VLC 3.0 is Here and It Brings All the New Features

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VLC received a big update today to v3.0 “Vetinari,” bringing with it stable Chromecast support, voice actions in Android Auto, availability on all Android TV devices (Chromebooks and DeX too), and support for Android’s picture-in-picture. Some of this stuff was in the previous VLC beta. Here’s the full list of Android-specific changes: Chromecast support from your phone HEVC hardware decoding using MediaCodec Android Auto with voice actions Available on all Android TV, Chromebooks & DeX Support for Picture-in-Picture Playlist files detection Outside of Android, this is a huge VLC update in general. VLC 3.0 ...

VLC Beta for Android Adds Chromecast Support

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VLC, the free and open source multimedia player that so many of you play your legally purchased DVD rips from, received a beta update today on Android that brought with it Chromecast support. While I’m not as up-to-speed on VLC development as I probably should be, this seems like a big deal. Previously (almost a year ago), VLC picked up Chromecast support through a nightly build that was labeled as experimental. As far as I can tell, this is the first time it’s added Chromecast support ...

VLC version 2.5 brings more Material Design UI, enhancements for Android Auto & TV

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VLC, the video player that can handle practically anything you throw at it with no config tweaking, has been updated to version 2.5, marking the first update to the stable channel of the popular media player in over a year. In addition to a lot of interface tweaks bringing it more in line with Material Design guidelines, visual changes have also come to Android TV and Auto. In the VLC interface, album art is now used as a blurred background when playing and navigating. Video ...