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VLC 3.0 finally supports Chromecast and other very useful features

VLC 3.0 finally supports Chromecast and other very useful features

VLC, the best video player of choice for a wide range of users, is finally getting Chromecast/Google Cast support, after years of user pleading and buggy beta appearances. As soon as a Chromecast is detected by VLC 3.0, you can send it a video or audio media and enjoy watching it.

There is a huge gamut of genuinely useful new features as it reaches version 3.0:

  • 8K support (hardware decoding is on by default)
  • HDR and 10 bit video
  • HMDI Audio passthrough
  • Network browsing for NAS systems
  • 360 video and 3D audio
  • Modifying subtitle size live
  • Drag and drop support
  • HD DVD support
  • As a neat bonus, VLC versions will now line up on mobile and desktop devices.

It’s worth noting that Chromecast could be a big performance and battery drain depending on the type of video you’re using. As per VLC’s blog post:

If media codecs are supported by your Chromecast device, VLC only acts as a streaming server (which is battery consuming). If not, VLC will transcode andstream media, which is highly cpu and battery consuming.

For reference, Chromecast only supports a handful of video codecs (especially if you have an earlier model). Still, that caveat aside, it’s been a long time coming, but totally worth it. We finally won’t have to pull out an HDMI cable just to watch videos through video player of choice. For more on the features in VLC 3.0, head on over to the download page or the developer blog post below.

Credits: https://thenextweb.com/apps/2018/02/09/vlc-3-0-now-supports-chromecast-world-better-place/

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VLC, the best video player of choice for a wide range of users, is finally getting Chromecast/Google Cast support, after years of user pleading and buggy beta appearances. As soon as a Chromecast is detected by VLC 3.0, you can send it a video or audio media and enjoy watching it.
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