VLC 3.0 "Vetinari" Officially Released as Biggest Update Ever, Here's What's New

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

After many months of hard work, VideoLAN announced today the release and general availability of the VLC 3.0 open-source media player for all supported platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Dubbed “Vetinari,” VLC 3.0  is probably the biggest update ever of the VLC Media Player application used by millions of computer and mobile users worldwide. It comes with numerous modern features and technologies, including support for Apple’s iPhone X, 360-degree video playback, 3D audio support, and HDR video support.

VLC 3.0 also supports 4K and 8K playback by enabling hardware decoding by default, supports 10bits videos, allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs, can play BD-J Blu-Ray Java menus, supports browsing of NAS (Network-attached storage) and local network drives like FTP, SFTP, and SMB, as well as streaming to Google Chromecast devices.

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