Wednesday, September 23, 2009

VideoLAN Client 1.0.2

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, OGM, MOV, wma, wmv...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

Features in VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.2 :

- Rewrite of the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing ...)
- Preferences improvements
- XML parsers
- Client-side SSL/TLS support
- Massive Matroska improvements
- Support for SOCKS proxy
- Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
- Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
- TiVo demuxer
- Samba (Windows shares) access module
- Dirac decoder and encoder
- PNG decoder/encoder
- Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
- Services discovery modules (brand new SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), shoutcast)
- Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
- Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
- Image file video output (png)
- Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
- Pocket PC port
- Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin

Changes from VLC (VideoLAN Client) 1.0.1 to VLC 1.0.2 :

• Decoders:
- Native support for WMA Professional, without the use of the Win32 dlls
- Fix issues in subtitles, especially SSA ones
- Various fixes on theora and ogg
• Demuxers:
- Various fixes for EPG support in MPEG-TS demuxer
- Fixes for potential stack overflow in .avi, .mp4 and .asf demuxers
• Access:
- Fixes for v4l2 devices
- Fixes for dvb-c channels-scanning
• Qt Interface:
- Fix some playlist sorting issues
• Encoders:
* MPEG2 transrate stream output removed
* x264 default-values closer to x264.exe defaults.
* x264 rc-behaviour fixes:
- if user defines qp-value, CQP-mode is used
- otherwise if user defines vb=0, CRF-mode is used
- otherwise ABR-mode is used
* x264 set vbv-bufsize/vbv-maxsize better if user hasn't defined these:
- ABR mode set vbv-max-bitrate=bitrate
- vbv-bufsize is bitrate * seconds between keyframes (keyint/fps)
• Playlist:
- Lua scripts for Mpora and Vimeo playback
• Translations:
- New Kazakh and Croatian translations
- Lithunanian translation is available on Windows
- Galician, Korean, Nepali, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Brazilian, Arabic and French translation updates

Download VLC VideoLAN Client 1.0.2

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