[vlc-devel] [ANN] VLC 0.8.0-test2

Gildas Bazin gbazin at altern.org
Fri Oct 1 22:41:07 CEST 2004

Hello everybody,

Here is the second test release in preparation for 0.8.0 (aka Janus).

You will find the new tarball here:
Binaries for Win32 and MacOSX have also already been uploaded.

As usual, this release contains an amazing amount of new features as well as 
bug fixes. To name just a few:

 * Re-write of the input layer.
      (better, faster, more extensible - eg. allows multi-input support).
 * Re-write of the transcoding layer.
      (everything VLC plays can now be transcoded).
 * New plugins cache system to speed up launch time.
 * Improvements to the subtitles/OSD subsystem.
 * Vastly improved DVD support.
 * DirectX Media Object decoder/encoder (Win32 only - supports WMV3).
 * Cross-platform OpenGL video output.
 * New screen capture input plugin (to stream your desktop).
 * Windows Media Server RTSP support.
 * Multipart JPEG demuxing/muxing.
      (for video streaming to a Mozilla Web Browser)
 * DVB subtitles decoding/encoding.
 * Audio equalizer.
 * etc...

Changes since 0.8.0-test1 include:
 * More gradual resampling which should improve the pitch changing effect.
 * Improved video filters and new subpicture filters.
 * WAV demuxing/muxing with support for multichannel audio.
 * Support for AACPlus webstreams.
 * VLM enhancements.
 * VobSub support.
 * etc...

See http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/NEWS for the extensive list.

Please, test heavily and report any problems you might have.


For the VideoLAN team,


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