Download VLC Media Player 3.0.0 x64 MSI.
- No desktop shortcut;
- Upgradable in future. (past version)
Changes between 2.2.8 and 3.0.0: -------------------------------- Platform support changes: * 3.0.x will be maintained as a LTS (best-effort basis, mostly for security) that will be the last working version for quite a few systems. Indeed the 3.0.x branch will contain the last releases running on: - Windows XP, Vista, and the servers equivalent of those Windows versions - macOS 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9, iOS 7 & 8 - Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.0.x & 4.1.x - Compilers before gcc 5.0 and clang 3.4, or equivalent * For the 3.0 branch, please note: * The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-effort basis: it should work, but not without limitations. libVLC support for Windows XP is deprecated. You _really_ should upgrade to a more modern Windows version! * Windows Vista (all versions) without Platform Upgrade is not supported. * 64bit version of VLC for Windows is recommended. * Linux support requires now a kernel newer than 2.6.26. * Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7. Core: * Support network browsing for distant filesystems (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...) and rewrite the parsing of the media files and inputs * Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...) * Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...) similar to subtitles * Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD * Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR) * Support output renderers, like ChromeCast * VLC now assumes vlcrc config file is in UTF-8 * Support portable version of Windows build (create a "portable/" folder) * Support wayland surface type * Allow to start the video paused on the first frame * Refactor preparsing input * EPG rework: table and single event updates, now using network time * Refactor and fix subtitles es selection. Demuxers can now override es category single only or multiple es behavior * Support for 360 video and audio, including viewpoint modification * Support for ambisonic audio and more than 8 audio channels * Support subtitles size live adjustments Access: * New NFS access module using libnfs * New SMB access module using libdsm * Adaptive streaming: * Rewrite MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) support, including MPEG2TS and ISOBMFF profiles * Support HDS (Http Dynamic Streaming) from Adobe (f4m, f4v, etc.) * Large rework of the Smooth Streaming module * Replaced httplive stream filter with new HLS demuxer, replaced smooth stream filter with new Smooth demuxer, both using unified adaptive module * Support HLSv4-7, including MP4 and raw muxing and ID3 tags * Support decompression and extraction through libarchive (tar, zip, rar...) * New HTTP/TLS access module for HTTP 2.0 support * Improvements of cookie handling (share cookies between playlist items, domain / path matching, Secure cookies) * Support DVB-T2 on Windows BDA * Support depayloading Opus from RTP * New UPnP access module, to list directories without infinite recursions * SMB/FTP/SFTP accesses can list directories * Support sftp username and passwords options in URL, and key authentication * New WASAPI audio capture module on Windows * New "concat" access module for concatenating byte streams * Named pipes and device nodes are no longer included in directory listings by default. Use --list-special-files to include them back. * Support for timeout in UDP input --udp-timeout=<seconds> * New SAT>IP access module, to receive DVB-S via IP networks * Improvements on DVB scanning * BluRay module can open ISO over network and has full BD-J support * Support for DVD ISO over network * New SRT access module using libsrt Hardware Decoder: * Support HEVC hardware decoding on Windows, using DxVA2 and D3D11 * Support hardware decoding using Direct3D11, including GPU-zerocopy mode, and hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust * DxVA2 GPU-zerocopy for hardware decoding and displaying on Windows, and support for hardware filtering, for deinterlace and adjust * Support HEVC hardware decoding using OMX and MediaCodec (Android) * Use MediaCodec via NDK native API after Android Lollipop * Support MPEG-2, VC1/WMV3 on Android using MediaCodec * OMX GPU-zerocopy support for decoding and display on Android using OpenMax IL * Support 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 chroma samplings with VDPAU hw acceleration * Important VAAPI improvements for 10bits, HEVC, direct-rendering support * Support VP9 and WMV3 decoding using OMX and performance improvements * Important improvements for the MMAL decoder and output for rPI and rPI2 * New hardware accelerated decoder for OS X and and iOS based on Video Toolbox supporting H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-4 Part 2, and DV Decoders: * Support for experimental AV1 video * Support for ARIB STD-B24 subtitles * Support for experimental Daala video * New MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III + MPEG 2.5 decoder based on libmpg123 * New BPG decoder based on libbpg * Fix uncompressed DVD-Audio (AOB) LPCM decoding * Rewrite WPL playlists and add ZPL playlists support (Zune) * Support TDSC, Canopus HQX, Cineform, SpeedHQ, Pixlet, QDMC and FMVC codecs * TTML subtitles support, including EBU-TT-D variant * Rewrite of webVTT subtitles support, including CSS style support * Support 9-bit and 10-bit GBR planar formats * Support for the OggSpots video codec * HEVC packetization is mostly fixed * H264 packetizer can now generate timestamps * Packetizers have support for captions in SEI * DTS packetizer handle DTS extensions (like DTS-HD): decoders like avcodec can now decode up to 8 channels * JPEG images correctly oriented using embedded orientation tag, if present * Support VPX high bit depth support * Extend MicroDVD support with color, fontname, size, position extensions * BluRay text subtitles (HDMV) are now decoded * Improve Closed Captions detection, notably inside the video streams * CEA-708 decoder * New MIDI decoder for macOS and iOS using the AudioToolbox framework, works without a soundfont or with SoundFont2 and DLS soundfonts Demuxers: * Important rework of the MP4 demuxer, including: * Support for fragmented MP4 * Support EIA-608/708 subtitles in MP4/mov * Support WMV and WMAV in MP4/mov, aka Flip4Mac files * Support bitmap audio channel reordering in MP4/mov * Support for RTP Reception Hint Track with H.264, GSM and Speex payloads * Support for XiphQT(MP4) vorbis and Flac * Support for VP8/VP9/VP10/AV1 in MP4 * Support GoPro HiLight chapters * Support for TTML and WebVTT in ISOBMFF/MP4 and DASH * Add new metadata fields * Important rework of the TS demuxer, including: * Support Opus in MPEG Transport Stream * Fix program selection with recorded TS (TopField, DreamBox and others) * Fix TS playback with PAT/PMT less recordings * Basic support for MPEG4-SL in TS and T-DMB * Support SCTE-18 / EAS inside TS * Support for new descriptors and ETT tables * Support for ARIB channel logos, as attachements, ARIB TR-B21/TR-B14-1 * Improve broken-PCR probing and fixing * Improvements for scrambled state detection * Support HD-DVD .evo (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, PCM, AC-3, E-AC3, MLP, DTS) * Important rework of the PS demuxer, including: * HEVC support * Fix large number of samples, notably with PSM-less H264 * Partial support of PSMF * Fix broken SCR samples * Fix CDXA mpeg-1 support * Improvements on MKV: * Rewrite MKV seeking * Support FFv1 inside MKV * Improve ADTS and LATM inside MKV * Improve DVD-menus support * Support for lame's replaygain extension in mpeg files * Support Daala in Ogg * Improve Chained-Ogg support * Fixes for DTS detection in WAV and MKV files * Support for Creative ADPCM/alaw/ulaw/S16L in VOC files * Support for Creative ADPCM in AVI * Support WMV extended content metadata * Directory Demux can now sort items, ignore extensions and hidden files * Support AlbumArtist and DiscNumber metadata * Support raw H265/HEVC files * Support multi-channel WAV without channel-maps * Support SBV subtitles * Support for Scenarist Closed Caption * Fix Quicktime Mp4 inside MKV and unpacketized VC1 * Support for isofLaC * Improve fLaC seeking * Replace --demux dvb-open option with --stream-filter dvb to parse channels.conf digital TV channel list files Stream filter: * Add an ADF stream filter * Add a ARIB STD-B25 TS streams decoder * Add a stream prebuffering plugin * Rewrite libarchive module as a stream_extractor * Remove HTTP Live streaming stream filter * Add a zlib (a.k.a. deflate) decompression filter * Add a skiptags module to help demuxers skip ID3/APE tags Demux filter: * Add a demuxer filter chain to filter or intercept control commands and demuxing * Add a demuxer filter to block seeking (--demux-filter noseek) Audio output: * Complete rewrite of the AudioTrack Android module, it is now the default module for Android. It now supports HDMI/SPDIF passthrough for AC3/DTS/EAC3, 5.1/7.1 channels and float output, depending on the Android version. * Add Tizen audio module * HDMI/SPDIF pass-through support for WASAPI (AC3/DTS/DTSHD/EAC3/TRUEHD) * Support EAC3 and TRUEHD pass-through for PulseAudio * Important rework of the AudioUnit modules to share more code between iOS and macOS * Support Ambisonics audio with viewpoint changes Audio filters: * Add SoX Resampler library audio filter module (converter and resampler) * a52tospdif and dtstospdif audio converters are merged into tospdif, this new converter can convert AC3, DTS, EAC3 and TRUEHD to a IEC61937 frame * Add a Spatialaudio module with 2 submodules: * an Ambisonics audio renderer, supporting up to 3rd order * an Binauralizer audio filter, working with Ambisonics or 5.1/7.1 streams * Add Headphones option in Stereo Mode: use the spatialaudio module for headphones effects * Add a pitch shifting module Video ouput: * Linux/BSD default video output is now OpenGL, instead of Xvideo * OpenGL: * New OpenGL provider for Windows * Drop OpenGL 1.x and OpenGL ES 1 support * Direct rendering with OpenGL (starting OpenGL 4.4) * Hardware direct displaying with VA-API interop * Hardware direct displaying with VDPAU interop * Hardware direct displaying with DxVA2/D3D9Ex interop * Hardware direct displaying with VideoToolbox interop (iOS and macOS) * HDR tonemapping support through libplacebo * Wayland shell surface window provider * Wayland shared memory video output * Large rework of the Android video outputs: there is now Surface (2.1, 2.2) NativeWindow (2.3+, supports hw rotation, subpicture blending, opaque) * Support rotation in Android NativeWindow output and hardware decoders * Rename the Direct3D output module to Direct3D9 * Add a Direct3D11 video output supporting both Windows desktop and WinRT modes, supporting subpicture blending and hardware acceleration * Support HDR10 in Direct3D11 with Windows 10 Fall Creator Update * EFL Evas video output with Tizen TBM Surface support Video filter: * Hardware deinterlacing on the rPI, using MMAL * New video filter to convert between fps rates * Add 9-bit and 10-bit support to image adjust filter * New edge detection filter uses the Sobel operator to detect edges * Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/sharpen/chroma with VA-API * Hardware accelerated adjust/invert/posterize/sepia/sharpen with CoreImage * Hardware accelerated deinterlacing/adjust/chroma with D3D9 and D3D11 Text renderer: * CTL support through Harfbuzz in the Freetype module * New font fallback algorithm on most platforms * More conforming EIA608 captions layout and aspect ratio * More styles support for TTML, WebVTT and 708 Stream Output: * Chromecast output module * RGB24 and YCbCr 4:2:0 RTP packetization Encoder: * Support for Daala video in 4:2:0 and 4:4:4 * VP8 and VP9 encoder using libvpx Muxers: * Add fragmented/streamable MP4 muxer * Add support for muxing VC1 and WMAPro in MP4 * Opus in MPEG Transport Stream * Daala in Ogg Service Discovery: * New NetBios service discovery using libdsm * New mDNS services discovery using libmicrodns * New mDNS services discovery using Bonjour (Mac OS X, tvOS, iOS) * Rewrite of the UPnP service discovery Mac OS X Interface * Drop support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard * Support right-to-left user interface layout for right-to-left languages * New resizable fullscreen controller with improved design * Add status bar icon which displays metadata and play controls * Add support for keyboard blacklight dimming during fullscreen video playback * Improve and simplify preferences window * Huge performance improvements in playlist handling and other areas * New AppleScript API giving access to audio desynchronization * Expand AppleScript API for menu detection and navigation * Support for building with disabled sparkle update mechanism * Remove deprecated transcoding wizard, use convert and save dialog instead iOS: * Drop support for iOS 6.x Qt interface: * Batch convert support * It is now possible to specify 'stop-time' in Convert/Save dialog Skins2: * Support key accelerators libVLC: * Add libvlc_media_new_callbacks for custom input byte streams * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_enum to enumerate devices of current aout * Split of libvlc_media_discoverer_new_from_name into libvlc_media_discoverer_new, libvlc_media_discoverer_start and libvlc_media_discoverer_stop This allows to attach media events between create and start * Add libvlc_media_get_codec_description to get a human readable description of a codec * Add libvlc_MediaListEndReached Event to get notified when a media list reached the end * Add libvlc_media_list_player_get_media_player to get the media player instance of a list player * Add libvlc_media_parse_with_options that uses a flag to specify parse options * Add libvlc_audio_output_device_get to get the currently selected audio output device identifier (if there is one available) * Add libvlc_media_get_type to get the type of the media * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_title_descriptions to get full title info of the media and +libvlc_title_descriptions_release to match it * Add libvlc_media_player_get_full_chapter_descriptions to get full chapter info of the media and libvlc_chapter_descriptions_release to match it * Deprecate libvlc_video_get_title_description, libvlc_video_get_chapter_description, libvlc_media_player_get_agl, libvlc_media_player_set_agl * Add libvlc_media_player_set_android_context to integrate in an Android surface * Add a new libvlc dialog API to forward dialogs requests to the applications: libvlc_dialog_set_context, libvlc_dialog_get_context, libvlc_dialog_set_callbacks, libvlc_dialog_dismiss, libvlc_dialog_post_action, libvlc_dialog_post_login * Add libvlc_media_discoverer_list_get|release to list the media discoverers * Add libvlc_media_slaves_add, libvlc_media_slaves_clear libvlc_media_slaves_get, libvlc_media_slaves_release to add and get slaves from a libvlc_media * Add libvlc_media_player_(get|set)_role to set the media role * Add libvlc_media_player_add_slave to replace libvlc_video_set_subtitle_file, working with MRL and supporting also audio slaves * Add vlc_epg_event_(New|Delete|Duplicate), vlc_epg_AddEvent, vlc_epg_Duplicate and removes vlc_epg_Merge Logging * Support for the SystemD Journal * Use --syslog and --syslog-debug command line options to include debug messages in syslog. With --syslog, errors and warnings will be sent only. * New Android module for logging Misc * remove langfromtelx * remove ZPL playlist format * Update libVLC doxygen modules * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on OS X/iOS * Add a text-to-speech renderer for subtitles on Windows * Add Gnome libsecret-based crypto keystore * Add KDE Kwallet-based crypto keystore * Add a memory keystore * Add a file keystore that can use a submodule to crypt secrets * Add Keychain based crypto keystore for iOS, Mac OS X and tvOS Removed modules * Atmo video filter * QTCapture access module (use AVCapture instead) * httplive (use adaptive instead) * smooth (use adaptive instead) * Gnome-VFS access module (i.e. Gnome 2.x) * QuartzText text renderer module (use Freetype instead) * Win32 GDI text renderer module (use Freetype instead) * Growl notification (replaced by osx_notifications) * VCDX "extended" Video CD access module (use the normal VCD module) * Mac OS X Dialog Provider (use VLCKit instead) * iOS Dialog Provider (use MobileVLCKit / TVVLCKit instead) * QuickTime decoder module (use native codecs) * BD access module (use libbluray) * Direct2D module (use Direct3D11) * EyeTV access module * Rar access and stream filter: use libarchive * VDA decoder: use VT * Audioqueue: use audiounit * SDL video output module * DirectFB video output module * RAOP stream output module