VLC 3.0 Supports Chromecast
VLC Media player is one versatile software that is compatible with almost all file types available. We use this piece of code to play pirated movies, video clips, and even songs. And recently, it has come up with the latest update 3.0 called “Vetinari”. So, what are the benefits when VLC 3.0 supports Chromecast? Before getting into the details, let’s have a look at the notable features of this update.
Highlights of version 3.0
- Lightweight – meaning it does not occupy much memory on the hard drive
- Stable and bloat-resistant–technical glitches with this software are minimal
- Compatible –you can play almost any file extension on VLC. There are very few formats that VLC does not support
- HDR10 support – the software can now play videos with HDR10 quality which was previously absent
- Powerful hardware integration –this feature allows playback of 4K and sometimes even 8K videos
- Audio – the Vetinari update allows VLC to perform an HD audio pass-through
What’s in it for Chromecast users?
Chromecast users can be happy that there is a new update from VLC. This is because you can now cast videos that were previously not supported by Chromecast. For instance, you can now cast Blu-ray Java menus to your TV with the help of the Vetinari update. Now, you can also cast from the 10th gen iPhone notch. Another added advantage is the .evo file format support.
Characteristic features of Vetinari
Though there are many new noteworthy features we will first have a look at the operating systems that the Vetinari is compatible with.
- Windows – starting from XP to version 10 RS3
- Mac – starting from version 10.7 to 10.13
- iOS – versions 7 to 11
- Android – version 2.3 to version 8.1
- Browse distant file systems such as SMB, FTP, and NFS
- Modify the size of the subtitles while playing any video
- It provides support for more than 8 audio channels including Ambisonics audio
- Enjoy 3D audio playback along with 360 video outputs
- Avail HEVC hardware decoding services through OMX, MediaCodec, D3D11 and DxVA2
- Also, perform MPEG-2 hardware decoding on Android devices
- Experience the new set of decoders – AV1, OggSpots, and Daala video decoders
- Similarly, Vetinari has also introduced audio decoding for MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 audio layer I and II
- Apart from these, there is also the TTML subtitles support a CSS style support feature
- Some of the new audio outputs supported by the software include,
- HDMI/SPDIF for WASAPI
- EAC3 and True HD
- SoXResampler – audio filter
- Binauralizer–audio filter
- Pitch shifting module