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Version 3.0.18 Version Version Version 3.0.17 Version 3.0.16 Version 3.0.15 Version 3.0.14 Version 3.0.13
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2021
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  • Changes between and 3.0.13:

     * Adaptive: fix artefacts in HLS streams with wrong profiles/levels
     * Fix regression on some MP4 files for the audio track
     * Fix MPGA and ADTS probing in TS files
     * Fix Flac inside AVI files
     * Fix VP9/Webm artefacts when seeking

     * Support SSA text scaling
     * Fix rotation on Android rotation
     * Fix WebVTT subtitles that start at 00:00

     * Update libnfs to support NFSv4
     * Improve SMB2 integration
     * Fix Blu-ray files using Unicode names on Windows
     * Disable mcast lookups on Android for RTSP playback

    Video Output:
     * Rework the D3D11 rendering wait, to fix choppiness on display

     * Fix VLC getting stuck on close on X11 (#21875)
     * Improve RTL on preferences on macOS
     * Add mousewheel horizontal axis control
     * Fix crash on exit on macOS
     * Fix sizing of the fullscreen controls on macOS

     * Fix subtitles/OSD under Windows XP

     * Update translations
     * Improve MIDI fonts search on Linux
     * Update Soundcloud, Youtube, liveleak
     * Fix compilation with GCC11
     * Fix input-slave option for subtitles

  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2021
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  • Changes between 3.0.12 and

     * is the first release for Apple Silicon macs
     * Version bump to allow an automatic upgrade path
Version 3.0.12
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2021
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  • Changes between and 3.0.12:

     * Add new RIST access module compliant with simple profile (VSF_TR-06-1)

    Access Output:
     * Add new RIST access output module compliant with simple profile (VSF_TR-06-1)

     * Fixed adaptive's handling of resolution settings
     * Improve Bluray tracks support
     * Improve WMV seeking and DASH support
     * Fix crashes in AVI, MKV modules

    Audio output:
     * Fix audio distortion on macOS during start of playback

    Video Output:
     * Direct3D11: Fix some potential crashes when using video filters

     * Add native support for Apple Silicon / ARM-64
     * Visual UI adaptations for macOS Big Sur
     * Fix displaying EQ bands in the UI depending on which frequency
       presets are set for the EQ in advanced preferences
     * Fix UI issues in bookmarks window

     * Several fixes in the web interface, including privacy and security
     * Update YouTube and Vocaroo scripts
     * Fix rotation filter mouse handling
     * Update translations
Version (macOS)
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2020
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    • Today, VideoLAN is publishing the VLC release for macOS, which notably solves an audio rendering regression introduced in the last update specific to that platform. Additionally, it improves playback of HLS streams, WebVTT subtitles and UPnP discovery.

Version 3.0.11 Version 3.0.10 Version
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2020
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  • Changes between 3.0.8 and 3.0.9:

     * Work around busy looping when playing an invalid item through VLM 

     * Fix TTML entities not passed to decoder
     * Misc raw H264/HEVC frame rate fixes
     * Fix adaptive regression on TS format change (mostly HLS)

     * Fixes H264/HEVC incomplete draining in some cases
     * packetizer_helper: Fix potential trailing junk on last packet
     * Improved check to prevent fLAC synchronization drops

     * avcodec: revector video decoder to fix incomplete drain

    Text renderer:
     * Fix crashes on macOS with SSA/ASS subtitles containing emoji

     * Remove qtsound module and add avaudiocapture module as replacement
     * Fix audio capture on macOS Catalina by using avaudiocapture
     * Inform the user in case OS permissions are missing for certain actions
     * Fix Apple Remote support on macOS Catalina
     * Add support for pausing Apple Music on macOS Catalina
     * Fix UPnP discovery crash without an active network interface
     * Fix rare placement issues with fullscreen panel
     * Fix problem in audio output remembering the last device configuration
       in digital mode

     * Add missing .wpl & .zpl file associations on Windows
Version 3.0.8
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2019
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  • Changes between and 3.0.8:

     * Fix stuttering for low framerate videos

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

     * Fix WebVTT subtitles rendering

    Stream filter:
     * Improve network buffering

     * 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

     * 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)

     * Update to a newer libmodplug version (
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2019
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  • Changes between 3.0.7 and

     * Update libbluray to 1.1.2

     * Fix bluray java menu playback regression in 3.0.7

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

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

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

     * Improve MP4 support

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

    Stream Output:
     * Improve Chromecast support with new ChromeCast apps

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

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

     * Update of most translations

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

     * Fix potential subtitle picture allocation failures

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

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

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

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

    * Add an AV1 packetizer

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

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

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

    * Improve ChromeCast
    * Update numerous 3rd party libraries, including for minor security issues
    * Update Youtube support
    * Fix subtitles rendering with specific fonts with negative horizontal advance
Version 3.0.4
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2018
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  • Changes between 3.0.3 and 3.0.4:

    * Blacklist some intel GPU when decoding HEVC
    * Decode AV1 streams
    * Fix playback of low-fps files
    * Fix hardware decoding of low-latency sliced H.264 streams on macOS
    * Fix seeking with streams containing WebVTT subtitles
    * Fix decoding some CC-608 streams with roll-up
    * Fix crashes with LPCM streams
    * Fix colorspace of JPEG, PNG and screen inputs
    * Fix MediaCodec rotation handling

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

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

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

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

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

    * Fix tooltip display when using Wayland

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

    * Update of most translations

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