This is the latest major update of the popular VLC media player
The popular free media player VLC has been updated to VLC 3.0 Vetinari.
Known as the free multi-platform media player capable of playing just about anything, VLC has had a popular following as a free alternative for Windows 8 and Windows 10 users who wanted to play DVDs and Blu-Ray movies on their PCs.
As you can see below, VLC 3.0 Vetinari now offers hardware decoding for 4K and 8K video playback, 360 videos, and 3D audio, and you can stream to Chromecast devices.
VLC 3.0 is the first-ever synchronized release between desktop applications and mobile ports. Today, VLC is released everywhere, with the same version number and at the same time. It will be simpler for everyone, including VideoLAN developers 😊.. https://planet.videolan.org/
VLC 3.0 Vetinari Highlights
- VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” is a new major update of VLC.
- Vetinari activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!
- It supports 10bits and HDR
- VLC supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisonics 3rd order
- Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
- Can stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively
- Can play Blu-Ray Java menus: BD-J
- VLC supports browsing of local network drives and NAS
To find out more and download VLC, visit videolan.org.
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