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Changes between 0.8.6b and 0.8.6c

Various bugfixes


  • 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


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


  • New localisation: Arabic, Persian

Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.9.0

Important notes

  • This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux. This interface lacks a few features that used to be present in vlc 0.8.6:
    • "Streaming wizard" and "VLM control". These features will be replaced by a better alternative in the next version. If you absolutely need these features, we advise you to keep vlc 0.8.6
    • Similarly, "Bookmarks" will be reintroduced in an improved version at a later point
  • The default Interface is now Qt Interface on linux and windows.
  • The default for --sout-keep has changed. It's now activated by default.
  • The marq, mosaic and logo commands in the rc interface changed. They now require a target name as their first argument. Example:
vlc --sub-filter "marq@test{marquee=Hello}" -I rc <somevideo> 
You can then use commands like:
@test marq-marquee Goodbye
These new commands are also available in the telnet interface.
  • The HTTP Interface is now only available on the local machine by default.
If you want to make it available from other machines, you will have to edit the ".hosts" file.

Important Changes


(Default scripts open YouTube, DailyMotion, metacafe and Google Video URLs)



  • VP60/VP61/VP6F/VP62 support
  • MKV USF subtitles support
  • HTML based subtitles support
  • Flash Screen Video support
  • CamStudio Screen Video support
  • DosBox Capture support
  • Karl Morton's Video support
  • limited atrac3 support
  • New codec FourCCs to support more specific files and codecs (Avid, FCP, Sony, Samsung, ...)


  • Flash Screen Video support

Video output and filters

  • Adjust, Invert and Distort (now split into Wave, Ripple, Gradient and Psychedelic) video filters can now be streamed
  • New puzzle video output filter
  • Rewrite motion detection video filter
  • New extract video filter (extract Red, Green and Blue components from a video)
  • New sharpen video filter (increase the contrast of adjacent pixels)
  • New erase video filter (remove a logo from a video)
  • Enhancements to subtitles' renderer to support bold, italics and some HTML tags
  • Support for RGBA and I420 blending. This improves Mosaic CPU usage *a lot*.
  • New transparency mask video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module).
  • New bluescreen video filter (for use with the mosaic_bridge module). This was previously part of the mosaic module.
  • Fix random characters problem in RSS filter.

Stream output


  • Windows/Linux
    • Brand new interface for Linux and Windows, based on the Qt toolkit
  • All
  • Unix
    • Allow only one running instance, using D-Bus interface (experimental).
    • D-Bus Interface (experimental) implements the MPRIS (Media Player Remote Interfacing specification), a common dbus control interface for media players that intends to become an xdg standard when finished.


  • new BDA device driver plugin for DVB-C/S/T capture cards on Microsoft Windows


  • Persian