Sunday, 22 April, 2018

VLC 3.0 Brings Big Updates Including Chromecast Support and HDR

VLC Media Player 3.0 is out with support for HDR, Chromecast playback and more VLC 3.0 Expands 4K HDR, 8K, 360-Degree Video Support
Guillermo Lane | 11 February, 2018, 05:16

Having said that, the developers had to work rigorously to add this new feature and VLC Android developer Geoffrey Métais has further explained that the hard part about Chromecast support was converting local media files to play nice with Google's preferred format.

VLC is one of the rare players capable of playing every other file and format you throw at it.

Popular jack-of-all-codecs app VLC Media Player has received a big update to version 3.0 and it packs lots of new features. After releasing beta support for Chromecast in v2.5 late last month, they've announced v3.0 is going live with stable Chromecast support and much more.

The awesome app which is provided for free on major platforms has now received VLC 3.0 with a laundry list of unbelievable new features including Chromecast support, HDR and many more.

Use the images below to help if you get lost along the way.

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The free software also promises to go a little bit easier on your processors, thanks to the addition of hardware decoding. On Windows, this means HEVC decoding using DXVA2 and D3D11, while on Android, HEVC decoding is done using OMX and MediaCodec. Direct3D 11 output also works on Windows RT, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 Mobile. VLC for Android is completely free, has no ads and no in-app-purchases. However, VLC does not support Blu-Ray decryption. There were other challenges as well, like the above-mentioned media encoding feature. Then: Open VLC, select Playback Renderer and select your Chromecast device from the list of available options.

Other major added features include 3D audio support, audio passthrough for HD audio codecs, and support for browsing NAS drives.

Improves performance and battery life on iOS.

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