Today, VideoLAN, the non-profit organization behind VLC, released version 3.0 of its media player app across several platforms, including macOS and iOS. The update, known as Vetinari, supports a long list of modern video, audio, and streaming technologies such as:
- hardware decoding by default to allow for 4K and 8K video playback on supported hardware
- 360 Video and 3D audio
- HDMI passthrough for HD audio codecs
- Streaming to Google Chromecast devices
- Blu-Ray Java menus
- Local network browsing of drives and NAS
- Improved subtitle rendering
There are many other additions and refinements to VLC 3.0, which you can read about on VideoLAN’s website. The iOS update to VLC should be available later today as a free download on the App Store. The Mac version is already available on VideoLAN’s website.
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