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VLC Media Player 3.0 Update – HDR And 360-Degree Videos Available


VLC Player is one of the most powerful applications used to play media without having to install auxiliary codecs. The projects started in 1996 and since then it has been increasingly popular and used. Now, 22 years later, the new VLC Player 3.0 supports HDR and 360-degree video.

VLC Player Features

Considered one of the best media players, the VLC Player is one of the best multimedia players for movies and music and plays most audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, OGG, and many others) as well as DVDs, VCDs, without the need to install additional codecs.

It can also be used as a server to transmit in IPv4 or IPv6 formats on a high bandwidth network.

VLC Player’s main features include:

  • It’s a free open-source media player;
  • Supports a wide variety of formats without the need for additional codecs;
  • Optimized decoding for multi-core platforms, including mobile;
  • Best video filters;
  • Best sound quality;
  • Simplified audio kernel for faster processing;
  • Very customizable with tonnes of skins, playlists modules, and more;

VLC Player supports Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, and Linux.

What’s new in the VLC Player 3.0 version?

The new VLC is supporting Chromecast streaming.

Regarding this, the idea that this part of VLC is not open-source due to the usage of Google’s SDK (closed-source) has been erroneously propagated on the web. In fact, VLC’s developers reverse-engineered Google’s SDK in order to recode it to be also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. VLC Player, with the re-coded Google SDK, can play any format VLC can decode on Chromecast, too.

Therefore, the VLC Player 3.0 is also fully open-source.

Another feature is 3D audio support, NAS drivers navigation support, and  HD audio codecs audio passthrough.

However, the biggest and coolest change is that the new VLC Player version 3.0 supports HDR (10-bit and 12-bit color) and 360-degree video.