R46 – Windows installer fun

The yearly slowdown is over so now it’s time for a maintenance release which will probably still manage to introduce a lot of new issues due to the windows installer changes. Here’s a list of the main changes:

  • Separate installers for 32 and 64 bit
  • It’s now possible to install without administrator privileges
  • The Python module is now a proper package

As usual there are also a few possibly breaking changes:

  • The 32 bit VapourSynth registry entries are now stored in a key called VapourSynth-32 in order to better distinguish it from the 64 bit version
  • The installer no longer installs the VS2013 runtimes by default due to VapourSynth not actually needing them for many years