VLC 3.0 Supports 8K, Chromecast and HDR

VLC 3.0 update now supports 8K, Chromecast, HDR and more

There’s a new update on one of the best software there is, the VLC 3.0. And it supports 8K, Chromecast, HDR and adds a number of useful features. VLC is an open-source software that is very lightweight, stable and compatible to use in mostly playing back pirated movies.

The VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” update gives us a lot of useful and incredible features.

Here are VLC’s newest features:

1. It has HDR10 support.
2. It does HD audio passthrough.
3. It is hardware accelerated on all platforms. It gives us enough horsepower to do both 4K and 8K playback on regular phones and computer.
4. It can Chromecast videos that are not originally supported by Chromecast.
5. It also works with Blu-ray Java menus.
6. It’s even optimized for the iPhone X’s notch.
7. And lastly but the most important, it adds support for HD DVD .evo files.

VLC developers claim that on Windows computers, their app uses less computing power. They’ve actually compared it to Microsoft’s own Movies app! They also said that adding the Chromecast on this newest update has been on the works for a while now.

The VLC team essentially reverse engineered casting to make it work from computers. Although Google doesn’t officially support casting from desktop computers.

There was a brief test Friday morning showing that the app was able to cast from a Mac to both Chromecast equipped TV. And as well as a Chromecast Audio device. Cast support on iOS devices will be added to VLC in the coming weeks.

The team behind the famous VLC launched 3.0 Vetinari update on Friday. Adding Chromecast support to both mobile and desktop versions of the software. And not only that, it includes HDR and 8K video playback and not to mention the 360-degree video.

VLC releases app for Android

VLC has long been used by individuals to play their videos. This free media player has been one of the most sought after programs for video connoisseurs.

Now, Google Play is offering the Beta version of the VLC media player for Android.

This media player can play multiple video formats. Thus, it has made a name for itself in the market.

Though there are a number of apps out there that could play multiple formats, such as BS Player, Dice and MX Player for Android devices, if VLC has developed a product that is equal to their VLC Media Player then it could make a mark in this market.

Since it is still in Beta phase, don’t expect for it to be perfect. A lot needs to tinkered for it to be rolled out in its final phase.

VLC for Android gives support for separate file subtitles and embedded ones. You will need to manually enable the video decoding hardware acceleration, as it comes disabled.

Though it is rather late for VLC to develop a product for smartphones, VLC still is a name that people have trusted.

If given a chance, will you download the VLC for Android in your Android device?

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