VLC 3.0.9.x released

Sicherheit[German]The developers of the VLC Player have released version 3.0.9 and then a bug-fix update to version 3.0.9.1 for Linux, macOS and Windows. In the meantime the VLC Player version 3.0.9.2 is already available.


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I came across the release of the VLC Player version 3.0.9 at deskmodder.de, then I saw while checking the change log on Github that the versions 3.0.9.1 and 3.0.9.2 have already been released. 

Changes between 3.0.9.1 and 3.0.9.2:
* Properly bump the version in configure.ac

Changes between 3.0.9 and 3.0.9.1:
* Fix VLSub returning 401 for earch request

Changes between 3.0.8 and 3.0.9:
Core:
* Work around busy looping when playing an invalid item through VLM

Access:
* Multiple dvdread and dvdnav crashs fixes
* Fixed DVD glitches on clip change
* Fixed dvdread commands/data sequence inversion in some cases causing
   unwanted glitches
* Better handling of authored as corrupted DVD
* Added libsmb2 support for SMB2/3 shares

Demux:
* Fix TTML entities not passed to decoder
* Fixed some WebVTT styling tags being not applied
* Misc raw H264/HEVC frame rate fixes
* Fix adaptive regression on TS format change (mostly HLS)
* Fixed MP4 regression with twos/sowt PCM audio
* Fixed some MP4 raw quicktime and ms-PCM audio
* Fixed MP4 interlacing handling
* Multiple adaptive stack (DASH/HLS/Smooth) fixes
* Enabled Live seeking for HLS
* Fixed seeking in some cases for HLS
* Improved Live playback for Smooth and DASH
* Fixed adaptive unwanted end of stream in some cases
* Faster adaptive start and new buffering control options

Packetizers:
* Fixes H264/HEVC incomplete draining in some cases
* packetizer_helper: Fix potential trailing junk on last packet
* Added missing drain in packetizers that was causing missing
   last frame or audio
* Improved check to prevent fLAC synchronization drops

Decoder:
* avcodec: revector video decoder to fix incomplete drain
* spudec: implemented palette updates, fixing missing subtitles
   on some DVD
* Fixed WebVTT CSS styling not being applied on Windows/macOS
* Fixed Hebrew teletext pages support in zvbi
* Fixed Dav1d aborting decoding on corrupted picture
* Extract and display of all CEA708 subtitles
* Update libfaad to 2.9.1
* Add DXVA support for VP9 Profile 2 (10 bits)
* Mediacodec aspect ratio with Amazon devices

Audio output:
* Added support for iOS audiounit audio above 48KHz
* Added support for amem audio up to 384KHz

Video output:
* Fix for opengl glitches in some drivers
* Fix GMA950 opengl support on macOS
* YUV to RGB StretchRect fixes with NVIDIA drivers
* Use libpacebo new tone mapping desaturation algorithm

Text renderer:
* Fix crashes on macOS with SSA/ASS subtitles containing emoji
* Fixed unwanted growing background in Freetype rendering and Y padding

Mux:
* Fixed some YUV mappings

macOS:
* Use a layer based video output on 10.14 and higher, which should
   fix various rendering issues where the vout would glitch between
   a wrong size and the correct size.
   Additionally this works around OpenGL issues with Macs that have a
   dedicated NVIDIA GPU, which caused rendering artifacts in the whole
   OS, especially when the "Reduce transparency" accessibility option
   is used
* Remove qtsound module and add avaudiocapture module as replacement
* Fix audio capture on macOS Catalina by using avaudiocapture
* Inform the user in case OS permissions are missing for certain actions
* Fix Apple Remote support on macOS Catalina
* Add support for pausing Apple Music on macOS Catalina
* Fix UPnP discovery crash without an active network interface
* Fix rare placement issues with fullscreen panel
* Fix problem in audio output remembering the last device configuration
   in digital mode

Service Discovery:
* Update libmicrodns to 0.1.2

Misc:
* Update YouTube, SoundCloud and Vocaroo scripts: this restores
   playback of YouTube URLs.
* Add missing .wpl & .zpl file associations on Windows
* Improved chromecast audio quality

The new player will be available on this website for Linux, macOS, Windows and other operating systems. Make sure that you really download and install the new version. The new version is available on the FTP servers.


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3 Responses to VLC 3.0.9.x released

  1. Derek says:

    Has this version been retracted? VideoLAN's website still shows 3.0.8 as the most current version, and checking for updates in VLC also shows no such release as of this post (April 17th, 2020).

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