VLC 3.0 Released with HDR, Chromecast Support

VLC 3.0 running a 4K video on Windows.                  VLC

VLC 3.0 running a 4K video on Windows. VLC

The newest version of the time-tested VLC media player has arrived carrying some stonking new features.

Previously, VLC Media Player users had to first connect to Chromecast app via Android or Chrome browser on desktop and then mirror the content.

VLC Media Player has been updated to version 3.0, "Vetinari".

In addition to more than 1,500 bug fixes, VLC 3.0 brings many new features including hardware decoding and display on all platforms, HDR 10 support in DIrect3D 11 with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and even Chromecast streaming.

Folks with a Chromecast streaming stick will be pleased as well, as this update adds support for native Chromecast playback, which is flawless because Chromecast doesn't support a lot of video files itself. We use them to watch videos, listen to music, view images, and all kinds of other stuff.

Running down the list of abilities, VLC 3.0 is able to stream to Chromecast devices, and that includes formats that aren't natively supported. You can turn any Android device into ...

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 for Android will now also scan for Playlist files on your device. Direct3D 11 output also works on Windows RT, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 Mobile.

With 3.0, VLC continues to be supported for an incredible number of platforms. VLC for Android is completely free, has no ads and no in-app-purchases. On Android Auto, VLC can be controlled by a simple UI or even by voice.

VideoLAN has launched VLC 3.0 across Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS, iOS and Android, as well as Android TV and Apple TV.

There are many other new features as well, such as network browsing for remote file systems, HDMI passthrough for HD audio codes like E-AC3, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD, 360 video and 3D Ambisonic audio support, and a lot more than you can chew on.

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