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License: FreewarePublisher: VideoLAN Project

OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000

Update: 2014-02-18 05:33:38Latest Version: 2.1.3

Change Logs

VLC Media Player 0.9.9


  • Experimental new decoder for Real Video 3.0 & 4.0


  • Various fixes related to real demuxer

Mac OS X Interface:

  • Fixed circumstances, which could lead to an empty Information panel
  • Note that VLC will show information on the currently _selected_ item instead of the currently _playing_ item, if the playlist is visible in the main controller window.
  • Fixed multiple UTF8 issues in the Streaming / Exporting Wizard

Mac OS X Port:

  • Improved video playback performance on Intel-based Macs

New Localizations:

  • Indonesian
  • Bengali
  • Updates of other localizations

Various bugfixes:

  • Support for receiving RTP packets on odd port numbers.
  • Lots of small bugfixes.
  • Correct Fullscreen behaviour on Multi-Screen setups on Windows
  • Telnet fixes on Windows
  • Resampling fixes when transcoding
VLC Media Player 0.8.6c

Various bugfixes, notably:

  • Windows Vista compatibility
  • Cropping in Direct3D
  • Fullscreen change crash on Mac OS X
  • RSS filter string overflow
  • Few memory leaks
  • MKV demuxer crash (related to seeking)

CDDA / Vorbis / Theora / SAP plugins:

  • Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0702)


  • Fixed a problem with detecting embedded subtitles (GAB2 format) in AVI


  • Updated FLAC API compatibility


  • Support for new v4l2 encoder API


  • New localisation: Arabic, Persian
VLC Media Player 0.8.6a

CDDA / VCDX plugins:

  • Security updates (VideoLAN-SA-0701)

Mac OS X Interface:

  • Fullscreen controller improvements
VLC Media Player 1.0.0 RC4 / 0.9.9

Changes between 0.9.9a and 1.0.0:
Important notes:

  •  Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses.
  •  See 'Access:' for more info.
  •  Support for Mac OS X 10.4.x was dropped due to its technical limitations


  •  Instantaneous pausing
  •  Frame-by-Frame playback
  •  Finer speed control
  •  On-the-fly recording for all medias
  •  Timeshift for most medias
  •  RTSP trickplay support
  •  Subtitles core improvements and fixes


  •  New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
  •  New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
  •  New True HD/MLP decoder and parser
  •  New Blu-Ray Linear PCM decoder
  •  New QCELP (Qualcomm PureVoice) decoder
  •  Improved Real Video 3.0 & 4.0 decoder
  •  New WMA v1/2 fixed point integer decoder
  •  Closed Captions using the SCTE-20 standard are now correctly decoded
  •  Improvement of WavPack decoder to support all integer modes and float mode
  •  Corrections on 5.1 and 7.1 channel decoding and ordering


  •  Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
  •  Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
  •  Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD
  •  Metadata for mod files are supported
  •  GSM codecs in Wav files are supported
  •  New raw audio demuxer supporting raw PCM streams
  •  New Dirac demuxer for raw Dirac streams


  •  Dirac encoding using libdirac (supported in Ogg and in TS)
  •  Shine mp3 fixed-point encoder


  •  RTSP authentication with Darwin Streaming Server
  •  On-the-fly gzip and bzip2 file decompression (except on Windows)
  •  Playback for video in uncompressed multi-RAR archives
  •  DVB-S and ATSC cards support on Windows
  •  New OSS and Alsa accesses. The v4l2 and v4l modules no longer support OSS or Alsa audio input. Use --input-slave alsa:// or oss:// if needed.
  •  DVB scanning on linux
  •  EXPERIMENTAL Blu-Ray Disc and AVCHD Folders support
  •  On-the-fly zip file decompression and browsing (MRL of the form

                      zip://file.zip!/file.avi to specify the file - the development form of
                      zip://file.zip|file.avi is not supported anymore)

  •  Opening of any file descriptor using 'fd://'
  •  MTP device access on Unix
  •  CD-Text support on the cdda module (CD-Audio)
  •  :start-time and :stop-time can handle sub-second values


  •  Mouse cursor support in x11 and win32 screen modules
  •  Screen module now features partial screen capture and mouse following on Windows and Mac OS X.


  •  Export the playlist in HTML
  •  Lua script for BBC radio playback
  •  Better metadata handling and reading

Linux/Windows interface:

  •  Global Hotkeys on Windows and Linux
  •  Various fixes for skins2 interface
  •  Recently played items list
  •  Interface toolbar customizations
  •  Various Improvements on the Qt interface:

                   - More menus actions
                   - Finer speed slider
                   - Improvements on many dialogs
                   - New dialog for plugins listing
                   - Fixed-size mode for videos
                   - Better Teletext, trickplay and encrypted streams control

  •  Better integration in GTK environments

Mac OS X Interface:

  •  Controllable by the Media Keys on modern Apple keyboards (brushed Aluminium)
  •  Reveal-in-Finder functionality for locally stored items.
  •  Easy addition of subtitles through the Video menu
  •  Additional usability improvements

Stream output:

  •  Restored the old mpeg2 transrating module.
  •  Multiple bridge-in instances are now possible.
  •  bridge-in can be used to configure a placeholder stream.
  •  Remote Audio Output Protocol (AirTunes) module.
  •  Fixed mosaic memleak. Mosaics are now usable again.

Maemo Port:

  •  New Maemo port with:

                  - an interface based on Hildon framework.
                  - scaler based on the swscale_nokia770 library.
Windows CE Port:

  •  EXPERIMENTAL work for the winCE port has been done.

Mac OS X Port:

  •  Speed improvements by using llvm-gcc
  •  New document icons by Dominic Spitaler
  •  Support for latest iSight models

Audio output:

  •  Removed obsolete Esound and aRts plugins
  •  Surround support for PulseAudio

Video output:

  •  Effects (cube, torus, etc.) removed from OpenGL video output
  •  Video is able to stay in original size and to zoom in fullscreen (hotkey 'o') while keeping black borders
  •  Image video output has been rewritten into a video-filter named 'scene'.The old image video output has been removed.
  •  Support for scaling and converting video chromas with FFMPEG imgresample was withdrawn due to bugs. Please use the newer FFMPEG swscale instead.


  •  Invmem, a fake codec to display images from external applications
VLC Media Player 1.0.0

For detailed features, VLC media player can:

  • Free, Open Source and cross-platform
  • Independent of systems codecs to support most video types
  • Live recording
  • Instant pausing and Frame-by-Frame support
  • Finer speed controls
  • New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real Video 3.0 and 4.0, …)
  • New formats (Raw Dirac, M2TS …) and major improvements in many formats.
  • New Dirac encoder and MP3 fixed-point encoder
  • Video scaling in full screen
VLC Media Player 1.0.1

Changes in VLC media player 1.0.1:

Important note:

  • Alsa and OSS audio capture has been removed from the v4l and v4l2 accesses. See 'Access:' for more info.


  • Instantaneous pausing
  • Frame-by-Frame playback
  • Finer speed control


  • New AES3 (SMPTE 302M) decoder
  • New Dolby Digital Plus - E-AC-3 (A/52b) decoder
  • New True HD/MLP decoder and parser


  • Support for Dirac, MLP and RealVideo in Matroska files
  • Major improvements in RealMedia files opening (.rm and .rmvb)
  • Improvements of the TS demuxer for M2TS files from Blu-Ray and AVCHD

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