Nowadays, smartphones are shipping with massive displays that make them the perfect portable devices to watch online videos on. In fact, Samsung and Huawei are getting ready to launch foldable smartphones that are going to be more than ideal to watch the shows which can be streamed through apps such as Netflix and HBO Go for example. However, the entertainment experience on an Android powered device can also be enhanced with the help of a powerful video player.
When it comes to video players, VLC is the most popular one and there is a good reason behind that. VLC can run any types of videos and this is why this video player has been downloaded by millions of people from all over the world. The cool thing about VLC is that this is not just a simple video player, it’s much more than that! Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the video player is updated on a weekly basis.
VLC for Android 3.1.2 Update
Since we are talking about updates, we need to mention that VLC has recently received a new update which changes its build number to 3.1.2. The update is exclusive to Android users and it comes with lots of software improvements. In fact, let’s check out the patch notes for the update and see all that it introduces.
- minSDK is now 17 (Android 4.2);
- Onboarding screen for new users;
- Option to group videos by folders;
- Android Auto is back;
- External storages support on Chromebooks (ChromeOS v72+);
- Launcher shortcuts;
- OTG devices browsing;
- A-B repeat;
- Sorting preferences are now saved;
- Improve support of very large media libraries.
- Homescreen channels;
- Media sorting and videos grouping;
- Manual network share setting.
- SMB 2/3;
- AV1 software decoding.