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Download VLC Media Player 1.1.0

  -  40.41 MB  -  Open Source

What's new in this version:

Important changes for users:
- On Linux, known bugs in the ALSA library might prevent audio output. Update to alsa-lib v1.0.23-2-g8d80d5f or later, or use the libpulse audio output plugin instead of the ALSA one (if you have PulseAudio).

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
- Support for Audio/Video decoders and encoders using OpenMAX IL components for DSP

- Support PGS subtitles for Blu-Ray
- Support for HD-DVB subtitles - Display Definition Segment
- Invmem module improvements
- Support for Atrac1 audio codec
- Support for SSE3 and SSE4 capabilities in some codecs
- Multiple improvements for subtitles styles in .SRT and .SSA
- Support for native decoding of Windows Media Speech (Voice) audio codec
- Support for AMR-NB audio codec on the Windows and Mac port
- Support for Indeo5 video codec
- Improvements on the FLAC format (7.1 channels and 88.2/176.4/192 kHz support)
- Direct rendering is used more often with H.264 in avcodec module
- Support for MPEG-4 ALS lossless audio codec
- Support for VP8 codec
- Support for 7.1 channels in vorbis audio

Demuxers:
- Many fixes on Matroska support (notably seeking) and support for Webm format
- 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
- Metadata and cover art improvements

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 (http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Atmo-plugin) Quattro AtmoLight (use just 4 Classic AtmoLights as one) MoMoLight (http://www.ambilight4pc.com/momolight/momolight.html) Simple serial DMX controller (http://www.ulrichradig.de/ search for DMX)

Extensions:
- New content extensions framework for lua

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

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

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
- x264 has tune/preset parameters supported

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.
- qt4 interface contains new iconview and listview mode for playlist

Visualization:
- Support of .milk visualization files using projectM libraries

Mac OS X Port:
- Vastly improved VLCKit framework
- A new dialog provider for libvlc-internal interaction without full interface
- Improved update detection and installation by using the Sparkle framework by Andy Matuschak et al.
- New CoreText based text renderer replacing the former ATSUI renderer
- New Video output module (mostly targetting VLCKit)
- Optimised behavior when using the 2009 Apple Remote

Windows port:
- Integration in Windows 7 taskbar
- 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.
- Improved Solaris port

Bindings:
- new C++ wrapper around libVLC: libVLCpp
- phonon-VLC backend is 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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