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VLC Media Player 0.8.0

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VLC Media Player 0.8.0  Change Log

  • Core support:
  • Major work on libvlc. Changed/renamed/added functions
  • Complete switch to the new input core (better seeking, multi-input, ...)
  • New plugins cache to speed up launch time
  • New --play-and-stop feature which stops the playlist after each played item
  • Daemon mode (to run vlc in the background)
  • Major improvements to the subtitle/OSD subsystem
  • Input:
  • New screen capture input plugin for X11, Win32, BeOS and Mac OS X (Stream your desktop)
  • Improved DVD support:
  • uses libdvdnav for playing DVDs with menus support
  • uses libdvdread for simple playback with menus (eg. for streaming)
  • Experimental multi-input support ( use --input-slave to play with it )
  • Automatic MTU discovery for UDP streams
  • More powerful MRL syntax for DVD/VCD/CDDA access (selection of titles/chapters).
  • Demuxers:
  • Support for iTunes Music Store previews
  • Support for MJPEG webcams (i.e. AXIS cams)
  • Added initial mp4 and mpeg-ts text track support
  • Windows Media Server RTSP support
  • Support for MPEG TS streams with error correction (204/192 bytes TS packets)
  • Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
  • Skins2 .vlt file loader (only when skins2 is the current interface)
  • Improved Ogg demuxer
  • Support for MPEG PS streams with MPEG 4 video.
  • Support for so called AACPlus webstreams
  • Codecs:
  • G.726 audio support
  • 14496-17 MPEG TS text support
  • MPEG-4 text support
  • Vastly improved DVB subtitles decoder (ETS 300 743)
  • Enabled color in DVB subtitles rendering
  • VobSub supported both externally and in Matroska
  • Stream Output:
  • Encoders:
  • Re-use audio/video/spu decoders in transcoder module. From now on, everything that is playable by VLC should be transcodable as well
  • Subtitles overlaying in transcoder
  • Subpictures overlaying in transcoder (see video output)
  • Frame rate selection in the transcoder
  • DVB subtitles encoder
  • MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoder using libtoolame
  • Improved vorbis/theora encoding
  • Muxers:
  • Text track muxing for mp4
  • Text track muxing for mp4
  • 14496-17 text track muxing for MPEG TS
  • Support for DTS audio in MPEG TS (ETSI TS 102 154 Annex G)
  • Teletext (0x56 descriptor) streaming support in MPEG TS.
  • New WAV muxer (supports multi-channel audio)
  • Improved ASF muxer
  • Misc:
  • H.263 RTP streaming support
  • SDP generation outputs more compliant SDPs and can create SDP files now
  • Improved RTSP and VoD server (experimental)
  • Audio Output:
  • New audio equalizer filter
  • Very trivial volume normalizer
  • True channel downmixing when playing 5:1 material on Stereo
  • More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect
  • New audio output plugin using portaudio v19
  • Video Output:
  • Roku HD1000 Video output
  • Experimental generic OpenGL video output (X11, Win32, MacOS X) with support for effects.
  • Improved filter and subpictures support :
  • New filters can be streamed.
  • "Subpicture filters" to overlay subpictures on video
  • Centralized scaling and blending
  • New filters :
  • "time", to display current time
  • "marq", to display a marquee
  • Interfaces:
  • OSD sliders for volume and postition information
  • OSD icons for Play and Pause
  • New Streaming Wizard for Windows and Linux default interfaces (wxWindows)
  • A few skins2 improvements
  • Added search, volume, loop and random functions to the ncurses interface
  • Added a filesystem browser to the ncurses interface
  • The remote control interface can now listen for commands on sockets
  • Improved CORBA control module
  • Mac OS X port:
  • Fixed the "cannot set buffersize:[nope]" coreaudio problem
  • Major speed improvements to the Quartz video output
  • The Mac OS X interface is no longer required to display video
  • Linux port:
  • New galaktos visualization plugin (MilkDrop-compatible)
  • Experimental SVG rendering module
  • Support for DVB CAM modules.
  • Windows port:
  • DirectX Media Object decoder (allows playing some media types, like WMV3)
  • DirectX Media Object audio and video encoder
  • Fixed long standing win32 thread handles leak
  • Fixed problem with CPU usage with subtitles rendering
  • Wallpaper mode for the DirectX video output (only in overlay mode)
  • WinCE port:
  • Massive update (we still miss an interface and a fast video output).
  • Mozilla plugin:
  • Added a lot of Javascript accessible funtionality
  • Volume, position, length, seek etc etc etc
  • Misc:
  • Server/client network synchronization module
  • VBrick streams fully supported
  • Cisco IP/TV streams supported
  • VLM enhancements

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