Version History of VLC Player 0.8.5 (PowerPC)

Core support:

  • Statistics collection (bitrates, packets, connections, ...)
  • Support for downloading updates
  • Updated strings


  • Initial support for RTSP-over-HTTP (to allow NAT traversal)
  • Linux DV (Digital Video - Firewire) input
  • Improvements to the Audio CD input
    • Separate playlist entries for the tracks
    • Support for CDDB
  • Support for more DVB (satellite) encryption modules
  • Improved subtitles encoding support
  • Improved support for playing MP4 files from the Web


  • Cook (Real audio) support
  • Playlist / Services discovery:
  • XSPF playlist support
  • Podcast support
  • Updated Shoutcast to use new listing

Audio output:

  • New JACK audio output

Video output:

  • New video filters:
    • magnify: allows you to zoom on part of the image
    • gradient and edge detection: "cartoon-like" effect
    • bluescreen: overlay parts of a video transparently on another one
  • Logo video filter: can now loop through multiple images
  • RSS video filter: display feed images. Support for Atom feeds.
  • Improvements to the subtitles rendering

Stream output:

  • Initial support for throttling users on VOD streams


  • System to inform the user and request information
    • HTTP authentication
    • Fatal errors
    • ...
  • wxWidgets
    • VLM (VideoLAN Media Manager) control panel
    • Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
    • Drag & Drop support in the playlist
  • Skins2
    • New default skin
    • Support for Winamp 2 skins
    • Improved playlist handling
    • Support for popup menus, animated bitmaps, equalizer, ...
  • OS X
    • Embedded Video output
    • new Go-To-Specific-Time feature
    • Video cropping and aspect ratio changing while playing
    • Improved media information panel (shows statistics, metadata, ...)
    • support for processing multiple items with the wizard in a single run
    • option to save selections in the wizard for a session (default enabled)
  • HTTP
    • New default interface pages for VLC and VLM (including a mosaic wizard)
    • A bunch of new RPN functions

OS X Port:

  • Mac-Intel compatibility
  • Enhanced support of various audio output devices
  • Growl "Now playing" support

*Nix port:

  • Ability to log to syslog
  • Root wrapper to avoid running VLC as root


  • New libvlc API (not finished yet)
  • Java bindings
  • A bit more automatic testing