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VLC 3.0 Expands 4K HDR, 8K, 360-Degree Video Support

10 February 2018

The new version of the popular video playback software now supports even more video formats and includes hardware acceleration support for high-end video formats, including 4K video with HDR color and 8K video feeds.

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You can grab the new VLC 3.0 right here.

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VideoLAN is also laying the groundwork for a forthcoming VR version with 3.0 offering support for 360-degree video and 3D audio. However, VLC does not support Blu-Ray decryption.

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VLC explains in another post why Chromecast support took as long to arrive as it did, but it really comes down to the fact that Google's streaming platform is meant for just that, streaming. You can turn any Android device into ... Now the feature has reached the stable branch, with the release of VLC 3.0. On OS X and iOS devices, the program uses a new hardware decoded based on Video Toolbox. The update is also rolling out to the UWP app (which also supports Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One) but we're not seeing the update yet on the Microsoft Store as of this writing. Unfortunately for some, this functionality is limited to the Android app only, but that includes support for Chromebooks and Samsung's DeX environment. For Samsung Galaxy owners, DeX docks is supported which will also be important with the Galaxy S9 launch only weeks away. There were other challenges as well, like the above-mentioned media encoding feature. On Android Auto, VLC can be controlled by a simple UI or even by voice. Now available in the Play Store, VLC 3.0 for Android brings a number of improvements as well as a couple of new features. There's added support for browsing NAS and local network drives, playing Blu-ray Java menus, as well as audio passthrough support for HD audio codecs.

VLC 3.0 Expands 4K HDR, 8K, 360-Degree Video Support