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VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

You can grab the new VLC 3.0 right here.

VLC 3.0 is the first synchronized release between the desktop app and the mobile ports, and moving forward, they will share the same version numbers.

VLC 3.0 has officially launched and it brings with it a bunch of new major features, not the least of which is the official arrival of Chromecast support.

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Among other additions, VLC for Android has got an option to disable the auto-loading subtitles as well as delete support for content saved on SD cards. That task must be performed outside VLC. There's just one catch: Chromecast support only works on Android and Chromebooks for the time being, and it's still a "beta" feature that will draw heavily on your device's CPU and battery to cast. VLC for Android will now also scan for Playlist files on your device. There's added support for browsing NAS and local network drives, playing Blu-ray Java menus, as well as audio passthrough support for HD audio codecs. VLC can convert any video file into a format that the Chromecast device can read. You will now be able to stream content from your Android device to your HDTV over Chromecast. While VLC is open source, this part of it isn't; Tom's Hardware reports that VideoLAN explained it "used Google's official closed-source SDK to build out the feature, which prevents it from releasing the source".

VLC v3.0 is available now on Google Play, and for other platforms, you can head over to VLC's site for the respective download links.

The update is available right now for Android, Chrome OS, Android TV, Linux, macOS, iOS, Apple TV, and Windows.


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