Release Notes: This pre-release fixes the reported bugs of 0.90-pre9, including the nonsense LIRC error message, and various assert() failures in mencoder, MP3 playback segfaults, PNG image writing. This release contains a new sync engine and overlay support for DXR3 cards. The syntax of the postprocessing filter options changed, and many new filters were added. The libavcodec MJPEG decoder now correctly handles all codec variations and bugs. RealAUdio ATRAC3 support was added. GUI cleanup and various fixes were made.
Release Notes: This release contains dozen of fixes for various problems reported by users, including ones related to DVD/VOB subtitles disappearing, mms:// streaming, and fullscreen switching under Metacity and KDE 3.1. libaf, the new audio filter layer, has been introduced. It does automatic formating, and samplerate and channel number conversion for less featureful soundcards. The new option -autosync should help with buggy soundcard drivers. Audio/video codec and output driver selection has been reworked. The code cleanup has continued, and memleaks are starting to be eliminated.
Release Notes: A fix for the http:// infinite memory leak bug, some WMS9 mms:// fixes, various SPARC, HP/UX, and NetBSD/OpenBSD portability fixes, demuxer fixes for >2GB nuppelvideo files, an mencoder -ss fix for 3-pass encoding, another fix for the gui.conf locale bug, an X11 fullscreen switching fix, and a MOV files edit-list handling fix were made. The manpage has been re-formatted, small DOCS updates were made, and the ChangeLog files came back. Code cleanup was continued (more obsolete files were removed or merged), and the Win32 DLL loader has been synced with AviFile CVS.
Release Notes: Obsolote code (such as libvo2 and old input methods) was removed. libmpcodecs was cleaned up. The behavior the of -afm/-vfm options has changed. Various demuxer and codec fixes were mad for realvideo support. The 'sipr' audio codec was added. New 2-pass bitrate control was implemented, and various rv10 and MPEG4 en/decoding fixes were made in libavcodec. New video filters include soft-eq, halfpack, and film noise. Networking fixes were made. Live.com support was improved. The v4l capturing code was nearly rewritten. A new audio input layer is used. Libmpdvdkit was upgraded to use libdvdcss 1.2.2. Better ac3 passthrough was implemented with ALSA 9. Various GUI fixes were made. Subtitle selection and drag & drop support was added.
Release Notes: Native support was introduced for 3 major video codecs: MS's WMV1, Sorenson v1, and RealMedia's RV20/RV30/Cook family. Bugs in AVI, ASF, and MOV/MP4 demuxers were fixed. Libavcodec now supports direct rendering, and several problems of divx 3/4/5 and xvid en/decoding have been fixed. Ripping of DVD subtitles to VobSub or Subrip format (using GoCR) is supported. Vidix drivers, Xv -dr, directfb, svgalib, and ALSA 9 support have been fixed. The GUI has been improved; besides bugfixes, the a/v equalizer, playlist, and preferences menus now work. A script for creating VCD/SVCD called 'mencvcd' was added. Massive updates were also made to the documentation and manpage.
Release Notes: This, hopefully the last pre-release before 0.90, includes hundreds of small warning and bugfixes for the whole code and documentation. There are also major bugfixes for non-16*n-height mpeg1 files and for non-8*n-width Xv windows. New features include mmst:// support, native Arts audio support, xscreensaver disabling, and a pan&scan feature for Xv, Xvidix, and Xmga. A step-by-step quick setup & install howto named README was also included.
Release Notes: Fixes for the long-standing fullscreen switching issues with the X11-based drivers (x11, xv, xmga, and xvidix), output support for DXR2 cards and animated GIF89a files, merging and rewriting the manpages of mplayer & mencoder to be more usable as quick reference and easier to understand, a new filter which detects black bands and prints optimal CROP parameters, and official RPM packages.
Release Notes: This prerelease, which is unusually close to the last one, contains major fixes for some serious bugs reported by pre1/pre2 users. The most important bug was dropping an audio (and sometimes a video) packet after seeking, causing A-V desync with some AVI files, and also image distortions with most MPEG files. libmpdvdkit in pre2; unfortunately, its default CFLAGS triggered a bug in the gcc 3.x compiler, miscompiling the code. As a workaround, libmpdvdkit optimization flags have been reduced. The DGA driver was reported to be broken, and is fixed now. Several small GUI fixes and cleanups have been done.
Release Notes: This release includes various AC3, HWAC3, and PCM audio-out fixes. 2-pass encoding and B-frames are now possible with libavcodec, and full-screen switching and -rootwin are fixed with most X11 drivers. A problem with the DivX audio DLL under glibc 2.1 has been fixed, and support for many Win32 DLLs added, including MSS1, TM20, UCOD, and TrueSpeech. This version also introduces mpdvdkit, a patched kit of dvdread and dvdcss libraries. Seeking .ogg files is now faster, and various OpenBSD and NetBSD patches have been applied.
Release Notes: In this release, runtime CPU detection has been implemented. The video codec layer has been rewritten, now capable to provide Direct Rendering and expanded by filtering, so you can crop, expand, scale etc. Moving the subtitles under the image on the black bands is now possible. Audio-only playback, and audio playback from external file has been added. The number of supported movie and subtitle fileformats have been increased, most importantly including .ogg video and VobSUB. The libavcodec has also been improved.