Release changes

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To see the current changes under development, read Next changes.

Changes between 0.8.6a and 0.8.6b

Various bugfixes

  • out-of-bound read in demuxers
  • demuxers crashes (incl. CVE-2007-0256)
  • Mac OS X Interface crashes
  • VP31 decoding on Windows platforms


Webbrowser plugins

  • rectified behaviour and improved usability

Mac OS X Interface & Port

  • diverse usability improvements
  • new wizard option to include subtitles
  • screensaver/automatic sleep mode is enabled when a video is paused
  • Improved Delete-Preferences-Script

Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.8.6a

CDDA / VCDX plugins

Mac OS X Interface

  • Fullscreen controller improvements

Changes between 0.8.5 and 0.8.6


  • Shoutcast TV listings support


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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:
      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)


  • Add Czech
  • Add Slovak
  • Add Malay
  • Add Slovenian


  • Updates to the libvlc API
  • Fixes for the mozilla and activeX plugins