Now that VLC Media Player v2.0 has been officially released, I thought I would start a brand new thread. As you can see below, there are tons of new features!
Download / Homepage
- Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU.
- Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits.
- New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2.
- New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters.
- New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm.
- New resamplers for higher quality audio.
- New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters.
- Simplification of the audio core for faster processing.
- New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2.
- Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM.
- Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs.
- Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp...
- Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support.
- CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding.
INPUT AND DEVICES
- Experimental support for BluRay discs:
- Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon).
- AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons.
- Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices.
- Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH.
FOR MAC USERS
- Completely new, single window interface:
- Available in 2 colours: Lion grey and QTX black.
- Extensions support and better Lion integration.
- Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules.
- Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!).
FOR ANIME FANS
- Vastly improved MKV demuxer.
- Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support.
- Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV.
- Rewritten seeking support in cue files.
- Various ASS subtitles improvements.
FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS
- Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra.
- Support for Jpeg-2000 and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits.
- Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608.
- SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux.
- New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one.
- libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+.
- New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones.
- New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances.
- Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players.
- VLC's web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers.
Last edited by Arthur; 18th February 2012 at 10:43 PM.
Thanks, will download and test this ready for deployment. Will let you know if i find any issues.
mac_shinobi (20th February 2012)
Thanks, good job i didnt update my mac as i intend to use Handbrake allot this week
On the more obscure side of the featureset, VLC 2.0 also has partial support for DVB-T2 EPG data (in previous versions the data was completely garbled, now decodes some of it and omits the rest).
Then to run the command as per the forum -->2. Install a copy of libdvdcss.2.dylib in /usr/lib or /usr/local/lib
Videolan kindly provides a Universal (Intel 32+64-bit) .pkg installer: link- thanks!
This is the recommended solution; and it works for HandBrake 0.9.5, too
Which should give you an output similar to:Code:file /usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib
Code:/usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures /usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib (for architecture i386): Mach-O dynamically linked shared library i386 /usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib (for architecture x86_64): Mach-O 64-bit dynamically linked shared library x86_64
VLC Media Player has been updated to v2.0.1. Click here to download.
Code:Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1 -------------------------------- Access: * fix and improve the CDDB information retrieval * fix the samba module compilation * fix UDP / RTP multicast stream reception on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK * multiple fixes for HLS support, notably on Win32 and for encryption * multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback * fix for DVD decryption on some RPC-I drives Codecs: * Support for MXPEG files * limit auto-detected threads to 4 in avcodec module * fix quicktime audio codecs in RTSP streams Demuxers: * Fix multi-file splitted RAR archive support * Fix a crash when seeking in mka * Improve MKV multi-video tracks support Muxers: * Fix ogm header creation Audio filters: * limit spatializer filter distortions * Use fastest SinC algorithm for samplerate module Audio output: * Fix S/PDIF passthrough with ALSA. * Remove flawed ALSA channels autodetection. The available ALSA channels MUST be configured now (stereo by default). * Fix delay when changing the volume on Mac OS X Video filters: * Fix gradfun unloading on Windows platform Mac OS X interface: * allow to hide the playlist to get a small controller window * allow to hide the sidebar * disable Lion fullscreen mode by default, since its behavior is misleading - this fixes fullscreen video output on a secondary screen * noticebly faster launch time * correct a few visual glitches and accessibility support * re-enable visual feedback on seek and volume changes * improve track synchronization panel * fix fontconfig cache dialog, closure of the interface and numerous crashes * fix crop, aspect ratio handling, DVD (no menu) support and Open subtitle menu Qt interface: * allow a native seek slider instead of the blue one * fixes in the playlist, the addons dialog, the menus, the main toolbar the open dialogs, preferences and customization dialogs * fix for fontconfig cache dialog, when rebuilding ASS fonts Skins interface: * fix for menus display * Addition of $R to display current playback speed * documentation update Web interface: * fix mobiles display for remote control mode * support for .drc and .3ga extensions Service discovery: * fix SAP discovery, where an item was added multiple times * fix SAP discovery on Mac OS X when using the 10.7 SDK * Update Jamendo selections Miscellaneous: * fix DBus crash * fix build issues on BSD, Linux/PPC and Linux/Sparc * fix a crash on VLM close Security: * Update libpng to 1.5.9 (CVE-2011-3026) * Update freetype to 2.4.9 (CVE-2012-1126 up to CVE-2012-1144) * Fix MMS stack overflow (SA-1201) * Fix RealRTSP heap overflow (SA-1202) Translations: * Update of Czech, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Walloon translations
mac_shinobi (19th March 2012)
In what way?
Had some issues with DVD playback using 2.01 the other day on a home laptop... video was very slow and blocky but VLC 1.x and MPCHD both worked fine... just a little buglet to watch out for I think...
VLC Media Player v2.0.2 has just been released. It isn't showing up on the main website yet, but you can download it directly from SourceForge.
Windows: (32-bit / 64-bit)
Mac OS X
Code:Changes between 2.0.1 and 2.0.2: -------------------------------- Video Output: * XP machine will now use DirectX mode by default, like in previous versions. There were too many errors with broken drivers. * More accurate colourspaces conversions for YUV->RGB in OpenGL * Add menu support for libvlc / VLCKit applications on Mac OS X * Various fixes on Mac OS X, notably for crop, zoom, osd and menu support * Misc fixes in OpenGL module, on all platforms * Fix video output on PowerPC-based Macs equipped with an ATI Radeon 7500, an ATI Radeon 9200 or a NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra. * Fix video output of 10bit encoded contents on Intel-based Macs equipped with an Intel GMA 950 chipset running OS X 10.6 or later. * Add support for the HiDPI mode used on recent Apple products with so-called Retina Displays. Access: * Rework Digital TV module for Windows. DVB-T and DVB-C should work again * Fixes for RAR compressed files * Fix DirectShow crashes on exit * Improve PulseAudio input latency * Fixes for HTTP access through a proxy * v4l2 webcam outputting H264 can now be used directly (use --v4l2-chroma=h264) * Fix subtitles auto-detection in subfolders and detection behaviour * IE http proxy is not used anymore by VLC on Win32 * Accept more extensions for DVD images * Fix crash in VC1 packetizer * Improvements in Blu-Ray playback * Improvements and fixes in HLS support Codec: * Fix crashes in AAC decoder on channels changes, notably in ISDB streams * Fix compilation with multiple FFmpeg and libav versions * Fix G726 support * Fix MP3 free format support Demuxers: * Fixes for MKV segments, seeking and MKV title display * Fix for some mp4, voc, midi and au crashes * Fix for Real .ram, .f4v, .avi and .ra files support * Fix for DVB channels file support * Fixes for alac, vorbis, DTS, VC-1 and Dirac in mp4 Encoders: * Fix for MPEG Audio encoding, use layer2 when using fourcc "mp2 " and "mp2a" * Fix for JPEG generation, when doing snapshots Audio filters and output: * Limitation of spatializer volume output * Fix DirectSound device selection * Correct PulseAudio volume control * Do not apply volume in file output * Fix sampling rate in JACK output * Fixes in ALSA output for latency and for broken drivers Mac OS X: * Enable drag and drop of playlist items between the temporary playlist and the persistant media library * Enable import of playlist items taken from the service discovery modules to the media library or the temporary playlist * Media key support for keyboards by other manufacturers than Apple This fix was facilitated through a hardware donation by ZF Friedrichshafen AG manufacturing keyboards under the brand "Cherry". * Add support for the Apple Remote to set the Mac to sleep using a longer press on the Play/Pause button * Remove libfontconfig's font cache by an Apple Type Services lookup. This removes the "Updating Cache" dialog, before finding all fonts. * Re-add an option to hide the window decoration during video playback * Improve compatibility with other 3rd party apps using SPMediaKeyTap * Many Fullscreen fixes * Keep Aspect Ratio when resizing is back * Add controls to manipulate the Subtitles Duration to the Track Synchronization panel * Hidden items in the sidebar are being retained for the next launch now * Fix crash when trying to open an Audio CD by drag & drop * Improve reliability when opening DVDs or BDs by drag & drop * Fix crashes on exit * Fix crash when mounting a device with multiple logical volumes while VLC is running * Chosen audio output device is retained throughout multiple sessions * Since running the Mac OS X interface as an Extra Interface or Control Interface can lead to undefined results, eventual settings will be automatically reset on the first launch. - This fixes issues with unresponsive playback controls and crashes on quit. * Update Growl plugin for use with Growl 1.3 * Miscellaneous minor interface improvements Lua Scripts: * Fixes for stdin/stdout and for different locale issues * Fixes for icecast SD Qt: * Fix preferences for audio devices on Windows * Fix playlist search and selector behaviour * Fix multiple issues in the Open Disc dialog * Miscellaneous fixes in preferences, buttons, EPG, playlist and customize dialog * Fix tags and file names display * Fix various crashes, display issues and usability issues Skins2: * Fix mousewheel on Windows * Fix for key events and focus loss Web interface: * Fix display of some buttons * Fix listing of files in the Open interface * Fixes for widgets behaviour and vlm dialog Security: * Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow * Update taglib (CVE-2012-2396) * Update libavcodec and other codecs libraries Translation: * Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Walloon, Slovak, Polish, Khmer, Japanese, Italian, French, Czech, Belarusian, Breton, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, Telugu, Ukranian, Thai translations update * New Scottish Gaelic translation
VLC Media Player v2.0.3 was released today.
Download: Windows (32-bit), Mac OS X, Linux
Code:Changes between 2.0.2 and 2.0.3: -------------------------------- Access: * Fix some HTTP request that broke some radio channels Demuxers: * Fix support for some flv files (notably joined) * Fix a crash when opening ape files with ID3v1 tags Mac OS X: * Add GateKeeper support * Fix handling for some hotkeys * Fix fullscreen toggle over extra interfaces * Minor bugfixes and improvements Qt: * Fix Windows 8 interface style Translations: * Updates for Breton, Czech, Dutch, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Turkish and Walloon * New translation to Uzbek and Marathi * Fix activation of the Gaelic and the Thai translation
VLC Media Player has been updated to v2.0.4.
Download: Windows (32-bit), Mac OS X, Linux
Code:Changes between 2.0.3 and 2.0.4: -------------------------------- Audio Output: * Improve playback synchronization with PulseAudio. * Fix ALSA digital pass-through ("S/PDIF"). * Fix live audio device selection on Mac OS X * Fix detection of some 5.1 and 7.1 kits on Windows. * Fix audio output behavior when the output device is plugged or unplugged during playback on Mac OS X Access: * Fix numerous DVD (dvdnav) crashes * Fix HTTP playback through proxy and advertise gzip correctly * Fix TLS busy-loop during client-side handshake Codecs: * Support for Opus decoding via libopus, including multi-channel files * Support MSS1 and MSS2 decoding through DMO libraries * Fix Hebrew and Greek subtitles encoding * Fix crashes on malformed subtitles and malformed png files * Fix crashes when using hardware decoding Demuxers: * Fix issues in Ogg with zero length packets * Fix file duration of Ogg/Theora and Ogg/Vorbis files * Fix vimeo, koreus and youtube lua parsers * Support Youtube live streams Windows: * Fix Wallpaper mode on Windows 7/8 Qt: * Fix media info dialog update * Fix random/repeat preferences saving * Fix crashes when opening audio effects dialog, with skins and playlist * Fix crash on association dialog on Windows XP * Fix album art display at start Mac OS X: * Fix command-line options to control the interface behavior * Deactivate CoreAnimation effects on Leopard * Fix menus display and behavior * Fix various crashes and small issues including bookmarks, playlist, buttons, streaming wizard, video size, hotkeys and fullscreen controller * Fix font selection for Unicode subtitles * Improve system sleep behavior when playing audio-only media. The screen is allowed to sleep while the system is kept awake during playback. * Fix code signing of Delete Preferences application * Add option to Audio Effects panel to activate the Karaoke filter Miscellaneous: * Fix Notify (D-Bus) plugin deadlock. * Fix buffer corruption in freetype and subtitles modules * Improve Blu-Ray and HLS support * Fix issues on selection of playlist items for WebUI * Codec and other 3rd party library updates * Fix swscale and canvas behavior with Aspect Ratio * Fix mime-type when streaming Webm over HTTP * Fix recording behaviour in Windows network environments * Codecs and 3rd party libary updates Translations: * Updates of Norwegian Bokm√•l, Korean, Slovak, Serbian, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Walloon, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Dutch, Khmer, Hindi, Japanese, Galician, Hebrew, German, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Czech, Estonian translations * Initial translations for Bengali, Fula, Gujarati and Bosnian
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