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This is the version history page for VideoLAN (VLC), showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 3.0.8
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2019
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  • Changes between 3.0.7.1 and 3.0.8:
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    Core:
     * Fix stuttering for low framerate videos

    Demux:
     * Fix channel ordering in some MP4 files
     * Fix glitches in TS over HLS
     * Add real probing of HLS streams
     * Fix HLS MIME type fallback

    Decoder:
     * Fix WebVTT subtitles rendering

    Stream filter:
     * Improve network buffering

    Misc:
     * Update Youtube script

    Audio Output:
     * macOS/iOS: Fix stuttering or blank audio when starting or seeking when using
       external audio devices (bluetooth for example)
     * macOS: Fix AV synchronization when using external audio devices

    Video Output:
     * Direct3D11: Fix hardware acceleration for some AMD drivers

    Stream output:
     * Fix transcoding when the decoder does not set the chroma

    Security:
     * Fix a buffer overflow in the MKV demuxer (CVE-2019-14970)
     * Fix a read buffer overflow in the avcodec decoder (CVE-2019-13962)
     * Fix a read buffer overflow in the FAAD decoder
     * Fix a read buffer overflow in the OGG demuxer (CVE-2019-14437, CVE-2019-14438)
     * Fix a read buffer overflow in the ASF demuxer (CVE-2019-14776)
     * Fix a use after free in the MKV demuxer (CVE-2019-14777, CVE-2019-14778)
     * Fix a use after free in the ASF demuxer (CVE-2019-14533)
     * Fix a couple of integer underflows in the MP4 demuxer (CVE-2019-13602)
     * Fix a null dereference in the dvdnav demuxer
     * Fix a null dereference in the ASF demuxer (CVE-2019-14534)
     * Fix a null dereference in the AVI demuxer
     * Fix a division by zero in the CAF demuxer (CVE-2019-14498)
     * Fix a division by zero in the ASF demuxer (CVE-2019-14535)

    Contribs:
     * Update to a newer libmodplug version (0.8.9.0)
Version 3.0.7.1
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2019
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  • Changes between 3.0.7 and 3.0.7.1:
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    Access:
     * Update libbluray to 1.1.2

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

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

    Demux:
     * 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

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

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

    Translations:
     * Update of most translations

    Security:
     * 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:
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    Core:
     * Fix potential subtitle picture allocation failures

    Codec:
     * Add support for 12 bits decoding of AV1
     * Fix HDR support in AV1 when the container provides the metadata
Version 3.0.5
  • Release Date: Dec 27, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.4 and 3.0.5:
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    Access:
    * Improve RTSP playback
    * BluRay fixes and improvements, notably for menus and seeking
    * Improve the UDP/RTP truncated issue

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

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

    Packetizer:
    * Add an AV1 packetizer

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

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

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

    Miscellaneaous:
    * Improve ChromeCast
    * Update numerous 3rd party libraries, including for minor security issues
    * Update Youtube support
    * Fix subtitles rendering with specific fonts with negative horizontal advance
Version 3.0.4
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.3 and 3.0.4:
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    Decoder:
    * Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
    * Decode AV1 streams
    * Fix playback of low-fps files
    * Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
    * Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
    * Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
    * Fix crashes with LPCM streams
    * Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
    * Fix MediaCodec rotation handling

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

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

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

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

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

    Qt:
    * Fix tooltip display when using Wayland

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

    Translations:
    * Update of most translations
Version 3.0.3
  • Release Date: May 31, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.2 and 3.0.3:
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    Core:
    * Update subtitles display while paused

    Access:
    * Enable srt support on binary builds

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

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

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

    Video Output:
    * Fix crashes on Direct3D11

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

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

    Translations:
    * Update of most languages
Version 3.0.2
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.1 and 3.0.2:
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    Core:
    * Fix snapshotting with subtitles when using hardware acceleration
    * Fix green/missing line/column when the picture dimensions are odd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Misc:
    * Fix lua rc & oldrc interfaces host specification
    * Fix crashes when searching for renderers
    * Relocate localedir for Linux (improves snap i18n support)
    * Fix VDPAU GLX usage on Linux
    * Improve support for NetBSD
    * Fix MSI script for Windows
    * Fix libvlc_media_list not going to next media
    * Fix character encoding on win32 consoles
    * Miscellaneous chromecast improvements
    * Fix missing OSD navigation feedback
    * Various VLSub improvements
    * lua: Fix scripts not being loaded on some filesystems
    * lua: Add vlc.io APIs to handle UTF-8 paths
Version 3.0.1
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.0 and 3.0.1:
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    Core:
     * Fix use-after-free when cleaning playlists
     * Fix crash on exit on Windows

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

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

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

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

    Packetizer:
     * Fix out of bounds read in mpeg4video

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

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

    Qt Interface:
     * Improve scaling on HiDPI displays

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

    Core:
     * 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

    Access:
     * 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

    Decoders:
     * 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

    Demuxers:
     * 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

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

    Muxers:
     * 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

    iOS:
     * Drop support for iOS 6.x

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

    Skins2:
     * Support key accelerators

    libVLC:
     * 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

    Logging
     * 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

    Misc
     * 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 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
  • Download(s):
  • 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

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