Major VLC update brings support for HDR, 8K playback, and much more

Major VLC update brings support for HDR, 8K playback, and much more

Major VLC update brings support for HDR, 8K playback, and much more

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 3.0 even supports 360-degree video and 3D Audio, while the new Vetinari update provides hardware decoding by default in order to hit that 4K and 8K playback, while 10-bit color and HDR are welcomed.

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

VLC also offers better support for Blu-Ray movies. That task must be performed outside VLC. VLC for Android will now also scan for Playlist files on your device. You can now access content from NAS devices and local network drives through VLC's menus.

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Started as an academic project in 1996, VLC has become one of the most well-supported free video players across platforms. However, the Chromecast support will only be available on Android and Chromebooks for now, while the feature is in its beta mode. So VLC has to be a http server like, and provide the video in a Chromecast compatible format.

VideoLAN's software is open-source. You will now be able to stream content from your Android device to your HDTV over Chromecast. VideoLAN (the developers behind VLC) chose to develop their own streaming stack, rather than use closed-source components. The Linux install isn't available on the website, but it is available upon request. VLC 3.0 can be downloaded and run on Windows machines still running Windows XP, Android devices on Gingerbread 2.3, and iOS devices on iOS 7.

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