VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1.0 final

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VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, OGM, MOV, wma, wmv...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.


Features in VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.1 :

- Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing ...)
- Preferences improvements
- XML parsers
- Client-side SSL/TLS support
- Massive Matroska improvements
- Support for SOCKS proxy
- Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
- Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
- TiVo demuxer
- Samba (Windows shares) access module
- Dirac decoder and encoder
- PNG decoder/encoder
- Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
- Services discovery modules (brand new SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), shoutcast)
- Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
- Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
- Image file video output (png)
- Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
- Pocket PC port
- Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin
...

Changes from VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.5 to VLC 1.1.0 :

• Important changes for packagers:
- The module cache has moved to ${libdir}/vlc/. The module cache can now be generated at install time except if you use staged installation. In the later case, you can generate the module cache in your post-inst script by invoking 'vlc-cache-gen'. If the module cache is not present and vlc can't write in ${libdir}/vlc/, it will result it vlc taking a long time to launch each time.
- Most X11-related plugins now use XCB instead of Xlib. VLC now uses
- xproto,
- xcb, xcb-shm, xcb-xv, xcb-randr (from libxcb),
- xcb-keysyms (from xcb-utils),
- x11-xcb (from libx11) - only for GLX support.
- On X11 platforms, a _working_ version of xdg-screensaver is typically required to inhibit the screensaver during video playback.
• Access:
- Support for the sftp protocol
- Support for CDDB servers for Audio-CD on the Windows port
- New memory input (imem) access and access_demux module to feed VLC from data in memory
- New avio module to use libavformat capabilities for network streams, like rtmp://
- Port of the screen module from Xlib to XCB
- Port of the dc1394 module from libdc1394 to libdc1394 v2.0
• Decoders:
- Support for DxVA2 for H.264 decoding on GPU on Windows Vista and 7
- Support for VAAPI for H.264 decoding on GPU on GNU/Linux
- Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP usage
- Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
- Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
- Invmem module improvements
- Support for Atrac1 audio codec
- Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
- Multiple improvements for subtitles styles .SRT and .SSA
- Support for Indeo5 video codec
- Support for Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec natively on all platforms
- Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
- Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
- Direct rendering is always used with H.264 in avcodec module
- Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
• Demuxers:
- Support for .aob files from DVD-Audio (MLP and LPCM) (Full disc support is NOT present yet)
- Support for ADPCM in .flv streams
- Support for TwinVQ (.vqf) and AMV (.amv) files
- Various EGP improvements
- Support for embedded subtitles in OpenDML and legacy .avi files
• Playlist:
- WPL and ZPL playlist support
- Lua scripts for Mpora, Vimeo playback and Rockbox FM radios
- New Play-And-Pause function to stop playback on latest video image
- Podcast images are now displayed
• Video Output:
- Rewrite of the video output core and most video outputs
- Added desktop mode to the Direct3D output module. It differs from DirectX
desktop mode, because it hides the desktop icons, but reacts to mouse clicks.
- New x11, glx and xv modules based on XCB
- New deinterlacing modes based on yadif and yadif(x2)
- New audio/video filter to show audio level on the video output
- Enhanced AtmoLight filter with hardware support for
Classic AtmoLight (Atmo-plugin)
Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one)
MoMoLight (amiblight4pc - MoMoLight)
Simple serial DMX controller (Elektronik, Mikroelektronik, Computer - UlrichRadig.de search for DMX)
• Extensions:
- New content extensions lua framework
- IMDb extension
• Audio filters:
- Chorus/Flanger audio filter
- 3F1R to stereo down-mix filter
- Dolby mixer, parameterized equalizer, trivial mixer, scaletempo, bandlimited resampler, linear resampler, ugly resampler, converter_fixed, DTS to SPDIF and A/52 to SPDIF filters have been upgraded to the "audio filter2" API
- NEON assembly audio converter module
- Converter filters have been rewritten and extended to support s32 as input
• Visualization:
- Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries
• Service discovery:
- Service discoveries can now be written in lua
- Service discovery for Picture/Music/Video user directories
- Service discovery based on libudev
- Shoutcast Service discoveries are now removed
• Encoders:
- x264, add psy-rd parameter and change default settings
- x264, add profile-limitter same way as x264.exe has, for example
#transcode{vcodec=h264,venc=x264{profile=baseline,level=1.2},vb=384,width=320,height=176}
- x264, defaults to crf=23 as x264.exe-does, if bitrate is given, uses ABR and if qp-value is set uses CQP
- libx264-version 0.76 or higher is required
• Stream output:
- New smem module, streaming to memory
- Allow duplicate outputs to be merged, like:
--sout "#duplicate{dst=transcode{vcodec=mp2v},select=es=0,dst=transcode,select=es=1}:std{...}"
• Interfaces:
- Renamed the legacy rc, telnet and http interfaces to oldrc, oldtelnet and oldhttp.
- rc, telnet and http are now implemented using the lua interface system.
• Windows port:
- Integration in Windows 7 taskbar
- Experimental playback of .Midi files is supported through fluidsynth's module
• Maemo port:
- Multiple improvements for N900 compliance and efficiency
- Support for HW accelerated video decoding on N900
- Improvements to the maemo/hildon interface
• Misc:
- new sqlite module
- --save-config command line option not supported anymore.
- Fixed and reenabled netsync module.
• Bindings:
- new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
- phonon bindings are now usable
• Removed modules:
- csri codec: use the libass module instead.
- galaktos visualisation: use the new projectM module instead.
- showintf: Useless in Qt and on Mac OS X
- transrate: broken since too long
- Xlib x11, Xlib xvideo, Xlib glx: Use the new XCB modules instead.
- HAL: Use libudev instead.
- gtk_main, gtk_main2, gnome_main, gnome_main2 and pda interfaces
- WinCE, BeOS and qnx interfaces
- opie, qte and qte_main interfaces
- linear_resampler and trivial_resampler are removed: use the ugly one.
- XvMC accelerated modules: use VAAPI instead.
- MGA (Matroska) for Linux: use Linux Framebuffer (or X) instead.
- opengllayer: use macosx_video instead.
- cddax: use cdda instead.
- cmml and tarkin codecs are removed because they are dead codecs.
- realaudio codecs: use libavcodec
- access_file removed in favor of filesystem
- RTMP input and output: use avio module



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