Saturday, 18 August, 2018

VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

VLC 3.0 Expands 4K HDR, 8K, 360-Degree Video Support VLC 3.0 exits beta, adds Chromecast support, faster seeking, and more
Troy Mann | 11 February, 2018, 03:30

It's not often that one of the most beloved software projects on the planet gets a major update, but this weekend, VideoLAN's VLC was treated to the release of 3.0.

Codenamed "Vetinari", major additions in this version include support for Chromecast, 10-bit HDR video, hardware decoding for 4K and 8K video, and support for Blu-Ray Java.

Previously, VLC Media Player users had to first connect to Chromecast app via Android or Chrome browser on desktop and then mirror the content.

Once you've updated to version 3.0 of VLC, you will have a lightly refreshed user interface and the ability to cast local content to Chromecast-enabled devices. That's where it becomes complicated, Chromecast only supports very few codecs number, let's say h264.

Some features are specific to just Android, those including compatibility with DeX, Chromebooks, and Android TV, picture-in-picture, Android Auto with voice actions, Chromecast support from the phone, playlist file detection, and HEVC hardware decoding via MediaCodec.

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To remind you, VLC is a massively popular cross-platform media player, which supports playback of pretty much all media types. You can turn any Android device into ...

It's no wonder VLC 3.0 is an update geared towards the feature and created to offer the best value for their longtime users. VLC for Android is completely free, has no ads and no in-app-purchases. Media files can be dropped on to the VLC icon from other applications and right-clicking the program will open the context menu.

VideoLAN has launched VLC 3.0 across Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS, iOS and Android, as well as Android TV and Apple TV.

Allows passthrough for HD Audio codecs so external HiFi decoders can provide the best sound.

There's also improvements to Fast Seek when scrubbing through Videos and fixes for subtitles not loading.

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