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VLC 3.0 Vetinari Released with Chromecast, HDR and 8K video support

VideoLAN (a nonprofit organization based in France ) has launched VLC 3.0 Vetinari (VLC media player) across Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS, iOS, and Android, as well as Android TV and Apple TV. With a number of new features such as HDR video support, Plays 360-degree videosStream to Chromecast and Smoother 4K and 8K video playback and more. Let’s discuss the complete list of VLC 3.0 Vetinari Features and changes.

About VLC Media player

VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a free and open-source, portable and cross-platform media player and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. (via Wikipedia)

Started as an academic project in 1996, VLC has become one of the most well-supported free video players across platforms. Its development is directed by VideoLAN, a nonprofit organization based in France, with volunteers working on it from around the world.

VLC 3.0 Vetinari Features and changes

The brand-new VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” update adds an incredible number of features. The new version of the popular video playback software now supports even more video formats and includes hardware acceleration support for high-end video formats, including 4K video with HDR color and 8K video feeds.

Here’s an 8K, 48 frames per second, 360-degree video playing, smooth as butter, on a Samsung Galaxy S8:

Here’s a hardware-accelerated 8K, 60 frames per second, 360-degree video playing on a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10

VLC 3.0 also supports up to 8K 360-degree video formats, along with 3D audio to enhance the experience. VideoLAN said that VLC 3.0 also supports customizable HRTF (head related transfer function) to simulate spatial audio from standard 5.1 and 7.1 sources, such as Blu-Rays. But, most importantly: VLC 3.0 adds support for HD DVD .evo files.

This release version now also fully supports Chromecast streaming. Chromecast support is available via the Playback menu. If you select Renderer, you’ll see your Chromecast device(s) listed. Selecting the device will stream the file. It can Chromecast videos that aren’t natively supported by Chromecast. It works with Blu-ray Java menus! It’s even optimized for the iPhone X’s notch.

Other major added features include 3D audio support, audio passthrough for HD audio codecs, and support for browsing NAS drives. As always, a bunch of new codecs are supported too.

As well as a wide range of formats, it also supports practically endless versions too. You can use VLC 3.0 even if you’re using an Android Gingerbread phone or Windows XP.

VLC also offers better support for Blu-Ray movies. VLC 3.0 includes full support for BD-j menus so that you can access the disc’s features. However, VLC does not support Blu-Ray decryption. That task must be performed outside VLC.

VLC 3.0 is also now network-enabled. You can now access content from NAS devices and local network drives through VLC’s menus. The software also includes support for Google’s Chromecast devices, which enables you to stream any VLC-compatible content to a network-attached Chromecast device. This feature even supports content that Chromecast doesn’t natively support. VLC can convert any video file into a format that the Chromecast device can read.

 You can read the complete list of features and changes form Official Website

VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” is available now for Windows (installer and UWP), OS X, Android, iOS, and even Windows Phone. The Linux install isn’t available on the website, but it is available upon request.


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