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  •  26 Sep 2013 01:08

Release Notes: With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, a port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video, and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC. It has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better efficiency and volume and device management. It supports many new devices inputs, formats, and metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs. Around a thousand bugs were fixed.

Release Notes: VLC 2.0.0 "Twoflower" is a major new release of VLC. It has faster decoding using multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware, and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD, and 10bits codecs. It has a new rendering pipeline for video, with higher quality subtitles and new video filters. It supports many new devices and BluRay Discs (experimental). It features completely-reworked Mac and Web interfaces and improvements in the other interfaces to make VLC easier than ever to use. It fixes several hundred bugs.

Release Notes: This release brings many major improvements, especially GPU and DSP decoding on selected platforms, new support for codecs, demuxers and muxers, Lua extensions and Lua content extensions (luaSD), improved interfaces, reworking of video output, removal of lots of modules, and rewriting of many modules in order to improve performance in CPU, RAM, and I/O. It also introduces a new libVLC and new bindings and improves the port on many platforms.

Release Notes: This version adds a new interface module for Linux and Windows, a media library, and an improved playlist and many new audio and video filters. Video playback is enhanced with new protocols, new codecs, and new demuxers. Audio playback has cover art, metadata support (and editing), and has been vastly enhanced. It can play audio when the playback speed is changed. libVLC has been simplified and improved, many bindings for many languages were added, and there is a new Mac OS X framework. Scripts written in Lua can expand VLC media player's capabilities.

Release Notes: This release features new and improved input modules (DVB, IPv6, GnomeVFS, RTP, FTP, UPnP discovery, Bonjour discovery), decoders (image files, Musepack, QDM2), and filters (headphone channel mixer, Dolby surround, Icecast output, OSD system). The interface features a new streaming and transcoding wizard and a bookmark window (OS X), a tree playlist (skins interface), and translations to Korean, Romanian, Simplified Chinese, and Swedish. The ActiveX plugin now works outside Internet Explorer.

Release Notes: The OS X interface was improved with a new wizard, controls and bookmarks dialogs, and working drag-and-drop in the playlist. The HTTP interface now supports CGIs and richer controls. New access modules were added: UPnP and Apple Bonjour service discovery and Shoutcast output to forward streams to Icecast servers. The VLC ActiveX plugin now works outside Internet Explorer as well. This version was translated to Romanian and Korean.

Release Notes: This release adds support for new codecs (Dirac, PNG, Apple Lossless Audio Codec, 20/24 bits LPCM), file formats (raw AAC and HE-AAC, improved Matroska, Shoutcast metadata, TiVo) and protocols (SSL/TLS, SOCKS, Samba, iTunes shares). The Pocket PC port is complete. New plugins include a picture-in-picture system, an ActiveX plugin for Internet Explorer, and a built-in screenshot taker.

Release Notes: This release added support for many new formats (WMV3 under Windows only, Vobsub, DVB subtitles, and JPEG) as well as new input and output methods (screen capture, Windows Media Server RTSP, and OpenGL). The input and transcoding layers were rewritten to allow multi-input and transcoding at any stage of the pipeline. A new plugin cache system improved launch times.

Release Notes: VLC now supports AACPlus webstreams, MPEG-PS streams containing MPEG-4 video, multi-channel WAV muxing, and VobSub subtitles. New video filters were added: timestamp, subpicture, marquee. This release also improves the seeking precision in the input, the multi-input and the RTSP/VoD server.

Release Notes: This release fixed a lot of stability issues and vastly improved the GUI with a new streaming wizard and OSD widgets. Support for new formats and input methods (iTMS previews, MJPEG webcams, Windows Media Server RTSP, Kasenna MediaBase) were added along with new codecs (G.726 audio, 14496-17 MPEG TS and MPEG-4 text and colour DVB subtitles, SVG rendering). Screen capture (with streaming) is now supported, and many new JavaScript hooks were added to the Mozilla plugin.

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