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Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:51 pm
by Stevo
You should move the problems with the Debian version of 3.0.2 to their own thread, since this thread is for the versions we have in our own repositories. You can check what version you have installed in Synaptic, or in a terminal with "apt show vlc".

Debian updated to 3.0.2 apparently because the 2.X versions have a major security flaw that can't be patched...bad news for MX 15/16 users! They can try a VLC 3.0.2 Appimage (I'll try to make a vlc-appimage package for 64-bit) or a flatpak if it comes in that container, or switch to another player.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:32 pm
by Stevo
OK, we now have our own version in the test repo again, the latest 3.0.3 release, backported from Debian Sid.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 pm
by rich
I wonder if this would clear up the issue using the debian stable version in viewtopic.php?t=45284

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:44 pm
by Stevo
Debian has now pushed a VLC 3.0.3 build into the Stretch security updates that is seen as an upgrade over our test repo version, so we may as well pull our build.

I have noticed with my Coffee Lake Intel GPU, VLC 3.X works well with the "intel" video driver, but switching to the Debian default modesetting video driver and trying to play something with VLC will lock up the whole GUI.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:39 pm
by Stevo
We now have the latest release of VLC 3.0.4, backported from Sid, in the test repository. It pulls a few new libraries from our test repo, notably libspatialaudio, libplacebo, and libarribb24, which features were disabled in Debian's version of 3.0.3 for Stretch.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:04 pm
by Stevo
VLC 3.0.5 has now landed in our test repository!

Changes include:
Faster and more complete support for the AV1 codec,
Improvements for Blu-ray playback, RTP and UDP streams,
Improvements for MP4, MKV, CAF and AV1 media,
Improvements for HDR support, tone-mapping and native Windows HDR support,
Fixes for Chromecast, Direct3D11, Youtube and subtitles rendering.
Feedback appreciated as to how it updates from the MX Package Installer and how it performs. Thanks!

It will also pull in some new and updated libraries that I found necessary to backport for this version, BTW.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:52 pm
by Richard
Updated VLC 3.0.5 from the MX-PI.
It plays as expected.
It is my preferred app for music so I'll pay attention.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:10 pm
by Stevo
OK, after that completely trouble-free migration [/s] :p of 3.0.5 to the main repo, we now have yesterday's 3.0.6 bugfix release in the test repo. It uses all the libraries we already have in the main repo, so installing and using this update shouldn't be a problem, as well as moving it to main.
Changes:
Core:
* Fix potential subtitle picture allocation failures

Codec:
* Add support for 12 bits decoding of AV1
* Fix HDR support in AV1 when the container provides the metadata

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:20 pm
by Eadwine Rose
Not everything gets upgraded though...

here is what happens when I mark for upgrade in testing:

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libvlc-bin (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
libvlc5 (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
libvlccore9 (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
vlc (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
vlc-bin (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
vlc-data (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
vlc-plugin-base (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
vlc-plugin-qt (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
vlc-plugin-video-output (version 3.0.5-1~mx17+1) will be upgraded to version 3.0.6-0.1~mx17+1
What gets left behind is

vlc-l10n

Not that big of a deal really, I don't think?

Re: MX 17 Repository: The VLC Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 pm
by Stevo
I don't think the -l10n package is required by any of the newer packages, so they don't pull in a newer version. That should appear as an upgrade in the Test Repo Installer if you search for "vlc", though. If we move it to main, it should just be a normal upgrade.