Version History of VLC Player 0.8.6

  • Playlist:
  • Shoutcast TV listings support
  • Input:
  • Support for RTSP authentication
  • Support for adding subtitles on the fly
  • Fixed MPEG-PS duration calculation
  • ATSC support for DVB input
  • Partial reading support for DVR-ms recordings
  • Partial reading support for MXF and GXF fileformat
  • Improved support for Flash Video files
  • Decoders:
  • Native WMV9/VC-1 support
  • WMA Speech support (through binary codecs)
  • VP5/VP6 - Flash Video support (not VP61)
  • The True Audio Lossless codec support
  • Matroska WavPack support
  • Improved H.264 support (interlaced, speed improvements etc but no PAFF)
  • Fixed a problem with MPEG2 field pictures
  • Fixed swapped colors on DVB subtitles
  • Video output:
  • Additional OpenGL effects (cylinder, torus, sphere, ...)
  • Experimental Direct3D 9 video output (win32). Best served on Vista :)
  • Improved libcaca support
  • Interfaces:
  • All
  • * New hotkeys for crop and zoom
  • * Support for snapshots from the HTTP interface
  • Windows
  • * Systray support in skins
  • OS X
  • * Support for Apple Remote control
  • * Fullscreen controller panel (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
  • * New playmode buttons (artwork by Simon Damkjær Andersen)
  • * right/ctrl-click menu in video outputs
  • * Main Menu uses autohide when playing videos in fullscreen mode
  • Linux
  • * Notifications using notification-daemon
  • Windows port:
  • Support for Unicode filenames (Windows NT and above)
  • Windows 9x/ME users:
  • - Please note that these versions of Windows are not officially supported
  • - Unicode support for Windows 9x/ME applications is available through the Microsoft Layer for Unicode available from the following location: http://www.microsoft.com.nsatc.net/globaldev/handson/dev/mslu_announce.mspx Download the MSLU package (unicows) and extract the content into the folder C:\Windows\System
  • Fixed IPv6 support on the client side
  • Fixed disable screensaver (Direct3D and DirectX video output)
  • Localization:
  • Add Czech
  • Add Slovak
  • Add Malay
  • Add Slovenian
  • Developers:
  • Updates to the libvlc API
  • Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins