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VLC Media Player 3.0 has been released with HDR10 and Chromecast support

VLC now has HDR10 support

VLC Media Player 3.0 has been released with HDR10 and Chromecast support

VLC Media Player 3.0 has been released with HDR10 and Chromecast support

Most heavy PC users have heard of VLC's media player, an open source video and music player for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, offering support for almost every commonly used file type. This piece of software has been the staple media player of PC builders for quite some time, usually coming as one of the first software instals for any newly created systems. 

VLC's highly anticipated version 3.0 "Vetinari" has been released, delivering with it Chromecast support, support for 10-bit and 12-bit colour and HDR10 compatibility. 

To remain a fully open source app, VLC has implemented open source Chromecast capabilities, instead of using Google's closed source SDK to enable the feature. This closed-source component from Google cannot be used for legal reasons, though the use of a custom/ reverse engineered implementation does have its advantages. Google's SDK does not work on Mac or Linux and only supports a handful of codecs, whereas VLC can transcode anything VLC can play on the fly to enable Chromecast support for a wider variety of content. 

Other features included in VLC version 3.0 is the ability to browse and play files on an external NAS, hardware acceleration support for 4K and 8K video as well as the support for several new codecs. HDR formats outside of HDR 10 are not supported by VLC at this time. 

  

VLC Media Player 3.0 has been released with HDR10 and Chromecast support

 

VLC version 3.0 is currently available to download for free on videolan.org for Windows PC, MacOS, Android iOS and the Windows 10 Store (UWP version). 

You can join the discussion on VLC media player version 3.0 on the OC3D Forums

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