51st VideoLAN report
The major change, during last week, was the possibility to restart the audio decoders when the audio device changes.
This is very useful when you switch from normal decoders to SPDIF/HDMI pass-through for DTS, Dolby and related codecs.
In the past, VLC could only restart the filters, not the decoders, so our Dolby and DTS decoders were actually filters. This was finally changed and now .
For those who don't understand what all this means, it means that it will help us support more formats for pass-through over HDMI, like DolbyDigital+ or DTS-HD.
We've fixed the green line that appears only on AMD GPUs on Windows. This is scheduled for the next Windows update.
I've implemented the support for browsing FTP remote directories, so that it behaves similarly to SFTP or SMB.
On Windows, we've added the support for hardware decoding of 10bits HEVC , using DxVA and D3D11.
We also pushed improvements to the prefetcher module and to our TTML support; and we've fixed issues for DVD menus, SAT>IP protocol and HLS protocol.
Finally, please note that the license of the UPnP module was switched from GPL to LGPL.
Last week on WinRT, we've removed all the code that was focusing on older versions of Windows.
The codebase now support only Windows 10 Universal with its
Anniversary Edition version.
That's all for this week!
Thanks for the support and see you soon!