If we list the most loved media players of all times, then VLC is sure to top that chart. And why not? After all it is an open-source, free to use and cross-platform media player that can play almost every video format.
VLC that started its long journey from 1996 as an academic project recently released its major update i.e. version 3.0 Vetinari. This new 3.0 version of VLC now comes with many new enchanting features that will make viewing experience richer and smoother.
In this article, we have picked up the top four new features that come along with VLC version 3.0 Vetinari.
Support for HDR Videos
Everyone is now talking about HDR videos and if we say it is a future of video format then it is not a hyperbole. The format that started its journey as an image format is now getting popularity with videos as it brings out the true color with richer contrast and increased brightness. An HDR video looks more real vivid when compared to a non HDR video.
Out of the various available HDR formats the updated version of VLC comes with a support for HDR 10. The only thing that you need is a supportive hardware and software that can help VLC to run a video in HDR mode.
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Enjoy 360-degree Videos Playback
The videos that are shot with 360-degree angle are always amazing to watch. However, until now to watch these videos you had to upload all these videos to either Facebook or YouTube. As these sites handle the compression and make possible to watch a 360-degree shot video.
In case, you do not wish to upload them on these social sites then you need to be completely dependent on the software that is specific to your 360 cameras. But this monopoly is now going to end, all thanks to VLC 3.0 that will allow you to watch all 360 degree shot videos and that too in complete resolution. The only thing you need to do is update your VLC to version 3.0 and start enjoying those awesome 360-degree videos which you shot last summer.
Stream to Chromecast
With a steep increase in the user base of Chromecast devices this new feature was just around the corner. Also casting the live content was never a worry, it was the local content which is stored on our laptops or mobiles that needed to cast via third party apps. The biggest problem that a user faced, was to select between these third-party apps as many apps fail to deliver what they promise. Mainly when the content you wish to cast is of high resolution.
But now with VLC 3.0 you can easily cast all your locally stored content to the big screen. So, if you are having a Windows or Android device then just update your VLC player to 3.0 and start casting your content. If you are a Mac user then you have to wait a bit more.
Richer and Smoother 4K and 8K Video Playback
This feature was a much needed with high-resolution movies and videos now being a preferred choice. Now your favorite media player VLC activates hardware decoding needed to play videos of 4k and 8k resolution.
Apart from this VLC also now supports browsing of data stored on local network drives and network attached storage. Also on Android platform VLC media player now support picture in picture mode.
So, guys, update your VLC media player to version 3.0 and enjoy all these new exciting features. Also, please don’t forget to share your feedback regarding your experience with updated version of VLC.
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