[vlc-devel] what's different between vlc-1.2 twoflower and vlc-1.3 rincewind

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 08:42:22 CET 2012

2012/1/7 zhu shi song <zhushisongzhu at yahoo.com>

> I have one project following VLC-1.1.x.   I found at least two problems in
> VLC 1.1.x.
> 1、It can't handle timecodes of WMV video correctly.  When I drag time
> progress bar to 9s, it always starts playing from 0s.  When I drag time
> progress bar to 15s, it always starts playing from 10s   I test the video
> using ffplay,  it has the same problem.  Maybe it's the problem in
> ffmpeg.   I have tested using VLC 1.2 and VLC 1.3.0-git,  they all have the
> same problem.
> 2、VLC-1.1.x can read out  the total length (in seconds) of TS MPEG2
> video.  But playing is OK.  I test it using VLC-1.3.0-git, the new version
> has solved the problem.
> So I have two questions:
> 1、Will VLC-1.1.x continue to solve the bugs such as aboving lists?

There won't be any 1.1.x releases AFAIK. Next one will be VLC 1.2.0 (or VLC
2.0 in case the versioning logic changes)

> 2、What's the difference between VLC-1.2(twoflower) and
> VLC-1.3(rincewind)?  If I want to upgrage VLC-1.1.x to new version, which
> version should I choose?

1.2 is in feature freeze, so in theory it will release only bug fixes. All
new versions will be implemented to 1.3, so it might be somewhat unstable
during development.

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