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

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. There's also support for HDR, letting those with compatible displays take advantage of brighter videos with improved dynamic range.

VLC 3.0 has officially launched and it brings with it a bunch of new major features, not the least of which is the official arrival of Chromecast support.

Supports 360-degree video and 3D audio, up to thid order Ambisonics, with customizable HRTF.

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.

To check out the full list of everything that's new, and to download VLC 3.0 for the platform of your choice, head over to the VideoLAN website.

Supports Bluray with Java menus (BD-J), although decryption needs to be performed outside of VLC. That's where it becomes complicated, Chromecast only supports very few codecs number, let's say h264.

Thanks to its ability to play practically any file format, VLC has been a massive favourite since the early internet days, back when we were all illicitly downloading all manner of ridiculous P2P files.

At the forefront, VLC 3.0 enables hardware decoding by default, allowing users to enjoy 4K and 8K content out-of-the-box without fuss. As you can see from the photo, you can send local content to both audio-only and video Chromecast devices.

Supports Chromecast discovery and streaming (including audio-only), even in formats not supported by Chromecast, such as DVDs. VideoLAN said it used Google's official closed-source SDK to build out the feature, which prevents it from releasing the source.

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