vlc 3.0

VLC 3.0.2 releases: Improved Chromecast Support


Media Player VLC 3.0.2 has been released, which will provide better VLC Chromecast support, with a more noticeable transition when players switch between local content and Chromecast playback and over 150 bugs are fixed, and the decoding speed on macOS is improved.

Some highlights include:

  • Significant improvements in macOS hardware decoding at significantly faster speeds, supporting more samples and eliminating crashes/deadlocks
  • Improve the compatibility of DxVA2 and D3D11 decoding
  • Correct SSA captions forced alignment
  • Repair MIDI playback on macOS
  • Fix crash caused by missing/invalid MPEG SDT
VLC 3.0.0 has been officially released, 3.0 codenamed “Vetinari”, take a look at the noteworthy update:
vlc 3.0
  • VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” is a new major update of VLC.
  • VLC 3.0 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 Ambisoncics 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
  • Platform support changes:
    * 3.0.x will be maintained as an LTS (best-effort basis, mostly for security)
    that will be the last working version for quite a few systems.Indeed the 3.0.x branch will contain the last releases running on:
    – Windows XP, Vista, and the servers equivalent of those Windows versions
    – macOS 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9, iOS 7 & 8
    – Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.0.x & 4.1.x
    – Compilers before gcc 5.0 and clang 3.4, or equivalent* For the 3.0 branch, please note:
    * The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-effort basis:
    it should work, but not without limitations.
    libVLC support for Windows XP is deprecated.
    You _really_ should upgrade to a more modern Windows version!
    * Windows Vista (all versions) without Platform Upgrade is not supported.
    * 64bit version of VLC for Windows is recommended.
    * Linux support requires now a kernel newer than 2.6.26.
    * Mac OS X 10.6 support is now removed. You need OS X 10.7.
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