VLC 3.0 ' Vetinari' arrives, bringing HDR, 8K and Chromecast support

VLC 3.0 ' Vetinari' arrives, bringing HDR, 8K and Chromecast support

VLC 3.0 ' Vetinari' arrives, bringing HDR, 8K and Chromecast support

VLC 3.0 is a long-term support release, and it is compatible with all versions of Windows starting with XP.

"With VLC, you have media of any format". VLC 3.0 brings to users Chromecast compatibility along with full HDR video support and hardware decoding.

Folks with a Chromecast streaming stick will be pleased as well, as this update adds support for native Chromecast playback, which is flawless because Chromecast doesn't support a lot of video files itself.

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The new release has some technical features as well the average user may not mind but for others, it supports 10 bit video, audio pass through for HD audio codecs and you should also be able to easily stream connect from a NAS located in the same network as the VLC media player. The feature is still in beta and is expected to improve over time. You can turn any Android device into ... On OS X and iOS devices, the program uses a new hardware decoded based on Video Toolbox. The update is also rolling out to the UWP app (which also supports Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One) but we're not seeing the update yet on the Microsoft Store as of this writing. Android video outputs have also been significantly worked upon and the app now supports Oreo's Picture-in-Picture mode. However, VLC does not support Blu-Ray decryption. Media files can be dropped on to the VLC icon from other applications and right-clicking the program will open the context menu. By just saying 'play [artist/album/song] with VLC' Google Assistant can recognize the album, artist, or song name and play it using VLC. Then: Open VLC, select Playback Renderer and select your Chromecast device from the list of available options.

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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