New releases for our libraries

There are new stable releases for our libraries. For libplayer and libvalhalla there are many changes. Note that the major versions of both libraries were increased because the changes affect the ABI. The previous stable releases can be still used safely, but it is encouraged to update your applications against these new versions.


  • Support was added for Darwin and MS Windows.
  • Fixes and enhancements were made in the Makefile and the configure script.


But where is the version 2.0.0 ? It is a good question, this one has existed only some hours. A major bug in the X11 part of the library has been fixed between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1.

  • XCB is used instead of Xlib.
  • VDPAU is supported with xine and MPlayer.
  • Support for VAAPI and DirectFB was added in some backends.
  • Improvements were made in the GStreamer and VLC backends (which are still experimental).

Full ChangeLog here.

For people with a NVidia card supported by VDPAU, you should look at the –enable-xlib-hack option provided by the configure script for a full VDPAU support under MPlayer and xine. Without this trick, only the video output with MPlayer can use VDPAU. For the developers, note that with this option you must use XInitThreads() in your application!


  • Shutdown on force-stop was made faster.
  • Concurrent grabbers are now supported.
  • A ChartLyrics grabber was added.
  • Languages and priorities are supported with the metadata.
  • Many public functions were reworked.
  • Support was added for MS Windows and Darwin.

Full ChangeLog here.

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