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VLC 3.0 rolls out support for HDR, 360-degree videos, upto 8K video playback, and more

VLC just reached a new milestone in its 17-year of existence.

  • Published: February 11, 2018 12:36 PM IST

If you are a 90s kid, we can easily bet that at some point of time in your life, you were hooked to VLC media player. While many of us remained to be obsessed with the player, some invariably moved to another one. But now, it may be the time we all consider VLC one more time.

After about 17 years of its existence, the open-source media player has been upgraded to its third version, ‘Vetinari’, with which comes a hefty list of new features. To begin with, VLC 3.0 supports HDR10. Of course, you would still need a TV, computer, tablet, or phone that supports HDR to play HDR10 content.

VLC 3.0 also supports hardware acceleration for 4K and 8K resolution videos. Basically, this means that the media player can tap into the processing power of your device’s graphics chip to render videos smoothly without any stuttering or jitteriness.

The new version of the player also comes with support to view 360-degree videos. In the current days, as easy it is to create 360-degree content, the harder it is to view it. You either need to use proprietary software that’s specific to your 360 camera or upload the video to YouTube or Facebook and deal with the compression.

Further, the new VLC player also lets you easily beam your content to another screen. Though, Chromecast support is only available for Windows and Android devices.

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  • Published Date: February 11, 2018 12:36 PM IST