VLC Media Player 3.0

VLC Media Player 3.0

One thing that was seriously lacking in an uber-popular media player app like VLC on Android was Chromecast support, just because it is so logical to make that step and stream whatever media you are playing on your Android device to a Chromecast-powered bigger screen.

If you're wondering why Chromecast support took so long, it's because VLC is 100% open source software, unlike Google's Chromecast SDK.

Considered one of the best media players, the VLC Player is one of the best multimedia players for movies and music and plays most audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, and many others) as well as DVDs, VCDs, without the need to install additional codecs.

The new VLC is supporting Chromecast streaming.

VLC 3.0 is the first synchronized release between the desktop app and the mobile ports, and moving forward, they will share the same version numbers. We're talking, of course, about VLC, the open-source video player that's been available since February of 2001-not a typo. You can now cast whatever you are watching on your Android device to your Chromecast-enabled display. "This is also why there is no voice actions for VLC (except with Android Auto), we can not use Google Play Services", writers VideoLAN developer Geoffrey Métais.

If you've been using VLC, this update should arrive via OTA. There is added support for 8K and HDR 10. And, in a little head-nod to an old-school format, VLC can now play HD-DVD.evo files.

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