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ChromeOS Will Now Support VLC Media


The ChromeOS was probably the only platform that could not use VLC all these days.

The non-profit organization and its amateur developers were not able to come up with the solution for this problem mainly because of the complexity of the ChromeOS.

With the help of Google’s app run time for Chrome also known as ARC, the developers are able to prepare the application for VLC so that it was able to work on the ChromeOS.

They have been able to succeed and now finally, after so many days of trial and error, VLC has another feather in its cap, the Californian giant’s own OS.

We all know that ChromeOS is a web based operating system and does not work the same way as an OS like windows does. A device without an internet connection is practically useless for the ChromeOS.

You can thus understand how different its structure is as compared to other operating systems.

ChromeOS has never really been a media master but with the inclusion of VLC for chrome now various file formats like MKV,ISOS,MP3,FLAC, etc can be supported easily.

A user can easily download the .SRT file of a foreign language movie and watch it with subtitles on his chromebook. VLC for chrome is also supportive of buffering directly from the internet. This means that a file on your cloud can easily be buffered with the help of VLC.

In order to build the system the developers had to make use of runtime for chrome. 95 percent of the code came from the app that was created for android.

Its optimization abilities were borrowed from this app and finally a stable version could be launched.

However this stable version has not come without its share of bugs. On testing the application with the HPchromebook, The Chromebook Pixel, and Samsung Chromebooks, some bugs have been noted which cause the application to be iffy at times.

The new VLC media player for ChromeOS will now be able to support album art, subtitles and will be able to generate a full listing of audio and video files for your media library on VLC.

Asides, there will be a widget that will help you control the audio. Most of the functions in terms of looking for files from folders will be similar to the VCL from other operating systems.

You can browse to the folder where you have stored your media and play the files from there.

Jean Kempf, president and lead developer for VLC proudly introduced this development including in his statement the fact that despite being a non-profit organization supported mostly by volunteer developers the software continues to grow and not provide ads to users to reap benefits.