VLC Changelog

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