After many months of laborious work, VideoLAN introduced at this time the discharge and common availability of the VLC 3.0 open-source media participant for all supported platforms, together with Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Dubbed “Vetinari,” VLC 3.0 might be the most important replace ever of the VLC Media Player utility utilized by hundreds of thousands of laptop and cellular customers worldwide. It comes with quite a few fashionable options and applied sciences, together with help for Apple’s iPhone X, 360-degree video playback, 3D audio help, and HDR video help.
VLC 3.0 additionally helps 4K and 8K playback by enabling decoding by default, helps 10bits movies, permits audio passthrough for HD audio codecs, can play BD-J Blu-Ray Java menus, helps looking of NAS (Network-attached storage) and native community drives like FTP, SFTP, and SMB, as properly as streaming to Google Chromecast gadgets.
Here’s what’s new in VLC 3.0
Prominent new options of VLC 3.0 embrace help for Ambisonics audio, help for enjoying streams with greater than eight audio channels, help for prolonged colorspaces (HDR) and 12bits codec, help for reside modification of subtitles measurement, and HDMI passthrough for numerous Audio HD codecs like TrueHD, DTS-HD, and E-AC3.
The participant additionally comes with decoding and show for all supported platforms, brand-new VA-API decoder and rendering for GNU/Linux programs, new hardware-accelerated decoder for Apple’s iOS and macOS working programs, HEVC decoding on Microsoft Windows with D3D11 and DxVA2, and on Android with MediaCodec and OMX.
On Android platforms, VLC 3.0 additionally helps decoding for VC1/WMV3 and MPEG-2 streams, Chromecast streaming from smartphones, Android Auto help with voice actions, help for all Android TV, Chromebooks, and Samsung DeX gadgets, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) help, as properly as automated detection of playlist information.
On the opposite hand, VLC 3.0 brings higher output help for Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi 2 gadgets and important enhancements for the MMAL decoder. MKV (Matroska) help was improved as properly, together with the PS, MP4, and TS demuxers. HD-DVD .evo help is obtainable as properly.
New codecs, video/audio filters and outputs
As anticipated, VLC 3.0 comes with a bunch of latest audio and video codecs to help much more of at this time’s streams. These embrace OggSpots video decoder, AV1 and Daala video decoders (experimental), new, libbpg-based BPG decoder, new, libmpg123-based MPEG 2.5 and MPEG-1 & 2 audio layer I, II, III decoders, help for TTML subtitles, and an HDMV deocoder for BluRay textual content subtitles.
Support for webVTT subtitles was improved to acknowledge CSS kinds, and the SpeedHQ, TDSC, FMVC, Canopus HQX, QDMC, Cineform, and Pixlet decoders are additionally included. New Tizen audio output is obtainable in VLC 3.0, which improves the AudioMonitor output for Android gadgets, and OpenGL is now used as default output for Linux and BSD programs.
TrueHD and E-AC3 pass-through help is now out there for the PulseAudio open-source sound system, there’s a brand new Pitch shifting module, a brand new Binauralizer audio filter, and a SoX Resampler library audio filter module that’s getting used as each converter and resampler. Lastly, VLC 3.0 brings HDR10 help for Windows 10 Fall Creator Update with Direct3D11.
A brand new video filter lets customers convert between FPS charges in VLC 3.0, deinterlacing is now supported on the Raspberry Pi with MMAL (Multimedia Abstraction Layer), and there’s Tizen audio output help. Check out the official changelog for extra particulars, and download VLC 3.0 for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows proper now via our net portal, and for Android and iOS from their respective app shops.