VLC Changelog

New in version 2.2.0

February 27th, 2015
  • 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
  • Fix CDDB lookups, including pregap data
  • 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 and relative paths 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 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:
  • Support for OS X Yosemite
  • 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
  • Update and improve Koreus, Dailymotion, Soundcloud and Youtube scripts
  • 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 Bokmål, 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

New in version 2.1.6 (February 27th, 2015)

  • Audio output:
  • Fix OSS stuttering
  • Security:
  • Fix heap overflow in decomp stream filter
  • Fix buffer overflow in updater
  • Fix potential buffer overflow in schroedinger encoder
  • Fix null-pointer dereference in DMO decoder
  • Fix buffer overflow in parsing of string boxes in mp4 demuxer
  • Fix SRTP integer overflow
  • Fix potential crash in zip access
  • Fix read overflow in Ogg demuxer
  • Win32 installer:
  • Update translations and greek encoding

New in version 2.1.5 (July 7th, 2014)

  • 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

New in version 2.1.4 (February 21st, 2014)

  • Demuxers:
  • Fix issue in WMV with multiple compressed payload and empty payloads
  • Video Output:
  • Fix subtitles size rendering on Windows
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fix DVD playback regression
  • Fix misleading error message during video playback on OS X 10.9
  • Fix hardware acceleration memleaks

New in version 2.1.3 (February 5th, 2014)

  • 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

New in version 2.1.2 (December 10th, 2013)

  • 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

New in version 2.1.1 (November 14th, 2013)

  • 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 BokmÃ¥l, Occitan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek translations

New in version 2.1.0 (September 25th, 2013)

  • Important changes:
  • The licenses of numerous modules have changed from GPLv2+ to LGPLv2.1+
  • Discontinued support for PowerPC-based Macs; VLC now requires Mac OS X 10.6+ Moreover, the official builds will be 64bit only
  • The --with-tuning and --without-tuning options are removed; to tune compilation for a specific processor type, set CFLAGS manually
  • 3rd party libraries (contrib):
  • /extras/contrib has been replaced by a cleaner build system in /contrib
  • Core:
  • Audio core rewrite, supporting higher samplerates, better volume management, better device selection, new channel layouts and new output capabilities
  • Fix support for .001, .00x split files on Windows
  • Full support for UNICODE Windows mode
  • Disable and mark obsolete --language selection
  • Port to Android
  • Port to iOS
  • Partial support for Windows Store App / WinRT
  • Add an audio fingerprinter, using AcoustID!
  • Remove SQL support
  • Decoders:
  • Support for CDXL, Ut Video, VBLE, Dxtory codecs via libavcodec
  • Numerous improvements on the OpenMAX IL codec module
  • Support for Ulead DV audio
  • Support for TechSmith Screen Codec 2, Microsoft Expression Encoder Screen, Microsoft Application Screen Decoder 1 (MSS1) and 2 (MSS2)
  • Support for Indeo Audio Coder, RealAudio Lossless
  • Add Hardware Acceleration support on OS X for H.264 based upon VDADecoder
  • Add Hardware Acceleration support on Android Jelly Bean using MediaCodec
  • Add Hardware Acceleration support on Linux using VDPAU
  • Support for SCTE-27 subtitles
  • Split G.711 decoder from Araw decoder
  • X Window system raster image dump pseudo-decoder
  • Support for Webinar GoToMeeting 4 (G2M4)
  • Encoders:
  • high10, high422 and high444 encoding support in h264
  • QuickSyncVideo Encoding (Intel Media SDK) support using Intel GPU on Windows
  • New AAC encoder using the fdk-aac library (non-free)
  • Access:
  • Screen: add support for OS X Lion and later, remove support for previous OS X releases
  • Major improvements in DASH support
  • Improvements in Blu-Ray module, notably for multiple video tracks support
  • Important improvements and rewrite of the v4l2 access module
  • HTTP: support for Internationalized Domain Names
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming support (H264 and VC1) developed by Viotech.net
  • NTSC EIA-608 closed caption input support via V4L2 VBI devices
  • Add support for VNC/rfb in view only mode
  • Add support for Remote Desktop/RDP in view only mode
  • Timecode: generate a clock/timecode as a subtitle track vlc video.mkv --input-slave timecode:// --timecode-fps 30/1001
  • New video capture module for OS X based on AVFoundation, named AVcapture
  • New shared memory framebuffer access module, named shm
  • Demuxers:
  • MP4: partial support for fragmented MP4
  • Vorbis: better support for metadata and cover art
  • AVI: better support for tags and extended metadata
  • Support for FLAC, Atrac and some ADPCM in AVI
  • Support for DV data type 1 in AVI and 12 bits DV Audio
  • Support for total number of tracks in major container
  • Support for Cook and Atrac in MKV
  • AVI: support for files produced by Nikon cameras
  • Support for more MJPEG streams
  • Add support for liveleak streams
  • Add support for Wave/RF64 files
  • Prevent numerous uncaught exceptions in MKV
  • Add protection against several potential heap buffer overflow in libebml
  • Audio output:
  • Windows Audio Session API audio output support
  • OpenBSD sndio audio output support
  • Important improvements on the Android OpenSL ES audio output
  • Android AudioTrack audio output support
  • OS X Auhal output support for 6.1, 7.1, 8.0 and 8.1 playback and layouts
  • Rewrite of OSS module to support OSSv4
  • OS X Auhal output support for multi-buffer output devices This fix was facilitated through a hardware lending by TEAC Europe GmbH distributing such devices under the brand "TASCAM" (US-122, US-144, etc.).
  • Rewrite of the AudioQueue output for iOS (and OS X)
  • New, simplified AudioUnit output for iOS
  • Audio Filters:
  • New remapping channel filter
  • New filter to enhance stereo effect by mono suppression and delay effect
  • New VSXu visualization plugin
  • ARM NEON acceleration of volume filter
  • Rewrite of the simple downmixer filter
  • New gain audio filter
  • Video Outputs:
  • New output for Decklink Blackmagic cards
  • New output using OpenMAX IL hardware acceleration API
  • OpenGL: use glsl instead of ARB to do the YUV->RGB conversions
  • OpenGLES: add support for color conversation shaders on Android and iOS
  • Fix and enable the OpenGL ES1 and ES2 outputs
  • Support for subpictures in the OpenGL ES2 output
  • Fix the power management issue on Windows for standby management
  • New output module for iOS using OpenGL ES2
  • Fix performance issue on Macs with multiple graphics cards
  • Video Filters:
  • New anaglyph video filter which transforms side by side 3D video streams in anaglyph glasses (aka red/blue) compatible images
  • Support in deinterlacing filter for most 4:2:0, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 YUV formats and for bits depth higher than 8bits (like 10bits)
  • Improvements on the transform filter, to support 10bits and RGB formats
  • Revival of the openCV and openCV example filters
  • ARM NEON acceleration of chroma filters
  • Stream Output:
  • Extended support for recording, notably for MKV and AVI
  • Options support for AVIO output module
  • Livehttp places more accurate segments durations in playlist
  • Livehttp allows setting cachin-variable in playlist
  • Livehttp stream encryption support
  • Livehttp supports changing encryption key and uri on segment change with key-loadfile option
  • Added chromaprint based audio fingerprinting
  • Fingerprinters:
  • Add AcoustID/Musicbrainz based fingerprinter
  • Interfaces:
  • configurable password for the HTTP server
  • .hosts removed from the HTTP server
  • fix Lua command line interface console mode under Windows
  • Better support for MCE remotes on Windows
  • Hotkey support for TS program selection
  • Rewrite of D-Bus inhibit interface
  • Improvements on motion sensing interface, fix orientation, move out rotate mode into the rotate video filter
  • Services discovery:
  • UPnP A/V subtitles
  • Support for multiple UPnP resources on a single item
  • OS X Interface:
  • Add support for multiple video outputs
  • Add accessibility support to playback windows, open panel and fullscreen controller
  • Add a GUI to manage podcasts
  • Add a new panel for media conversation and streaming
  • Add a GUI for the QTSound access input to process audio captured locally - This also allows to capture input from a webcam and a mic at the same time
  • Add a GUI to capture QTSound data along with the current screen content
  • Add an option to let the Apple Remote control the system volume instead of VLC's internal volume level
  • Add a new Subtitles menu to change Subtitles and their properties during playback
  • Add the ability to create custom equalizer presets based upon the current selection and to manage the list of presets
  • Add custom profiles for video and audio effects, which let the user keep multiple configuration sets of all the individual filters
  • Support for pausing iTunes during media playback with VLC
  • Add support for video filters to clone the video output or split it in parts
  • Add A->B loop feature known from the Qt interface
  • Add an option to disable skipping to next/previous file with the Apple Remote
  • Add an option to show next / previous buttons
  • Add an option to hide the shuffle and repeat buttons
  • Add an option to hide the audio effects button (default enabled)
  • Add optional playlist columns for track number, genre, album, description, date and language
  • Add options to the Advanced Open File dialog for start and stop time
  • Add an option to play videos as a desktop background
  • Add support for playing video and showing audio visualizations side by side
  • improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
  • rewrite of minimal macosx module for use within VLCKit
  • Add support for 'macosx-autoplay' to the Apple Event / Apple Script bindings when adding new inputs - this also affects network streams opened through 3rd party applications
  • Add a UI to the preferences dialog to configure the default application handler for ftp, mms, rtmp, rtp, rtsp, sftp, smb and udp streams (system-wide settings)
  • Add support for the Video Title option
  • Add support for the Boss Key
  • The Streaming/Transcoding wizard and the open dialog's output panel are deprecated now and will be removed in a future release
  • Qt:
  • Partial support for Qt5.0
  • Menus modifications and improvements
  • Playlist improvements and fixes, including PictureFlow view
  • Streaming output wizard rewrite
  • Add bitrate graph in information panels
  • Filters panels improvements, notably Equalizer and Compressor
  • EPG display fixes and improvements
  • Add SD pixmap sources
  • Preferences hotkeys management fixes
  • Display playlist total duration
  • Support for a Maximum volume in the UI
  • Add audio track fingerprinting from media info
  • New profiles format and dialog to handle filters and quality
  • Numerous fixes
  • Skins2:
  • Port to OS/2
  • Extend sliders, offsets options
  • New bitmaps caching mechanism
  • Numerous fixes and improvements
  • Skinning of the Fullscreen controller
  • libVLC:
  • new libvlc_audio_output_device_list_get and libvlc_audio_output_device_list_release functions to replace the deprecated libvlc_audio_output_device_count, libvlc_audio_output_device_longname and libvlc_audio_output_device_id
  • libvlc_audio_output_get_device_type and libvlc_audio_output_set_device_type are now deprecated
  • new libvlc_media_tracks_get and libvlc_media_tracks_release methods to get more info about the media tracks. libvlc_media_get_tracks_info is now deprecated.
  • new fingerprinter_Create and fingerprinter_Destroy for fingerprinter support
  • new libvlc_log_set, libvlc_log_set_file, libvlc_log_unset, libvlc_log_get_context and libvlc_log_get_object for a better logger mechanism
  • new libvlc_set_app_id to complement libvlc_set_user_agent to set the icons
  • Removed modules:
  • portaudio audio output: use the native audio output instead
  • X11 On Screen Display notifications (xosd)
  • Linux Framebuffer On Screen Display interface (fbosd)
  • PVR: IVTV analog TV encoder - use V4L instead
  • RTMP access: use libavformat avio instead
  • RTMP access_output: use libavformat avio instead
  • Hildon GUI
  • MSN messenger "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
  • Telepathy framework "now playing" (broken and unmaintained since VLC 1.0.0)
  • Nokia/Maemo MCE screen unblanking plugin
  • Broken crop video filter
  • Switcher module
  • OSD parser and menu
  • Xscreensaver: use xdg-screensaver
  • Removed DLL loader for non-Windows Operating Systems
  • SQL Media Library (broken and unmaintained)
  • SQL Lite (only used as SQL Media library backend)
  • htcpcp :)
  • Translations:
  • Update of all translations

New in version 2.0.8 (July 29th, 2013)

  • Access:
  • Fix ISDB-S tuning
  • Fix crash in QTsound
  • Fix screen mouse file location
  • Fix invalid memcpy in MMS access
  • Demux:
  • Fix use after free in sgimb
  • Improve resistance and checking against malformed MKV files
  • Decoders:
  • Fix crash in the libavcodec module
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fix interface crashes
  • Fix autostart playback option
  • Respect "playlist-autostart" option
  • Translations:
  • update Welsh translation
  • New Kannada translation

New in version 2.0.7 (May 27th, 2013)

  • Input:
  • Fix playback termination when switching ES tracks (PowerPC only)
  • Fix memory exhaustion vulnerability when playing specifically crafted playlist files
  • Decoders:
  • Fix WMA Pro, MPEG 4 ALS, APE, MLP and ADPCM-IMA4 playback
  • Encoders:
  • Fix audio encoding for numerous codecs, notably mp3 and aac
  • Muxers:
  • Fix noticeable memory leak when creating AVI files
  • Video output:
  • Fix crash when using libvlc in 3rd party applications (Mac only)
  • Translations:
  • Update Basque, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian, Turkish, Portuguese, Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Burmese, Lithuanian, Italian, Hindi, Spanish, German, Czech, Danish, Welsh translations New Azerbaijani, Kirgyz, Oriya translations.

New in version 2.0.6 (April 8th, 2013)

  • Access:
  • Fix HTTPS playback with some certificates previously rejected
  • Audio Output:
  • Fix lookup for device names in auhal plugin
  • Demuxers:
  • Fix crash with broken asf files (SA-1302)
  • Fix MKV behaviour with unknown or new ebml elements
  • Fix use-after-free crash in Ogg demuxer, found by Tomi Juntunen
  • Fix regression on some paletted codecs in AVI
  • Fix ALAC in mp4 regression
  • Improvements to the vimeo playlist parser
  • Decoders:
  • Fix GPU decoding on Intel HD 2000/3000 cards on Windows
  • Fix FLAC 6.1 and 7.1 channel layout
  • Fix crashes in HTML srt subtitles
  • 3rd party codecs updates
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fix subtitle rendering resolution when using OS X's native fullscreen mode
  • Improve fullscreen controller time slider with larger click target
  • Fix listing of the lua interfaces (web, telnet and console) in the advanced preferences panel
  • Fix spatializer audio filter panel
  • Fix crash within the video output code
  • Fix BDMV folder selection issue on OS X Mountain Lion, which treats such folders as a AVCHD file as soon as they include an item named INDEX.BDM
  • Fix bug which caused a hidden fullscreen panel
  • Allow VLC to be associated with .dvdmedia packages
  • Fix various interface rendering issues
  • Qt:
  • Fix clearing of Media Info panel on dialog exit
  • GNU/Linux:
  • Numerous D-Bus and MPRIS2 improvements
  • Reject broken versions of PulseAudio
  • Windows:
  • Fix uninstallation in different location than C:\
  • Translations:
  • Update of Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, Estonian, Spanish, Czech, Catalan, Bosnian, Asturian, French, Romanian, Serbian, Russian, Hindi, Estonian, German Slovenian Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Khmer, Icelandic, Interlingua, Welsh, Ukrainian, Dutch, Danish, translations
  • New Gujarati, Aragonese translations

New in version 2.0.5 (December 13th, 2012)

  • Access:
  • Fix DVB-S delivery system detection
  • Audio Output:
  • Fix playback initial synchronization with PulseAudio
  • (however similar bugs in PulseAudio version 2.0 and later still exist)
  • Fix file output bug affecting floating point on big endian systems
  • Demuxers:
  • Fix crash with some embedded subtitle fonts
  • Fix buffer overflow in HTML subtitles parser
  • Fix koreus lua parser
  • Improve reliability for RTSP streams sent by some IP cameras
  • Fix division by 0 in AIFF demuxer
  • Fix some MKV crashes when ordered editions have empty or broken links
  • Fix SWF potential crash on malformed files.
  • Video filters:
  • Fix crash in Freetype with embedded fonts
  • Fix wrong aspect ratio in some cases
  • Encoders:
  • Fix Mpeg-2 audio and video encoders initialization
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fix Reveal-in-Finder for files with non-Western file names
  • Fix crash with local statistics disabled
  • Fix Time counter UI look
  • Win32:
  • Fix https streaming
  • libVLC:
  • Fix audio and video track selection: The constant track identifier is now always used. Some functions previously incorrectly used the (moving) index of the track in the table of tracks.
  • Translations:
  • Update of Asturian, Bengali (India), Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, Scottish Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Malayalam, Polish, Slovak, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Thai translations. Initial translations for Welsh and Interlingua

New in version 2.0.4 (October 17th, 2012)

  • Audio Output:
  • Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio.
  • Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF").
  • Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X
  • Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows.
  • Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged during playback on Mac OS X
  • Access:
  • Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes
  • Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly
  • Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake
  • Codecs:
  • Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files
  • Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries
  • Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding
  • Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files
  • Fix crashes when using hardware decoding
  • Demuxers:
  • Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets
  • Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files
  • Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers
  • Support Youtube live streams
  • Windows:
  • Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8
  • Qt:
  • Fix media info dialog update
  • Fix random/repeat preferences saving
  • Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist
  • Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP
  • Fix album art display at start
  • Mac OS X:
  • Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior
  • Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard
  • Fix menus display and behavior
  • Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons, streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller
  • Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles
  • Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback.
  • Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application
  • Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock.
  • Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules
  • Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support
  • Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI
  • Codec and other 3rd party library updates
  • Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio
  • Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP
  • Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments
  • Codecs and 3rd party libary updates
  • Translations:
  • Updates of Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, 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

New in version 2.0.0 (February 18th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.

New in version 1.1.11 (July 17th, 2011)

  • Security:
  • Fix buffer overflows in the RealMedia demuxer (CVE-2011-2587) and the AVI one (CVE-2011-2588).
  • 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 opening of VIDEO_TS folders through the open disc dialog on Windows
  • Translations:
  • Update of Slovak, Lithunanian, Russian, Brazillian Portuguese, Serbian

New in version 1.1.8 (March 24th, 2011)

  • Security update regarding video width concerning some demuxers
  • Support for a new Dirac encoder based on libschroedinger
  • Package of the new VP8/Webm encoder 'Bali'
  • Notable updates in .mp4, .ogg, .ape demuxers
  • Major updates in most language translations
  • Fixes in skins2 supports of Winamp2 skins
  • Upgrade on the look of VLC for Mac OS X
  • Auto-detection for .txt subtitles is fixed
  • Fixes on Windows integration, notably regarding volume keys
  • Codecs updates
  • Many miscellaneous fixes

New in version 1.1.2 (July 30th, 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 provoked issues when playback of mono streams, especially on Windows
  • Interface and extensions:
  • Youtube and other scripts updates
  • Misc fixes in Qt4 (especially VLM and EPG dialogs) and MacOS interface

New in version 1.1.0 (June 22nd, 2010)

  • Ready for HD:
  • GPU decoding on Windows Vista and 7, using DxVA2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
  • GPU decoding on GNU/Linux, using VAAPI for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2
  • DSP decoding using OpenMax IL, for compatible embedded devices
  • Improved support for MKV HD, including seeking fixes, and 7.1 channels codecs
  • Support for new codecs, like Blu-Ray subtitles, MPEG-4 lossless and VP8
  • NB: so far, on Windows for GPU decoding, VideoLAN is recommending nVidia® GPU, until ATI® drivers are working with VLC architecture, and until the VLC developers get access to some Intel® hardware supporting GPU decoding.
  • Extensions:
  • New add-ons and script framework so one can personalize its vlc.
  • Written in lua
  • 2 main types of scripts:
  • content add-ons, integrated in the playlist
  • functionnalities extensions, like metadata searching on the web, or subtitles look-ups
  • Very Simple
  • Web improvements:
  • Support for WebM decoding and encoding
  • Improved web plugins
  • Better streaming capabilities
  • Better Audio experience:
  • Integrated playlist in the Qt4 interface
  • Multiple views (like album art) in the playlist in the Qt4 interface
  • Support for AMR-NB, Mpeg-4 ALS, Vorbis 6.1/7.1, FLAC 6.1/7.1 and WMAS
  • CDDB and CD-Text works now on the Windows port when listening to CD-Audio
  • Support for DVD-Audio files (.aob)
  • Improved meta-data and album-art support
  • Faster, Lighter:
  • Faster decoding, with up to 40% speed-ups, in HD resolutions
  • First part of the Video Output core rewrite
  • Removal or rewrite of dozens of modules, code simplification and tens of thousands of lines of code removed
  • Some functionalities that are less used are now moved to extensions
  • More assembly optimizatinons, especially SSSE3/SSE4 and ARM Neon
  • Fewer threads used
  • Better for developers:
  • Simplified and improved libVLC, removal of exceptions for better C integration
  • New phonon-backend for Qt applications, on all platforms
  • New C++ bindings

New in version 1.1.0 RC (May 28th, 2010)

  • GPU and DSP decoding, depending on the platform
  • Faster and more stable
  • New codecs and HD codecs enhancements
  • Webm and VP8 support
  • MKV, mp4 and avi improvements
  • Extensions
  • Important code cleanup and rewrite
  • Interface and playlist reworked
  • Completely Free

New in version 1.0.5 (February 1st, 2010)

  • Decoders:
  • SubRip extra styles improvements
  • Fix potential crashes in SSA and svg decoders
  • 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

New in version 1.0.0 (July 7th, 2009)

  • Free, Open Source and cross-platform
  • Independant of systems codecs to support most video types
  • Live recording
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, ...)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS, ...) and major improvements in many formats...
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in fullscreen
  • RTSP Trickplay support
  • Zipped file playback
  • Customizable toolbars
  • Easier encoding GUI in Qt interface
  • Better integration in Gtk environments
  • MTP devices on linux
  • AirTunes streaming
  • New skin for the skins2 interface

New in version 1.0 RC1 (May 13th, 2009)

  • Important notes:
  • Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses. See 'Access:' for more info.
  • Playback:
  • Instantaneous pausing
  • Frame-by-Frame playback
  • Finer speed control
  • On-the-fly recording for all medias
  • Timeshift for most medias
  • RTSP trickplay support
  • Subtitles core improvements and fixes
  • Decoders:
  • New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
  • New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
  • New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
  • New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
  • New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
  • Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
  • New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
  • Close Caption under SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
  • Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
  • Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering
  • Demuxers:
  • Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
  • Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
  • Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
  • Metadata for mod files are supported
  • GSM codecs in Wav files are supported
  • New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams
  • New dirac demuxer for raw dirac streams
  • Encoders:
  • Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
  • Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder
  • Access:
  • RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
  • On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
  • Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
  • DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
  • New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
  • DVB scanning on linux
  • EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
  • On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form zip://file.zip|file.avi to specify the file)
  • Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
  • MTP device access on Unix
  • CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
  • :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values
  • Inputs:
  • Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
  • Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on Windows.
  • Playlist:
  • Export the playlist in HTML
  • Lua script for BBC radio playback
  • Better metadata handling and reading
  • Linux/Windows interface:
  • Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
  • Various fixes for skins2 interface
  • Recently played items list
  • Interface toolbar customizations
  • Various Improvements on the Qt interface:
  • o More menus actions
  • o Finer speed slider
  • o Improvements on many dialogs
  • o New dialog for plugins listing
  • o Fixed-size mode for videos
  • o Better teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control
  • Better integration in GTK environments
  • Mac OS X Interface:
  • Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)
  • Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
  • Easy addition of Subtitles through the Video menu
  • Additional usability improvements
  • Stream output:
  • Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
  • Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
  • bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
  • Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.
  • Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.
  • Maemo Port:
  • New Maemo port with:
  • o an interface based on Hildon framework.
  • o scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.
  • Windows CE Port:
  • EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.
  • Mac OS X Port:
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations
  • Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc
  • Audio output:
  • Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
  • Surround support for PulseAudio
  • Video output:
  • Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
  • Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen (hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
  • Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'. The old image video output has been removed.
  • Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.
  • Miscellanous:
  • Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications

New in version 0.9.8a (December 11th, 2008)

  • Security update:
  • Fixed buffer overflow in Real demuxer (SA-0811, CVE-2008-5276)
  • Bunch of small bugfixes.