VLC media player 3.0.21

A free multimedia player

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VLC media player is a free multimedia player

The VLC media player is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that performs most multimedia files in addition to DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and numerous streaming protocols.

VLC media player is Simple, Powerful, and Fast. Plays everything, Files, Discs, Devices, and Streams. VLC is also a Media Converter and Streamer performing most codecs with no codec packs. VLC is an extremely portable multi-platform multimedia player for numerous audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, OGM, MOV, WMA, WMV…).

The VLC media player challenge targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestrial TV channels, and live videos on an excessive bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes.

VLC also features a cross-platform player, which can be utilized to learn the stream from the network or display video domestically on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavors, all BSD flavors, Windows, Mac OS X. BeOS, Solaris, QNX, Familiar Linux…

VLC media player Features:

  • Rewrite the playlist (tree structure, input preparsing …)
  • Preferences enhancements
  • XML parsers
  • Client-side SSL/TLS support
  • Massive Matroska enhancements
  • Support for SOCKS proxy
  • Support for Shoutcast Meta-data
  • Support for (HE-)AAC raw-audio streams
  • TiVo demuxer
  • Samba (Windows shares) access module
  • Dirac decoder and encoder
  • PNG decoder/encoder
  • Support for Apple Lossless Audio Codec
  • Services discovery modules (brand new SAP module, HAL discovery, DAAP (iTunes shares), Shoutcast)
  • Support for 20/24 bits LPCM
  • Video snapshot support (png or jpg)
  • Image file video output (PNG)
  • Mosaic (picture-in-picture system)
  • Pocket PC port
  • Brand new Internet Explorer ActiveX plugin

Plays Video Formats

MPEG-1/2, DivX (1/2/3/4/5/6), MPEG-4 ASP, XviD, 3ivX D4, H.261, H.263 / H.263i, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, Cinepak, Theora, Dirac / VC-2, MJPEG (A/B), WMV 1/2, WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1, Sorenson 1/3, DV, On2 VP3/VP5/VP6, Indeo Video v3 (IV32), Real Video (1/2/3/4).

Plays Audio Formats

MPEG Layer 1/2, MP3 – MPEG Layer 3, AAC – MPEG-4 part3, Vorbis, AC3 – A/52, E-AC-3, MLP / TrueHD>3, DTS, WMA 1/2, WMA 3, FLAC, ALAC, Speex, Musepack / MPC, ATRAC 3, Wavpack, Mod, TrueAudio, APE, Real Audio, Alaw/µlaw, AMR (3GPP), MIDI, LPCM, ADPCM, QCELP, DV Audio, QDM2/QDMC, MACE.

Plays Subtitles:

DVD, Text files (MicroDVD, SubRip, SubViewer, SSA1-5, SAMI, VPlayer), Closed captions, Vobsub, Universal Subtitle Format (USF), SVCD / CVD, DVB, OGM, CMML, Kate. ID3 tags, APEv2, Vorbis comment.

Changes in VLC media player 3.0.21

Decoders:

  • Improve Opus ambisonic support
  • Fix some ASS subtitle rendering issues
  • Fix Opus in MP4 behavior
  • Fix VAAPI hw decoding with some drivers

Input:

  • Add support for HTTP content range handling according to RFC 9110
  • Fix some HLS Adaptive Streaming not working in audio-only mode

Video Output:

  • Super Resolution scaling with AMD GPUs
  • The D3D11 HDR option can also turn on/off HDR for all sources regardless of the display
  • Improve subtitles rendering on Apple platforms of notably Asian languages by correcting font fallback lookups

Video Filter:

  • New AMD VQ Enhancer filter
  • Add D3D11 option to use NVIDIA TrueHDR to generate HDR from SDR sources

Audio Output:

  • Fix regression on macOS causing crashes when using audio devices with more than 9 channels

Services Discovery:

  • Fix exposed UPnP directory URL schemes to be compliant with RFC 3986

Contrib:

  • Update FFmpeg to 4.4.4
  • Update dav1d to 1.4.2
  • Update libvpx to 1.14.1

libVLC:

  • the HWND passed to libvlc_media_player_set_hwnd must have the WS_CLIPCHILDREN style set.
  • Fix crashes when using caopengllayer

Misc:

  • Fix various warnings, leaks, and potential crashes
  • Fix security integer overflow in the MMS module

Supported Operating Systems:

  • From Windows XP SP3 to the last version of Windows 11.
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • Android 2.2 (platform-8) or later.
  • iOS 9.0 or later

Input Media

UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP / FTP, MMS, TCP/RTP Unicast, DCCP/RTP Unicast, File, DVD Video, Video CD / VCD, SVCD, Audio CD (no DTS-CD), DVB (Satellite, Digital TV, Cable TV), MPEG encoder, Video acquisition.

Input Formats

MPEG (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AVI, ASF / WMV / WMA, MP4 / MOV / 3GP, OGG / OGM / Annodex, Matroska (MKV), Real, WAV (together with DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52, Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash), MXF, Nut, Standard MIDI / SMF, Creative™ Voice.

Miscellaneous

SAP/SDP publicizes Bonjour protocol, Mozilla/Firefox plugin, ActiveX plugin, SVCD Menus, Localization, CD-Text, CDDB CD information, IGMPv3, IPv6, MLDv2, and CPU acceleration.

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