VideoLAN has released VLC media player app version 3.0 for a list of desktop and mobile platforms, including Windows (ARM, x86 and x64), macOS , Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV and Chrome OS. VLC 3.0, the Vetinari branch, includes support for HDR and provides 360-degree video support that was initially limited to a technical preview. The VideoLAN team has also improved the media viewing experience by supporting hardware decoding on all platforms for HD and UHD resolutions with H.264 and H.265 codecs and direct HDR support especially for Windows 10 machines. It also finally brings Chromecast support.

VLC 3.0 mainly solves more than 1,500 bugs. There are also improvements to using fewer CPU and GPU resources when decoding 4K and 8K content. The new VLC version includes 3D audio that works with built-in 360-degree video support to provide a spatial video viewing experience. In the same way, the new update includes audio throughput for audio HD codecs such as E-AC3, TrueHD and DTS-HD. There is also support for more than eight audio channels to provide a better surround sound experience than before. Exclusive to video enthusiasts, the latest VLC version offers support for 12-bit codecs and extensive color spaces. The new version also comes with a new subtitle display machine that supports ComplexTextLayout and font reversal for multiple languages ​​and fonts, including East Asian languages.

In addition to the big new tweaks to broaden the range, the VLC v3.0 has new NFC and SMB access. There is also support for decompression and extraction through libraries, such as Tar, Zip and Rar formats. The VLC update speeds up the experience on multiple devices and supports hardware decoding with Direct3D11, DxVA2, D3D11, OMX and MediaCode. The new version also has an accelerated decoder for macOS and iOS devices based on Video Toolbox. Similarly, there are certain changes to improve the performance of the battery on iOS devices.

VLC 3.0 fully supports streaming via Google's Chromecast. You can use the new support to stream video in formats that are not supported by Chromecast. In addition, there is an updated user interface to support HiDPI on Windows 10 and new APIs for macOS machines.

You can download the VLC 3.0 player on your machine by going to the official release page. The new version supports Windows XP and later, macOS 10.7 and later, Android Gingerbread 2.3 and higher, iOS 7.0 and higher and all Chromebooks that have access to Google Play. In addition, the VideoLAN has been working on the new version since June 2016.

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