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VideoLAN VLC Media Player Version 2.0.0 Released for Windows and Mac OS X

VideoLAN VLC Media Player Version 2.0.0 has been released and includes the following fixes and new features:

Video
  • Rewritten video output core and modules, allowing subpicture blending in GPU
  • Shader support in the OpenGL output, for colorspace conversion, including 10bits
  • New video outputs for Windows 7, Android, iOS and OS/2
  • New debanding, grain, denoising and anti-flickering filters
  • New deinterlacing filter, including an Inverse Telecine algorithm
Audio
  • New resamplers for higher quality audio
  • New dynamic range compressor and karaoke filters
  • Simplification of the audio core for faster processing
  • New audio outputs for iOS, Android and OS/2
Formats
  • Multi-threaded decoding for H.264, MPEG-4/Xvid and WebM
  • Support for 10bits codecs, WMV image and some other codecs
  • Rewritten support for images, including jpeg, png, xcf, bmp
  • Important changes in RealVideo and Real Format support
  • CrystalHD cards and Android OpenMAX support for hardware decoding
Input and Devices
  • Experimental support for BluRay discs: [Menus are deactivated in this release (will come soon)] [AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped, for legal reasons]
  • Support for SDI capture cards and QTKit devices
  • Support for new adaptive streaming protocols, like HLS and DASH
For Mac Users
  • Completely new, single window interface: [Available in 2 colors: Lion grey and QTX black] [Extensions support and better Lion integration]
  • Support for all QTKit devices through qtcapture and qtsound modules
  • Continued support for X 10.5 and PPC users (1080p and ProRes on Dual-G5!)
For Anime Fans
  • Vastly improved MKV demuxer
  • Rewritten linked segments and ordered chapter files support
  • Correct support for FLAC, RV and Hi10p in MKV
  • Rewritten seeking support in cue files
  • Various ASS subtitles improvements
For professional Users
  • Support for ProRes 422 and 4444, AVC/Intra
  • Support for Jpeg-2000, Dirac and DNxHD/VC-3 in 10bits
  • Support for EBU subtitles (stl) and EIA-608
  • SDI and HD-SDI card support for input on Linux
  • New Dirac/VC-2 encoder, faster than the previous one
For Developers
  • libVLC, libVLCcore and libcompat have switched from GPL to LGPLv2.1+
  • New libVLC examples are available: media player, photobooth and mediainfo clones
  • New JSON requests on the web interface to control running VLC instances
  • Implementation of the MPRIS2 interface to control media players
  • VLC’s web plugins have been rewritten for better integration and stability in all browsers

VLC Media Player can be download from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download

Mstsc.exe – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Mstsc.exe – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

13-Apr-2013 – 6.1.7601.22298 – Mstsc.exe – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835429 – The taskbar is hidden when a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 is used for a RemoteApp application that is running on Windows Server 2008 R2

15-Feb-2013 – 6.1.7601.22252 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813347 – MS13-029: Description of the security update for Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 Client: April 9, 2013

10-Jan-2013 – 6.1.7601.22214 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2798286 – RemoteApp application session disconnects from a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

10-Oct-2012 – 6.1.7601.22131 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2769372 – Windows Remote Assistance fails in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

03-Dec-2011 – 6.1.7601.21872 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2648397 – You cannot change an expired user account password in a Remote Desktop session from a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

24-Nov-2011 – 6.1.7601.21866 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2617687 – Applications or services that start multiple Remote Desktop Services sessions crash in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

05-Nov-2011 – 6.1.7601.21855 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2614136 – Some windows of a Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) RemoteApp application might not be displayed correctly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

02-Sep-2011 – 6.1.7601.21809 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2585853 – Choppy video playback when you play a high-definition video over a remote desktop connection in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

16-Jul-2011 – 6.1.7601.21772 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2582172 – Remote desktop is not displayed in Full-Screen mode when the screen resolution is 1366× 768 pixels in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

15-Jul-2011 – 6.1.7601.21771 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2579381 – A remote desktop session does not respond to keyboard input or mouse input after it loses the focus in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

23-May-2011 – 6.1.7601.21732 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2522762 – RemoteApp application does not work correctly from RD Web Access in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

23-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21690 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526629 – The logon message is not displayed correctly when you connect to a RemoteApp application from a computer that has multiple monitors and that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

19-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21687 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2524668 – The single sign-on feature does not work in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you try to start a full remote desktop connection through RD Web Access

19-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21687 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2522743 – You cannot use a calendar control in a RemoteApp application when you use the RDC 7.0 client to connect to the RemoteApp application from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

18-Dec-2010 – 6.1.7601.21624 – Mstsc.exe – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2446026 – An application that uses the Remote Desktop Connection ActiveX control to provide virtualized sessions crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7

ATI / AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta Driver

ATI / AMD have recently released Catalyst 12.6 Beta Driver Suite

You can download it here http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst126beta.aspx

Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Beta:

•AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Tri-CrossFire™ configurations + Eyefinity BSOD when launching a DirectX application.

•AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations BSOD when using desktop applications.

•AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 cards hang when system goes to sleep.

•Tearing on Eyefinity configurations when different display connector types are used.

•Poor Elder Scrolls: Skyrim CrossFire scaling seen in AMD Catalyst 12.4 (back to CrossFire scaling found in AMD Catalyst 12.3).

•AMD Catalyst Control Center – intermittently missing Overdrive page.

•AMD Catalyst Control Center – missing GPU Activity gauge.

•AMD Radeon HD 7900 CrossFire Configuration – system hang after cinematic in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

•Crysis 2 -random system hangs when run in DirectX 9 mode.

•Heroes and Generals: Blocky corruption in scenes with smoke effects when run in DirectX 11 mode.

•Disabled HDMI audio when the connected HDTV is powered Off/On.

Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta:

Dual Graphics enhancements – new application profiles

Supported Dual Graphics configurations:

AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs

◦AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-5700)

◦AMD Radeon HD 7560D (A8-5500

Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors

◦AMD Radeon HD 7660D (A10-4600)

◦AMD Radeon HD 7640G (A8-4500M)

◦AMD Radeon HD 7520G (A6-4400M)

• New profiles have been added for the following game titles:

◦Diablo 3

◦Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

◦StarCraft 2

◦Portal 2

◦Call of Duty Modern Warfare

◦Call of Duty Black Ops

Future Catalyst releases will continue to add Dual Graphics support for additional titles

Applicable Products:

This article applies to the following configuration(s):

Hardware:

•AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series

•AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

•AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

•AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series

•AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series

ATI / AMD Catalyst 12.4 Driver

ATI / AMD have recently released Catalyst 12.4 Driver Suite

You can download it here http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

NEW FEATURES
Windows XP support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

  • In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Vista support, Catalyst 12.4 now also introduces Windows XP (64-bit/32-bit) support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing: Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • LOD Image quality enhancements have been improved when enabling Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications.
  • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA):  Significant performance enhancements

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions

Texture filtering quality improvements

  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • Improvements have been made to the texture filtering algorithm (for both DirectX9 and DirectX10/DirectX11 applications) to increase the quality of rendered textures, with no impact to performance

RESOLVED ISSUES

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim: no longer hangs on single GPU configurations when used with AMD Catalyst 12.3 CAP1 and later CAP releases
  • Elder Scolls: Skyrim: flickering square corruption is no longer observed.
  • Rage: Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: no longer crashes when launched in High Performance Mode.
  • Stalker – Call of Pripyat: flickering is no longer observed in trees with specific Catalyst Control Center settings.
  • Tom Clancy HAWX 2: no longer crashes on game launch.
  • Windows Media Center: no longer crashes when run in Eyefinity mode and High Performance mode settings.
  • AMD Steady Video: an error message is no longer displayed when enabling AMD Steady Video for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 plugin.
  • Duplicating displays no longer generates random corruption.
  • Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3×1 and 1×3 Eyefinity configurations.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when enabling Crossfire in a 4 display configuration.
  • The advanced video quality settings are now correctly displayed in the Catalyst Control Center.

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • The Catalyst Control Center now renders correctly when launched while playing a Bluray disc using WinDVD.

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 software suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • Dirt 3: a system hang is no longer experienced when running game at maximum in game settings.
  • Dragon Age 2: visual corruption is no longer observed.

KNOWN ISSUES
Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:

  • Blocky video corruption may be observed while using Windows Media Player to playback HD WMV content.
  • The Catalyst Control Center may experience random crashes in specific configurations.
  • A green screen may be triggered when playing back Flash content using Google Chrome and Firefox.
  • The Unigine Tropics demo may experience random crashes when run with shaders=low and Vsync enabled.

Known issues under the Windows Vista operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:

  • Cyberlink PowerDVD may crash when enabling BOB de-interlace mode.

Known issues under the Windows XP operating system

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst™. These include:

  • The system may fail to resume from sleep/hibernate mode is some configurations.