Version History of VLC Player 0.8.4

  • Core support:
  • Internal strings handling is now UTF-8 based
  • New OSD system
  • Video output:
  • Fixed problems with OpenGL output
  • New --monitor-par (pixel aspect ratio) option
  • Fixed display problems with HDTV-1080 format
  • Input:
  • Improved DVB support for satellite bands other than Ku-band
  • IPv6 and Extended passive mode support for FTP
  • IPv6 Source Specific Multicast support
  • GnomeVFS input module
  • Support for RTP packet reordering
  • Fixed syntax for FTP URLs
  • Decoders:
  • Support for libSDL_image to import different image types
  • Musepack decoder using libmpdec
  • QDM2 audio support (needs ffmpeg from 19th Oct 2005 or later)
  • Services discovery:
  • UPnP service discovery (Linux only at the moment)
  • Bonjour service discovery using avahi (Linux only)
  • Video filters:
  • RSS feed overlay
  • Audio filters:
  • * Fixes, enhancements and new options related to the Headphone Channel Mixer and Dolby Surround
  • Stream output:
  • New shout output module to forward streams to icecast servers
  • Fixed several SAP and SDP announcement bugs
  • Fixed MTU handling to avoid IP fragments
  • Interfaces:
  • new cone icon by Richard ¯iestad (Eurodata, retron.info)
  • Mac OS X
  • - New streaming and transcoding wizard
  • - New extended controls panel
  • - New bookmarks window
  • - Fixed playlist sorting
  • - Fixed drag-and-drop inside the playlist
  • wxWidgets
  • - Rename wxWindows interface in wxWidgets.
  • - All the --wxwin-* options are now --wx-*
  • - Support for RTP streaming in Stream Ouput dialog
  • - Now require wx2.6 with Unicode support
  • Skins2
  • - Tree playlist
  • HTTP
  • - New RPN functions to control VLC features (see play-howto)
  • - Facilities to correctly handle non-ASCII characters and spaces in the names of files
  • - Include macro to include other files
  • - CGI 1.0 support
  • ActiveX plugin:
  • * Should now work outside IE as well
  • Mac OS X port:
  • * New script to delete the preferences automatically
  • Windows port:
  • * Fixed bandwidth problems of HTTP streaming
  • * Fixed audio problems with DirectX audio output
  • Translations:
  • The following languages were added:
  • Galician
  • Korean
  • Romanian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • The following languages were re-added:
  • Swedish