NSVf and AIFF infinite loops
     * Fix flac null-pointer dereference
     * Fix vorbis and opus comments integer overflows and leaks

    Video output:
     * Fix green line on Windows with AMD drivers
     * Fix screenshots size

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

    Mux:
     * Fix mp4 drift

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

    Audio filter:
     * Fix heap write in stereo_widen audio filter

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

    MacOS:
     * 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
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  • Changes between 2.2.3 and 2.2.4:
    --------------------------------

    Decoder:
     * 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)

    Qt:
     * Fix resizing issues

    Win32:
     * Fix overlay creation on Windows XP for DirectDraw video output

    Misc:
     * Build fixes for Hurd

    Translations:
     * 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:
    --------------------------------

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

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

    Video Ouptut:
     * Fix green lines on Direct3D output

    Skins2:
     * Fix maximizing Window in multi-screen context

    Qt:
     * 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

    Win32:
     * Allow opening more than 15 elements in Explorer

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

    Access:
     * 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

    Demux:
     * Fix support for ms-dvr files
     * Fix time detection in AVI files over HTTP
     * HLS: fix hang on stop, crashes and small improvements
     * Fix mp4 NULL dereference reported by by Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
     * Fix regression for VC-1 in WMV
     * Fix MXF crashes on stop
     * Fix EAC3 detection in some TS files

    Decoders:
     * Fix importing surface from main memory in VDPAU
     * Fix possible double-free in ADPCM decoder
     * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats
     * Support GoToMeeting 2 and GoToMeeting 3 codecs
     * Fix crash in teletext (zvbi) decoder
     * Fix Bluray subtitles (PGS) timestamps

    Audio output:
     * Fix audio drop after a flush with pulseaudio
     * Fix audio initialization on iOS
     * Fix audio stuttering with AirPlay devices on OS X (2 sec delay needs to
       be set manually by the user)
     * Fix pulseaudio latency computation
     * Fix alsa default device selection

    Skins2:
     * Fix video control that fails to show up
     * Fix UTF-8 conversion issues
     * Fix Unicode folders location failing to open the skins
     * Fix crash over malformed skins bitmaps
     * Fix fullscreen for Gnome3/Unity Window Managers

    OS X:
     * Support for OS X El Capitan
     * Fix code signature for releases on El Capitan
     * Improve resume dialog, starting time, preferences, lua extensions
     * Fix threads ordering, preferences crashes, URL drag'n drops

    Qt:
     * Fix crash when opening multiple items on Windows
     * Fix recent items appending when using a playlist
     * Improve addons manager dialog, playlist
     * Fix changing the audio-device in the menu
     * Fix key and mouse event support for Qt >= 5.5 under X11
     * Fix memory leaks

    Video Output:
     * Fix build if one disables XCB but activate VDPAU on Unix
     * Fix Direct3D plane allocation size to avoid colour bleeding
     * Fix some crashes in swscale resizing

    Misc:
     * Fix build with recent FreeRDP versions
     * Fix interface crashes when input-title-format option is empty
     * Fix MP4 mux divide-by-zero crash
     * Improve PNG encoding time
     * Fix some UPnP initialization lag
     * Rewrite of the Jamendo Service Discovery
     * Fix snapshot aspect ratio for anamorphic contents
     * Fix custom snapshot sizes
     * Dynamic generation of GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman parameters
     * Fix "vb" transcoding parameter
     * Fix superfluous audio channel extraction in the core
     * Fix miscellaneous crashes, double-frees, integer overflows, infinite loops,
       read overflow, invalid frees and division by zero issues
     * Fix support for lua 5.2 and fix XSS in the http interface
     * Update and improve Soundcloud, Vimeo and Youtube scripts
     * Update of codecs and libraries to fix 3rd party security issues (like
       TALOS-CAN-0036, TALOS-CAN-0037, CVE-2015-7981, CVE-2015-8126

    Translations:
     * Add Kashmiri and Maithili languages
     * Update of most translations

    libVLC:
     * 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

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

    Codec:
     * 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

    Demuxers:
     * Fix MP4 chapters
     * Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares
     * Fix crash when playing SPC files
     * Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV
     * Revert to older ASX code
     * Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio

    Access:
     * Fix sftp read and close sockets
     * Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8
     * Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows

    Audio output:
     * Fix Alsa HDMI plugs
     * Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers
     * Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files

    OS X:
     * Fix numerous crashes in the UI
     * Fix video-wallpaper mode
     * Fix race when starting VLC from command line

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

    Win32:
     * Timestamp the signature of the dlls
     * Fix extensions registration during install
     * Fix extensions dialog crash
     * Default to no DxVA decoding

    libVLC:
     * fix libvlc_media_get_stats

    Translations:
     * Update of Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
       English (United Kingdom), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian,
       Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Malay, Modern Greek, Norwegian 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:
    --------------------------------

    Codec:
    * 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

    Demuxers:
    * Fix MP4 chapters
    * Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares
    * Fix crash when playing SPC files
    * Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV
    * Revert to older ASX code
    * Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio

    Access:
    * Fix sftp read and close sockets
    * Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions < 5.8
    * Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows

    Audio output:
    * Fix Alsa HDMI plugs
    * Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers
    * Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files

    OS X:
    * Fix numerous crashes in the UI
    * Fix video-wallpaper mode
    * Fix race when starting VLC from command line

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

    Win32:
    * Timestamp the signature of the dlls
    * Fix extensions registration during install
    * Fix extensions dialog crash
    * Default to no DxVA decoding

    libVLC:
    * fix libvlc_media_get_stats

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

    Core:
     * 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

    Access:
     * 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

    Decoder:
     * 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

    Encoder:
     * 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

    Demuxer:
     * 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

    Muxers:
     * 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

    Streaming:
     * 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}
        :std{access=http{mime=video/webm},mux=webm,dst=:4212}'
     * 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 127.0.0.1:1234
     * Support Metacube protocol when streaming over HTTP

    libVLC:
     * add equalizer API libvlc_audio_equalizer_* functions
     * add libvlc_media_player_program_scrambled function

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

    Interfaces:
     * 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

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

    Security:
     * 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

    Translations:
     * 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:
    --------------------------------

    Core:
     * Fix compilation on OS/2

    Access:
     * Stability improvements for the QTSound capture module

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

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

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

    Mac OS X Interface:
     * Correctly support video-on-top
     * Fix video output event propagation on Macs with retina displays
     * Stability improvements when using future VLC releases side by side

    Streaming:
     * Fix transcode when audio format changes

    Security contents:
     * Updated GnuTLS to 3.1.25 (CVE-2014-3466)
     * Updated libpng to 1.6.10 (CVE-2014-0333)

    Translations:
     * 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 Viotech.net
    • 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 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 Version 2.1.0-pre1 Version 2.0.7
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • 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
  • Download(s):
  • 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
  • Download(s):
  • 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
  • Download(s):
  • 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
  • Download(s):
  • 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
  • Download(s):
  • 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.
  • FORMATS:
    • 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.
  • INPUT AND DEVICES:
    • 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.
  • FOR MAC USERS:
    • 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!).
  • FOR ANIME FANS:
    • 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.
  • FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS:
    • 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.
  • FOR DEVELOPERS:
    • 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 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 iki.fi
  • 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 channels.com
  • 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 http://wiki.videolan.org/LibVLC_SampleCode_SDL 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 http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc/NEWS for a full list of changes
Version 1.1.0 RC4
  • Release Date: Jun 16, 2010
  • Please refer to http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS 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 http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc/NEWS 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)
    Goodies:
    • 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 (http://www.videolan.org/sa0703.html).
  • 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
    Localisation:
    • 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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